Charleston Fellows Program

The Honors College's Top Scholars Program

Charleston Fellows and their guests pose during a fall 2022 mock etiquette reception

A scholarship program for Honors students who aim to make a significant impact on their communities and in their chosen fields.

Charleston Fellows receive generous tuition support through a variety of Honors College named merit scholarships. They also participate in a four-year leadership development experience.

The Program consists of roughly 100 Fellows and features students from a diverse range of majors, backgrounds, and aspirations.

Benefits of the Charleston Fellows Program

  • Robust scholarship support
  • Mentorship from a community of highly-engaged peers
  • Priority consideration for summer enrichment funding
  • Professional development workshops and resources
  • Personalized networking connections
  • A platform to publicly present student research

The Charleston Fellows Experience

Together, Fellows take part in dynamic workshops, growth activities, networking events, and bonding opportunities. They also build meaningful relationships with peer mentors and faculty advisors. By the time they graduate, Fellows are equipped to address critical issues and prepared to become socially responsible and transformative leaders.


Fellows are afforded unique access to curated workshops, events and resources designed to help them grow as leaders.

Fellows in Action

Charleston Fellows consistantly go on to make a meaningful impact in their post-grad communities and their professional careers.

Program Alumni

Learn more about the history and evolution of the Charleston Fellows, the Honors College's top scholars program.

Program History

All applicants who apply to the Honors College by the Honors priority deadline are considered for an invitation to interview for the Charleston Fellows Program. 

Becoming a Fellow

Members of the 2022 Charleston Fellows Executive Board pose for a group photo.

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