Apply to Join the Charleston Fellows Program

The Honors College is now accepting applications from current students interested in joining the Charleston Fellows Program. The program provides students with co-curricular resources, professional development opportunities, and an accompanying scholarship–renewable for up to three years–to help cover tuition costs.

In order to maximize the impact of these awards and ensure students become fully immersed in the Charleston Fellows experience, applications will be open to all rising sophomores in the Honors College who meet the scholarship criteria. Rising juniors who feel they would benefit from the program may petition for consideration by emailing prior to submitting an application.

Applications may be submitted online and are due by Sunday, June 9, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Read below for additional details, and contact with any questions.

Charleston Fellows Program Application
Current Honors Students


  • Rising sophomore in the Honors College (rising juniors may petition for consideration by emailing
  • Must be in good standing in the Honors College.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Must have demonstrated significant leadership, in a formal or informal capacity, during their time at CofC.
Application Process:
  • Respond to two prompts and upload an updated resume using the online application portal.
  • Applications are due Sunday, June 9, 2024 by 11:59 p.m. EST.
  • Finalists will be contacted the following week to schedule a Zoom interview.
Application Materials:

1. Leadership Prompt – In 500 words or less, respond to the following:

The mission of the Charleston Fellows Program is to recruit highly engaged students and then provide them with dynamic experiences, a robust network, and growth opportunities such that they’re equipped to address critical issues and prepared to become socially responsible and transformative leaders in their chosen field and/or community.

Describe the specific leadership skills you’ve developed over the past year. Cite specific examples of how you utilized those skills and how you, as a leader, have impacted a community that you’re a member of. How would your membership in the Charleston Fellows Program help you to further develop and fine-tune those specific leadership skills.

2. Community Prompt – In 300 words or less, respond to the following:

The Charleston Fellows Program not only offers scholarship support and leadership development opportunities, but also increased access to a community of peers and connections.

What would you hope to gain from the program’s communal aspect? What specifically would you aim to contribute to your peers in the program?

3. Resume – Include an updated and polished resume highlighting your recent leadership experiences.

Paid Summer Sales/Finance Internship with Advisor Wealth Management

Who We Are: Advisor Wealth Management (AWM) is a financial firm startup based in Charleston, SC. We launched our business in 2022 and have seen demand for our service that has surpassed our expectations. We are engineering a newer, smarter approach to financial advising and are the antithesis of a stuffy, financial firm. If you have a passion for helping others and being a part of building a truly unique business, this is the place for you.

Who We are Looking For: A summer intern who wants to learn sales first-hand and isn’t afraid of being held accountable to big goals.


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Thick skin – sales can be tough and not everyone loves being called “out of the blue”
  • Must be able to work out of Charleston, SC office (Upper King St) majority of the summer

How to Apply: Handshake application; looking to fill the role ASAP so apply today!

Compete in the Dept. of Defense Cyber Sentinel Skills Challenge

The Cyber Sentinel Skills Challenge is your chance to showcase your skills, win your share of $15,000 in cash prizes, and kickstart a career with the US Department of Defense

The Challenge: A remote competition that brings together participants from top universities, industry organizations, and training programs to face a series of real-world scenarios that test their skills in various aspects of cybersecurity, simulating actual cybersecurity situations faced by the DoD.

Benefits: $15,000 prize pool + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with the DoD.

Great Fit For: All cyber and IT enthusiasts across the United States to showcase their skills and compete for cash prizes & job opportunities!

How to Apply: Online application by May 15.


Become an OB/GYN medical scribe

Lowcountry OB/GYN is hiring recent graduates for their medical scribe program at their Mount Pleasant location.

The Opportunity: Follows physicians through their workday and chart patient encounters in real-time using a medical office’s Electronic Health Record and existing templates.


  • Gain invaluable clinical experience
  • Observe gyn surgery and obstetric deliveries
  • Master medical terminology
  • Set yourself up with a great foundation for a career in healthcare

Great Fit For: Recent/impending grads considering a healthcare career; ideal for students taking a gap year before med school, PA school, or advanced nursing.

How to Apply: Online application through Tenet Health.

Capital One Business Analyst Mini-Mester Program

Capital One is hosting a four-day immersive mini-mester program in June for students interested in their business analyst internship program.

The Business Analyst Mini-Mester is a 4 day immersive experience giving students exposure to business casing, soft skills, and interview preparation skills essential for Capital One’s AIP program.

The program runs daily from June 10-14 and includes:

  • Resume Workshops
  • Executive Speakers and Panels
  • Casing
  • Career Journey Session
  • Capital One Internship and FT role Overviews
  • Networking
  • Data Pathways
  • Mentorship

Good Fit For: School of business majors / Rising sophomores and juniors

Help raise awareness for mental health in Charleston this May with Bridge the Gap

Local nonprofit Quest is hosting a month-long mental fitness challenge to raise mental health awareness with daily walks on the Ravanel Bridge.

The walks are guided by Quest on Campus students and community volunteers, who will share words of inspiration, provide information on local and national mental health resources, and foster a supportive environment.

  • To end this month-long effort, on 05/31 we have an amazing event with Amanda Oberhaus on top of the USS Yorktown–Sweat on the Ship.

How you can help: Volunteer to lead a walk on a particular day or sign up to participate in a walk. It’s a great chance to…

  • Network with other like-minded individuals
  • Strengthen your mental fitness
  • Contribute to our collective effort to bridge the gap in mental health awareness and support

How to Participate: Volunteer to be a walk leader for a particular day or sign up to join a walk.

Honors College Class of 2024 Boat Cruise

The Honors College is hosting a boat cruise for graduating Honors students!

The Date: Thursday, May 2 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

The Cruise: All aboard the Charleston Princess for a Blues & BBQ cruise. Enjoy live music, a BBQ buffet, and a cash bar alongside your fellow Honors graduates and Honors faculty/staff. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. and the boat sets sail promptly at 7:00 p.m. from the Charleston Maritime Center (10 Wharside St.) for a two-hour tour.

The Cost: Honors is subsidizing tickets for graduating seniors such that you can join us for a discounted rate of $30.

  • Because we’re subsidizing the tickets, participation is limited to graduating Honors students (no guests allowed, sorry!).

Anchors away! Seniors, to join us on the cruise…

  1. Complete this registration form to be added to the passenger manifest.
  2. Purchase your ticket through the College’s marketplace portal.

The deadline to register/pay is Friday, April 12. contact Cristy Landis or Mary Moser with questions.