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Applications for the Spring ’23 SC Washington Semester Program are now open

The South Carolina Washington Semester Program (WSP) 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.

The opportunity: Live/Learn/Work. Students live in a historic Capital Hill neighborhood, explore the city through group excursions, all while taking 15 credit hours.

  • 9 credit hours are applied towards a full-time internship in congressional, executive, judicial or private sector offices, which can be applied towards your Honors Immersed requirement.

Great fit for: Many CofC Honors students have participated and thrived in this program over the years, with backgrounds ranging from political science to economics to international studies to public health. Participants get firsthand experience with the political process, obtaining skills that will help prepare them for careers in virtually any sphere.

Scholarships available: The program allocates support for students who demonstrate financial need and awards over $10,000 each year in scholarships.

  • Learn more: the Program will offer multiple virtual info sessions over the coming weeks. Sign up here.

How to apply: The application deadline is Sunday, September 18, followed by virtual interviews for finalists the following Sunday. Access the application instructions here.

Posted on August 10, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

URCA funding available to support student research and research presentations

The College’s office of Undergraduate Research and Activities (URCA) has multiple funding resources to help students planning to conduct or present research during the upcoming school year.

Upcoming deadline: The first round of applications for RPG (Research Presentation Grants) and MAYS (Major Academic Year Support) are due August 29.

How these funds help: RPG funds help with travel costs for those presenting research at a conference, while MAYS grants help to cover student research expenses for projects carried out during the academic year.

To apply: Visit the URCA website for grant descriptions, guidelines, and the application form.

Posted on August 2, 2022 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Launchpad for Success (LP4S) offers leadership and career development for AALANA students

Launchpad for Success (LP4S) is a two-year career development program that emphasizes mentoring, financial literacy, professional/personal development and experiential learning.

Target Audience: Rooted in equity, Launchpad is designed to create meaningful career pathways for incoming freshmen and rising sophomores – especially those who identify as African American, Latino/a, Asian American and Native American (AALANA).

Program Benefits: Workshops focused on financial literacy, career development and leadership development; access to experiential learning opportunities (e.g. internships, on/off campus employment, research or study abroad); support on multiple fronts, including the Office of Institutional Diversity, academic advising and peer coaching

Join the Program: Incoming freshmen and rising sophomores can apply to participate in the program. Deadline is July 29.

Posted on July 11, 2022 in Campus Involvement, Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Find Your Summer ’23 Internship with the help of the Career Center Internship Award

The Career Center’s Internship Award program provides students with professional guidance and financial assistance for summer 2023 internships.

How it works: Students are accepted into a cohort that will work together throughout the upcoming academic year. Students will participate in group workshops and receive personalized coaching, all designed to help prepare them to find (and succeed at) a summer ’23 internship in their field.

  • Monetary stipend: Students also receive a monetary stipend to use in support of their summer ’23 internship.
  • The goal of this award is to assist students with professional development while helping to eliminate potential financial barriers for those who otherwise may not be able to pursue an internship experience.

Who should apply: All rising sophomore and junior CofC students in any major seeking a for-credit or non-credit internship for summer ’23.

Applications for the 2022-23 award are open until August 1. Check out the Career Center for more details and the application link.

Posted on June 27, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Learn more about Fulbright

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is available to workshop with any students interested in Fulbright. The College of Charleston Honors College is one of the top Fulbright Scholar producing schools in the United States.

What can you do with a Fulbright? 

Live in one of 150 countries while you:

  • Teach English
  • Attend Graduate School
  • Conduct Research

Fulbright offers YEAR long grants to support these endeavors.

Rising and Current Seniors, as well as recent graduates, are welcome to apply!

Students can learn more about Fulbright here or at the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.

Posted on April 11, 2022 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

U.S. Department of State: CLS SPARK

The U.S Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Spark Program is a pilot initiative providing virtual opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

CLS Spark provides American students the access and opportunity to start their language learning journeys, even when these critical languages may not be offered on their campuses. Selected participants will spend an academic year learning either Arabic, Chinese, or Russian through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers at a host institution abroad.

Key Benefits:

  • $300 stipend
  • Online language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences over the course of two 11-week terms
  • Language gains certified with the widely recognized ACTFL OPI test
  • Automatic consideration as CLS Program semifinalists for the summer overseas 2023 CLS Program to continue their language study

Students may learn more at https://clscholarship.org/spark

Posted on March 29, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Uncategorized

Develop Your Professional, Research, and Leadership Skills with the Market Scholars Program

Market Process Scholars is a multi-year mentoring program for exceptional College of Charleston undergraduate students. The Market Process Scholars program develops professional, research, and leadership skills through exposure to a broad range of successful academic scholars and business executives representing diverse fields of study, organizational cultures, leadership styles, and measures of personal and organizational success.

Apply now to join the 2022-23 cohort. The application deadline is Monday, March 21. More details can be found online.

Posted on March 8, 2022 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Environmental Data Initiative Fellowship Program

All students with programming experience and a passion for the ecological sciences are encouraged to apply for the Environmental Data Initiative Fellowship Program. This program will run from June 13 to August 19. 

Accepted Fellows will receive training in ecological data management and gain hands-on experience through participation in data preparation and publishing with scientists and information managers from specific host research projects.

This opportunity does have the option of remote participation, and accepted fellows will receive a $6,000 stipend.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is March 20th. Please click here to apply and learn more!

Posted on February 28, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards
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