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2020 Truman Scholarship Applications are now open!

What: The Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award offered to juniors and seniors (expected to graduate between December 2020 and August 2021) who wish to attend graduate school in preparation for a career in government, the non-profit sector or public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

To Apply: In order to access the online application, you must receive login credentials from this Institution’s Faculty Representative, Dr. Trisha Folds-Bennett at

Deadlines: The deadline to meet with Dr. Folds-Bennett to indicate interest and receive access to the online application is Monday, November 4th. Initial drafts of all applications are due on Monday, December 2nd.

For information on the program and requirements, visit the program’s website.


Posted on October 17, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

SC Humanities Student Research Fellowships

What: SC Humanities encourages undergraduate students in their sophomore or junior years attending an accredited college or university in South Carolina to explore research and scholarship of important topics in the humanities. Student Research Fellowships provide a $1,000 stipend to support research in the study of history, philosophy and ethics, literature, linguistics, languages, jurisprudence, cultural anthropology, archaeology, comparative religions, art history and/or criticism, folklore, or interdisciplinary scholarship in these areas. Special consideration is given to projects that have a South Carolina focus or component. Successful Student Research Fellows must conduct at least one public program tailored for and delivered to a general public audience to ensure that the shared stories are available to communities in South Carolina. SC Humanities staff will help schedule the student fellow to appear at the annual South Carolina Humanities Festival or another appropriate presentation venue.

To Apply: The application and guidelines can be found on the program’s website.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted digitally by Friday, November 15, 2019 before 5pm.

Please contact T.J. Wallace at or (803) 771-2477 with any questions.

Posted on October 8, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Exchange Club of Charleston Scholarship

logoWhat: This $2,000 scholarship is open to students that are residents of the tri-county area (Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester counties), have completed their first year of college, have a history of community service, and possess at least a 3.0 CofC GPA. Students that apply and are selected must acknowledge the Exchange Club of Charleston and attend the awards program in December.

To Apply: Please submit The Exchange Club of Charleston Scholarship Application in Word format to the Office of Financial Aid & Veterans Affairs at

Deadline: November 25, 2019 by 5:00 pm

For more information on the scholarship, check out the award’s webpage.

Posted on October 3, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Goldwater Scholarship

What: The Goldwater Scholarship supports outstanding students interested in research careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The scholarship covers undergraduate eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to $7,500 per academic year for up to 2 years. To be considered for nomination, a student must have 1-2 years of undergraduate study left, pursuing a bachelor’s degree on a full-time basis, have an average GPA of at least a B or higher, be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, have a demonstrated interest in a research career, and be nominated by his or her college or university.

To Apply: You must be nominated by the College for this scholarship. If interested, please complete the Student Profile and Pre-Application here. One the Pre-Application is complete, you must meet with Dr. Collins Frohlich to continue the nomination process.

Deadline: Student Profiles and Pre-Applications are due by November 4. Internal Applications are due by December 2.

Additional information can be found on the program’s website and on the program flyer. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Dr. Jesslyn Collins-Frohlich at

Posted on October 2, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

USAID Donald Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship

What: The Payne Fellowship is a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Program, administered by Howard University, which seeks to attract and prepare outstanding individuals for careers as USAID Foreign Service Officers. Candidates can be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The Payne program encourages the application of members of historically underrepresented groups in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and gain employment with USAID in an exciting and rewarding career in the Foreign Service.

To Apply: Candidates must be a U.S. citizen, seeking admission to graduate school in fall 2020 for a two-year program in an area of relevance to the Foreign Service at a U.S.-based institution, and possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Further application details and the online application can be found on the program’s website.

Application Deadline: November 1, 2019

For further information and applicant advice, visit the program’s webpage. If you have any questions, please contact the program at or call (202) 250-5355.

Posted on October 1, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Harvard Kennedy School Public Policy and Leadership Conference

Untitled-1What: The conference aims to increase the diversity of students pursuing graduate programs in public policy and international affairs by informing students about opportunities for graduate study and careers in both domestic and international public policy. All conference expenses are covered by HKS. The conference serves as a pipeline for first- and second-year undergraduate students from historically underrepresented and underserved communities. The PPLC is designed to embolden students to pursue professional degrees to prepare themselves to become future leaders in public policy. The intensive three days of workshops, panels, and lectures are designed to provide an understanding of, and access to, a career in public service.

When: February 6 – 9, 2019

Where: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Eligibility: Only first and second year undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or DACA recipients are eligible to apply

How to Apply: Complete the online application by Friday, October 25th at 5pm. It is also recommended that students submit a resume, personal statement essay, a letter of recommendation, and an undergraduate transcript.

More information about this opportunity can be found here.

Posted on September 30, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Student Opportunity Center (SOC)

CofC Honors has recently adopted a resource that connects you to over 10,000 conferences, journals, research, and funding opportunities from all over the world. It is free, easy to use, and flexible to your interests. Please take 30 seconds to check it out and discover opportunities to make yourself stand out from the crowd!

Check your emails (and spam folders) for an invitation to join the network. This short video provides more information on how to navigate the new system.

Posted on September 30, 2019 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is now open!

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains. Most languages offered by the CLS Program do not require applicants to have any experience studying critical languages.

The CLS Program offers instruction in the following languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

CLS, a program of the U.S. Department of State, is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century’s globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The application is now live and available here. Applications are due Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST

Posted on September 13, 2019 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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