Reminder: Deadline to Apply for Honors Scholarships in CSAS is Tuesday, January 25

All returning Honors students are encouraged to submit an application!

The deadline to apply through CSAS for Honors College scholarships for the 2022/2023 academic year is Tuesday, January 25. All Honors students are encouraged to complete a general CSAS application, as doing so will match you with scholarships from across campus you may be eligible for. There are also Honors-specific scholarships available, including the Jill Conway Annual Scholarship and the Chad V. Adams ’18 Memorial Scholarship. To apply…

  1. Log-in to CSAS (cofc.academicworks.com)
  2. Complete a General Application
  3. Complete any supplemental application questions for which you are matched

For more details about the Honors College scholarships available, click below.

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The Jill Conway Annual Scholarship

The Jill Conway Scholarship was established by its namesake and supported by CofC Honors alumni, faculty, staff, and friends that wanted to pay tribute to Jill’s impact on the Honors College. Jill Conway was an employee of the College of Charleston from 1984 until her retirement in 2017. Jill was an integral part of the development of the Honors College’s Living-Learning Community. Thanks to Jill’s efforts, the Honors College experience extended beyond the classroom. The scholarship is intended to recognize a current Honors College student that demonstrates engagement, personal growth, curiosity to explore new interests, and who are motivated to enhance their classroom experience.

Who should apply: Current Honors students in good standing who have demonstrated engagement, personal growth, curiosity to explore new interests, and who are motivated to enhance their classroom experience.

How to apply: Complete your general application, and then submit the following supplemental question: Please provide a written statement to address the following (max 500 words): • Describe a leadership role you have had in the Honors College. • What did the leadership role mean to you? • Describe the impact it had on the Honors community and/or to the campus. • How will you continue to be engaged in the Honors College or the greater community as a whole?

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The Chad V. Adams ’18 Memorial Scholarship

Chad V. Adams ‘18 embraced life’s adventures fearlessly and had a dedication to bring his best to whatever he pursued. Devoted to family and friends, he approached the world with an open heart, great joy, and compassion. This memorial scholarship celebrates the life of a true Renaissance man who embodied the ideals of the College of Charleston Honors College during his years at CofC and after graduation. Though he had not previously considered the possibility or reality of what life would be like as an Honors College student, Chad fully embraced the program, graduating with a degree in Biology, receiving departmental honors in Biology as well as the Outstanding Student Award, and gaining research experience during the summer in the Department of Anesthesia at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Who should apply: Rising Honors College seniors (i.e. those students planning to graduate in May 2023) currently in good standing who have demonstrated a strong work ethic and have excelled in the sciences during their time at CofC.

How to apply: Complete your general application, and then submit the following supplemental question: Please provide a written statement to address the following (max 350 words): • In what ways have you demonstrated a strong work ethic, particularly in pursuit of excellence in the sciences, as a College of Charleston student? • In what ways have you immersed yourself in the Honors College student experience. This could include, but is not limited to, participation in Honors College activities, programming, and the residential community. Make sure to keep an updated copy of your résumé in the Honors Advising OAKS dropbox. When the committee reviews applications for this opportunity, they will pull a copy of your most recent upload to the dropbox.

More details and to apply

Posted on January 21, 2022 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Applications are open for the South Carolina Washington Program

Applications are now open for next fall’s South Carolina Washington Semester Program (WSP). The program gives students in universities and colleges across the state of South Carolina the opportunity to spend a semester working and taking classes in Washington D.C., gaining valuable experience while earning academic credit toward their degrees. Washington Semester Program students get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere. Recent seminars have featured meetings with White House personnel, the Deputy Attorney General, cabinet secretaries, senior TV network correspondents, lobbyists, embassy officials and other national leaders.

The application is due by 11:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6th, 2022. Click below to learn more about the application timeline and upcoming info sessions where you can learn more about the program.

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Recruiting Timeline

I am pleased to announce we are now recruiting applicants for the Fall 2022 South Carolina Washington Semester Program.  For general program information, please click here and see below for important dates.

Application Deadline
Sunday, March 6th by 11:00 p.m. E.S.T.

Virtual Interviews
Sunday, March 13th (9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
*Selected candidates only

In-Person Orientation (UofSC Columbia Campus)
Sunday, March 20th (10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)
*Selected candidates only

Information Sessions

Virtual information sessions for students will be offered in January/February (see schedule below). Links to join each session are available here.  Sessions are open to all undergraduate students enrolled in a South Carolina college/university so that they may learn about the program and how to apply.

  • Friday, January 21 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 27 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 1 | 4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 9 | 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Monday, February 14 | 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Friday, February 25 | 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Posted on January 21, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Internships & Jobs

Become a Peer Advisor with the Academic Advising and Planning Center

The Academic Advising and Planning Center is looking for three Peer Advisors for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. Peer advisors may either start this summer or next fall.

This is a great leadership opportunity for any student; no experience required, Peer Advisors will be trained by the Academic Advising and Planning Center.

The deadline to apply for this position is February 6th at 5:00pm. Students interested will need to provide two letters of recommendation; one from a professor and one from a former employer. Letters of recommendation may be submitted here.

Check out more information and how to apply here!

Posted on January 21, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Internships & Jobs

College of Charleston Global Game Jam 2022

Calling all gamers, coders, and video game enthusiasts!

The College of Charleston’s Computer Science Department will be hosting a Jamsite for the upcoming Global Game Jam 2022 at Harbor Walk starting on January 28th at 4:00pm. Global Game Jam 2022 is an international 48hour competition to create the best digital or analog video game.

All students, regardless of experience, are welcome to attend. Power and wifi will be provided. This is a great opportunity for any students interested in the world of video gaming.

Students interested can learn more and register at the link here!

Posted on January 20, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Campus Involvement

Afghan Refugee Resettlement Webinar Panel

Learn more about current events in Afghanistan and and the national effort to resettle Afghans

The College of Charleston International Studies Program will be virtually hosting a panel on January 31st at 4:00pm.

This interdisciplinary panel of scholars will be discussing “Afghan Refugee Resettlement: From Global Challenges to Local Best Practices.”

All students are welcome to join. This is a great opportunity to learn more about current events in Afghanistan and the national effort to resettle Afghans in the United States.

The event will run from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Students may register for the event here!

Posted on January 19, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Community Engagement

Earn HONS and Honors Immersed Credit in Portugal this summer!

Still need an Honors Advanced Studies course? Looking for an Honors Immersed project? Missed out on study abroad last year? Travel to Portugal this June with the Honors College!

  • Advanced Studies (HONS 390: Evidence-Based Medicine in Lisbon with Dr. Pfile) will count towards the Advanced Studies or Honors Elective credit
  • Add an Honors Immersed project (Assessing Parks and Green Space in Lisbon with Dr. Hughey) for no additional tuition cost

Learn more about the program here. The deadline to apply is February 15.

Stop by the study abroad in Cougar Mall on Wednesday, January 19 from 10:30-1 p.m., or email Dr. Hughey at hugheysm@cofc.edu for more info.

Posted on January 14, 2022 in Study Abroad

Rotary Club Ambassadorial Global Grant Scholars Opportunity Interest Meeting

Interested in becoming a Rotary Club Ambassadorial Global Grant Scholar?

The Historic District 770 Rotary Club of Charleston is looking to nominate students for Global Grant Opportunity.

This is an ideal opportunity to build global leadership opportunities for students pursuing graduate work abroad from local colleges and universities.

The Rotary Club’s International Committee Chair, Joseph Tecklenburg, and President & CEO Chloe Knight will host an informal information session for potential students on January 26 from 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm via WebEx.

More information about the Rotary Global Grants can be found on the Nationally Competitive Awards site and on Rotary.org.

All students interested are highly encouraged to attend the interest meeting (details below):

Learn More about the Rotary Global Grant Interest Meeting

January 26 from 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm via WebEx.   We welcome your participation and ask that you please forward it to any potential candidates within your college or university.

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Posted on January 12, 2022 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards
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