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 Honors@cofc.edu with any questions.
-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
-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
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.
Include an updated and polished resume highlighting your recent leadership experiences.