Scott and Pamela Pyle establish “Make A Difference” Scholarship
A new scholarship has been established for Coastal Carolina University students – The Dr. Pamela Pyle and Mr. Scott Pyle “Make A Difference” Annual Scholarship. The initial awards will be made for Fall 2013: a rising junior and a rising senior will each receive a $2,500 scholarship for the year, providing that the recipients continue to meet specified criteria during the spring semester.
Candidates for the scholarship must meet the following criteria:
- Be a rising junior or senior at Coastal Carolina University.
- For juniors, maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and continue to meet scholarship criteria for an automatic renewal their senior year (pending availability of funds).
- Finalists will participate in an interview with the scholarship selection committee.
- Complete an essay responding to the following: Describe activities you are doing or have done to impact the world around you in a positive manner; Describe future career and life goals that will make a difference in the lives of others. Be as specific as possible.; and What do you see as the greatest injustice in your community, the nation or the world today?
The recipients will be encouraged to read When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty Without Hurting the Poor…and Yourself by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. In addition, the recipients will have the opportunity to connect with Dr. Pamela Pyle on a monthly basis to discuss career goals and objectives.
Pyle is an osteopathic physician based in Myrtle Beach and specializes in coronary care, hospitalist services and skin rejuvenation. Her volunteer work extends to the African nation of Rwanda, where she has led medical mission teams and raised funds in support of Africa New Life Ministry and its multiple programs for children and families, theological instruction and vocational programs. She serves on the board of Africa New Life Ministries and chairs its Health Care Council, which oversees care for 5,500 children and is developing an ambulatory surgery center in Kigali, Rwanda, to provide medical, dental and surgical care for the poor.
The scholarship is offered through Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University.