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Scholarships

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Academic Scholarships are provided through generous gifts to Coker College. The scholarships are provided to students for scholarly achievement, leadership, and need-based assistance.

Trustees Scholarship

The Trustees Scholarship are provided to South Carolina Palmetto Fellows Recipients and to out-of-state students who meet the Palmetto Fellows eligibility requirements.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $12,000 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $48,000

President's Scholarship

The President's Scholarship are awarded based upon SAT or ACT scores and the high school cumulative grade point average. Scholarships range up to $11,000 per year.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $11,000 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $44,000

Dean's Scholarship

The Dean's Scholarship is awarded based upon SAT or ACT scores and high school cumulative grade point average.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $9,500 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $38,000

Bell Tower Scholarship

The Coker College Bell Tower Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $8,000 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $36,000

Founders Scholarship

The Coker College Founders Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $5,000 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $20,000

Transfer Scholarship

The Transfer Scholarship are provided to transfer students and are based upon the student's previous cumulative grade point average.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $9,000 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $36,000

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Merit Scholarships are provided through generous gifts to Coker College. The scholarships are provided to students for scholarly achievement, leadership, and need-based assistance.

Departmental Scholarships

The Departments of Art, Dance, Music, Theater, Biology, and Chemistry award scholarships to talented students. The Department of Language and Literature sponsors a creative writing scholarship. The Departments of Art, Dance, Music, and Theater require an audition or portfolio from the student applying for the scholarship. Some departments require an interview.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $2,000 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $4,000

Institutional Scholarship

The Institutional Scholarship is provided to those students that show need-based assistance.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $1,000 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $4,000

Valedictorian Scholarship

The Valedictorian Scholarship is awarded to students that are ranked number one in their class at the end of their junior year or first semester of their senior year of high school.

ANNUAL VALUE

$500 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $2,000

Alumni Heritage

The Coker College Alumni Association provides a scholarship to sons or daughters, and grandsons and granddaughters of graduates.

ANNUAL VALUE

$500 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $2,000

Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic scholarships are available in all sponsored sports. These sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. Scholarship amounts are determined by the team specific Head Coach.

Study Aboard

Income from the endowment provides summer study outside the United States for rising juniors and seniors.

S.C. RESIDENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

The South Carolina (S.C.) Commission on Higher Education (CHE) provides information on state scholarships and grants for S.C. residents. Please check out the CHE site by clicking the link below.

S.C. CHE Resident Information on Scholarships and Grants

S.C. HOPE Scholarship

The S.C. Hope Scholarship is a non-renewable scholarship for entering freshmen residents of South Carolina who are enrolled full-time. Awards are made automatically so no scholarship application is required. The HOPE Scholarship may be received for no more than two semesters and only during the first year of college enrollment. Award amounts are determined annually by the SC General Assembly. Currently, the maximum value is $2800.

ANNUAL VALUE

$2,800 one-time value

S.C. LIFE Scholarship

The S.C. LIFE Scholarship varies yearly but can be up to $4500) is awarded to state residents who meet at least two of the following three criteria: 1) 3.0 cumulative grad point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale; 2) a score of 1100 on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or an equivalent ACT score of 24; 3) rank in the top thirty percent of the graduating class.

ANNUAL VALUE

$5,000

4-YEAR VALUE

$20,000

S.C. Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

The S.C. Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is a merit based scholarship program administered by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education. Each Palmetto Fellow may receive a scholarship of up to $6,700 for their first year and up to $7500 each subsequent year. Palmetto Fellows may be supported for a maximum of eight full time terms of study toward the first baccalaureate degree at a participating institution in South Carolina. Selection and initial notification is made by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE). Application is made during the senior year of high school through the high school guidance office.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $6,700 for the first year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $29,200

S.C. Palmetto Fellows and LIFE Scholarship Enhancements

The Enhancement is awarded to students who have declared a major in either math, computer science, biology, chemistry, or medical technology and also includes education in those majors. The Enhancement is awarded beginning the sophomore year for students who meet the general requirements but must also meet a freshman requirement. The student must complete 14 hours of math or science in the freshman year to be considered for the Enhancement. The LIFE Scholarship increases to $7500 per year and the Palmetto Fellows increases to $10000 per year. If the student changes majors outside of the majors listed then the scholarship reverts back to the original amount.

ANNUAL VALUE

up to $2,500 a year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to $7,500

S.C. Tuition Grant

The S.C. Tuition Grant is a grant awarded to state residents who are full-time students at South Carolina independent colleges. The awards are based on family resources, cost of the College, and satisfactory progress toward a degree. Use FAFSA to apply.

ANNUAL VALUE

varies each year

4-YEAR VALUE

up to 4-years

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) helps those workers that lost their job due to work being outsourced to other countries. The TAA program is federally funded. Potential clients would contact their local county One-Stop office to determine eligibility and benefits. If the client is approved, the One-Stop office assigns a case work to work with the client on determining their educational needs. Through TAA, a client can receive one or all of the following types of funding: educational funding for tuition, fees, and/or books. Click on the below link for further information.

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Training Programs

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was created to modernize workforce development in the areas of unemployed and underemployed individuals. The WIA program is federally funded. One-Stop agencies within the state of South Carolina provide WIA opportunities for those looking to access education, training, and information on careers. Potential clients can apply for WIA benefits through their local county One-Stop office. If the client is approved, the One-Stop office assigns a case work to work with the client on determining their educational needs. Through WIA, a client can receive one or all of the following types of funding: educational funding for tuition, fees, and/or books. Click on the below link for further information

S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce Training Programs

 
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