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Scholarships

Need assistance with finding and applying for scholarships? The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (NCA) helps students identify and apply for scholarships and fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study, independent research projects, and a variety of study abroad opportunities.

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  
  • Students must have a completed Center for International Education study abroad application on-file (via AbroadOffice) 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, 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 

Spring 2017 & Spring Break 2017 (Excluding FYE)

Spring 2017 study abroad scholarship application form

Spring 2017 study abroad faculty recommendation form

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 study abroad scholarship application form

Summer 2017 study abroad faculty reccommendation 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 2017 deadline: October 5, 2016
  • Summer 2017 deadline: February 24, 2017

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 2017 deadline: October 5, 2016

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 2017 deadline: October 5, 2016

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 2017 deadline: October 5, 2016

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 2017 deadline: October 5, 2016

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 2017 deadline: October 5, 2016

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 2017 deadline: October 17, 2016
    • Summer 2017 deadline: April 5, 2017
  • Academic Studies Abroad (ASA) - semester programs
    • Spring 2017 deadline: September 26, 2016
  • Arcadia - summer and semester programs
    • Spring 2017 deadline: October 7, 2016
  • Butler Institute for Study Abroad (Butler) - summer and semester programs
    • Spring 2017 deadline: October 21, 2016
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
    • $1000 Grant for Spring 2017 programs deadline: October 21, 2016 (apply here)
  • School for International Training (SIT) - semester and summer programs
    • Spring 2017 deadline: October 21, 2016
  • USAC - Fall and Spring programs
    • Spring 2017 deadline: October 21, 2016

The following opportunities are also available:

Departmental Scholarships

LCWA Scholarships

School of Business Knox Global Scholarships

Alumni Association Study Abroad Scholarship

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 2017 deadline: October 21, 2016

Summer 2017 deadline: February 20, 2017

The Girardeau Travel Scholarship

Elizabeth Anne Eady Memorial Travel Scholarship

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 2017-2018 deadline: February 9, 2017

Spring 2017 deadline: TBD

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 28 days in one country.  Contact CIE for more information.

  • Spring 2017 deadline: October 4, 2016

Bridging Scholarship

  • Spring 2017 deadline: October 10, 2016

Phi Kappa Phi Grant

  • Spring 2017 deadline: September 15, 2016

Studying in New Zealand Scholarship

Benjamin Franklin Travel Grant

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Start the Adventure Scholarship

Diversity Network Summer Scholarship

Foundation for Global Scholars

FGS GRIT Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad

Go Overseas

Academy of International Business Southeast (AIB-SE)

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