Financial Aid

Fianancial Aid TVScholarships

Due the generosity of our many supporters, the following scholarships have been established for students with diverse interests and backgrounds. Every year, the Scholarship Committee makes awards totaling between $100,000 - $150,000. Individual scholarship awards range from $100 - $1,500 per year.

The availability of funds for some of these scholarships is based solely on the contributions of the donors and disbursements for the semester or year.

Each scholarship opportunity has unique eligibility requirements. This summary provides only a brief synopsis of the criteria for selection and further conditions may be required and are provided by the College's financial aid office.

To apply for most of these scholarships, download the Scholarship Application or stop by any of the College's financial aid offices. There is only one scholarship application to complete in order to be placed in the pool of applicants for the scholarships you are eligible to receive. If further information is needed, you will be contacted by financial aid staff. You must also have submitted the FAFSA to qualify.  If you have any questions regarding a particular scholarship, please contact the College's Financial Aid office at (843) 349-5251.

Access & Equity Endowed Scholarship: Established in 1999 by a major donation from the Knight Foundation in conjunction with individual donors, the purpose of this scholarship is to assist minority students in pursuit of an associate degree and to lay a foundation for future advancement in technical fields. This scholarship is open to second-year students with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. 

AITP Computer Technology Scholarship: Established in 1992 by the Greater Pee Dee Data Processing association this scholarship provide funds for students in the associate degree computer technology program. 

Dora J. Alexander/PGCSA Scholarship: Originally established in 1991 by the Palmetto Golf Course Superintendents Association and merged with the Dora J. Alexander Scholarship, which honors the memory of Mrs. Alexander, in July of 2000, this scholarship is available to a second-year Golf Course Management Program student from Horry or Georgetown County with a GPA of 3.0. 

Ross Norman Andrews Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund: Established in 2005 by family and friends to honor the memory of Ross Norman Andrews, a 1991 graduate of HGTC, this scholarship is available to a second-year Turf Management Program student with a GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Christine Armstrong Nursing Scholarship: Established in 2006 by a grant from the Yawkey Foundation, this scholarship honors the memory of Christine Armstrong, a long-time resident of Georgetown County.  This scholarship is available to any student who is a Georgetown County resident enrolled in an Allied Healthcare program of study. Students must submit FAFSA and have exhausted all Federal and State scholarship and grants for which they qualify before the award of this scholarship. 

Ernest William Brucks Family Scholarship: Established in November of 1999, this scholarship recognizes the Ernest William Brucks family for its dedication and support of HGTC's students and faculty. 

Franklin & Elsie Burroughs Scholarship: Established in 2000 by family and friends to honor the memory of Franklin & Elsie Burroughs, long-time residents of Conway, this scholarship is available to any student who is a Horry County resident (either born in Horry County or a graduate of a Horry County High School). Applicants must have a 2.0 minimum GPA. 

James H. Burroughs Scholarship Fund: Established in 1991 by the late Senator Strom Thurmond to memorialize James Burroughs of Conway, this scholarship is available to needy and worthy applicants who are legal residents of the state of South Carolina. The amount is awarded annually. 

Caledonia & True Blue Golf Course Endowment: Established in 2000 by a contribution from the Ponderosa Group, this scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Golf Course Technology program. 

Debra Carlson Expanded Duty Dental Assistant Scholarship for Excellence. Established in 2009 by J. Wade Nichols, DMD, to honor the memory of Debra Carlson, his long-time dental assistant who passed away, this scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Program with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must be a resident of Horry or Georgetown Count; those with prior dental assisting experience will have priority. 

Centex Rooney Scholarship: Established in November 1991 by the Centex Rooney Construction Company of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, this fund provides assistance for students majoring in Civil Engineering Technology with a minimum 2.75 grade point average. 

Coastal Uncorked Scholarship Fund: Established in 2011 from the proceeds of the Coastal Uncorked Event, this scholarship provides funding for Culinary Arts students with a GPA of 2.75.


Fortune Academy Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Fortune Academy in Myrtle Beach, this scholarship is available through the College's Continuing Education program to provide funding to students enrolled in Real Estate courses through the partnership with Fortune Academy & HGTC. 

Susan Lynne French Endowed Paralegal Scholarship for Excellence: Established in 2005 by Thompson & Henry, P.A., to honor the memory of Ms. French, a paralegal with the firm for over 17 years. To qualify, a candidate must be enrolled in HGTC in the Paralegal program and be a resident of Horry or Georgetown County. A GPA of 3.0 is required. 

Melanie Fulton Scholarship Fund: Established in 2000 by friends, family, and the Georgetown medical community, this fund honors the memory of Melanie Fulton, a nursing graduate. Candidates for the award must be enrolled full-time in the Practical Nursing program on the Georgetown campus as second-semester HGTC students with a 3.0 GPA. 

Dr. John D. Gilland Nursing Scholarship: Established in May 1992 to honor Dr. Gilland, a long-time resident of Conway. Awards are made annually to a second-year nursing student with a minimum 3.0 grade point average. 

Clyde D. Govan Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Ms. Govan, a Horry County resident who wished to provide funds for educational opportunities for those who had severe financial need, this scholarship is available to students from Horry or Georgetown County enrolled full-time in an associate degree program. 

Grand Strand Water and Sewer District Employee Scholarship: Established in 1989 at the behest of then-President of the Alumni Association, Edwin Navey, a 1977 graduate of HGTC and a member of the Board of Directors at Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority. The purpose of this scholarship is to encourage and assist children of GSWSA employees to pursue a degree at Horry Georgetown Technical College. 

The Billy Greene Memorial Fund: Established in 2008 by Mrs. Mabel Greene and Mrs. Betsy Greene in honor of their son and husband respectively, a successful 2001 graduate of the Culinary Arts program who passed away. This scholarship is available to any Culinary Arts Management Student. 

Major General James F Hackler, Jr. Memorial Scholarship fund: Established in 2008 by the Rotary Club of Myrtle Beach, this scholarship honors the memory of General Hackler. Candidates must be enrolled in the Culinary Arts, Business/Hospitality or Golf and Sports Turf management programs of study at HGTC. 

Tony & Allyson Hirsh/Chaine des Rotisseurs Myrtle Beach Chapter Culinary and Hospitality Tourism Management Scholarship: Established in 2008 by contributions from the Chaine des Rotisseurs and the proceeds of the annual Foundation Black Tie Event. Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled in the Culinary Arts or Business/Hospitality programs at HGTC. The names was changed in 2013 to honor Mr. & Mrs. Hirsh who serve on the HGTC Foundation board of directors and have worked tirelessly on behalf of the college. Students must have completed 24 credit hours towards their program of study with a GPA of 2.75. 

The Ruth Hope Scholarship Fund: Established in 2000 by Mr. & Mrs. Stuart Hope. Candidates for the award must be enrolled in the Practical Nursing program on the Georgetown campus as full-time second semester HGTC students with a 3.0 GPA. 

Charles Hunley Scholarship: Established in 1983 by Mr. Hunley who grew up spending summers with his family at Pawleys Island and later became the vice-president of Belk. Scholarship funds are available to full-time students who are in the General Business program and attending the Georgetown Campus. 

Earl E. Husted Memorial Scholarship: Established by Audrey M. Husted to celebrate the life of her husband, this scholarship is available to a second-year student enrolled in an associate degree program. 

David “Tommy” Jones Scholarship: Established in 2000 by friends and family to honor the memory of Tommy Jones, this scholarship is available to first-semester students. 

Judge Dwight C. Lambe Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established August 7, 1997 by family and friends through the annual Dwight C. Lambe Golf Tournament run by Myrtle Beach Police Department volunteers. This scholarship provides funds to second-year students enrolled either full- or part- time in the Criminal Justice program. Candidates from Horry or Georgetown County must maintain a 3.0 GPA. 

Living Memorial Scholarship: Established in 1980 as a scholarship and memorial fund to deceased friends, students, faculty, and staff members of the College, this is a one-year scholarship available to a second-year student enrolled in an associate degree program. 

McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught, O'Dea & Geddie, P.A., and Emergency Scholarship Fund: Established in 2006 by the law firm of McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught, O'Dea & Geddie, P.A., this fund provides emergency funding for college related expenses. Any student may apply with preference given to students who attended North Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach, Socastee or Conway High Schools. 

Richard & Helen McElveen Memorial Nursing Fund: Established in 2011 this scholarship honors the memory of Mr. & Mrs. McElveen. Funds are available to any student in the Nursing program.

Gayle Harrison McGinnis Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2007 by Mr. Frank McGinnis to honor the memory of his mother, Mrs. McGinnis. Candidate must be a single mother enrolled at HGTC with at least a 2.5 GPA. 

Henry McNeill Endowed Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2007 by the Board of Directors of Horry Telephone Cooperative, Inc., family members, and friends to honor the memory of Mr. McNeill, former president of HTC, this scholarship provides funding for students enrolled in the Electronic Engineering Technology program with at least a 3.0 GPA. 

Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Scholarship: Established in 1990 by Executives of Golf Association, this one year scholarship is available to a second-year student enrolled full-time in Golf Course Management Technology. 

Dr. Richard Nelson Scholarship: Established in 2003 by the Nelson Family of Myrtle Beach, SC to honor the memory of Dr. Richard Nelson, a Loris Radiologist who was instrumental in establishing the Radiologic Tech Associate program at HGTC.  This scholarship is available to a second year Radiologic Technology Student seeking an associate degree, with a GPA of 3.0 or above, and residing in Horry, Georgetown, or Marion County. 

Sister Elizabeth Ogilvie Scholarship: Established in 2003 by friends and family to honor the memory of, Sister Elizabeth, a long-time instructor at the college, this scholarship is available to any current or former LSC student residing in Horry or Georgetown County. 

Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of Conway-Myrtle Beach Scholarship: Established in 1987 for employees of the company, this scholarship is available to students enrolling in an associate degree program and is awarded annually. 

Clare Rawson Memorial Scholarship Endowment: Established in 1989 by AVX Corporation, its directors, and friends of Clare Rawson, this scholarship is available to a second-year student enrolled full-time in Electronics Engineering Technology. 

Renaissance Culinary Scholarship: Established in 2000 from proceeds from the Renaissance Gala and patrons of the Culinary Arts dining rooms, this scholarship is available to any full-time Culinary Arts student with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

Rosen Family Scholarship: Established in 2006 by Brenda and Benedict Rosen of Myrtle Beach, this scholarship is available to a second-year Associate Degree student from Horry or Georgetown County, with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 

Margaret Hunter Shaw Scholarship: Established on November 22, 1996 through the estate of the late Margaret Hunter Shaw, and contributions from family and friends, this scholarship is open to second-year students who are residents of Horry or Georgetown County, attending part- or full-time. 

Dr. B. Ed Shelley, MD Scholarship: Established in 2014 by his colleges at Carolina Radiology this scholarship recognizes Dr. Shelley’s support of the Radiologic Technically Program. Students must be enrolled in the program with a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County: Established in 2014 this scholarship recognized that law enforcement is the cornerstone of a free a safe society and is committed to a future that ensures quality, integrity, accountability and increased public support for the law enforcement profession. The scholarship is available for students in the Criminal Justice Program with a GPA of 3.0.

Mitch & Laura Skipper/A. Norman Dietrick Memorial Scholarship Fund: Originally established in 1986 by friends and family of Mitch Skipper, this scholarship was merged with the Norman Dietrick Scholarship Fund in 2000 and now honors the memory of Mitch Skipper, Laura Skipper, and Norman Dietrick. This scholarship is available to any first- or second-year Forestry student residing in Horry, Georgetown, or Marion County. 

Dr. Robert E. Speir, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2005 by family and friends to honor the memory of Dr. Robert E. Speir, Jr., a Myrtle Beach radiologist, this scholarship is available to a Radiologic Technology Student from Horry or Georgetown County seeking an associate degree, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Horry & Georgetown County State Farm Agents Scholarship: Established on November 2, 2009, by the following Horry and Georgetown County State Farm Agents: Carolyn Bailey; Mary Kendall Bittle; Wade Davis; Linda Edwards; John Griggs, Jr.; Charleen Johnson; Bobby Kelly, Jr.; Tom Leonard; Pat Siau; Jackie Stokes; Charlie Stuart, Jr.; and Wyman Wise.  This scholarship provides funding for students enrolled in any program of study. 

Helen G. Stuart Scholarship: Established on June 24, 1999, by the Alumni Association of HGTC, this scholarship memorializes Helen Stuart, who founded the Alumni Association in 1988, and who served as staff coordinator until her retirement in 1999. Scholarship funds are available to an enrolled student who has financial need, but does not qualify for any financial aid or other scholarship funds through the college. 

Donald Wilch Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2009 by family, co-workers, and friends, this scholarship honors the memory of Professor Don Wilch, a long-time instructor at the College who passed away in the summer of 2009. This scholarship is available to any first- or second-year business or accounting student. 

H. Neyle Wilson Forestry Scholarship: Established in 2003 by his co-workers and friends, this scholarship recognizes and honors H. Neyle Wilson, President of HGTC from 2001 to the present.  This scholarship is available to any first- or second-year Forestry student residing in South Carolina with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Current Horry Georgetown Technical College Foundation Annual Scholarship Funds

Availability is dependent on donations.

AORN (Association of Operating room Nurses Association of Coastal Carolina): Available to students who are in their second year of the nursing program. Must be a resident of Horry or Georgetown County with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Recommendations from HGTC faculty and staff are considered.

Bank of America Scholarship: Available to any student at HGTC who demonstrates need with at least a 2.0 GPA.

David L. Brittain Memorial Culinary Scholarship: Established in 2012 by employees of Brittain Resort Management, this scholarship honors the memory of David Brittain a leader in the culinary and resort industry. Students must be a resident of Horry, Georgetown or Brunswick County and enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program.

Burroughs Foundation Scholarship: Funds provided by the Conway-based Burroughs Family Foundation since 1987 to provide opportunity for students in financial need. These scholarship funds are available to Horry County students enrolled full-time in the first year of an Associate Degree program. 

Ralph C. Bussey Construction Management Scholarship: This scholarship in established in memory of Ralph C. Bussey by the Horry County Homebuilders Association was established in 2015 and is available to any full-time construction management student with at least a 3.0 GPA

Coastal South Carolina Oncology Nursing Society RN Scholarship: Provides funding for a student in RN program with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

CresCom Bank Annual Scholarship: Established in 2015 by funds provided by CresCom Bank this scholarship is for students in Horry, Georgetown, or Brunswick Counties majoring in Business with an emphasis on banking and finance.

Drunken Jack’s Scholarship: Established in 2015 in recognition of the support of Mr. David McMillan of Drunken Jack’s provides to the college, this scholarship is available to any full-time Horry, Georgetown or Marion County student enrolled in the Culinary Arts program with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given students who participated in the ProStart program.

Friends of Aviation Maintenance Scholarship: Established in 2014 this scholarship provides funding for a Horry County student dually enrolled at Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics and HGTC.

Mack Henderson Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2014 this scholarship honors the memory of Andrew “Mack” Henderson who was a professor in the Science department at HGTC.

Horry County Police Golf Classic Scholarship: Established in 2014 this scholarship is to encourage students in the Criminal Justice program of study. Students must be full-time, residents of Horry County, graduated from a Horry County High School and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Dr. Curtis J. Hutto Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship established in 2014 is in loving memory of Dr. Hutto, an instructor in the HGTC Forestry Program for many years. It is available to second year students in the Forestry program with a 3.0 or greater GPA.

Jackson Family Scholarship. Established in 2015 by the Jackson Family Donor Advised Fund, this scholarship is available to students in General Business (hosp. Management), Golf & Sports Turf Management, Turfgrass Science or Residential Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning. Preference is given to Jackson Company Teammates or family members. Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, be full-time and a resident of Horry or Georgetown County.

Boyd & Louise Jacobs Annual Forestry Scholarship. Established in 2013 by Boyd & Louise Jacobs this scholarship is in recognition of work being done by the HGTC’s Forestry Department. Students must be a resident of South Carolina and have a GPA of 3.0.

Desiree Monique Lilly Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2015 this scholarship honors the memory of Ms. Desiree Monique Lilly a graduate of HGTC. This scholarship is open to Full-time, second year students on the Georgetown Campus who are residents of Georgetown County. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Little River Lions Club-William S. Arial Scholarship: Established in 2009, this annual scholarship is open to second-year students who are residents of Little River or Longs, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. 

Ronald A. McCuin, Sr. Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2016 in memory of Mr. McCuin, Sr. this scholarship provides scholarships to full-time students with a GPA of 2.5 or greater in the Sports Tourism Program. Funding provided by the Myrtle Beach Freedom Professional Indoor Football Team.

Mead & Hunt Scholarship Fund: Established in 2015 by Mead & Hunt this scholarship is available to engineering students from Horry or Georgetown Counties who are attending full-time with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

Mended Hearts Chapter 117 Scholarship: Established in 2013, this scholarship is available to a Nursing student who shows evidence of a commitment to cardiac rehabilitation as a profession.

Douglas Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Established in 2003 by Dr. Marilyn Fore, friends, and family to honor the memory of Douglas Murphy, Dr. Fore's brother. 

Myrtle Beach Garden Club Scholarship: Available to any student enrolled in the Golf Course Management Program.

Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club: Available to a full or part-time, non-traditional student who has a minimum GPA of 3.2. Preference is given to female applicants over 25 years of age.

North Myrtle Beach Chamber Foundation Scholarship: Established in 2015 by the North Myrtle Beach Chamber Foundation, these scholarships provide funding to students enrolled in HGTC's Business, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs. Scholarships are available to second year, full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.25. Preference to students interning in NMB community businesses.

Nursing Faculty Leadership Scholarship: Established in 2010 by the Nursing faculty at HGTC, this scholarship is available to ADN or PN students with at least a 2.5 GPA who have demonstrated leadership skills, plus college and community activity involvement.

Physical Therapy Faculty Scholarship: Established in 2015 by the Physical Therapy faculty at HGTC, this scholarship is available to students in the Physical Therapy program at HTC.

Proverbs 3:27 Scholarship: Established in 2015 by Monica Westcott a graduate of HGTC’s paralegal program, this scholarship is available to any full-time, second year student who is a single parent over the age of 25 with at least a 3.0 GPA.

DL. Scurry Foundation Scholarship:This annual scholarship is awarded to any HGTC full-time or part-time student who is a resident of Horry or Georgetown County, maintains a grade point average of 2.0 or better, and demonstrates financial need. Preference is given to older students.
 
South Carolina Health Care Association Nursing Scholarship: Established in 2010, this scholarship is available to any student enrolled in the ADN program who has an interest in Long Term Care nursing or has a family member working in a long Term Care Facility.

South Atlantic Bank Community Scholarship
: Established in 2015 by South Atlantic Bank, this scholarship is provided to a student who exemplifies commitment to academic excellence and service to the community. Students must be a graduate of an Horry or Georgetown county high school and a resident of Horry or Georgetown counties. Full-time students with a minimum GPA of 3.25 with preference to students with recent or current community service.


Adam Lee Whitley Memorial Scholarship
: Established in 2014 by the owners of Crady’s Restaurant in Conway, this scholarship honors the memory of their son Adam who was a graduate of HGTC. Students must be residents of either Horry or Georgetown counties, attending full-time and enrolled in the Culinary Arts program with a GPA of 3.5.

In addition, other local individuals, families, civic organizations, professional organizations, and businesses contribute scholarship funds through the Foundation. Organizations who have contributed during the prior academic year include: The Rotary Club of Little River, The Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association, The Former Agents of the FBI, The Water Environment Association of South Carolina, the Parsons Family, Bank of America, The Coastal Carolina Association of REALTORS, and the Myrtle Beach Women's Club.