The Gulfport Chapter of the American Business Woman's Association
(ABWA) recently made a $1,000 gift to set up a scholarship at The
University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast.
thrilled that the ABWA has chosen Southern Miss as a recipient of
its scholarship program," said Dave Estorge, development officer
at Southern Miss Gulf Coast. "It is our hope that this scholarship
will increase exposure for the ABWA on our campus and encourage
our students to join this fine organization."
Named the ABWA
Gulfport Charter Chapter Scholarship, the gift is to provide a one-time
scholarship to a student attending Southern Miss Gulf Coast who
is both a United States and Harrison County citizen.
must demonstrate financial need and maintain a 2.5 grade point average.
Extracurricular activities and community service will be considered
by the selection committee. The recipient must attend a designated
ABWA chapter meeting and be prepared with a brief autobiography.
Funds are to be used only for books and tuition.
of the ABWA is to bring together businesswomen of diverse occupations
and to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others
grow personally and professionally through leadership, education,
networking support and national recognition.
ABWA spans the nation as the world's most diverse professional organization
for women. Tens of thousands of members gather throughout the country,
united by a common goal - to support each other in professional
development and career advancement.
a nonprofit organization and have accomplished raising funds to
promote women on the Coast through scholarship awards on an annual
basis ranging from $500-$1,000," said Phyllis Aduddell, co-chair
of the ABWA Gulfport Chapter education committee. "This year
we were able to award $1,000 for a student at Southern Miss Gulf
Coast and hope to continue each year in the future."
For more information
about this scholarship and other donor or scholarship opportunities,
contact the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Development Office at (228)