Scholarship and Funding Awards

The Division of Student Affairs has several funding awards and scholarships available to College of Charleston students. 


Student Emergency Fund

  • This fund provides the support and resources that College of Charleston students need to manage unexpected financial crises. These awards prevent emergency or unexpected expenses from derailing a student’s progress toward a degree. Click here to apply for this award.



Cougar Scholarship Award System (CSAS) lists all open scholarship opportunities.

The Division of Student Affairs has several scholarship opportunities, including:


402 Scholarship 

This scholarship celebrates College Lodge, the former residence hall at the College of Charleston. While this residence hall is currently closed, this scholarship is open to any student who previously lived in College Lodge.  

Background on the scholarship: Kristen Bowden is a ’95 alumna, with a degree in mathematics and elementary education. Since graduation, Kristen has been an active alumni leader, having served as a chapter officer for the Baltimore Alumni Chapter and a reunion class agent.  

Many of Kristen’s best memories at the College of Charleston involve her residence hall, College Lodge. Kristen had the joy of living in College Lodge for four years, three of which were in Room 402 (hence the name of the scholarship). She has many wonderful memories from College Lodge, as there was always an adventure awaiting somewhere on the balconies! 


Ardrey Resident Assistant Scholarship 

This scholarship is for students serving as a Resident Assistant through the Department of Residence Life. Fulltime students who are in good academic standing at the College are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students with financial need. While not a primary determining factor, financial need may be considered when choosing among equally qualified candidates.  

Background on the scholarship: Melantha Ardrey formerly served as the Director of Residence Life at the College of Charleston. Melantha is an alumna, and received her undergraduate (’02) and graduate (’04) degrees from the institution. 


Remley Rivers Campbell '68 Endowed/Annual Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to members of the Alpha Chapter of the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Students applying for this scholarship must be a full-time rising sophomore, junior or senior. First preference to active student leader within the Alpha Chapter of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. If this preference is not met, the scholarship can be awarded to a student leader within another campus organization.  

Background on the scholarship: This scholarship was established in Remley’s memory by his loving wife, Chris (Sarah) Christopher. Remley’s father died when he was 7, leaving his mother to raise four children alone. Remley’s older brother, Richard, worked his way through the College of Charleston and Remley was determined to do the same. He graduated with a double major in chemistry and mathematics. Without personal financial resources, Remley worked at various jobs to put himself through school. One job was taking care of the College’s clay tennis courts behind what is now the Silcox Center. Remley was honored and very blessed to receive an Alumni Scholarship given to students who had demonstrated outstanding leadership. While at the College, Remley was elected president of the Pi Kappa Phi pledge class. He was on the basketball team, served in the Student Athletic Association, played intramural sports, belonged to the Math Club, was a chemistry lab assistant, and he was on the College’s newspaper and yearbook staffs. As an alumnus, he became an energetic participant in College activities. He was active in the Cougar Club and served on the board for eight years. He served for three years on the Alumni Association Board. He treasured his relationship with his fraternity, Pi Kappa Phi, Alpha Chapter, serving several years as chapter advisor, as well as area governor. He was actively involved in the process of putting together True Maroon, a book on the history of athletics at the College of Charleston. 


Frederick "Rick" Fowler, Jr. '84 Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

This scholarship is for LGBTQ+ students who exhibit high financial need, particularly those who have demonstrated active support and involvement in areas of concern to the LGBTQ+ community.  

Background on the scholarship: Frederick “Rick” Fowler, Jr., is a ’84 business administration alumnus. 


Eugene D. Foxworth, III and Christopher G. Wells Endowed Scholarships 

These scholarships are open to students with demonstrated participation in the College’s Collegiate Recovery Program. Students must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA.  

Background on the scholarship: This is made possible through the generous donations of friends and family in memory of Eugene Dewey “Foxy” Foxworth, III ’77 and Christopher Gadsden Wells. 


Zedekiah L. Grady II Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students in good standing at the College, maintaining a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA. Students must be members of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and the Lambda Psi Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma.  

Background on the scholarship: Rev. Zedekiah L. Grady II was the charter member of the Lambda Psi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. at the College in 1980. The son of Bishop Z. L. Grady, Rev. Grady was a dynamic minister in the African American Episcopal Church until his untimely passing. 


Grandy and Gentry LGBTQ+ Ally Endowed Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to students with demonstrated leadership in matters of concern to the LGBTQ+ community. These students should be working to build coalitions that enhance the full equity and dignity of LGBTQ+ persons during their time at the College of Charleston.  

Background on the scholarship: Daniel Gentry ’84 is President and CEO of AUPHA, the global community of nearly 250 universities that grant degrees in healthcare management. While preparing to leave full time academia in 2019, he shared with colleagues that he would explore opportunities to serve more than one academic program which had been his focus for 26 years. He now has the privilege of serving his field of health administration and policy education. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of Charleston, master’s degree in health administration from MUSC, and PhD in Health Services & Policy analysis from the University of California, Berkeley.  

During his time at the College of Charleston, he developed a strong friendship with Linda Cogswell Grandy ’84. Linda stepped forward as an LGBTQ+ ally during a time when the College was not as inclusive and focused on ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all students. This scholarship honors Linda and Daniel’s lifelong friendship and serves to encourage the next generation of LGBTQ+ allies at the College. 


Justin Marc Thomas Memorial Endowed Scholarship 

This scholarship is for LGBTQ+ students who exhibit high financial need, particularly those who have demonstrated active support or involvement in areas of concern to the LGBTQ+ community. 


Suzette J. Timme Endowed/Annual Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to a rising junior or senior in good academic standing. Students must demonstrate high financial need. Applicants must also provide a written response answering how receipt of this scholarship will help ensure they complete a degree at the College.  

Background on the scholarship: Suzette Timme attended the College from 1980-1984, but because of an unexpected financial hardship in her family, she made the difficult decision to leave the College before completing her degree. As a returning student, she received a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Organizational Leadership and Management in 2020. Suzette established this scholarship to support students facing similar unexpected financial needs, help ease that financial burden, and give them the means to complete their degree. Suzette has had a successful career in commercial real estate having held executive leadership positions, culminating in her role as President & CEO of Indigo Asset Services, a real estate advisory firm for family offices and private partnerships that she founded in 2017. Throughout her career, Suzette has served on numerous industry-related, civic, and non-profit boards. She is an accomplished leader in her industry who has participated in several mentoring programs and holds four professional designations. She is a former Commissioner of Economic Development for Arlington, Virginia and past President of Women in Retail Real Estate. 


George P. Watt, Jr. Endowed Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to a rising junior and/or senior who is in good academic standing. Applicants must possess evident and demonstrated leadership qualities and attributes, to include but not be limited to: integrity, compassion, confidence, commitment, empathy and passion for his/her cause or mission. Students who are active participants in the Bonner Leaders Program or the Higdon Leadership Center or other similar civic or community-oriented campus organizations should be given preference for the annual scholarship. This scholarship is intended to inspire service to the campus, the community, the region and/or the nation and to have a transformative effect on the recipient’s leadership activities and growth as a servant-leader. Ideally, the recipient should embody George Watt’s emphasis on non sibi, the Latin phrase for “not for self.”  

Background on the scholarship: The College of Charleston Foundation Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution at its May 19, 2017 meeting to establish the George P. Watt, Jr. Scholarship to commemorate Mr. Watt’s service and contributions to the Foundation. George P. Watt, Jr. served the College of Charleston Foundation for nearly nine years as its Executive Director and the College of Charleston as its Executive Vice President of Institutional Advancement. His service to the Foundation and the College was marked by tireless dedication to their mission, consummate professionalism, administrative skill and wisdom. During his tenure, he demonstrated an exceptional ability to harness the support of the many constituencies of the Foundation and the College, including students, administrators, faculty, alumni, board members, donors and friends, for the benefit of the College. The tangible results of Mr. Watt’s service to the Foundation and the College are reflected in a record of unprecedented increases in philanthropic support to the College, including restricted and unrestricted giving, annual giving and a record-breaking Campaign, as well as in the creation of an organizational base to sustain increased levels of philanthropy in the future. 


There are additional scholarships that current students are eligible for, however, to apply for any of the below listed, students need to complete the General Application (see here) to be considered for these opportunities --  


Johnson Wood Cox Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship open to students in the Greek Life community at the College. Students with a 3.6 (or higher) GPA, and a pre-medical major, are encouraged to apply. 

Background on the scholarship: The friends of Johnson Wood Cox established a memorial fund in his honor at the College of Charleston. Johnson was a member of Alpha Tau Omega at the College of Charleston. His death at the age of 20 was a great loss to his friends and brothers. Johnson was a pre-med student at the College with the hope of being a member of the class of 1983 at the Medical University of South Carolina. The brothers of Alpha Tau Omega raised money for this memorial fund. 


Peyton Stephanie Tuthill Memorial Scholarship 

This scholarship is open to a rising junior or senior with 3.0 GPA. Students must be members of Chi Omega Sorority and demonstrate financial need in their application. 

Background on the scholarship: The late Ms. Peyton Tuthill ‘97 alumna graduated with her degree in physical education, was a member of Chi Omega and was active in charitable organizations including the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Volunteers of America, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and My Sister’s House. 


Student Affairs General Scholarship 

This scholarship is offered to meet the scholarship needs of students participating in Student Affairs-directed activities.