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    Ka’Dedra Andrea Creech was starting to wonder if she could stay in college. And then she received the J. Gorman ’43 and Gladys Thomas Alumni Scholarship.

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    Upon hearing about the Mother Emanuel tragedy in June 2015, Michael Bennett jumped into action. Within minutes, he was setting up the "Mother" Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Endowed Scholarship to honor the victims.

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    Chenele Jackson's voice breaks when she recalls what happened next: “I got a note saying I’d been selected for a scholarship that paid for tuition and books. It was life changing.”

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Follow your passion.

Each year, private support to the College of Charleston plays a critical role in preserving our place as one of the nation's best public liberal arts and sciences universities.

Philanthropy or the philanthropist at the College is not defined by the gift or the size of the gift. What matters is the belief, commitment and the desire to be an active part of the College’s future. Your support impacts every corner of our campus from scholarships to research funds for faculty, academic programs to cutting-edge technology.


Scholarships Offer Student a World of Discovery

Growing up, Quinten Meadors could best be described as inquisitive. Always asking his mother how and why things worked eventually led Meadors to pursue a degree in biology at the College of Charleston. In the future, Meadors hopes to pursue a degree in emergency medicine and open his own clinic to make health care available in underserved and disadvantaged communities. Read story »


Continued Commitment to the Success of Theatre Students

Former faculty member Allen Lyndrup and his beloved wife Ann have been longtime supporters of the College of Charleston’s Department of Theatre and Dance. They are committed to strengthening the programs and opportunities the department provides students. Read story »


How a Scholarship Made a Dream Come True

When her family moved to the Charleston area during her junior year of high school, Carissa Jenkins felt she was destined to go to the College of Charleston. It was love at first sight. She hopes to earn her Certified Public Accounting license and would one day like to pay it forward. Read story »