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The Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS)

ABRCMS is one of the nation’s largest STEM conferences for underrepresented minority students. Over the four days, more than 2,000 students present their research, explore over 380 exhibit booths, participate in cutting-edge scientific sessions and network with faculty and peers from across the nation. Research faculty provide the students with valuable feedback by serving as presentation judges and play an essential role in mentoring students and learning strategies for facilitating student success.

Submit an abstract! Undergraduate students are invited to showcase their research by submitting abstracts for presentation. The abstract submission deadline is September 7th

Apply for travel funds! Travel funds are available to eligible undergraduates who submit an abstract for poster or oral presentation. The deadline to apply for a travel award is August 22nd

Note: Travel funding may also be available from CofC’s INBRE program.

Posted on July 13, 2018 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

PKP Study Abroad Grants

Do you plan to study abroad between now and June 2019? Consider applying for a Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) grant to fund your trip. PKP Study Abroad Grants are $1,000 awards designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. For more info, check out the Fact Sheet and FAQs.

Deadline to apply: September 15, 2018, 11:59 PM CT

Application available here.

Posted on July 9, 2018 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

Nominate a CofC Honors student for the Jill Conway Annual Scholarship

This is the first year that the Jill Conway Annual Scholarship will be awarded. Jill was an employee of the College of Charleston from 1984 until her retirement in 2017. Jill joined the Honors College (formerly Honors Program) staff in 1996 as the Office Manager and retired as Assistant Director for Student Services. Thanks to Jill’s efforts and dedication to students, the Honors College experience extended beyond the classroom.

 

 

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Criteria: The Jill Conway Annual Scholarship is intended to provide support to a current Honors College student who demonstrates engagement, personal growth, and curiosity to explore new interests, and who is motivated to enhance their classroom experience.

To nominate a fellow CofC Honors student for the Jill Conway Annual Scholarship, please explain in one paragraph (250 words max) how the student embodies the criteria listed above. You should upload your paragraph (as a pdf attachment) to your OAKS advising folder – Scholarship Application dropbox by August 31st. Once nominations have been collected, we will reach out to a select number of nominees for them to complete the application process.

Posted on May 25, 2018 in Honors Leadership, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Applications Now Open: The German Chancellor Fellowship for Tomorrow’s Leaders

Applications for the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship are now open. The German Chancellor Fellowship allows seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students to spend one year conducting a project of their design with the host of their choice in Germany. The project can be in any field, but should be research-based and create a positive long-term impact. Benefits include full financial support, a language course, and a study tour culminating with meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel. More information on the German Chancellor Fellowship and the online application is available here

Although applications are not due until September 15, 2018,  applicants are encouraged to begin drafting project proposals and securing host affiliations early. Questions regarding this opportunity can be sent to Alexandra Hoenscheid, Program Coordinator for American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at info@americanfriends-of-avh.org. 

Please contact Dr. Anton Vander Zee, Director of Nationally Competitive Awards, at nationalawards@cofc.edu if you would like support in applying for this fellowship.

Posted on March 20, 2018 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

Department of Defense SMART and Stokes Scholarships

What: Department of Defense scholarships provide cash awards to students who have demonstrated ability and aptitude for excelling in STEM fields in disciplines of importance to DoD. Both of the scholarships listed would be especially beneficial for students majoring in Computer Science or other STEM majors. More information about specific scholarships can be found under “Learn More.”

To Apply: 2019 deadlines for these scholarships are tentative, as finalists for 2018 scholarships have already been selected.

 

 

 

 

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SMART Scholarship

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD facilities. Learn more about the SMART Scholarship here.

Stokes Scholarship

The Stokes Educational Scholarship Program, formerly known as the Undergraduate Training Program, facilitates the recruitment of individuals, particularly minority high school students, who have demonstrated skills critical to NSA. Stokes is open to high school seniors planning on majoring in computer science or computer/electrical engineering.

As an NSA employee with the Stokes Program, you will attend college full-time, receive up to $30,000 per year for tuition and mandatory fees, and work during the summers at NSA for 12 weeks in areas that are related to your course of study. You’ll acquire real-world experience and receive a year-round salary. You must maintain at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter in the freshman year and a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale each semester/quarter after the freshman year. If selected as a program participant, you are required to work in your area of study for NSA after your college graduation for at least one-and-one-half times the length of study. If you leave NSA employment earlier, you must reimburse the government for your tuition. Learn more about the Stokes Scholarship here.

Posted on February 26, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Department of State FAIT Program

What: The Department of State, in partnership with the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars (TWC), is pleased to announce the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship Program. This program is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for interested individuals seeking to apply technology solutions to the business of diplomacy.  The U.S. State Department provides academic funding so that you may focus on preparing yourself for a future career in the Foreign Service. As a selected FAIT Fellow, you will receive financial support for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expenses for either your junior and senior year of undergraduate study OR a two-year master’s degree in an IT-related field (up to $37,500 annually). You’ll also receive stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two internship experiences.

To Apply: For the 2019 FAIT Fellowship, the general deadline for applicants is in the December of the cohort year (December 2018). The online application will open during Fall 2018.

More information on this opportunity can be found on the program’s website or in the program brochure.

Posted on February 5, 2018 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Phi Kappa Phi Fellowships, Grants, Awards, and Scholarships

The College of Charleston Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce the following awards, fellowships, grants and scholarships. Information regarding each opportunity is linked below.

PKP Graduate Fellowship (Applications are due to the Charleston Chapter on April 1, 2018)
Chapter Undergraduate Research and Creative Works Award (Letter of Intent due to the Charleston Chapter on April 15, 2018, Application due April 29, 2018)
Study Abroad Grants (Applications due May 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018)
Literacy Grants (Applications due April 1, 2018)
Love of Learning Awards (Applications due April 1, 2018 and October 1, 2018)

For detailed descriptions, application procedures and forms, and deadlines please visit the Phi Kappa Phi website.

Posted on January 25, 2018 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

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