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Scholarship and Awards Information

Scholarship / Fellowship Information

The following links represent local, regional or nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships for undergraduates. Additional information may be found here.

William Bischoff Memorial Scholarship

The department offers an institutional scholarship in memory of the first chair of the Psychology Department. Applications are not currently being accepted for this scholarship. 

Student Awards

Outstanding Student Award

This is a competitive award given to 1-3 students through selection by the Department of Psychology faculty.  Minimum criteria for this award include the following:

  • 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.

HSS Scholars

This is a competitive award given by the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston. The Department of Psychology selects two exemplary students who distinguish themselves through superior work in their majors to recommend to the Dean for this award.  Minimum criteria for this award include the following:

  • 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). 

Note:  Three credit hours must be completed in Psychology/Neuroscience.  However, the remaining six credit hours may be completed
in other departments within the school of Humanities and Social Sciences at the College of Charleston. Three of these nine credit hours can be met through completion of the Psychology Internship Course or the Teaching Mentorship, providing three additional hours are based on research (Independent Study research in psychology).

Other considerations for both awards: Personal statement and other relevant community service or work experience in psychology related areas (paid or unpaid).

Consideration for both awards is through a competitive application process in the spring semester of the student’s senior year.