Note: All scholarships that are offered through the College are advertised at and require a student application through the Cougar Scholarship Award System: Unless specifically stated, applications open on November 1 and close on January 15 each year.

For a list of State and Institutional scholarships available visit the College of Charleston Office of Financial Assistance.

The College also offers funding through SCAMP, the South Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation. SCAMP is a National Science Foundation funded initiative to encourage minority enrollment in science, engineering, and mathematics courses. Please visit SCAMP's homepage for more information on its programs and scholarships.


Quattrochi Scholarship - available to all SSME majors

The Quattrochi Merit Scholarship was created by Peter Lawrence Quattrochi and Jane Elizabeth Quattrochi ’93, for students at the College of Charleston. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and an original essay.

To qualify for the Quattrochi scholarship, a student must be full-time at CofC and must participate in a minimum of two College of Charleston organizations with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. This award is limited to rising juniors and seniors majoring in Sciences and Mathematics.

Fill out the online scholarship HERE. Applications open on November 1st each year.

Departmental Scholarships

Additional funding opportunities can be found on the department websites linked below. Departmental scholarships are made possible through generous individual donors, corporations, and non-profit organizations. Awards must be made in line with the criteria our donors determine. To qualify, current undergraduate students must be a declared major in the department awarding funds and incoming students must list an intended major when registering. Students listed as "undeclared" are not eligible for departmental scholarships.











External Sources

Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Charleston Post Scholarship

To aid qualified and interested students who desire an education and career in engineering, architecture, science, math, or a related field of study through a competitive and merit-based scholarship program, while promoting the achievement of both educational and personal goals, and furthering the mission of SAME. Criteria: Graduating high school senior or undergraduate college student; resident of Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester County; G.P.A of 3.0 (4.0 scale) or greater for high school and college; accepted or confirmed enrollment in an accredited U.S. college/university or Trident Technical College 2+2 transfer program (honoring USAF Colonel Richard Kent's many contributions to the SAME scholarship in TTC 2+2 programs) studying undergraduate engineering, architecture, science, math, or a related field of study in 2018/2019. [dowload application]

Goat Island Boat Club Scholarship (Biology & Marine Biology)

The Goat Island Boat Club, whose members reside around the shores of beautiful Lake Marion, has sponsored a merit scholarship program since 2008 to provide financial assistance to high school seniors residing in the counties surrounding the lakes and to college students majoring in environmentally-focused areas.  Applicants must be either (1) a graduating high school senior residing in one of the five counties that border Lake Marion who will be attending an institution of higher learning in the fall of 2015 regardless of the field of study or (2) a student already enrolled in an institution of higher learning studying marine biology, forestry, fisheries, wildlife management, or other field focused on environmental protection and/or the Santee Cooper lake and river systems. [more]

American Chemical Insitute Scholars Program (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Scholarships for African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students in the chemical sciences. ACS awards renewable scholarships to underrepresented minority students who want to enter the fields of chemistry or chemistry-related fields. Awards of up to $5,000 are given to qualified students. African American, Hispanic, or American Indian high school seniors or college freshman, sophomores, or juniors pursuing a college degree in the chemical sciences or chemical technology are eligible to apply. [more]

Actuarial Foundation Scholarships (Mathematics)

The Actuarial Foundation supports the future of the actuarial profession and fosters the best and brightest students through its scholarships. These scholarships and programs not only offset the cost of education for individuals but are prestigious honors. Award recipients are selected by representatives of the actuarial profession, who may one day be their peers. [more]

Phillip M. Fields Scholarship Award (Biology)

The South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society is seeking applications for its annual Phillip M. Fields Scholarship Award. The Society intends to award a $3,000 scholarship to the successful applicant in the summer of 2015 at the Aquatic Plant Management Society Annual Meeting. Scholarship funds may be used by the recipient to cover costs associated with education and research expenses. Eligible applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate or graduate students in an accredited college or university in the United States. Course work or research in an area related to the biology, ecology, or management of aquatic plants in the Southeast is also required. [more]

Affordable Colleges Online - Financial Aid for STEM Degrees

Additional external funding sources from the Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs.

All scholarships are subject to change based on availability.