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Awards for Experiential Learning

The 2017 application period has now closed.
Look for the next round of applications to open in fall 2017 for the 2018 academic year.

The John Palmer Communication Award
The Department of Communication and its esteemed Advisory Council honor the incredible legacy and commitment to the future of the communication field by establishing The John Palmer Communication Award. John, a longtime NBC White House Correspondent as well as an NBC Today Show anchor, was a founding member of the Council.

This legacy award will support opportunities for College of Charleston Communication students to continue their education beyond the classroom and engage in real-world learning experiences. Experiential learning was a passion of John’s, and he was instrumental in helping and inspiring a number of our students and faculty both as a visitor to campus, and as a frequent and friendly host (in Washington, DC) to visitors from the College of Charleston.

John’s daughters Molly and Hope majored in Communication and graduated from College of Charleston.

Gifts to this award would support opportunities such as: 

  • Creation and placement in high-level internships within the communication fields, both locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Study abroad opportunities and other international learning experiences
  • Participation and presentations at professional conferences
  • Faculty-student collaborative research projects
  • College or department-sponsored networking trips (e.g. annual Advisory Council/department-sponsored Spring Break trip, etc.)

Lindner Internship Award
The Department of Communication is proud to announce the establishment of the Lindner Internship Award. S. Craig and Frances Lindner established this award and 4 scholarships in honor of their daughter, Christine, a 2012 graduate of the Communication program. 

This award is available to support students majoring in Communication who would like to pursue an internship opportunity outside of the state of South Carolina. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher, plan to complete the internship between their junior and senior year, and be willing to maintain a blog or create a web portfolio to report back on their experience. Internships can be for credit or non-credit bearing, but must be focused on communication.