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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

Analytics Team: Teradata University Network

What: HONS Analytics Team for Fall 2018 Analytics Challenge: Teradata University Network
The College of Charleston is a member of the Teradata University Network. The goal of the Analytics Challenge is to provide students with an opportunity to present their business analytics research or application cases to professionals in the business analytics community.

Where: If selected, Finalist will present at the 2018 Teradata PARTNERS Conference in Las Vegas, NV, from October 14-18, 2018.

More information on this opportunity can be found here.

Contact Lancie Affonso ( by March 7, 2018 if you are interested in participating on the Analytics Team (open to all majors who are interested in Data Visualization)


Posted on February 14, 2018 in Clubs and Organizations, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Rotary Global Grant: Earn 50K for Overseas Graduate Study

Juniors and Seniors! Please attend an upcoming information session to learn more about applying for a Rotary Ambassadorial Global Grant, which supports graduate studies overseas for graduating seniors and recent graduates. Recipients pursue degrees leading to  sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six Areas of Focus, which include Peace & Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal & Child Health, Economic & Community Development, Basic Education & Literacy, and Water & Sanitation. This award is ideal for Juniors or Seniors planning a gap year as grants will fund study during the 2017-18 academic year.

  • When: Tuesday, February 13, 6:PM
  • Where: MYBK 113

The deadline to apply for this award is Friday, April 12. Contact Dr. Vander Zee ( for more information, but are unable to make this information session

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Rotary Foundation Global Grants support graduate studies overseas for graduating seniors and recent graduates. Graduate pursue degrees leading to  sustainable high-impact outcomes in one or more of the six Areas of Focus, which include Peace & Conflict Resolution, Disease Prevention & Treatment, Maternal & Child Health, Economic & Community Development, Basic Education & Literacy, and Water & Sanitation.

  • Eligibility: Junior, Senior, or recent graduate with plans to pursue overseas studies in one of six Areas of Focus. Open to international students as well as U.S. citizens.
  • Award: minimum of $30,000, maximum $50,000 for overseas graduate study.
  • Deadlines:
    • Internal: April 13
    • District: June 1
    • District Interviews: Late August
    • Note: April applicants would plan on graduate study beginning the fall after the current calendar year. This means that a graduating senior applicant would anticipate a gap year before the program begins if selected.
  • Notes: Although there is not official nomination process, the NCA office works closely with the local Rotary district to recruit applicants and process their applications internally before the district deadline.
  • More on the Areas of Focus and Attributes of Successful Grant Applications: Rotary Areas of Focus in Detail (note that only a portion of the linked site covers scholarships)
  • Download Rotary Application

Posted on February 5, 2018 in Announcements & Events, 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

ECOllective Student Project Committee

What:  Each student pays a Green Fee of $10 per semester to the ECOllective Fund that supports projects and initiatives that contribute to sustainability at the College of Charleston. A portion of the ECOllective Fund is set aside specifically to fund student-proposed projects that educate the campus community, encourage positive action for society and the environment, provide research data, and promote collaboration of various academic disciplines. This funding is administered by the ECOllective Student Project Committee (ESPC), which is composed entirely by members of the student body. To take advantage of this funding, students have the opportunity to work collaboratively with ESPC to complete the application process and make their sustainability project a reality here on campus. If you are a CofC student with an idea for a student-led project or event that will make our campus more sustainable, please apply.

There are two levels of funding that you can receive from this program. Full-Scale Projects can receive up to $5000 in funding, and smaller, Expedited Projects can receive up to $500 in funding and operate on rolling submissions all semester.

To Apply: The Spring 2018 deadline for Full-Scale Projects is March 15th. For more detailed information on the application process, go to the program’s website.

If you have any questions, email

Posted on January 26, 2018 in 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

Hibernian Society of Charleston Scholarship

What: The Hibernian Society Scholarship is available to current College of Charleston students who demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and intent to remain in the Charleston area after graduation.

To Apply: The application and requirements for this scholarship may be found here.  The deadline to apply is March 16, 2018 by 5:00 pm.

More information on this scholarship may be found on the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs’ website.

Posted on January 22, 2018 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Udall Scholarship for Environmental Interests

What: Are you working towards positive solutions to environmental challenges? Have you demonstrated your commitment to one of this area through public service? Do you inspire and motivate others to take action? Are you committed to making a difference through civility and consensus building?

Apply / Deadline : If so, consider applying for a Udall Scholarship through the College’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. CofC can nominate up to 8 students for this prestigious award. The application deadline is March 8, but you should plan on sharing a complete draft of your application with the National Awards office no later than February 20.

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Udall Scholars are selected on the basis of:

  • Commitment to a career related to the environment, or to tribal public policy, or to American Indian health care;
  • Leadership, public service, consensus building, and integrity;
  • Academic achievement
  • An understanding of the Udall legacy, demonstrated through the application essay.

The Udall Scholarship provides

  • Access to the Udall Alumni Network: an association of environmental and tribal leaders and public servants sharing innovative ideas, professional advice, and job and internship opportunities.
  • Four days in Tucson, Arizona, at Scholar Orientation: extending your professional network, meeting other scholars and alumni, and learning new skills.
  • Up to $5,000 for eligible academic expenses.

If interested in this or other awards, e-mail Dr. Vander Zee, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, or drop by his office hours on the second floor of 10 Green Way, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 to 12:00, or by appointment. You can also learn more about this and other awards at the Awards Search and News site.


Posted on January 16, 2018 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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