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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

COKER SCHOLARSHIPS

Institutional Scholarships

Students interested in pursuing a business degree at Coker University should apply for our Business Fellows Scholarship. Up to three high school seniors who best meet the requirements will receive substantial scholarships to pursue a business degree at Coker University’s School of Business.

For more information, click here.

Applications for the Business Fellows Scholarship are closed for the upcoming school year.

The Coker Engagement Scholarship is a leadership and civic engagement based scholarship, renewable for four years. Our committee seeks to find students who want to continue to be leaders on our campus and who strive to make our campus and community a better place. The PDF application can be found here. A list of student organizations can be found here.

Five (5) scholarships will be awarded; only applicable to first time freshmen.

ANNUAL VALUE $3,500
4-YEAR VALUE $14,000

 

The annual Coker English Recognition Scholarship will be awarded to one high school senior who has been accepted into Coker University with the intention of being an english major.  The scholarship award will be applied to tuition and fees. The scholarship amount will be $3,500 for four (4) years. Application including an essay is required. The application can be found here.

ANNUAL VALUE $3,500
4-YEAR VALUE $14,000

 

The Coker University Legacy Scholarships will be awarded to any new freshman or transfer student whose parent or grandparent is a graduate of a Coker University undergraduate program. Apply here!

ANNUAL VALUE $500
4-YEAR VALUE $2,000

The Coker University Sibling Scholarship will be awarded to any new freshman or transfer student whose sibling is presently enrolled in a Coker University undergraduate program or is a graduate of a Coker University undergraduate program. Apply here!

ANNUAL VALUE $500
4-YEAR VALUE $2,000

 

The Valedictorian Scholarship is awarded to students who 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
4-YEAR VALUE $2,000

 

Merit-Based Scholarships

The Trustee’s Scholarship is awarded based on SAT or ACT scores and the high school cumulative grade point average.

ANNUAL VALUE Up to $15,000
4-YEAR VALUE Up to $60,000

 

The President’s Scholarship is awarded based on SAT or ACT scores and the high school cumulative grade point average.

ANNUAL VALUE Up to $14,000
4-YEAR VALUE Up to $56,000

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

ANNUAL VALUE up to $13,000
4-YEAR VALUE up to $52,000

 

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

ANNUAL VALUE up to $11,000
4-YEAR VALUE up to $44,000

 

The Coker University Founder’s Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit.

ANNUAL VALUE up to $7,500
4-YEAR VALUE up to $30,000

 

The Transfer Scholarship is provided to transfer students and is based on the student’s previous cumulative grade point average.

ANNUAL VALUE $7,500 to $15,000
4-YEAR VALUE up to $40,000

 

GRANTS AND OTHER PROGRAMS

Federal Programs

Pell Grant is free aid based on student need determined by the FAFSA. There is a six year lifetime limit.

ANNUAL VALUE up to $6,345
4-YEAR VALUE up to $25,380

 

South Carolina Resident Programs

SC Tuition Grant is free aid from the state of South Carolina. To be eligible, a student must be a South Carolina resident, complete a FAFSA prior to June 30th each year, and enroll full-time each year. Awards are partially need-based and are disbursed twice per year. 

ANNUAL VALUE up to $3,600
4-YEAR VALUE up to $14,400

 

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship is a merit-based program that recognizes the 
most academically talented high school seniors. Palmetto Fellows may receive up to $6,700 their freshman year and up to $7,500 for their sophomore, junior, and senior years. Half of the scholarship is awarded in the fall term and half in the spring term. Coker University awards its Palmetto Fellows recipients with scholarships to cover tuition and room costs. 

ANNUAL VALUE up to $6,700, plus Coker will cover tuition and room costs
4-YEAR VALUE up to $29,200 

*Students may receive the Palmetto Fellows, Hope, or Life scholarship, but only one of the three.

Life Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship available to students who meet the requirements set by the SC Commission on Higher Education. Students can view the requirements here. Awards are partially need-based and are disbursed twice per year.

ANNUAL VALUE up to $5,000
4-YEAR VALUE up to $20,000

*Students may receive the Palmetto Fellows, Hope, or Life scholarship, but only one of the three.

The Hope scholarship is a merit-based scholarship created for students attending a four-year institution who do not qualify for the LIFE or Palmetto Fellows Scholarship.  The scholarship is awarded during the freshman year of attendance only. 

ANNUAL VALUE up to $2,800
4-YEAR VALUE N/A as it’s only awarded freshman year

*Students may receive the Palmetto Fellows, Hope, or Life scholarship, but only one of the three.