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1. 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!

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 P. Kuykendall Endowed Scholarship Application and a two (2) minute video to and to

In-person or virtual interview of finalists may follow.

Previous winners include:

  • 2023-2024: TJ Hailstock
  • 2022-2023: TJ Hailstock
  • 2021-2022: Kellie Colville
  • 2020-2021: Nicole Bergman



2. Kourtney Breannah Ballen-Wade Annual Scholarship

Image of two hands forming a heartKourtney Wade embarked on her academic journey at Coastal Carolina University, where she pursued her passion for Communications. She not only pursued her studies diligently but also made her family incredibly proud by earning her bachelor's degree in communications. Her commitment to her education and her determination to succeed are values that we seek to honor and perpetuate through the Kourtney Breannah Ballen-Wade Annual Scholarship. While Kourtney was passionate about many things, her love for fine arts was particularly special. This scholarship reflects her passion for the arts by supporting students majoring in Communications, English or Art Studio/Visual Arts that can be deeply transformative and expressive. This scholarship not only honors Kourtney's memory but also serves as a testament to her values and aspirations. It recognizes that education is not just about academic achievement but also about her character, leadership, and the ability to overcome challenges with grace and resilience, as Kourtney herself exemplified. For those who also share a passion for education and nurturing young talent please help support this remarkable scholarship. Together, we can ensure that Kourtney's memory continues to inspire and uplift future generations of students at CCU.



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