Applications for the NOAA Hollings Scholarship Are Now Open!

Applications for the NOAA Hollings Scholarship, which provides funding for students interested in oceanic and atmospheric sciences, are now open!

Details: The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $9,500 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.

Great Fit For: Sophomores studying biological, life, and agricultural sciences; physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; social and behavioral science; or teacher education.

To Apply: Email to express your interest by December 1st, 2023.

For more information, click here or email

Booz Allen Is Looking for Students for a 10-Week Paid Internship This Summer!

The Booz Allen University Recruiting team is kicking off the hiring process for the 2024 Summer Games cohort! Booz Allen will host 132 Summer Games interns from June 5 until August 15 for a 10-week paid internship.

The Opportunity: The Summer Games is an intensive, 10-week paid internship program that simulates a real-world startup accelerator. Your mission? Develop breakthrough ideas and solutions for our clients’ most pressing problems. The Booz Allen Summer Games brings together aspiring engineers, data scientists, designers, and change makers to create powerful solutions for real-world client problems.

Great Fit For: Anyone, especially those with interest in engineering, data science, and/or design. Preference for the internship is given to rising seniors.

To Apply: Go to this link. Deadline to apply is December 1st.

Click here for more information about the internship.

Check Out These Two Honors College Scholarships for Returning Students!

Applications are now open for a couple Honors scholarship opportunities for returning students!

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.  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. Apply here.

  • Great Fit For: Students who have made the Honors College an integral part of their college experience.

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. Apply here.

  • Great Fit For: Rising seniors majoring in the natural sciences.

The deadline to apply for both opportunities in March 1st, 2024.

Enter the Civil Discourse Essay Contest for $1,000!

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences is inviting current CofC students to participate in the Fall 2023 Civil Discourse Essay Contest!

The Contest: Write a 750-word essay responding to the prompt, “What does healthy public conflict look and sound like in a democracy?” Essays will be judged by the coherence of the argument, the quality of examples and evidence used, and the vividness of the writing. All essays will be checked by AI detection software.

The Prize: Sponsored by a generous gift from the Rusovich family, the student who writes the winning essay will receive $1,000.

To Enter: Email your completed essay in a PDF file to by December 1st, 2023.

Join the CofC Math Club!

The College of Charleston math club is looking to add new members!

The Club: Whether you’re looking for games and puzzles, recreational problem solving, or structured competitions, the math club has all sorts of fun opportunities!

When & Where: The math club meets…

  • Every Tuesday from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
  • In RSS room 353

For more information, see the provided flyer or go to this link.

On the Front Lines of Drug Discovery: A Laboratory Internship in Drug Resistance and Drug Development

The Ozgur Sahin Lab at MUSC is looking for students to join the fight against breast cancer by contributing to cancer biology research at the intersection of drug resistance, metastasis, and drug discovery.

The Opportunity: Students will gain hands-on experience working in a laboratory environment in cell culture and molecular biology techniques, while working with cutting-edge patient-derived xenografts (PDXs) and transgenic mice models.


  • Gain hands-on experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques
  • Develop valuable skills and experience that will make you more competitive for jobs and graduate programs in the biological and biomedical sciences
  • Work with and learn from leading experts in the field of cancer biology
  • Explore your interests, develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills, learn how to work independently and as part of a team, and build your professional network!

Great Fit For: Undergraduates majoring in biology or chemistry in their first or second year.

To Apply: Email your CV and letter of intent to Dr. Ozgur Sahin ( or Dr. Patrick Nasarre (

For more information, go to this link or email Dr. Nasarre.

Earn HONS Colloquia Credit by Studying Abroad in the UK this Summer

You have the chance to study abroad in the UK while taking an Honors colloquium course this summer!

Details: HONS 250 (The Future of Humanity in a Technological Tomorrow) will be one of two courses taught in a study abroad program to the UK (London/Edinburgh) during the Summer I term (early June – early July). Scholarships are available through CIE and students may be eligible to apply for Summer Enrichment Program funding through the Honors College to support participation in this experience.


  • Take a 3 credit hour Honors colloquium course to satisfy your Honors requirement
  • Get exciting residential experience with three weeks in London and a week in Scotland
  • Have visits with experts and government officials in England and Scotland

Great Fit For: Political Science majors, students interested in international relations, and students interested in AI and genetic engineering, including how they relate to future developments in healthcare.

To Apply: Apply through CofC’s ViaTRM Portal.

For more information, see the provided flyer, go to this link, or email Dr. Brian Bossak.

The Center for Civic Engagement is Hosting Service Opportunities for Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month!

November is Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Month, and to participate, CofC’s Center for Civic Engagement is hosting four service opportunities next week!

Make Fleece Scarves: Join them for a minute, five minutes, or as long as you’d like to help make easy, no-sew fleece scarves for the unhoused in our community. This pop-up service event will be on Monday, November 13th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Cougar Mall.

Assemble Food Kits: Stop by to help put emergency food kits together for those dealing with food insecurity in our community on Wednesday, November 11th, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in Cougar Mall.

Habitat for Humanity Build Day: Help build hope and a home for a Charleston family. Tools, food and transportation provided for this nearby Charleston Habitat for Humanity build day. This event will be on Saturday, November 18th, from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register here by Thursday, November 16th.

Clean Windwood Farm: Get your hands dirty and dig in to help spruce up Windwood Farm, a residential site that provides hope and healing to boys affected by neglect, abuse or other trauma, on Saturday, November 18th, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Food and transportation included. Register here by Wednesday, November 15th.

For more information about the first three opportunities, email Anne McGrath at For more information about the Windwood Farm opportunity, email Alani Boyd at