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Exchange Club of Charleston Scholarship

logoWhat: This scholarship is open to students that are residents of the tri-county area (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties), have completed their first year of college, have history of community service, and possess at least a 3.0 CofC GPA. Students that apply and are selected must acknowledge the Exchange Club of Charleston and attend the awards program in December. Additional details about the scholarship, including the application, is available here.

Deadline: December 1st by 5:00 pm

Posted on October 16, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2018 Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship was launched by the State Department to address its growing need for technology expertise in the field of diplomacy, in addition to increasing the representation of diverse groups among its service. The Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding individuals from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Program highlights include: 

  • Undergraduate candidates (2 fellowships available): Up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for junior and senior years of undergraduate studies related to an Information Technology field.
  • Two summer internships, one at a domestic office of the Department of State in Washington, D.C. and one overseas at a U.S. embassy or consulate. The program provides stipends, transportation and housing for these internships.
  •  Employment in the Department of State Foreign Service for those who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service IMS entry requirements.

The Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship information and application may be accessed here: The deadline for all materials to be received is at midnight on December 31st, 2017.


Posted on October 13, 2017 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program

Deadline: Varies by discipline between October 23-27, 2017

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

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Fellows share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. Fellows benefit from a three-year annual stipend of $34,000 along with a $12,000 cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation’s technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

So that the nation can build fully upon the strength and creativity of a diverse society, the Foundation welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. Women, under-represented minorities and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship is competitive, and those planning to apply should devote a sincere effort to their application. See the How to Apply section for more information.

If you are interested in applying and would like help with your application materials, please contact Dr. Anton Vander Zee (, Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards on campus (10 GW – 2nd floor). You can also explore other scholarship opportunities by visiting the NCA Awards Search and News site.

Posted on October 3, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Funding for Conferences, Projects, Programs, etc

What: The Student Outreach Program provides support to undergraduate students at the College of Charleston in endeavors that provide opportunities for growth as global citizens and the ability to serve as representatives of the institution beyond the campus community. The primary goal of the Student Outreach Program is to assist individual students (not connected to a registered student organization nor a department sponsored program) with costs associated with projects or programs that allow them to enhance their academic experience, develop a professional network and promote the quality programs and resources offered by the College to a broad and diverse audience. The Student Outreach request form, located on OrgSync, must be submitted by 5:00pm on Monday during the fall and spring semesters. Forms should be submitted at least four weeks prior to the commencement of the intended event.

For More Information: Reference The Compass pg 23

Posted on October 3, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Critical Languages Scholarship, Summer 2018

Deadline: November 15, 2017

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides study opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

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Languages Offered
  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu: Beginning, advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Arabic and Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate and advanced levels;
  • Chinese, Japanese, and Russian: Intermediate and advanced levels.

Fill out an application at or find out more at the Information for Applicants page.

If you are interested in applying and would like help with your application materials, please contact Dr. Anton Vander Zee (, Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards on campus (10 GW – 2nd floor). You can also explore other scholarship opportunities by visiting the NCA Awards Search and News site.

Posted on October 3, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Student Mentors for Minorities in Medicine

What: SM3 is an umbrella pipeline program that engages under-represented in medicine in a mentoring process (academic and professional) which will prepare them for a future career in medicine.

Deadline: October 2nd, 2017

Accepted Notification: October 6th, 2017

To Apply: Fill out the application here. Please note two letters of recommendation are required.

Posted on September 28, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Stuart Williams Impact Scholars

What: Global experts believe that over the next 50 years, the greatest wealth accumulation on earth will be created by people who innovate solutions for humanity and/or the planet. The new Stuart Williams Impact Scholars Program is designed for exceptional undergraduate students across the College of Charleston who desire to be impact leaders. The program fosters professional development of highly motivated students by providing them with challenging, extracurricular opportunities in the business community. The Stuart Williams Impact Scholars are selected through a rigorous application and interview process.

Who: Approximately seven undergraduate students from the College of Charleston will be selected. Diversity of candidates is actively sought.

Deadline for Applications: October 15, 2017. All finalists will be notified within two weeks following the application deadline and invited for an interview with the selection committee. We look forward to helping you make your Impact on the world. Applications can be found here.


Posted on September 28, 2017 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Conference

Untitled-1What: The conference aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy. All conference expenses are covered by HKS. The conference serves as a pipeline for first- and second-year undergraduate students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. The PPLC is designed to embolden students to pursue professional degrees to prepare themselves to become future leaders in public policy.The intensive three days of workshops, panels, and lectures is designed to provide an understanding of, and access to, a career in public service.

When: February 8 – 11, 2017

Where: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Eligibility: Only first and second year undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients are eligible to apply

How to Apply: Complete the online application by November 8th.

Posted on September 19, 2017 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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