The Aline Smith Bulwinkle Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a graduate student in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education who meets the scholarship criteria. The deserving student will be awarded $1200 per academic year and can be the scholarship recipient for up to two years.
The Miles Early Childhood Internship
Awarded each semester to a graduate student in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education. The deserving student will be appointed as the Miles Early Childhood Graduate Assistant. This award will pay $3550 a semester toward employment in the Early Childhood Development Center.
Education majors receiving a Federal Perkins Loan may be eligible for loan cancellation by teaching in an eligible school with a high concentration of low income families.
The Mary A. Lee Endowed Fellowship in Special Education
A one-time non-renewable award to a special education student in the master of arts in teaching degrees program. The tuition award is made in July for fall and spring semesters. Applicants should meet specified guidelines (full-time status, admitted to a degree program in special education, and taking at least nine hours) and complete the application available in the Graduate School Office. Applicants may or may not have a graduate assistantship. The deadline is July 15.
The South Carolina Teacher Loan Program
This loan offers S.C. residents low interest loans to students in the teaching profession. These loans can be cancelled by teaching in South Carolina public schools in an area of critical need. Contact the S.C. Student Loan Corporation at 803-798-0916 to request an application.
Students who have already received a bachelor’s degree and are pursuing a teaching certificate are eligible for financial assistance in the form of student loans. Students receiving teaching certification are eligible for student loans for up to two years. For information, contact the Graduate School of the College of Charleston’s School of Education about acceptance in the master of arts (M.A.T.) in teaching program or the master of education (M.Ed.) program.
Summer School Financial Assistance
Aid for summer is available only for students who have not used all aid eligibility during the previous academic year. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least three hours. Aid cannot be processed for students enrolled only in Summer Evening and/or Summer II Day terms. A summer application form and the previous year's FAFSA must be received by the April 1st deadline. Please talk with Financial Aid for more details.