Faculty and Student Development

The Race and Social Justice Initiative Student Leadership Award is granted every academic semester as part of our commitment to faculty and student development. This award was created to produce and support a College community that is empowered to foster systemic social change. The RSJI Student Leadership Award is a $600.00 travel and research stipend given to up to five student leaders who recognize the need for campus and community social justice activism and want to enhance their capacities as organizers. Applicants are required to write a proposal to the RSJI team describing their travel and research projects and how it can correlate to the College of Charleston and Lowcountry Community. At the end of the funding semester, each award recipient will present at a Student Leadership Award Symposium on their topic and how they will forward the mission of the Race and Social Justice Initiative.


Award Description and Qualifications

  • Race and Social Justice Initiative Student Leadership Award
  • $600.00
  • Available to current College of Charleston Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Proposal Applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. the Wednesday, of the fifth week of the semester.
  • Awardees are required to present on their work at the RSJI Student Leaders Award Symposium at the end of each semester.


For more information on the award, please contact Daron Lee Calhoun II at calhoundl@cofc.edu or 843.953.7612.


**Please note the Spring 2018 award deadline has been extended due to inclement weather. Contact Daron Lee Calhoun II if you plan to submit a proposal**