Winthrop University U.S. Dept. of Ed TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement projects

Winthrop McNair Scholars offers a paid summer research internship ($2800), summer room & board, and faculty mentoring. McNair Scholars present their research at a national conference, and many have earned national awards for their presentations.

Additionally, Winthrop’s McNair program pays for students’ travel to conferences, graduate school fairs, graduate school test prep & fees, graduate school application fees, and more! 

Winthrop’s McNair Scholars produce award winning research and go on to succeed in highly competitive graduate programs. This past summer, Winthrop students earned 25% of all of the awards at the Winthrop conference, 62.5% of the 8 first place awards, and 83% of the first place awards for the 6 categories in which they competed.

McNair Scholars receive guidance throughout the graduate application and interview process as well as help finding funding for graduate study. More information about the program is available here!

Applications are accepted year-round, but the deadline for priority consideration this year is Oct. 17. Recommendations are due by Oct. 24.

Please check out our application page to see if you are eligible.

If you think you might be eligible, please complete this online survey.

Interested students may check out a Discussion Session to learn more!

    • Discussion Focus: Program Purpose and Eligibility
    • Discussion Focus: Application Questions


Attention Book Lovers!

The College of Charleston has FREE tickets to the Charleston Literary Festival!

The Charleston Literary Festival will take place from November 4th through 13th, and will feature renowned authors, including Geraldine Brooks, Frans de Waal, Eddie Glaude Jr., Tiya Miles, Jean Hanff Korelitz, Patrick Radden Keefe, Renee Dudley, Elizabeth Williamson, and many more.

Students and faculty may order them online for free (while supplies last) using the promotional code COLLEGE. The code will be applied at checkout and expires on October 21:

Apply to the Change Maker Program

Interested in making CofC a more sustainable community? The Cougar Changemaker Program aims to empower the campus community to create innovative sustainability initiatives through an accessible and well-supported change-making framework.

The Center for Sustainable Development is looking for projects that aim to make the College of Charleston campus more sustainable. Each semester, the Center for Sustainable Development can provide funding for up to $5,000!

The CofC Change Maker Program is a lengthy application, but the first part of the application is due September 26th, 2022. 

This is an amazing opportunity to make a positive local impact and boost your résumé.

For any questions or for more application information, please reach out to the Center for Sustainable Development.

Become a Paid Academic Support Tutor

Capabilities LLC is an academic support center located in West Ashley, 15 minutes away from the college campus and directly on a bus route. Capabilities LLC is seeking warm, professional, and talented individuals from various educational backgrounds to serve our families. Capabilities LLC supports students of all ages, academic areas, and learning abilities.

This opportunity is open on a rolling basis and has the following benefits (and many more):

  •  Pay is between $18-23 per hour with highly flexible hours (build a personalized schedule around classes and extracurricular obligations)
  • Internship and/or service hours for students who are looking to supplement their professional resumes
  • Presence of two hypoallergenic emotional support puppies

For any questions or application information, please email or call at (843) 608-9711

Check Out The Study Abroad Fair

Interested in Studying Abroad? Check out the Study Abroad Fair!

The Center for International Education is hosting a study abroad fair for students to learn more about upcoming CofC-Sponsored and Exchange programs!

The fair will feature all sorts of study abroad options, including programs that can count towards Honors requirements!

When/Where: The Study Abroad Fair will take place from 10am to 1pm on September 7th & 10am to 1pm on September 14th in Cougar Mall.

To learn more, check out the Center for International Education’s website here!