CofC Logo



As described on the Graduate School Office website, students in the MES Program are considered for various scholarships. Additionally, be sure to check out the list of grants and scholarships available on the Marine Biology page as many of these also apply to MES students!

Graduate Scholars Award ($500)

The Graduate Scholars Award program (GSA) was established to enhance the geographical diversity of applicants to The Graduate School of the College of Charleston. In the belief that the education of people is not confined to the classroom, the university encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to meet and exchange ideas and experiences in the collegiate environment. Students may download the application and criteria:

Application deadlines are: Summer, April 1; Fall, July 1; Spring, November 1.

Lindstedt Trust Award (usually $1300) and the Environmental Protection Agency Fellowship (usually $1000)

The Lindstedt and EPA scholarships are awarded through a competitive application which considers the academic record and a response essay. Applicants must either be accepted into, or matriculated in, the MES program and should be in excellent academic standing. All applicants must submit an essay describing what they hope to accomplish in the environmental field once they have completed their degree. All submissions must be in the MES program office no later than March 1.

Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program

Administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship Program recognizes outstanding scholarship and encourages independent graduate level research - particularly by female and minority students - in oceanography, marine biology and maritime archaeology. For more information, please visit this website.