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Coker College offers scholarships for study abroad. The Student Experience Office/Trans4mations Program and the Financial Planning (Aid) Office administers these resources.

Susan Coker Watson Scholarship (Europe only)

Open to rising juniors and rising/returning seniors, this scholarship provides valuable financial assistance to students studying in European destinations. Announced in late September/early October by the Student Experience Office/Trans4mations Program, this scholarship offers funding for short-term Coker programs and non-Coker programs including semester abroad. It is an application/interview process with staff and faculty members who review the application packet which includes a written proposal for study abroad, budget worksheet, academic transcript as well as three faculty letters of recommendation.

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Additional Coker Scholarships

The Director of Financial Aid administers several Coker College scholarships for study abroad. These include the Dr. Malcolm C. and Jacqueline E. McLeod Doubles Scholarship, the Rubinstein-Buchler Endowed Scholarship for International Study and the John McLarty Williams, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Study Abroad.  Please contact Mrs. Betty Williams, Director of Financial Aid,  for more information at or 843-383-8055.

National Scholarships

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

The web description for the Gilman states, “the Gilman Scholarship Program aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries and regions where they go by offering awards to U.S. undergraduates who might otherwise not participate due to financial constraints.” Please click on the link below to find out about eligibility and how to apply.

Boren Award for International Study

As it appears online the, “Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded

Boren Scholars represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Scholars commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.” Check out the website for more information:

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