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Honors College Rising Sophomores: Apply Now to Join the Charleston Fellows Program

The Honors College has procured funding to support additional Honors College scholarships for current students. The scholarships will be renewable for up to three years, and recipients will also become members of the Charleston Fellows Program.

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. In order to meet the deadline for fall tuition bills, all applications are due to OAKS by Friday, June 10. Details about the application process are included below, and as always you may contact with any questions.

Application Details

-Rising Honors College sophomore
-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 first year of college

Application Process:

-Upload your application materials as a single PDF or Word document to the “Honors College Scholarship Applications” folder on the Honors Advising – Class of 2025 OAKS page
-Applications are due Friday, June 10 by 5:00 p.m. EST
-Finalists will be contacted the following week to schedule a Zoom interview

Application Materials:

1. Essay 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, citing examples of how you utilized those skills and how you, as a leader, impacted your community. Then detail how you believe your membership in the Charleston Fellows Program will help you to further develop and fine-tune those specific leadership skills.

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

Posted on May 27, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Learn more about Fulbright

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards is available to workshop with any students interested in Fulbright. The College of Charleston Honors College is one of the top Fulbright Scholar producing schools in the United States.

What can you do with a Fulbright? 

Live in one of 150 countries while you:

  • Teach English
  • Attend Graduate School
  • Conduct Research

Fulbright offers YEAR long grants to support these endeavors.

Rising and Current Seniors, as well as recent graduates, are welcome to apply!

Students can learn more about Fulbright here or at the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.

Posted on April 11, 2022 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

U.S. Department of State: CLS SPARK

The U.S Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Spark Program is a pilot initiative providing virtual opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

CLS Spark provides American students the access and opportunity to start their language learning journeys, even when these critical languages may not be offered on their campuses. Selected participants will spend an academic year learning either Arabic, Chinese, or Russian through online classes and activities facilitated by native speakers at a host institution abroad.

Key Benefits:

  • $300 stipend
  • Online language instruction and cultural enrichment experiences over the course of two 11-week terms
  • Language gains certified with the widely recognized ACTFL OPI test
  • Automatic consideration as CLS Program semifinalists for the summer overseas 2023 CLS Program to continue their language study

Students may learn more at

Posted on March 29, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Uncategorized

Develop Your Professional, Research, and Leadership Skills with the Market Scholars Program

Market Process Scholars is a multi-year mentoring program for exceptional College of Charleston undergraduate students. The Market Process Scholars program develops professional, research, and leadership skills through exposure to a broad range of successful academic scholars and business executives representing diverse fields of study, organizational cultures, leadership styles, and measures of personal and organizational success.

Apply now to join the 2022-23 cohort. The application deadline is Monday, March 21. More details can be found online.

Posted on March 8, 2022 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Environmental Data Initiative Fellowship Program

All students with programming experience and a passion for the ecological sciences are encouraged to apply for the Environmental Data Initiative Fellowship Program. This program will run from June 13 to August 19. 

Accepted Fellows will receive training in ecological data management and gain hands-on experience through participation in data preparation and publishing with scientists and information managers from specific host research projects.

This opportunity does have the option of remote participation, and accepted fellows will receive a $6,000 stipend.

The deadline to apply for this opportunity is March 20th. Please click here to apply and learn more!

Posted on February 28, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Aspiring Medical Scientists: Apply Now for the Summer P.A.S.S. Program with MUSC’s Department of Surgery

The PASS (Pipeline for Aspiring Surgical Students) summer internship program is back and will once again provide three Honors interns with an immersive 10-week summer experience focused on laboratory and clinical research and designed to prepare students for a career in academic medicine, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty.

As part of the program, students will also participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which will enhance their P.A.S.S. internship through a significant stipend, supplemental workshops, and peer-to-peer collaboration. Following the internship, students will present on their work at the the 2022 MUSC Research Day in November.

Applications for the P.A.S.S. Program are due Sunday, March 6. Read more about last year’s P.A.S.S. Program, and then click below for details on how to apply.

P.A.S.S. Program Application Details

The Opportunity:

PASS interns will spend 10 weeks immersed in laboratory and clinical research, all under the mentorship of Department of Surgery faculty members. Potential opportunities for research include…

  • Transplant Immunology and Surgical outcomes, specifically focused on developing novel technologies and therapies to promote organ tolerance in transplantation in the Lee Patterson Allen Transplant Immunobiology Laboratory or outcomes research in the Transplant Clinical Research Core
  • Regenerative medicine, specifically relating to biomedical implants, biomaterials, tissue engineering, and 3D printing and visualization
  • Surgical Oncology research, both clinical and basic research investigating mechanisms behind cancer development and prevention and/or outcomes of therapeutics in patients
  • Cardiovascular research, focusing on basic mechanisms preventing cardiovascular disease and correlating clinical outcomes research
  • Clinical outcomes research within the Surgical Outcomes and Innovation Network at MUSC Dept. of Surgery (SORIN) and in GI surgery and general surgery within the Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital Patient population

Internship Requirements:

  • Commit to working full-time (40 hours/week) for 10-weeks (exact dates will be determined based on the lab you work with)
  • Apply for and participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, including pre- and post-summer workshops and cohort activities
  • Present at the annual Perry V. Halushka Research Day in November ‘22


PASS Interns will participate simultaneously in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which will provide them with a stipend for living expenses up to $4000 (participation in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program is required of all PASS interns).

Who Should Apply:

This opportunity is ideal for aspiring medical scientists considering a career in academic medicine (not just in surgical fields). For those thinking about pursuing an MD/PhD or MD/MS, this is a great chance to gain practical experience and bolster your application credentials.

To be considered, applicants must be a rising junior or rising senior currently in good standing within the Honors College.

Application Process:

1.) Apply to PASS

Applications should be submitted to (subject line: 2022 PASS application) by Sunday, March 6 at midnight. Applications must include…

  • An up-to-date professional resume
  • A copy of your unofficial transcript
  • A statement of intent (500 words). Statement should discuss academic and career goals and explain, in specific and persuasive terms, the importance of the knowledge and skill gained from participation in the PASS program to academic and career development. Prior research experience should also be discussed. Note: If the student is intending to enroll in summer courses or be employed, he/she must describe how course work, employment and any other commitments will be balanced with the PASS program expectations. Students are not permitted to enroll in more than one course during the project period.

2.) Apply to the Honors Summer Enrichment Program

Students who participate in the PASS program must also participate in the Honors Summer Enrichment Program, which requires a separate application. Details about how to apply can be found here. For students applying to the PASS Program, the application deadline is the same for both programs: Sunday, March 6 (note that this is after the regularly posted deadline for the Summer Enrichment Program).


Questions about the application process? Contact

Posted on February 25, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Summer REU Opportunity Available in Biological Sciences

The University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences is hosting a 10-week summer research training opportunity from May 23 through July 29. 

The focus of this REU site is Re-IMAGiNE Life, Exploring Function through Adaptation. This topic encompasses a wide variety of subdisciplines within biology and creates opportunities for lab and/or field-based, hands-on research by undergraduate students to explore the interplay of genomes, phenotypes, and environments at all levels of biological organization.

Selected students will receive a $6,000 stipend as well as paid on campus housing at the University of Alabama.

All students are encouraged to apply! The application review process will begin on March 8th and continue until all positions are full.  The application to apply can be found here!

For more information, please see the landing page for the REU here.

Posted on February 25, 2022 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Publish Your Creative Work in Sanctuary, A National Honors Journal

Calling all Honors creatives! Submit your artistic work!

Sanctuary is a national literary and arts journal highlighting creative work by Honors students from across the southeastern U.S. The publication is seeking poems, stories, and visual art created by Honors College students.

Submissions can be made online, with an application deadline of March 5, 2022.

To view previous work published in Sanctuary, or to learn more about the submission process, check out

P.S., We have it on good authority that submissions are down this year, which greatly increases your chances of acceptance. If you’re thinking about submitting, we say go for it!

Posted on February 22, 2022 in Announcements & Events, Scholarships, Grants & Awards
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