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Coming Up: Award Opportunities in the Fall!

Looking for funding and travel opportunities? Applying to graduate school? Want more research experience?

The fall awards season is full of chances for students across disciplines and class levels to obtain funding for their studies or travel, and expand their skill sets through research and language. Get in touch with the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards to find the right award for you!

Here’s a sampling of what award applications open in the fall:

Sophomores and Juniors: Interested in learning a new language while living abroad? Learn more about the Critical Language Scholarship! Choose from a diverse list of languages—often, no prior experience is necessary! If you have research experience and are looking for funding, look into the Goldwater Scholarship, which gives $7,500 to students looking for careers in engineering, math, and natural sciences.

Seniors: Check out the Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Program for funding and job opportunities if you’re planning on pursuing a master’s degree in foreign affairs! Is research more your thing? Learn more about the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, which funds your research-based master’s or doctoral degree!

All these opportunities and more can be found on our blog!

Questions? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards,

Posted on April 23, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

Fulbright Resources Available Online!

The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has online resources available for 2020 Fulbright applicants—continue the process virtually!

Like most of the College, the NCA Office has been adapting resources for students to use from home, including helpful materials for the Fulbright application. Fulbright applicants now have access to presentations, worksheets, and videos to use during the application process.

Drafting your statements? Check out our guides on writing the Personal Statement and Statement of Grant Purpose. Next, share your statements with the NCA Office for virtual feedback!

We’re continuously adding to the Fulbright Application Resources page on our blog, so check back for more information on requesting Letters of Recommendation and obtaining Letters of Affiliation.

Questions? Contact the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Our virtual office hours are M, W, Th from 11am-3pm and T from 11-2pm

Posted on April 23, 2020 in Scholarships, Grants & Awards

SENIORS ONLY: Phi Kappa Phi Research & Creative Works Award

The Phi Kappa Phi Research and Creative Works Award is open to all students who will be graduating in May 2020 (and also those who graduated in Dec. 2019). You do not have to be a member of our Phi Kappa Phi chapter to be eligible. Honors College seniors in particular are encouraged to pursue this award, as Bachelor’s Essays tend to make strong submissions.

You can find submission information here. The application includes a summary page, a one-page impact statement, the artifact itself, and a brief, letter from a CofC faculty member speaking to the strength of the project. The letter should be submitted separately from the other materials, and the faculty member can send it directly to the email address noted in the document linked above.

Please reach out to Professor Anton Vander Zee at if you have any questions about the awards process.

Posted on April 15, 2020 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

We Want to Celebrate You!

If you have applied and received a grant, internship, job, or other opportunity through the Student Opportunity Center (SOC), please email Sarah Kell at so we may congratulate you!

Additionally, if you have lost the SOC account activation email, never received it, or it ended in your spam folder, click here to get a new one.

Posted on January 28, 2020 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Student Opportunity Center Listings, Study Abroad

Apply for the Fulbright US Student Program

Interested in studying, researching, or teaching abroad after graduation? The Fulbright U.S. Student program offers these opportunities in over 140 countries.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to complete international graduate study and advanced research or teach English in a variety of academic settings. The program awards approximately 2,000 grants annually in all fields of study.

The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home, and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think. The College of Charleston is annually a Top Fulbright Producer.

Applications for the 2020-2021 cycle opens March 31, 2020 and closes the first week of October. This is the perfect time to get started on the application!

If this program interests you, please visit the National Awards Office at 6 Green Way. Office Hours are 11am-3pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 11am-2pm on Wednesday.

For any questions or to set up meetings regarding this opportunity, email us at

Posted on January 28, 2020 in Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards, Study Abroad

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.

If you have lost the activation email, never received it, or it ended in your spam folder, click here to get a new one.

Posted on November 26, 2019 in Internships & Jobs, Research, Scholarships, Grants & Awards

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