As of October 14, 2020 the College of Charleston has suspended all study abroad programs through Spring 2021.


Center for International Education Scholarships

How to Apply 

  • Students apply for CofC scholarships at Academic Works
  • Before submitting your application, familiarize yourself with the requirements for each scholarship (see below)
  • Only apply for the scholarship(s) for which you are eligible - ineligible candidates will not be considered

Selection Criteria 

  • Academic merit
  • Demonstration of financial need
  • Personal statement 
  • Recommendation from two faculty members (Faculty members submit their recommendations at Academic Works)
  • Students must have started a CofC study abroad application in ViaTRM at the time of the scholarship deadline. The study abroad application must be for the same term in which they are applying for the scholarship. 

Center for International Education - General

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.

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 participating in an affiliate program 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.


Additional Scholarship Opportunities 

Deadlines vary

CofC 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. School of the Arts
  8. School of Business
  9. School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (LCWA)-

Affiliate Scholarships

The College of Charleston is affiliated with several program providers that offer scholarships exclusively for CofC students participating in their programs. 

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

  • Academic Programs International (API)
  • Academic Studies Abroad (ASA)
  • Arcadia
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
  • School for International Training (SIT)
  • University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC)

Additional grants available upon acceptance with the following providers:

External Scholarships

CofC’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (NCA) assists students applying for nationally competitive scholarships by providing valuable feedback on their essays prior to submitting their application.  Contact them at and access helpful resources published on their blog

Boren Scholarship

This federally funded scholarship is for students studying critical need 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 Pell eligible students and its mission is to enable students with limited financial resources to study or intern abroad.  This scholarship is available for programs with a minimum length of 21 days in one country.  Contact CIE for more information.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship for Veterans

Bridging Scholarship

International Education Financial Aid

The French Embassy Benjamin Franklin - Generation Study Abroad Scholarship

IIEPassport Study Abroad Funding

Freeman-ASIA Scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad

Go Overseas

INSIGHT Into Diversity Study Abroad Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

Tortuga Study Abroad Scholarship

Critical Language Scholarship


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