For the fourteenth year, HTC and Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union chose two graduating high school seniors to win $1,000 each in scholarship awards. High school seniors from Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County planning to attend either Coastal Carolina University or Francis Marion University were encouraged to apply.
The 2020 Key Scholarship award winners are: Carolina Forest High School graduate, Camryn Conover, and Carvers Bay High School graduate, Destiny Poston. This fall, Conover plans to attend Coastal Carolina University (CCU) and major in Psychology and Biology. Poston also plans to attend CCU to major in Finance and Marketing.
“As someone who is able to represent both organizations, I am very proud of the long-term commitment of both Carolina Trust and HTC to this endeavor,” said D. Carlton Lewis Jr., HTC Chief Financial Officer and Carolina Trust Board of Directors Member. “This scholarship opportunity demonstrates our support of local students and higher education universities. The communities we serve are essential to the success of our organizations, and this opportunity is just one way we can help give back to support that success. Congratulations to the recipients!”
The scholarship will continue to support the chosen applicants throughout their college career. The initial $1,000 is applied to their first-year tuition cost, but the scholarships may be renewed for an additional three years in the amount of $500 per year should the recipients continue to meet qualifying criteria. Recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA and full-time enrollment at either CCU or FMU.
Application packets were distributed to high school guidance counselors and the scholarship opportunities were advertised on the HTC and Carolina Trust websites. The 2020 award recipients were scored as most qualified for the Key Scholarship based on completed application, academics, school and/or community involvement, household income, and school choice.