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WIPL 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. The number of scholarships awarded will vary from year to year. Additional consideration will be given to students from South Carolina. To be eligible to apply for an Annual 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 responding to 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.

• • • Named Annual Scholarships

Women in Philanthropy and Leadership Annual Scholarships may be named in honor of or in memory of loved ones (Life and Legacy), or in recognition of sponsoring organizations. Certain scholarships have unique requirements as stated below. The annual awards are contingent on availability of funds.

Life and Legacy Annual Scholarship –
Zonta Foundation of Myrtle Beach

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. 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. 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 (http://www.zontamyrtlebeach.org/). To be eligible for this scholarship students must meet requirements specific to the Zonta organization as stated below. Additional consideration will be given to students from South Carolina. 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.
    b.  Explain the significance of these volunteer efforts in your life and how you envision using them in the future.

The WIPL Scholarship Committee reviews applications and forwards selected applications to Zonta for their review and recommendation. Then, the WIPL Scholarship Committee recommends candidates to the University Scholarship Committee for final selections.

Pyle Financial Services Annual Scholarship

To be eligible for this annual scholarship ($2,500), students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be admitted and enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University;
  2. Be a junior (60-90 credit hours earned) at the time of awarding;
  3. Be enrolled as a finance major offered in the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration;
  4. Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative CCU GPA;
  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:
    a.  Describe future career and life goals that you anticipate will make a difference in the lives of others.
    b.  Analyze how your major in finance will influence the goals you described in response to (a.) above.
    c.  Explain in detail how you can you use your degree to influence your community, nation, or world in a manner that will positively impact the future.

Mr. Scott Pyle and Dr. Pamela Pyle
"Make a Difference" Scholarship

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

  1. Be enrolled as an undergraduate student at Coastal Carolina University;
  2. Be a rising senior 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; and
  7. 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. 

Recipients will be encouraged to read the book titled 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. Scholarship finalists will participate in an interview with representatives from the WIPL Scholarship Committee
 

Walter T. Berner Endowed Scholarship

The purpose of this gift is to support students within the dual-degree engineering program at the University. To be eligible for this annual scholarship ($1,000), students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be a continuing or transfer student;
  2. Full-time or part-time student;
  3. Must be at least a rising sophomore as defined by the University;
  4. Must be enrolled in the dual-degree engineering program at the time of award;
  5. Must meet one of the following GPA requirements;
    a. Continuing—CCU GPA of at least 3.0
    b. Transfer—Collegiate GPA of at least 3.0
  6. Must complete an essay to include one paragraph on each of the following:
    a. Explain in detail how you can use your degree to influence your community, nation or world in a manner that will positively impact the future.
    b. Explain how this scholarship will enhance your academic progress and success.
    c. Describe how you demonstrate service through community activities, service projects, clubs, or through volunteer efforts 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 recipient of the award for the 2016-17 year (only) will be chosen by the dean of the College of Science with consultation from four major advisers for the dual-degree engineering program. Applications after the first award year (2016-17), will be reviewed by, and the preferred recipient(s) selected by the Women in Philanthropy Scholarship Committee.

• • • Legacy Endowed Scholarship

The WIPL Legacy Endowed Scholarship is an annual award ($5,000) supported in the same spirit as other WIPL scholarships, and 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?
    c.  What impact (or lasting footprint) do you intend to make by engaging in this project, cause or organization?
  6. In addition, applicants are required to submit the following:
    a.  A current resume, an "official academic transcript;
    b.  A letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with your coursework;
    c.  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.

Additional consideration will be given to students from South Carolina. Endowed Scholarship finalists will participate in an interview with representatives from the WIPL Scholarship Committee, which will recommend candidates to the University Scholarship Committee for final selection.