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Scholarship 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 2017 - 2018 academic year.  The deadline for 2017-2018 applications is Wednesday, March 15th, at Noon. Completed applications should be emailed to Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm or placed in Dr. Wilhelm's mailbox in the Psychology Department main office (57 Coming St.) 

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 deadline for Fall applications is Friday, October 13th, 2017. If you are planning to present research between September 2017 and January 2018, we strongly encourage you to talk to your faculty mentor about applying for this award. A second round of applications will be accepted in January for conference travel occurring between February 2018 and August 2018. If you have any questions about the award, please feel free to contact Dr. Wilhelm (wilhelmjc@cofc.edu).

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 email a pdf of this completed form along with your personal statement (see section three) and your degree audit (see section four) to Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm (wilhelmjc@cofc.edu) or place a printed copy in a sealed envelope addressed to Dr. Wilhelm in Dr. Wilhelm’s mailbox in the Psychology Department main office (57 Coming St).  Applications for December 2017 graduates are due by Wednesday, November 15th, 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.

f you meet the criteria and would like to be considered, please email a pdf of this completed form along with your degree audit (see section three) to Dr. Jennifer Wilhelm (wilhelmjc@cofc.edu) or place a printed copy in a sealed envelope addressed to Dr. Wilhelm in Dr. Wilhelm’s mailbox in the Psychology Department main office (57 Coming St).  Applications for December 2017 graduates are due by Wednesday, November 15th, 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: