Archive | January, 2020

Cougar Scholarship Awarding System (CSAS)

College of Charleston has improved the process by which students can apply for and renew departmental scholarships through the development of the Cougar Scholarship Awarding System (CSAS). CSAS will serve as the platform that you will use to apply for all privately funded scholarships (including Honors College scholarships). CSAS gives you access to all scholarships that are available to you through a streamlined application process. To submit an application for scholarships from any department or school on campus, you will need to log into the CSAS portal to update your profile and submit an application for any scholarships that require additional action on your part. Please note that most applications for 2020-2021 academic year scholarships are due on Saturday, February 1, 2020. 

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  • CSAS is how all departmental scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • The CSAS portal can be accessed here.
  • You will need to make sure your student information is updated and that you have submitted your FAFSA (if applicable) for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Student information can be accessed via MyCharleston under the Academic Services Tab and the Banner Self Service link.
  • This application is only for departmental and foundation-awarded scholarships. It is not for State or Federal funding opportunities.
  • If you are a current recipient of a renewable scholarship through your department, you will need to submit an application through the CSAS portal in order to renew that scholarship. This includes recipients of Honors College named merit scholarships.
  • Most Honors College scholarships will not be visible to students in CSAS, even if they are a qualified candidate. This does not mean that the student is ineligible for any of our current student scholarships. We encourage all Honors College students to at least complete the CSAS general application so that their information is in the system. This allows for the Honors College and other departments to consider a student for their scholarships.

Posted on January 29, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Guest Speaker: Mariah Parker

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program will be hosting Mariah Parker on February 27th, 5-6:30pm, in the Rita Liddy Hollings Center, room 101. Parker is a young, Black, openly queer, community organizer, recently elected city council woman in Athens, GA who is also a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at the University of Georgia, and rapper. She made headlines when she was sworn into office on Malcom X’s autobiography, held by her mother. Mainstream media outlets have characterized her as part of the wave of young women of color “rescuing the Democratic party” and “expanding the parameters of black leadership.” Her areas of focus are economic stability and racial justice as well as criminal justice reform and raising the minimum wage. Parker’s lecture “Cultivating Courage: From Experience to Political Action for Justice” (open to the public) will serve as a bridge between Black History Month and Women’s History Month, inspiring attendees – particularly students – to consider what courage in politics looks like. Parker will also be performing under her stage name, Linqua Franqa, at The Royal American on Friday, February 28th, 6pm (no cover charge).

Parker’s visit, hosted by WGS, is being generously supported across campus by Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, the Center for Sustainable Development, The Honors College, The Office of Institutional Diversity, African American Studies, Political Science, Multicultural Student Services and Programs, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Posted on January 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

Project Horseshoe Farm: Gap Year Fellowship Program

Experience a unique hands-on experience in nonprofit management, education, and community-based healthcare. Project Horseshoe Farm, a community health nonprofit organization, is offering three different 13-month gap-year fellowship programs for recent college graduates: a Farming, Health, and Nutrition track and two Community Health tracks, the original in rural Alabama and a new location in Pomona, California. Alumni have expressed how transformative their Fellowship experience was and have gone on to top medical schools, graduate programs, and nonprofit organizations across the U.S.

The final 2020-2021 Fellowship application deadline is February 23rd. The application can be found here, and you can also learn more about the work the organization is doing on its website.

Posted on January 29, 2020 in Community Engagement, Study Abroad

Attend a Conference at MUSC

Don’t be fooled by the name of the Association of Women Surgeons’ Surgical Education Conference; ALL pre-med students – not just women and not just students interested in surgery – are invited.

The conference will host speakers from various MUSC surgical departments who will discuss topics such as:

  • The basics of their surgical discipline (work hours, on-call time, vacation time)
  • Experiences with mentors and leadership that lead them to their current career
  • A day in the life of a surgeon
  • Balancing a surgical career and a family
  • Student preparation for a career in surgery
  • What they like and dislike about their field

Learn more about the conference here, and register here by February 26th. Contact AWSsurgconf@gmail.com with questions.

Details:

Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:00am-4:00pm

Medical University of South Carolina Drug Discovery Building, Room 110

70 President Street Charleston, SC 29425

Posted on January 29, 2020 in Announcements & Events

Nominate Students, Faculty, and Staff for the ExCEL Awards

Nominations are now open for the he Office of Multicultural Student Programs and Services’s 2020 ExCEL Awards!

The annual Excellence in Collegiate Education and Leadership (ExCEL) Awards program honors members of the College and community who promote excellence and contribute to the College’s core values of diversity and inclusion.

Submit your nominations here no later than Monday, February 24th at 5pm.

Recipients of the awards will be revealed at the ExCEL Awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. in Stern Ballroom.

Posted on January 29, 2020 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Apply for the Fulbright US Student Program

Interested in studying, researching, or teaching abroad after graduation? The Fulbright U.S. Student program offers these opportunities in over 140 countries.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to complete international graduate study and advanced research or teach English in a variety of academic settings. The program awards approximately 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study.

The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. The College of Charleston is annually a Top Fulbright Producer.

Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle opens March 31, 2020 and closes the first week of October. This is the perfect time to get started on the application!

If this program interests you, please visit the National Awards Office at 6 Green Way. Office Hours are 11am-3pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 11am-2pm on Wednesday.

For any questions or to set up meetings regarding this opportunity, email us at nationalawards@cofc.edu.

Posted on January 28, 2020 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

Statement of Purpose Writing Workshop

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards will be holding a workshop for students in the midst of applying for national awards, graduate school or internships that require a statement of purpose.

Who: Students looking for guidance and feedback on their statement of purpose

What: Get a better understanding of what a statement of purpose means, what should be included, and effective writing tools to use in this part of the application

Where: Maybank 115

When: February 13th, 5-6:30 pm

Questions? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, nationalawards@cofc.edu.

Posted on January 22, 2020 in Uncategorized

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