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Scholarships

The Navy League Council of Charleston Marine Biology Scholarship

This scholarship is given annually to a rising senior or non-graduating senior Marine Biology major that has demonstrated exceptional academic performance.  It was established by Jerry J. Nuss '90 and the Nuss Family Scholarship.  The faculty of the Department of Biology chooses the recipient.  No application necessary.
 

Maggie T. Pennington Scholarship

Endowed by students, friends, and alumni to celebrate the retirement of Maggie Pennington after 35 years of service. She was the first female faculty member hired by the College and served as the College's first Dean of Women. The scholarship is given annually to an outstanding junior or non-graduating senior Biology major.    The faculty of the Department of Biology chooses the recipient.  No application necessary.
 

Harry Freeman Scholarship

These scholarships are funded through gifts made by former students and friends of Dr. Harry Freeman, former Chair of the department, on the occasion of his retirement from the College. Two scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen students who have indicated a desire to study biology and have demonstrated academic potential.  The scholarship is renewable for up to four years as long as the recipients’ grade point averages meet the College’s standards for scholarship renewal (3.0) and they remain biology majors.  A committee chooses the recipient based on the College application of incoming students interested in majoring in Biology or Marine Biology. Students who have listed an intended major in Biology or Marine Biology are automatically considered.
 

Dr. Stephanie Dellis Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Dellis taught molecular biology at the College and mentored undergraduates in research projects for 14 years. This scholarship was established by family and friends to honor Dr. Dellis and memorialize her devotion to her students. It is awarded to one student annually who is majoring in biology with a concentration in molecular biology and engaged in undergraduate research. The faculty of the Department of Biology chooses the recipient.  No application necessary.

Goat Island Boat Club Scholarship

The Goat Island Boat Club sponsors a $2000 merit scholarship to either a high school senior who will be attending a higher learning institution in the fall or a student currently pursuing a degree in wildlife management,  forestry,  fisheries,  marine biology,  or other related field.  Eligible high school seniors must reside in Clarendon,  Calhoun,  Orangeburg,  Berkeley,  or Sumter counties.
Application available online.
 

Health Profession Scholarships and Awards

Dr. René Ravenel Endowed Scholarship
W. Jervey Ravenel Memorial Scholarship
Mary Louise Kurtnacker Memorial Award

These three awards are determined by the Health Professions Advisor at the College of Charleston.  Learn more about these awards from the Health Professions Advising website.

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