Nationally Competitive Awards Recipients

Congratulations to all of College of Charleston students who competed for and received a nationally competitive award! Over 70 students were recognized in an awards ceremony this afternoon including six graduate students.  Our students and their awards are listed below:

Courtney Arthur
Knauss Fellowship
The Knauss Fellowship provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources.  The program matches highly qualified graduate students with “hosts” in the legislative and executive branch of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for one year paid fellowship.  Fellows receive approximately $43,000 in academic support.

Callie Van Koughnett
Knowles Foundation Teaching Fellowship
The Knowles Teaching Fellowships are for students who have received a bachelor’s or advanced degree in science, engineering or mathematics and are committed to teaching high school science and/or mathematics in U.S. schools. The fellowship supports them professionally and financially for up to five years through a teacher preparation program to eligibility for tenure.

Sara Latshaw
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships help 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 in the U.S. and abroad.  The award provides academic support of up to $30,000 per year.

Natalie Martin
Teach for America
Teach for America’s mission is to enlist the most promising future leaders to promote educational excellence and to eliminate educational inequality.  The program identifies highly qualified recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural schoools across the US.  The program provides substantial training and all participants are paid salaries and health benefits for their work.  Corps members also receive several other financial rewards.

K. Jourdan Reeves
Becker CPA Review National Scholarship
The Becker CPA Review National Scholarship provides financial support for the CPA review course to 50 students who demonstrate high moral character and leadership qualities, aspire to achieve significant career goals, plan to sit for the CPA Exam, and will meet the CPA Exam requirements.

Nicholas Rummell
Critical Languages Scholarship
The Department of State’s Critical Languages Scholarship funds an intensive summer study of a specified critical language.  The scholarship covers all program costs, tuition, travel, room, and board for the 7-11 week program.  Approximately 6,000 students apply each year with approximately 500 students awarded.

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