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1/18/2019 MBACC News Release
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Accepting Applications for 2019 Scholarships

Myrtle Beach, SC – Jan. 9, 2019 – The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (MBACC) Educational Foundation is continuing their scholarship program for 2019. The MBACC has served the Grand Strand and its business community with excellence for more than 80 years with a stated mission to promote, protect and improve the Myrtle Beach area and its business community. Along with its investors, the chamber recognizes the value of higher education as an essential component to individual and community success. In demonstration of this, the chamber will award scholarships to deserving Myrtle Beach area graduating seniors planning to enroll in higher education within eight months upon graduation from a public high school in 2019.

“The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is very proud of our award-winning public educational system which continues to develop students to their highest potential,” stated Karen Riordan, president and CEO of the MBACC. “The chamber is honored to offer the scholarships, as we are committed to making significant positive impacts for years to come in the success of our local students.”

One recipient from each of the 14-local public high schools (listed below) will be selected to win a scholarship to be used in the pursuit of higher education. Recipients must demonstrate academic aptitude and potential for success beyond high school. They will exhibit accomplishment inside and outside the classroom, as well as qualities that are essential to professional success, including honesty, integrity, professionalism, good citizenship, civic-mindedness, charity, and a strong work ethic.

All eligible students are encouraged to apply. The MBACC scholarship application is available on all high school and the MBACC websites and must be submitted to school guidance counselors no later than Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

Applicants must meet each of the following requirements:
• Applicant must be a legal resident of the United States.
• Applicant must be a student in good standing at selected public high schools in Horry and Georgetown counties (see list below).
• Applicant must be a graduating public high school senior during the school year of the award.
• Applicant must be planning to attend an accredited institution of higher learning upon graduation from public high school. Students planning to attend universities, colleges, seminaries, technical colleges and community colleges are all encouraged to apply.
• Applicants must be planning to enroll in a post-secondary program of study that will result in a bachelor’s or associate degree or equivalent.

Academy for Arts, Science, and Technology
Academy for Technology & Academics
Aynor High School
Carolina Forest High School
Conway High School
Early College High School
Green Sea Floyds High School
HCS Scholars Academy
Loris High School
Myrtle Beach High School
North Myrtle Beach High School
Socastee High School
St. James High School
Waccamaw High School

Employees of the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, their immediate families and households, as well as those of the Scholarship Task Force and the Foundation’s Board of Directors, are not eligible for scholarships offered by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Educational Foundation. For more information, students may contact their high school guidance counselor.