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Scholarships

College of Charleston Scholarships

How to Apply  

Instructions for students:

  • Eligible students can apply for College of Charleston study abroad scholarships via the link below  
  • Note that this is a common application form for the Center for International Education, Cain Family, and Anna B. Cox study abroad scholarships
  • Before you submit your application, make sure you understand the application requirements for each scholarship listed below
  • You will need to provide the faculty member who is completing the recommendation on your behalf your name, College of Charleston ID number, College of Charleston email, and names of the scholarships for which you are applying
  • You must list the names of the scholarship(s) for which you are applying within your personal statement
  • Only apply for the scholarship(s) for which you are eligible - ineligible candidates will not be considered
  • You will receive an email notification and confirmation once you have submitted your application
  • You will receive an email notification once the faculty member has completed their recommendation on your behalf
  • The application is best viewed on Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome internet browsers       

Instructions for Faculty:

  • Faculty members can submit their recommendations on behalf of a student(s) via the link below  
  • The Center for International Education scholarship only requires faculty members to submit a ranking for each student   
  • All other scholarships require faculty members to submit a written recommendation letter which he/she will upload in either MS Word for Adobe PDF format (faculty must also list the names of the scholarship(s) for which the student is applying within the written recommendation)  
  • Faculty must have the student's name, College of Charleston ID number, and College of Charleston email address in order to complete the recommendation form 
  • Note that this is a common recommendation form for the Center for International Education, Cain Family, and Anna B. Cox  study abroad scholarships
  • The application is best viewed on Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome internet browsers 

STUDENTS - Spring 2016 study abroad scholarship application form                 
                 Summer 2016 study abroad scholarship application form

FACULTY - Spring 2016 study abroad faculty recommendation form
                Summer 2016 study abroad faculty recommendation form


Center for International Education

This is a general scholarship worth up to $1500 (summer) or $2000 (semester) for any type of approved study abroad program.  Criteria include academic merit, demonstration of financial need, a personal statement and a recommendation from two faculty members.  Apply at the links above.

  • Spring 2016 deadline: October 7, 2015
  • Summer 2016 deadline: February 19, 2016

Cain Family International Scholarship

This scholarship will support students spending a semester or more studying in non-English speaking destinations and cultures, with a strong preference to support students going to developing countries or countries outside of Western Europe.  Preference will be given to students enrolled in the Honors College, although any student may compete for the Cain Family International Scholarship as long as he/she holds a minimum 3.2 grade point average and has demonstrated financial need.  Apply at the links above.

Spring 2016 deadline: October 7, 2015

Huge Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship

The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation study abroad scholarship is designed to provide scholarships for a semester-long immersion academic experience abroad.  Preference will be given to students who study in Estonia.  The scholarship will cover the cost of the study abroad program, over and above tuition. Apply at the links above.

Spring 2016 deadline: October 7, 2015

Joe Milligan Australia Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to assist a College of Charleston student with the costs of studying abroad for a semester in Australia.  Preference will be given to the student with the greatest demonstrated financial need and a 3.0 GPA or better.  Apply at the links above.

Spring 2016 deadline: October 7, 2015

Anna B. Cox Study Abroad in France Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to support students studying in France on any type of approved study abroad program.  Preference shall be given to students with financial need and a minimum of 2.5 GPA.  The scholarship was created by the generosity of Boyce Cox in memory of his wife, Anna B. Cox, who loved traveling to France and experiencing French culture.  Apply at the links above.

Spring 2016 deadline: October 7, 2015

Nancy Elizabeth Brown Spain Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to support students traveling to Trujillo, Spain on the College of Charleston Spring Semester study abroad program (note: students on affiliate programs are not eligible to apply).  Preference shall be given to students with financial need. Apply at the links above.

Spring 2016 deadline: October 7, 2015

LCWA Scholarships

Scholarships are available for declared majors and minors in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs.

School of Business Knox Global Scholarships

This scholarship is offered through the School of Business for pre-declared or declared School of Business majors. Preference given to applicants studying abroad with a CofC sponsored overseas program. See Mrs. Su Frost for more details and how to apply.

Alumni Association Study Abroad Scholarship

The Alumni Association offers two study abroad scholarships. One scholarship was created by Jeffrey A. Foster, the other established in honor of Henry Miller, both former chairs of the French Department. The student must be a full-time student at CofC and must participate in a minimum of two College of Charleston organizations. Student is or will be a part of an approved College of Charleston study abroad program to France.

Spring 2016 deadline: TBD

Affiliate Scholarships

The College of Charleston is affiliated with several program providers that offer scholarships exclusively for the College's students. 

Apply for the following affiliate scholarships at the Center for International Education (links for the application will be updated soon):

  • Academic Programs International (API) - semester and summer programs
    • Spring 2016 deadline: October 15, 2015
    • Summer 2016 deadline: April 4, 2016
  • Academic Studies Abroad (ASA) - semester programs
    • Spring 2016 deadline: September 25, 2015
  • Butler Institute for Study Abroad (Butler) - semester and summer programs
    • Spring 2016 deadline: October 23, 2015
    • Summer 2016 deadline: March 25, 2016
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
    • $1000 Grant for Spring 2016 programs deadline: October 23, 2015 (apply here)
    • $6000 Global Institute Grants for CIEE’s Berlin Open Campus program only, Spring 2016 deadline: September 25, 2015 (apply here)
    • $6000 Global Institute Grants for CIEE’s London Open Campus programs only, Spring 2016 deadline: September 25, 2015 (apply here)
  • University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) - semester programs
    • Spring 2016 deadline: October 23, 2015

The following opportunities are also available:

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Boren Scholarship

This federally funded scholarship is for students studying critical languages and in non-traditional locations (i.e. not Australia, New Zealand or Western-Europe). There is a campus nomination process for this scholarship. Contact CIE for more information.

AY 2016-17 deadline: February 9, 2016

Gilman Scholarship 

This federally funded scholarship is for students who are currently receiving the Pell Grant. Preference is given to students studying in non-traditional sites. This scholarship is available for semester programs only.  Contact CIE for more information.

  • Spring 2016 deadline: October 6, 2015

Bridging Scholarship

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Visit the Bridging Scholarship page for more information.

  • Spring 2016 deadline: October 8, 2015

Studying in New Zealand Scholarship

Education New Zealand and New Zealand tertiary institutions are supporting Generation Study Abroad students with excellence and travel awards. Visit the Studying in New Zealand Scholarship page for more information.

  • Spring 2016 deadline: December 1, 2015
  • Summer 2016 deadline: April 30, 2016

Virginia B. Gourdin Scholarship

The Virginia B. Gourdin Scholarship is a privately funded award created to support female College of Charleston students studying abroad in a credit-bearing summer program.  Students should have a 2.5 GPA and preference will be given to students studying in a Spanish-speaking country. Visit The Center for Scholarship Administration for more information.

  • Summer 2016 deadline: TBD

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant

The Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant targets outstanding Sophomore, Junior & Senior students who have a specific academic or professional project that they want to accomplish in France (studies, internship, specific visits…) and who are enrolled in an American university in a double major including one major in French.

  • Fall 2015/Spring 2016 deadline: March 13, 2015 (by 12:00 pm)

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

This resource features detailed descriptions of hundreds of study abroad scholarships, fellowships, grants, and paid internships for U.S. undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students, and professionals.