Scholarships

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College of Charleston Scholarships

How to Apply 

  • Eligible students can apply for College of Charleston study abroad scholarships via the link below  
  • Students must have started a Center for International Education study abroad application on-file (on ViaTRM) for the term in which they are applying for the scholarship at the time of the scholarship deadline
  • Note that this is a common application form for the Center for International Education, Cain Family, Huge Foundation, Joe Milligan, Nancy Elizabeth Brown 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

Summer 2020 Application Form

Summer 2020 Application Deadline- February 21, 2020

Faculty Recommendations:

  • 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, Huge Foundation, Joe Milligan, Nancy Elizabeth Brown and Anna B. Cox study abroad scholarships
  • The application is best viewed on Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome internet browsers 

Summer 2020 Recommendation Form



Scholarships for Fall 2020

Apply via Academic Works

Deadline: April 10, 2020

Center for International Education

This is a general scholarship between $500 and $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.

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.

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.

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.

Huge Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship

The Harry and Reba Huge Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship is designed to provide scholarships for a semester–long academic experience in Estonia.


Additional Scholarships for Spring 2021:

Deadline to be determined

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).

Jorge and Dorothy Marban Endowed Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship is intended to support students with a major/minor in a foreign language studying abroad in Spain or Italy in a language and immersion study abroad program.

Affiliate Scholarships

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

Apply for the following affiliate scholarships at the Center for International Education:

Additional grants available upon acceptance with the following providers:

Departmental Scholarships

  1. Alumni Association 

  2. Department of Art and Architectural History

  3. Department of English

  4. Department of French and Francophone Studies

  5. Department of German and Russian Studies 

  6. Department of Hispanic Studies

  7. FYE Abroad

  8. School of the Arts

  9. School of Business

  10. School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA)

 

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.

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 any program lasting longer than 21 days in one country.  Contact CIE for more information.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Veterans

Bridging Scholarship

Phi Kappa Phi Grant

The French Embassy Benjamin Franklin - Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad

Go Overseas

Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE)

INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship

Allianz Global Assistance: Travel International Scholarship

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