Rob Coffin Education Abroad Scholarship for Cultural Exchange - Spring (SC0066)

This scholarship is intended for use in the upcoming summer semester.

Texas State University is committed to the diversity of people and ideas, inclusiveness, and global perspectives. Student global engagement can be achieved through education abroad programs, which is a great way to connect Texas State students with the world.
This scholarship honors the life of Robert (Rob) E. Coffin, proud Texas State alumni (BA, 2000). Rob served his country as part of the US Navy, earning a Combat Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal and several other awards before returning to Texas to pursue a university degree. Rob’s exposure to different people and cultures while in the Navy shaped his decision to pursue an International Studies degree at Texas State where he also minored in Spanish and was a member of Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honors Society). Rob passed away on April 11, 2008.

Eligibility & Criteria:
• Eligible candidates must be in the “committed” status in their Texas State Education Abroad program by the scholarship application deadline.
• Candidates must be undergraduate students pursuing a degree or minor in International Relations, International Business or International Studies.
• Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
• Students must have demonstrated financial need (either medium or high according to the information on file with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships).
• Upon completion of their education abroad programs, recipients of these funds will be required to submit a publishable quality essay, article, or story related to their time abroad or a related cultural exchange.

Education Abroad
Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you ever participated in a Education Abroad program? If so, please specify when and where and through what organization.
  2. Briefly tell us about yourself, your talents and interests, as well as any awards or special recognitions you received
  3. What motivates you to study abroad?
  4. Describe the nature and extent of your financial need and any special financial circumstances? Please be specific in identifying extenuating circumstances as this information will help the committee understand your need?
  5. What impact will our education abroad program have on your academic, professional, and personal goals?
  6. Describe how this scholarship will benefit you and what makes you a strong candidate for these funds?
  7. I have read and understand the Rob Coffin Education Abroad Scholarship criteria and I agree that upon completion of my education abroad program and upon receiving this scholarship fund (if awarded), I will be required to submit a publishable quality essay, article, or story related to my time abroad or a related cultural exchange.
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