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Scholarships

The following scholarships are available through the academic departments listed below.

For a list of all available scholarships visit the College of Charleston Office of Financial Assistance Scholarships.

In addition to the departmental scholarships listed below, the School offers funding through SCAMP, the South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation. SCAMP is a National Science Foundation funded initiative to encourage minority enrollment in science, engineering, and mathematics courses. Please visit SCAMP's homepage for information on its programs and scholarships.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY THE OFFICE OF THE DEAN OF SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS

Boeing Scholarships

These scholarships are made possible by generous donations from the Boeing Corporation located in North Charleston. Scholarships are advertised when awards are available.

Awarded to full-time, undergraduate students pursuing degrees in mathematics, natural sciences, or computer science with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher. Excellent leadership and communication skills and strong interest in pursuing a career in aerospace industry is preferred. Scholars will be encouraged to pursue internships in the aerospace industry, specifically with Boeing. Special attention will be given to students with backgrounds that are typically underrepresented in the aerospace industry.

Scholarships are solicited in the Spring of each year  when funds are available.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Harry Freeman Endowed Scholarship

These scholarships are funded through gifts made by former students and friends of Dr. Harry Freeman, former Chair of the department, on the occasion of his retirement from the College.

Two Freeman scholars will be incoming freshman who have indicated a desire to study biology and based on academic merit. Awards are made by May and are renewable for all four years of study provided students remain biology majors and meet academic requirements.

Harry Freeman scholarships are currently occupied and are expected to be available for the academic year '17-'18.

Maggie T. Pennington Scholarship in Biology

Endowed by students, friends, and alumni to celebrate the retirement of Maggie Pennington after 35 years of service. She was the first female faculty member hired by the College and served as the College's first Dean of Women.

Awarded to a rising junior or senior biology major. Based on academic performance.

This scholarship is awarded annually. Recipients are nominated by a faculty member within the Department o fBiology

Dr. Stephanie Dellis Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Dellis taught molecular biology at the College and mentored undergraduates in research projects for 14 years. She also taught at the National Youth Science Camp to encourage high school students to pursue careers in the sciences. This scholarship was established by family and friends to honor Dr. Dellis and memorialize her devotion to her students.

Awarded to a rising junior or senior biology major with a concentration in molecular biology and an active undergraduate research history.

This scholarship is awarded annually. Recipients are nominated by a faculty member within the Department of Biology.

Navy League Council of Charleston Marine Biology Scholarship

Established by Jerry J. Nuss '90 and the Nuss Family Scholarship.

Awarded to a rising senior in the marine biology department who is selected by the Navy League of Charleston.

This scholarship is awarded annually. Recipients are nominated by a faculty member within the Department of Biology.

SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED BY THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN MARINE BIOLOGY

Marine Biology Deep Water Fund/Joanna Fellowship

This scholarship is made possible by The Joanna Foundation. Its purpose is to support organizations and programs that strengthen community capacity and enhance individual involvement in achieving a better quality of life.

Awarded competitively to an incoming first year student with the strongest overall academic record.

McLeod-Frampton Graduate Scholarships

The McLeod-Frampton Graduate Scholarships are designated for students from South Carolina who are enrolled in the Marine Biology Graduate Program. Students must demonstrate their intention to reside in South Carolina after graduation.

Two scholars are awarded based on academic merit. May be renewable provided academic requirements are met.

Dr. Gregory A. Brewer and Dr. Cynthia Tate Brewer Scholarship

Awarding Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Endowed by Mr. O.W. Brewer in the name of his son, Dr. Gregory A. Brewer, and daughter-in-law, Dr. Cynthia Tate Brewer.

Awarded to a full-time, rising junior or senior chemistry major and resident of South Carolina.

Thomas W. Carroll Scholarship

Awarding Department: Computer Science

Endowed by Hattie Carroll '35 in honor of her father Thomas W. Carroll.

This award will be used to recruit outstanding majors to the College of Charleston and the Department of Computer Science.

Department of Computer Science Leading Edge Scholarship 2014-2015

Awarding Department: Computer Science

Awarded to incoming Freshman intended Computer Science major (student must declare by the end of their first semester at CofC). Student must demonstrate academic distinction. 

Academic minimum criteria is as follows:

  • In-State: SAT 1200, Weighted GPA 4.0
  • Out-of-State: SAT 1250, Weighted GPA 3.5

Renewable up to three years, if terms are met.  

Gadsden Scholarship

Awarding Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry; Mathematics

Created by Dr. Richard H. Gadsen, Sr. '50 and his family as a symbol of their strong ties and dedication to the College.

Awarded alternately by Chemistry and Math to a rising junior or senior based on academic merit. May be renewable provided academic requirements are met.


Royal A. Hartenberger Award in Geology

Awarding Department: Geology and Environmental Geosciences

Established by Dr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Hines to commemorate the life of Mrs. Hines’ father, Royal Hartenberger.

Awarded to provide undergraduate students support to complete their required field work. Based on merit and financial need.

Horatio Hughes Scholarship

Awarding Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy

Established by Thomas F. and Patricia Hughes and given in memory of Dr. Horatio Hughes, class of 1905 and distinguished professor of chemistry and physics at the College of Charleston.

First preference to students majoring in physics, chemistry, and mathematics. May be used to recruit exemplary freshman, but generally will be awarded to students who have already selected their majors. Renewable up to four years provided academic requirements are met.

Katuna Endowed Scholarship

Awarding Department: Masters of Science in Environmental Studies Program

Initiated by the Department Geology and Environmental Geosciences in honor of Michael Katuna in celebration of 25 years of service.

Supports a candidate for admission to the Masters of Environmental Studies program with a preference to a student with an undergraduate degree in Geology or related field. Scholars must maintain full time status with 3.0 grade point average. Selection is made by the director of the MES program and the chair of the Department of Geology.

Frederick Thomas Lense Memorial Scholarship

Awarding Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

This scholarship was endowed by Howard and Betty Iserman in celebration and thanksgiving for the life of their dear friend Fred Lense '38 who despite tremendous physical handicaps focused his career on applied chemical research, held numerous patents, and rose to become Vice President for Research and Development with Texize Chemical Company. The College honored him for his excellence in the field of chemistry in 1993 when it awarded him its Founder's Medal.

Awarded to a rising junior or senior chemistry or biochemistry major who has demonstrated academic excellence and dedication to the pursuit of science. May be renewable provided academic requirements are met.

Marine Biology Deep Water Fund/Joanna Fellowship

Awarding Department: Graduate Program in Marine Biology

This scholarship is made possible by The Joanna Foundation. Its purpose is to support organizations and programs that strengthen community capacity and enhance individual involvement in achieving a better quality of life.

Awarded competitively to an incoming first year student with the strongest overall academic record.

McLeod-Frampton Graduate Scholarships

Awarding Department: Graduate Program in Marine Biology

The McLeod-Frampton Graduate Scholarships are designated for students from South Carolina who are enrolled in the Marine Biology Graduate Program. Students must demonstrate their intention to reside in South Carolina after graduation.

Two scholars are awarded based on academic merit. May be renewable provided academic requirements are met.

Navy League Council of Charleston Marine Biology Scholarship

Awarding Department: Biology

Established by Jerry J. Nuss '90 and the Nuss Family Scholarship.

Awarded to a rising senior in the marine biology department who is selected by the Navy League of Charleston.

Maggie T. Pennington Scholarship in Biology

Awarding Department: Biology

Endowed by students, friends, and alumni to celebrate the retirement of Maggie Pennington after 35 years of service. She was the first female faculty member hired by the College and served as the College's first Dean of Women.

Awarded to a rising junior or senior biology major. Based on academic performance.

W.Jervey Ravenel Memorial Scholarship

Awarding Department: Dean's Office, Pre-Professional Health Advising

Created by Dr. Rene' Ravenel '65 in honor of his father W. Jervey Ravenel.

Awarded to a rising junior or senior who has declared an intention to go to medical school. First preference will be given to students from Berkeley or Charleston counties.

René Ravenel Endowed Scholarship

Awarding Department: Dean's Office, Pre-Professional Health Advising

Created by Eva Ravenel in honor of Dr. René Ravenel ’65.

First preference shall be to a student who is a resident of South Carolina and a member of an under-represented group participating in the Pre-professional Health Program; second preference shall be to a student who is a resident of South Carolina who is participating in the Pre-professional Health Program; third preference shall be to a student who is participating in the Pre-professional Health Program at the College of Charleston.

Santee Cooper Scholarship

Awarding Department: Computer Science

Generously donated by Santee Cooper

Awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in computer science who is a resident of South Carolina and who has a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

J. Gorman '43 and Gladys Thomas Endowed Memorial Alumni Scholarship

Awarding Department: Dean's Office, Pre-Professional Health Advising; Alumni Association

Established by Dr. Gary W. Thomas ’83 in memory of his father and mother it is awarded to a rising junior or senior who is a member of the Pre-Medical Society, Alpha Epsilon Delta and plans a career in medicine.

Edward Emerson Towell Scholarship

Awarding Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry; Office of Admissions

This scholarship was endowed by friends to honor the life work of Dr. Edward Emerson Towell, professor of Chemistry and Dean of the College of Charleston.

The purpose of this scholarship is to recruit outstanding chemistry students to the College based on their high school work. May be renewable provided academic requirements are met.

Herb Silverman Secular Humanist Scholarship

Awarding Department: This is a College-wide Specialty Scholarship open to all majors

Created through the generosity of Dr. Herb Silverman, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, to recognize and encourage students who are secular humanists.

Awarded based on academic merit. Recipient must demonstrate an interest in ethics and morality based not on religion but rationalism and humanism. May be renewable provided academic requirements are met and student continues to consider him or herself a secular humanist.

J. Fred Watts Scholarship

Awarding Department: Physics and Astronomy

Initiated in honor of Fred Watts founder of the modern Physics and Astronomy Department at the College and former department chair. During his time Dr. Watts introduced over 5000 students to the wonders of physics and was the recipient of both the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished Service Award.

Awarded to a physics major pursuing teaching certification in physics or astronomy. Renewable with re-application.

Laurence O. Williams Scholarship

Awarding Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry

Created in memory of Laurence O. Williams, graduate of Purdue University and Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin where he was an analytical propulsion chemist. He acquired 13 patents aand published several books on teh use of hydrogen power as an alternate fuel. Copies of his work are housed in Addlestone Library.

Awarded to a rising junior or senior chemistry major with a minimum 3.5 grade point average. May be renewable provided academic requirements are met.

All scholarships are subject to change based on availability.