Sixteen Coastal Carolina University students have been awarded scholarships for the 2010-2011 academic year through the university organization Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University (WPL).
Recipients of the 2010-2011 scholarships are:
- Alyson Arnette of Dillon, is a senior majoring in health promotion.
- Dakota Beach of Columbia is a junior majoring in English.
- Kristen Cobb of Starr is a sophomore majoring in biology.
* Brooke Donaldson of Long Valley, N.J., is a junior majoring in interdisciplinary studies.
* Keyanna Hampton of Kingstree is sophomore majoring in elementary education.
* Amy Hardee of Loris is a senior majoring in graphic design.
* Adam Hyatt of Myrtle Beach is senior majoring in elementary education.
* Sarah Johnston of Essex Junction, Vt., is a senior majoring in history.
* Michael Labaugh of Pawleys Island is a senior majoring in economics.
* Ana Maria Lavado of Myrtle Beach is a sophomore majoring in English.
* Gina Lavoice of Voorhees, N.J., is a junior majoring in marketing.
* Lauryn Luderman of Defiance, Ohio, is a sophomore majoring in marine science.
* Richard Schiraldi of Murrells Inlet is a sophomore majoring in dramatic arts.
* Meghan Stone of Greenfield, Mass., is a junior majoring in psychology.
* Jacquelyn Ungerer of Newark, Del., is a junior majoring in psychology.
* Marika Wood of Myrtle Beach is a senior majoring in health promotion.
Established in 2002, WPL is a group of more than 50 women from the community and the university whose gifts promote higher education and leadership. Each year the organization awards annual scholarships to deserving Coastal Carolina University students. Since the group began offering scholarships, more than $45,000 has been awarded to 52 students. The 16 awards for 2010-2011 represent the most recipients and the highest total value of scholarships awarded by the organization in a single year.
This year, 10 scholarships have been funded through the Life and Legacy Scholarship initiative, which provides an opportunity for donors to establish an annual scholarship in honor, memory or celebration of a life or legacy.
To be eligible for the 2010-2011 scholarship, continuing and transfer students must have met the following criteria: completion a minimum of 15 credit hours with a cumulative collegiate grade point average of at least 3.2; be enrolled at least part-time; and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to students from Horry, Georgetown, Dillon, Marion or Williamsburg counties. Candidates also submit a written statement explaining how the scholarship will assist their academic preparation for attaining their career goals. Upon recommendation from a scholarship committee of WPL, all awards are coordinated through the university's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
For more information, visit www.coastal.edu/women or contact WPL President Charmaine Tomczyk at 843-349-2403 or firstname.lastname@example.org.