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Linda P. Kuykendall Endowed Scholarship

Linda Kuykendall (Added 5/3/19) 760x760 JPEG Faculty Profile PhotoIn 2018, the Linda P. Kuykendall Scholarship was named for esteemed Edwards College faculty member Linda Kuykendall. Kuykendall co-created the Communication undergraduate program with Dr. Lee Bollinger from the Department of English at Coastal Carolina University. With the success of that program, they and Dr. Deborah Breede later created the Department of Communication. Before and since, Kuykendall has been an irreplaceable source of support for her students, colleagues, and community. That is why we are proud to have the annual Linda Kuykendall Communication Endowed Scholarship available to any undergraduate student majoring in Communication who meets the following criteria. Kuykendall is a passionate advocate for her students, past, present, and future, so the Department of Communication, Media, & Culture is proud to encourage you to apply!

Submissions for Academic Year 2020-2021 are open now and close on May 30, 2020.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Enrolled as an undergraduate student at CCU;
  2. Majoring in Communication (undergraduate only);
  3. New freshman students must have a minimum 3.0 high school GPA;
  4. Continuing students must have a minimum 3.0 CCU GPA;
  5. Maintain full-time status and demonstrate satisfactory degree progress; and
  6. Complete and submit both the application: Linda Kuykendall Communication Endowed Scholarship FormLinda Kuykendall Communication Endowed Scholarship Form and a two (2) minute video on a given question to commscholar@coastal.edu and to LindaK@coastal.edu.

In-person or Skype interview of finalists will follow.

Peggy Mishoe Annual Writers Scholarship

(For New Transfer and Continuing Students)

Peggy Mishoe (300x300) Added 4/2/20 - MCD JPEGIn 2020, the Edwards College created the Peggy Mishoe Annual Writers Scholarship. Peggy Mishoe was a longtime freelance writer and columnist for The Sun News before passing away in August of 2018. Mishoe’s writing demonstrated the essential, positive impact that journalism has, especially in the Horry County, Conway, and Myrtle Beach communities. Through her column, Mishoe revealed the meaningful differences that neighbors, unsung heroes, and local history can make in the world. The Peggy Mishoe Annual Writers Scholarship is available each year to students majoring in Communication with an Interactive Journalism concentration who meet the following criteria. The Department of Communication, Media, & Culture is proud to celebrate Peggy Mishoe by encouraging students to apply and help continue her contributions to journalism and community culture.

Submissions for Academic Year 2020-2021 are open now and close on May 30, 2020.

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Enrolled as an undergraduate student at CCU
  2. Majoring in Communication with a concentration in Interactive Journalism
  3. New transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 collegiate GPA
  4. Continuing students must have a minimum 3.0 CCU GPA
  5. Maintain full-time status and demonstrate satisfactory degree progress
  6. Submit additional requirements described below to CommScholar@coastal.edu.
Preference will be given to:
  • Students with financial need*
  • Students who graduated from a high school in North or South Carolina
  • *FAFSA must be completed by scholarship deadline in order to determine financial need.
Additional Requirements to be submitted to CommScholar@coastal.edu 
  1. Submit Peggy Mishoe Annual Writers Scholarship Form to CommScholar@coastal.edu 
  2. Submit a paragraph describing career goals/aspirations
  3. Submit a writing sample of 500 words or less about a community based activity, event, person, or local human interest story. Such sample is to be written in the form of a “column.”