Hispanic Studies Study Abroad Scholarship
The primary purpose of this partial, financial need and merit-based scholarship is to facilitate current Hispanic Studies undergraduate students’ participation in the departmentally sponsored programs in Buenos Aires, Argentina (in the spring) and Santiago, Chile (in the fall).
The donor, Esther B. Ferguson, is a native of Hartsville, SC and a lifelong philanthropist and community leader who holds six honorary doctorate degrees, to include her most recent in 2016 from the College of Charleston. Mrs. Ferguson was the catalyst behind the decision to donate her and her late husband James Ferguson’s historic properties in Trujillo, Spain to the College in 1996. Over two decades later, the properties in Trujillo serve as the hub of the College of Charleston’s vibrant study abroad programs there, where each spring and summer students and faculty from the College enjoy rich, immersive, and unforgettable academic and cultural experiences. Mrs. Ferguson is a former board member of the Gibbes Museum of Art and currently serves as an advisory board member to the College of Charleston’s Department of Hispanic Studies.