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Scholarships

Lancelot Minor Harris Scholarship

The Lancelot Minor Harris Scholarship is an award of $4,600 that seeks to support incoming students from traditionally under-represented populations (such as first-generation, African-American, Hispanic, and financially disadvantaged students), who show significant academic potential and intend to major in English.  The scholarship is renewable up to four years as long as the student majors in English, is enrolled full time, and maintains a minimum overall grade point average of 3.5. Applications are due on January 31, 2014.

Download Harris Scholarship Application

Marilyn Shiely Coste Memorial Scholarhsip

The Marilyn Shiely Coste Memorial Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,800 that seeks to support students who have been innovative and strategic in the way they have combined their major with extracurricular opportunities, such as sustained involvement in community literacy outreach programs, professional internships, sustained work as a tutor, or achievement as a published writer.  Eligible students must be English majors at the sophomore or junior level and have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0.  This scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of two years after the initial award as long as the student remains enrolled full time, maintains a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, and continues to be involved in sustained and meaningful extracurricular activities. Applications are due March 31, 2014.

Download Coste Scholarship Application

Marjorie Elizabeth Peale Memorial Scholarship

The Marjorie Elizabeth Peale Memorial Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,600 that seeks to support financially disadvantaged students at the freshman or sophomore level who show promise of academic excellence in the study of English.  Eligible students must be English majors, have a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, and demonstrate financial need.  The scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of 3 years after the initial award as long as the student is enrolled full time and maintains a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0. Applications are due March 31, 2014.

Download Peale Scholarship Application

Mary Ezell Cook Sholarship

The Mary Ezell Cook Scholarship is an award of approximately $1,000 that seeks to support students who are writing a Bachelor’s Essay or working on an Independent Study project.  The scholarship in not renewable and will be awarded to the student whose project is deemed especially promising, innovative, or academically substantial.  Students who plan to attend graduate school in the humanities are strongly encouraged to apply for this scholarship. The Bachelor's Essay and Independent Study Proposal form, which you can download below, will serve as the application for this scholarship. All submitted proposals will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Download the Bachelor's Essay and Independent Study Proposal Form

Anna B. Katona award in American Literature

  • This scholarship is named for Dr. Anna B. Katona a longtime professor of English at the College of Charleston (1975-1999). Dr. Katona provided funds for a grant to the College that annual recognizes the graduating English major with the highest average in American Literature courses.
  • The 2013 scholarship award-winner is English major Alex Keith.

Alumni Scholarships

The Alumni Association has proudly offered scholarships since 1961. Some of our scholarships are open only to children and relatives of alumni, but others are open to all students. Scholarships are based on demonstrated leadership potential.

Please contact the Alumni Office at 843.953.5630, http://alumni.cofc.edu, or alumni@cofc.edu for additional information.