Student Awards & Scholarships

Adelante! (Crossing the Cistern), LCWA

Adelante! is a one-year scholarship/momentum program designed to help improve academic standing as well as support, challenge, and celebrate students along the path to graduation. The primary goals of Adelante! are the inclusion, retention and well-being of all students. The program features academic advising, professional mentoring, scholarship support, extracurricular programming and interactive peer communities as ways to support students as they navigate the academic experience. Adelante! offers $500 of scholarship support for successful completion. We want to help you CROSS THE CISTERN!

AALANA students are especially encouraged to apply.

The application deadline is August 15th, 11:59p.m.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact Dr. Sam Flores, Assistant Professor of Classics and Director of Adelante! for the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs (

Click here for the application! 

Public Service Internship Award

The Public Service Internship Award is to support increasing student interest and participation in public service, especially foreign service and/or globally focused civil service internships. These experiences give students a coveted and highly valuable inside look at service and diplomacy in action and reveal the wide range of careers associated with public service. These experiences are often unpaid and living and travel is costly.

The awards will be given to students who secure experiential learning opportunities during summer or semester abroad programs. Recipients will be able to apply their work experience to myriad endeavors and will gain a distinguished advantage compared to their peers because of their direct experience working with global issues.

Students will be given a $3,000 - $5,000 internship award for programs that directly relate to public, foreign or civil service. Students will submit the application and be selected by a committee comprised of School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs faculty. The selection committee will recommend award winners to the Dean of LCWA, who will make the final selections. The number of awards given will vary.

All materials must be submitted by the deadline, March 15th.

3.0 GPA is required in the major, minor, and overall. 
In Good Disciplinary Standing with the school. 
Evidence of Acceptance/Participation (letter or email acceptable) from the organization/company.

Click here for the application! 

American University in Cairo, Egypt Study Abroad Award

Founded in 1919, AUC is a leading English language, American-accredited institution of higher education and a center of intellectual, social and cultural life of the Arab world. Its University community represents over 60 countries. The University offers 37 undergraduate, 44 master’s and two PhD programs rooted in a liberal arts education that encourages students to think critically and find creative solutions to conflicts and challenges, facing the region and the world. It also offers a globally-recognized professional community-based education in English. It also offers arguably the best Arabic language/culture program available.

Award Amounts:

A select number of competitive awards will be available for the exchange program with the American University in Cairo.

             Semester (either fall or spring) up to $7,000

             Full Year (both fall and spring) up to $14,000

Awards may be used on expenses incurred because of participation in the program, such   as: airfare, room and board, food, insurance/fees, books, travel and transportation while  in Egypt.

Awards are contingent upon acceptance to study at AUC

Awards are subject to taxes.

All materials must be submitted by the deadline of April 5th if you're attending during Fall semester or for a full academic year and October 15th if you're attending during Spring semester. 


• 3.0 GPA (includes Overall GPA and Major/Minor GPA)
• In Good Disciplinary Standing
• Some Arabic language experience (typically at least one-year of study) or plans to start/take Arabic language courses while at AUC

Click here for the application! 


LCWA Named Awards

The Graeser Award is given in honor of the late Professor Clarence Augustus Graeser, an alumnus of the College of Charleston and the first honor graduate in the class of 1888. He served for many years as Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages at the College. The award was established by the Alumni Association in 1954 in memory of this exceptional teacher, a distinguished scholar and an especially loyal alumnus. It is a cash award to the student in the graduating class who, in the opinion of the modern language professors at the College, deserves special recognition for work done in any one of the modern languages during a period of not less than three years.

Graeser Award Selection Process: Annual Timeline and Procedures

Nomination Rubric for Graeser Award (download worksheet)

LCWA Scholarships for Studying Abroad

The School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs has scholarship money available for study abroad. In order to qualify for scholarship funding, you must have either a declared major or minor in a program in LCWA as specified below. See our webpage or the catalogue for a list of majors and minors in LCWA.

Please check the CIE website for all application deadlines.

Currently, LCWA offers two types of scholarships.

  1. LCWA and John Edwin Mroz Global Leadership Study Abroad Scholarships (multiple recipients): if you either major or minor in an LCWA program, you may apply for these scholarships. The scholarship application is processed through the Cougar Scholarship Award System. Fill out the on-line application and submit it by the appropriate deadline. This application is to be filled out whether or not you are eligible for the CIE scholarships. You can find the application here.
  2. Specialized Study Abroad Scholarships
  • Sheffield Scholarship (single recipient)
    This scholarship was created by Stephanie Sheffield and her family as part of her commitment to help the College of Charleston internationalize its curriculum.  The scholarship is designed to promote travel abroad and the overseas study of business practices. The monetary value of this scholarship is dependent on available funds and will vary according to the current economic environment. You can find the application here. Requirements are: 

    • Junior or Senior academic status
    • Maintain a GPA 2.5 or higher
    • Must have taken 12 hours of foreign language
    • Must have taken 9 hours of business courses
    • Traveling abroad on a CofC approved program
    • Must be studying business and/or marketing while abroad
    • Must submit a budget of anticipated expenses
    • Must demonstrate that they will personally fund 10% of expected costs
    • Must submit a paper dealing with some area of business in that country after trip
    • Must submit a final budget reflecting actual expenses
    • Can be awarded to 2 people throughout the academic year

  • Wells Fargo Excellence Scholarship for Study Abroad (single recipient)
    This scholarship is for students who meet the following requirements: Participate in a study abroad summer program led by faculty in the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs; Be a resident of the State of South Carolina; Demonstrate significant financial need; Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0; Meet all of College of Charleston’s requirements for Study Abroad. You can find the application here
  • David J. Cohen Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad (two recipients)
  • This scholarship is for students who meet the following requirements: A declared major in LCWA; Participate in a summer study abroad program led by an LCWA faculty member in a College of Charleston program; Must meet all of the requirements for the College of Charleston Study Abroad programs. The scholarship will be given to two recipients. You can find the application here.


We will not consider your application if you do not fill it out completely and submit it in the Cougar Scholarship Awarding System.

Contact Dr. Morrison if you have any questions:

Funding from the Department of Classics

The Department of Classics offers a number of scholarships and awards for students of Classics. For more information regarding these scholarships, please visit our web site by clicking this link: Scolarships

Funding from the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies

The Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies offers a number of scholarships for both French and Italian Studies. The value of each scholarship varies depending on the availability of funds for the given year. For more questions regarding the scholarship, please go to our web site by clicking this link: Scholarships.

Funding from the Department of German and Russian Studies

The Department of German and Russian Studies offers a several scholarships for German study and travel. For more questions regarding the scholarship, please go to our web site by clicking this link: Scholarships.

Funding from the Department of Hispanic Studies

The Department of Hispanic Studies offers a scholarship for Trujillo, Spain study and travel. For more information on this and other scholarships, please visit our website this link: Scholarships.

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