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Scholarships and Awards Information

Described below are local, regional or nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships for undergraduates. 

Scholarships

William Bischoff Memorial Scholarship

The department offers an institutional scholarship in memory of the first chair of the Psychology Department. Scholarship funding must be applied toward academic expenses (e.g., tuition, textbooks, etc.) for the 2018 - 2019 academic year.  The deadline for 2018-2019 applications is Wednesday, March 14th, at Noon. 

Student Research Awards

College of Charleston students involved in undergraduate research are encouraged to apply for these awards.

Charles Latimer Jr. Psychology Travel Award

The Department of Psychology at the College of Charleston values individualized and advanced student learning experiences. Such experiences include travel to professional conferences to present original research on topics relevant to psychological science. The Charles Latimer Jr. Psychology Student Travel Award will be given to students to help support these endeavors by helping to cover student costs associated with attending the conference or other presentation venue. Specifically, timely and outstanding applications from Psychology Majors will be given full consideration for this award. 

The application deadline for travel through Summer 2018 has passed. Please check back here for future applications and deadlines. 

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

College of Charleston's School of Humanities and Social Sciences offers several different awards for both scholarship and conference travel. 

College of Charleston Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA)

College of Charleston's URCA provides a variety of additional competitive grant opportunities to students and faculty mentors, including Major Academic Year Support (MAYS; maximum award $4000), Research Presentation Grants (RPG; awards range from $50-$750 depending on level of conference), and Summer Research with Faculty (SURF; maximum award $6500). 

Graduating Student Awards

Graduating students may apply for Outstanding Student and HSS Scholar awards described below. In addition to the below noted criteria, other considerations for both awards may include personal statements and other relevant community service or work experience in psychology related areas (paid or unpaid).

Outstanding Student Award and HSS Scholars

The Department of Psychology is inviting applications for the Outstanding Student Award and the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Scholars Award.  To apply for the award, first review the criteria below to ensure that you are eligible. 

  • GPA > 3.8
  • Psychology GPA > 3.8
  • No incomplete notation or grade lower than “C” on college transcript
  • 62 credit hours completed at the College of Charleston
  • Completion of > nine credit hours on independent course work (e.g. independent study, bachelors essay, tutorial, internship course, and teaching mentorship) completed in Psychology/Neuroscience at the College of Charleston.  Three of these nine credit hours can be met through completion of the Psychology  Internship or Teaching Mentorship course; six must be met through Independent Study or Bachelors Essay research.

If you meet the criteria and would like to be considered please follow the below link to view and complete an application.  Applications for  Spring 2018 graduates are due by Wednesday, March 14th, by 12 noon.

Departmental Honors

The Department of Psychology is inviting applications for Departmental Honors.  To apply for the award, first review the criteria below to ensure that you are eligible. 

  • Psychology GPA > 3.5 
  • Completion of > 12 credit hours on independent course work (e.g. independent study, bachelors essay, tutorial, internship course, and teaching mentorship) completed in Psychology/Neuroscience at the College of Charleston.

If you meet the criteria and would like to be considered,  please follow the below link to view and complete an application.  Applications for Spring 2018 graduates are due by Wednesday, March 14th, by 12 noon.

Other Scholarships and Awards

Many funding opportunities also exist outside the College of Charleston to support students. Highlighted below are links to a few current opportunities: