Outside Scholarship Resources

Outside Scholarships are private sources of scholarships offered from outside organizations. To find additional scholarships, it is helpful to investigate possible scholarships offered by local clubs, businesses, organizations and churches as well as the student's or parents' places of employment.

Receiving an Outside Scholarship

Students that are receiving an outside scholarship should ensure that the scholarship check has the CofC Student ID Number in the memo line. Checks that are co-payable to the student and the College will require the student's signature after they are received by the College. It is preferable to have the check or an accompanying letter address for which semester the check is intended.

Please Include the Students name and CofC Student ID number
Checks should be mailed to:

College of Charleston
Treasurers Office
66 George St.
Charleston, SC 29424

Need Enrollment Verification for an Outside Scholarship?

If you are an entering freshman receiving an outside scholarship and need verification of enrollment, please contact the Office of Admissions (admissions@cofc.edu) to request that document.

If you are a currently enrolled student and need enrollment certification, please visit Enrollment Certification information on the Registrar’s Office website.

Outside Scholarship Search Engines

Several free scholarship search programs are listed below.  You may also want to try your own free scholarship search.

Beware of Scholarship Scams

  Scam Warning Signs:
  • You have to pay a fee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • Credit card/bank account information required
  • Offers exclusive information
  Common Scams:
  • Fraudulent Scholarship – promises cash if you pay a registration fee
  • Fraudulent Scholarship Matching Service – pay a fee and they guarantee you will win awards
  • Fraudulent Educational Loan – pay a fee and receive a low interest loan
  • Fraudulent Financial Aid Seminar – a high pressure, poorly concealed sales pitch