Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Cougar Scholarship Award System, the scholarship management site for the College of Charleston. Applications are currently open for the 2021-2022 academic year!

The scholarships listed are offered by various colleges, departments and offices throughout the Colege of Charleston. Below you will find a listing of scholarships available to students with brief information about the scholarship qualifications. Click “Show Filters” to display filter options such as college or major. Use the “Search” box to find scholarships by keyword or name. Select the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity. Sign in, complete your General Application. Depending on your major, you may be prompted to complete a Conditional Application which is required for scholarships in your area of study. Once you complete the General Application (and Conditional Application, if applicable), scholarships that are currently “open” will be recommended to you if you meet the basic criteria. Please note to be considered for any award you must click submit on your application. Any application(s) left on drafted will not be considered.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Tomo Cook Scholarship Fund
The Tomo Cook Scholarship Fund is designed to support worthy students who are declared philosophy major. This scholarship was created in memory of...
The Tomo Cook Scholarship Fund is designed to support worthy students...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2021
Varies Beatrice Stiglitz Scholarship in French
This scholarship in French has been endowed by Professor Béatrice Stiglitz to enable students to study abroad in France or another Francophone...
This scholarship in French has been endowed by Professor Béatrice...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Friedgen Family Italian Study Abroad Endowed/Annual Scholarship
Gloria Friedgen is an active citizen who has taken Italian classes offered at the College of Charleston. In addition to being a student, she’s...
Gloria Friedgen is an active citizen who has taken Italian classes...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Huguenot Endowed Scholarship
The Huguenot Endowed Scholarship is for junior or senior French majors. The Huguenot Endowed Scholarship fund was established by the descendants of...
The Huguenot Endowed Scholarship is for junior or senior French...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies Kathleen Hudson Rivers Foreign Language Scholarship
Kathleen Rivers created this endowed scholarship because of her belief in the intrinsic value of studying abroad and the importance of learning...
Kathleen Rivers created this endowed scholarship because of her belief...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies William Bischoff Memorial Fund
The department offers an institutional scholarship in memory of the first chair of the Psychology Department.
The department offers an institutional scholarship in memory of the...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/10/2021
Varies Marine Biology Deep Water Fund/ Joanna Endowment
Scholarship supports Marine Biology graduate students.
Scholarship supports Marine Biology graduate students.
  • Deadline: 03/11/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/11/2021
Varies First-Year Classics Scholarship
The First-Year Classics Scholarship supports students interested in declaring as a Classics major during their freshman year and to encourage...
The First-Year Classics Scholarship supports students interested in...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Hibernian Society Foundation Scholarship
The Hibernian Society of Charleston is Charleston’s oldest existing Irish organization, having been established on the 17th of March, 1799. The...
The Hibernian Society of Charleston is Charleston’s oldest existing...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2021
Varies Macy Ezell Cooke Scholarship Endowment
The Macy Ezell Cook Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,000 that seeks to support students who are writing a Bachelor’s Essay or working on...
The Macy Ezell Cook Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,000 that...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2021
Varies Dorothea Benton Frank Fellows
During its 250th Anniversary in 2020, the College of Charleston seeks to capitalize on ts place within a world class city, its core liberal arts...
During its 250th Anniversary in 2020, the College of Charleston seeks to...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2021
Varies James L. "Jim" Banks, III Memorial Endowed/Annual Scholarship
The MFA Creative Writing program’s James L. “Jim” Banks III, Memorial Endowed Scholarship is awarded every other year to one incoming student whose...
The MFA Creative Writing program’s James L. “Jim” Banks III, Memorial...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2021
Varies Joanna Endowed Scholarship-Masters in Environmental Studies
The Joanna Endowed Scholarship in Environmental Studies is for students pursuing a Masters degree in Environmental Studies.
The Joanna Endowed Scholarship in Environmental Studies is for students...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2021
Varies Katuna Endowed Scholarship in Environmental Studies
The Katuna Endowment Fund will support a candidate for admission to the MES Program with preference to a student with an undergraduate degree in...
The Katuna Endowment Fund will support a candidate for admission to the...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2021
Varies Lindstedt Fellowship in Environmental Studies
The Barbara Muller Lindstedt Memorial Scholarship was created through the Lindstedt Trust in 1995. Eligible applicants must be a first year...
The Barbara Muller Lindstedt Memorial Scholarship was created through...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2021
Varies MFA General Scholarship Fund
General Scholarship Fund for Masters of Fine Arts Creative Writing students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
General Scholarship Fund for Masters of Fine Arts Creative Writing...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2021
Varies The Environmental Protection Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is for graduate students in the Environmental Studies Masters program.
This scholarship is for graduate students in the Environmental Studies...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2021
Varies Woodfin Creative Writing Scholarship
The MFA Creative Writing program’s Woodfin Fellowships are awarded each year to two incoming students whose creative work demonstrates exceptional...
The MFA Creative Writing program’s Woodfin Fellowships are awarded each...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/01/2021
Varies Catherine Lense Buchanan Accounting Scholarship
After graduating from the College of Charleston in 1982, Catherine Lense Buchanan was employed by KPMG in Greenville, SC and earned her CPA...
After graduating from the College of Charleston in 1982, Catherine Lense...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Susan J. Morrison Scholarship in Biology
Dr. Susan J. Morrison, who joined the faculty of the College of Charleston in 1979, received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Microbiology from...
Dr. Susan J. Morrison, who joined the faculty of the College of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Elizabeth R. Reid Memorial School of Education, Health and Human Performance (SOEHHP) Endowed/Annual Scholarship
Elizabeth R. “Beth” Reid was born in Winnsboro, SC. Beth was a scholar and accomplished athlete who earned a degree in Physical Education from the...
Elizabeth R. “Beth” Reid was born in Winnsboro, SC. Beth was a scholar...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Fran Welch Teacher Education Endowed/Annual Scholarship
This Endowed Scholarship has been created in Dean Fran Welch’s name by Kathy and Steve Parks. Kathy met with Dean Welch, when the dean was serving...
This Endowed Scholarship has been created in Dean Fran Welch’s name by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ketner Crunelle LGBTQ+ Endowed/Annual Scholarship
Linda Ketner was founder of the first LGBTQ+ social justice organization in South Carolina her ein Charleston in 1998, the 501©(3) Alliance for...
Linda Ketner was founder of the first LGBTQ+ social justice organization...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mary A. Skipper Endowed Scholarship Fund
Mary A. Skipper Endowed Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Mary Anne “Peggy” Skipper by her family to recognize her life long determination...
Mary A. Skipper Endowed Scholarship Fund was created in memory of Mary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies SOTA Gala Scholarship for Studio Art
The School of the Arts Gala Scholarship for HPCP is for students who declare a major in Studio Art.
The School of the Arts Gala Scholarship for HPCP is for students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Taylor Family Geology Scholarship
Carl “Al” Taylor, Jr. and his wife, Ione, are establishing this scholarship to help support students majoring in Geology at the College of...
Carl “Al” Taylor, Jr. and his wife, Ione, are establishing this...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Shalosky Family Engineering Leadership Scholarship
The fund was established by Michael G. Shalosky to support engineering students with a demonstrated interest in and capacity for developing strong...
The fund was established by Michael G. Shalosky to support engineering...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended