The College of Charleston has switched to an online scholarship awarding system called the Cougar Scholarship Award System. This new system, the Cougar Scholarship Award System (CSAS), will be how you apply for all privately funded scholarships. CSAS gives you access to all scholarships that are available to you through one easy application. To apply for Department of History scholarships, you will need to log on to during the application window.

Applications deadlines for 2023-2024 TBA.

Below are some of the scholarships available to History majors:

The John Winthrop Study Abroad Scholarship in History
This scholarship is awarded to History majors with clearly articulated plans for how study abroad will further their educational goals.

Robert Hartman Quasi-Endowed Scholarship in History
Students must be pursuing a history major as a rising sophomore or junior. The recipient should exhibit financial need and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher; renewable up to 2 years as long as the student remains enrolled as a History major and makes adequate progress toward his or her degree.

Albert R. Simonds Special Merit Scholarship in History
This scholarship is a monetary award given to a rising senior based on academic excellence in the major. (funded)

Alexander C. Dick Endowed Scholarship in Pre-Law
Presented to a student with a major in history who intends to study law.

The Douglas & Elizabeth Clark Memorial Scholarship in History
A monetary award presented annually to recognize academic excellence in History. (funded)

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship is presented to an outstanding graduate student for high achievement in the American History.

For more information contact:

Jason Coy, Chair
Department of History
College of Charleston
Maybank Hall 203
Charleston, SC 29424

Irina Gigova, Associate Chair
Department of History
College of Charleston
Maybank Hall 216
Charleston, SC 29424

The Hibernian Society Scholarship is available to current College of Charleston students. Students must have completed at least one semester, demonstrate financial need, academic achievement, and intend to remain in the Charleston area after graduation.

Other scholarship opportunities:

For alumni and recent graduates: Check out AmeriCorps-Vista and AmeriCorps State and National Service Opportunities
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