Travel Awards and Scholarships

Whether studying abroad in Dubai, or interning in Beijing, international experiences ensure that you will be ready to work in a global marketplace. International travel has its own financial demands on top of program fees and tuition. To make these invaluable experiences a reality for more students than ever before, School of Business donors are helping to fund global travel.

2022-23 School of Business Study Abroad Scholarship

Please complete the below form if you are studying abroad on a faculty-led or exchange program. Please note that this is ONLY for faculty-led and exchange programs and NOT for affiliate programs. Students are only eligible for one SB Study Abroad Scholarship throughout their academic career (undergraduate and graduate).

Requirements:

- Are a declared School of Business major or minor
- Have at minimum a 2.0 Cumulative GPA
- Have taken or are currently enrolled in a 300-level SB course of at least 3 credit hours
- Have completed the CIE application on cofc.via-trm.com

Scholarship Amounts:
 

SB declared major

SB declared minor

Non-SB on SB program (SB fee rebate)

Semester-long exchange or faculty-led

$2,000

$1,000

n/a

Faculty-led or exchange summer program over 18 days

$1,250

$750

$450

Faculty-led spring break or summer program under 18 days

$750

$500

$225

* Excluded programs: TRAN 432 (Rotterdam)

Eligible students may receive up to the maximum amount of $2,000 only once during their academic career. In some cases, students may be eligible to receive a second scholarship if they qualify for more the second time. 

Example: Suzie receives $500 for a short summer program her sophomore year and then declares a major and plans to go on a semester-long exchange her junior year. She would then receive an additional $1,500, allowing her to receive the maximum amount of $2,000.

Deadline Dates:

Monday, December 5, 2022 @ 11:59 p.m. est

- Fall 2022 (current term)
- Spring 2023
- Spring Break 2023

Sunday, February 15, 2023 @ 11:59 p.m. est

- Summer 2023 

Additional Awards & Scholarships

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required for some awards and must be submitted by the priority deadline.

Cahill International Travel Award (HTMT interns)

The Cahill HTMT International Internship Award was created by Michael and Tania Cahill of La Canada-Flintridge, CA.  Their daughter, Isabel, graduated from the College of Charleston in 2014 with Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTMT). The Cahill Award annually funds international internships to declared HTMT major who proposes use of the funding to support participation in an international internship.

Declared hospitality and tourism management major, minor or concentration with at least 30 earned credit hours at time of international internship. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.  Demonstrated maturity of travel plans and commitment to complete an international internship during the specified award year. Preference may be given to applicants who arrange for homestay housing while interning abroad.

Knox Global Scholarship

Declared School of Business major with at least 30 earned credit hours at time of study abroad. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Intended completion of a study abroad program for academic credit during the scholarship year. Preference may be given to applicants studying abroad with CofC sponsored and longer-term overseas programs.

Knox Global Financial Need Scholarship

Declared School of Business major with at least 30 earned credit hours at time of study abroad. Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Intended completion of a study abroad program for academic credit during the scholarship year. Must file FAFSA for the scholarship year by March 1st priority deadline. Preference may be given to applicants studying abroad with CofC sponsored and longer-term overseas programs.

Richard Anthony Kalata Memorial Travel Award

Richard Anthony Kalata Memorial Travel Scholarship - provide scholarships that will support selected students who participate in for-credit study abroad programs and experiences. Declared Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTMT) major with at least 30 earned credit hours at time of participation in travel program/experience; South Carolina resident; Minimum GPA 2.5; Submission of a personal statement outlining motivations for pursuit of travel program/experience and how it will enhance hospitality studies and/or provide preparation for career ambitions; Preference may be given to applicants studying abroad with CofC sponsored and HTMT faculty led overseas programs.

Helpful Contacts

Plan ahead! The best way to ensure that you have financial assistance when you are ready to book your study abroad experience is to begin your travel research and journey early. Here are a few helpful contacts in the School of Business:

If you are not sure about your travel plans, please contact Matthew Zittritsch, SB Global Studies Coordinator, to discuss your options | zittritschm@cofc.edu

If you would like more information regarding international internships, please contact Dr. Rene Mueller, Professor | muellerr@cofc.edu

If you are a Hospitality and Tourism Management student, please contact Jeremy Clement, to discuss international internships | clementj@cofc.edu 

If you have questions about the International Travel Awards Common Application, please contact Hayden Smith, Assistant Director Student Engagement | smithhl1@cofc.edu

For additional financing and scholarship options, visit the Center for International Education.