During the 2020-21 academic year, College of Charleston students have been applying for and winning competitive scholarship awards in impressive numbers despite the many challenges and disruptions created by the pandemic. For the first time in CofC history, three students are the recipients of the Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS), an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American college students. In the School of Sciences and Mathematics, three students received the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship.
“Winning one of these prestigious awards is a great achievement, especially in the midst of a global pandemic,” says Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich, director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards and Honors College faculty fellow. “These excellent programs will provide each student with a unique set of experiences and the opportunities to gain skills that will distinguish them in their respective fields.”
In addition to the CLS and NOAA scholarship recipients, the College had three students this year awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship as well as seven students named as Fulbright semifinalists.
To read more about this story, check out the full article by Amy S. Mercer at The College Today. Photos provided.