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Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Scholarships

Annual Scholarships  

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Annual Scholarships ($1,000) are awarded to continuing or new transfer students for one academic year, equally divided between the fall and spring semesters. Past recipients are encouraged to reapply for future consideration as long as they have maintained a cumulative CCU GPA of 3.0 and completed 15 credit hours annually.

 To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must:

  1. Be admitted and enrolled as an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University;
  2. Have completed a minimum of 15 credit hours at the time of application and have completed 24 credit hours at the time of award; 
  3. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative CCU GPA;
  4. Be enrolled at least 15 credit hours annually;
  5. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships;
  6. Demonstrate satisfactory degree progress; and
  7. Submit a typed essay answering the following: (one page maximum): 
    a.  What do you see as the greatest critical issue facing women today?
    b.  Describe an historical or contemporary female leader who has forged pathways of change for that issue.
    c.  Analyze how the values of the leader you have identified have inspired or will inspire you to give back to your community.
    d.  Explain how this scholarship will enhance your academic progress and success.

Students from the South Carolina counties of Horry, Georgetown, Dillon, Marion and Williamsburg will be given preference. The WIPL Scholarship Committee reviews applications and recommends candidates to the University Scholarship Committee for final selections. Applications for this scholarship are submitted through the Coastal Carolina University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Life and Legacy Annual (Named) Scholarships  

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Life and Legacy Annual Scholarships ($1,000) are named in honor of or in memory of loved ones. To be eligible to apply for Life and Legacy Annual Scholarships, students must meet the same seven (7) enumerated criteria as the Annual Scholarships as listed above.  

Life and Legacy Annual Scholarship –
Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach 

The Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach is the sponsor of this Individually Named Annual Life and Legacy scholarship, specifically named to honor Ruth F. Walker, former president of Zonta International and founding member of the Zonta Club of Myrtle Beach. This scholarship has additional criteria specific to the Zonta organization. Zonta is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and in the professions working together to advance the status of women through service and advocacy. It is a non-partisan and non-sectarian organization with ethnic and geographic diversity. To learn more, please visit the Zonta website

The Life and Legacy Annual Scholarship – Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach ($1,000) is awarded to a continuing or new transfer student for one academic year, equally divided between the fall and spring semesters.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must:

  1. Be admitted and enrolled as an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University;
  2. Be a junior (60-90 credit hours earned) at the time of awarding;
  3. Be enrolled in a major offered in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration;
  4. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative CCU GPA;
  5. Be enrolled at least 15 credit hours annually;
  6. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships;
  7. Demonstrate satisfactory degree progress; and
  8. Meet the Zonta twin pillars of service and advocacy, as evidenced through a typed essay answering the following:
    a.  Describe how you demonstrate service and advocacy through various avenues such as service projects,
         clubs or through volunteer efforts; and
    b.  Explain the significance of these volunteer efforts in your life and how you envision using them in the future.

Students from the South Carolina counties of Horry, Georgetown, Dillon, Marion and Williamsburg will be given preference. The WIPL Scholarship Committee reviews applications and forwards selected applications to the Zonta Club of Myrtle Beach for their review and recommendation. Then, the WIPL Scholarship Committee recommends candidates to the University Scholarship Committee for final selections. All applications for this scholarship are submitted through the Coastal Carolina University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Legacy Endowed Scholarship 

The WIPL Legacy Endowed Scholarship is an annual award ($5,000) that rewards stronger academic results and demonstrated service to the community, state or world. This service may include volunteering, engaging in community projects, running for office (on or off campus), contributing to a civic group, or leading and making change. The generous donations that have established the Legacy Endowed Scholarship are intended to make a lasting footprint and sustainable legacy for a productive future.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must meet the following enumerated criteria plus additional requirements.

  1. Be admitted and enrolled as a full-time, rising junior or senior undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University;
  2. Have a minimum 3.5 cumulative CCU GPA;
  3. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships;
  4. Demonstrate satisfactory degree progress; and
  5. Submit a typed essay of not more than 750 words that answers the following:
    a.  Describe a project, cause or organization that you are passionate about and want to engage in to
         “make a difference" in society as a WIPL Legacy Scholar. This may be a currently operating entity or
         an original idea that you plan to implement. Be specific as to your amount and level of involvement
         and the societal outcomes you anticipate. (This can be related to your academic major, non-curricular
         activities, or external community service.)
    b.  What experiences or skills do you expect to gain from your involvement in this project, cause or organization?;
         and
    c.  What impact (or lasting footprint) do you intend to make by engaging in this project, cause or organization? 

In addition, to be considered for this scholarship, applicants are required to submit a current resume, an academic transcript, a letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your coursework, and a personal statement describing why you should be chosen as a WIPL Legacy Scholar. Include community activities or causes with which you have been involved, what you see as the greatest need in our community, and how you plan to be involved in giving back in the future.

The WIPL Scholarship Committee reviews applications, interviews selected applicants, and recommends candidates to the University Scholarship Committee for final selection. All applications for this scholarship are submitted through the Coastal Carolina University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Mr. Scott Pyle and Dr. Pamela Pyle “Make a Difference”
Annual Scholarship 

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship ($2,500), students must meet similar criteria as for the Annual Scholarship, plus the additional conditions:

  1. Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University;
  2. Be a rising junior at the time of awarding; 
  3. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative CCU GPA;
  4. Be enrolled at least 15 credit hours annually;
  5. Demonstrate financial need as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships;
  6. Demonstrate satisfactory degree progress;
  7. Interview with Dr. Pyle and/or her representative; and
  8. Complete and submit a typed essay including the following:
    a.  Describe activities that you are doing or have done to impact the world around you in a positive manner.
    b.  Define future career and life goals that will make a difference in the lives of others. Be as specific as possible.
    c.  Explain what you see as the greatest injustice in your community, nation, or the world today. 

The scholarship will be automatically renewed for the senior year if the student continues to meet all requirements, maintains a 3.0 cumulative CCU GPA, and if funding is available. Each recipient will be encouraged to read When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikkert, and to meet with Dr. Pamela Pyle on a monthly basis for mentoring sessions to discuss career goals and objectives. 

The WIPL Scholarship Committee reviews applications, interviews selected candidates, and selects the final recipient(s). 

Washington Internship Institute (WII)
G
lobal Women’s Leadership Development Scholarship 

This award provides $5,000 to support a student or students who will be part of the Washington Internship Institute (WII) Global Women's Leadership Development program, which focuses on critical issues facing women in the United States and around the world – such as health, education, gender and family, entrepreneurship, and universal legal and human rights – as well as domestic and international policy topics that affect women in leadership. The seminar-style classes and professional experiences focus on dialogue, discussion and debate, shaping ideas and critical thinking skills.

The scholarship is funded through the generosity of a private donor to assist the recipient(s) with expenses for the semester-long internship in Washington, D.C. Coastal Carolina University students are selected for this award through a competitive interview process following their acceptance to the WII Global Women's Leadership Development program. 

To be admitted into the WII Global Women's Leadership Development program, students apply directly to the WII at http://wiidc.org/. For more information about the WII application process, please contact Robert Bulsza in the Coastal Carolina University Career Services Center at 843-234-3450 or rbulsza@coastal.edu.

The WIPL Scholarship Committee reviews scholarship applications, interviews selected candidates, and selects the final recipient(s).