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Scholarships

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.

HGTC Foundation Endowed Scholarship Funds

Access & Equity Endowment 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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 an Horry County resident (either born in Horry County or a graduate of an 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 H.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 provide sassistance for students majoring in Civil Engineering Technology with a minimum 2.75 grade point average.

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. Students must have completed 24 credit hours towards their program of study with a GPA of 2.75.

DJA/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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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.

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.

Greater Pee Dee Data Processing  Scholarship: Established in 1992 by the association to provide funds for students in the associate degree computer technology program.

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.

The 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.

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: In 1983, Mr. Hunley provided this Scholarship. He 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.

The 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.

Thomas & Mary Dee Maeser Annual Scholarship Fund: Established in 2006, this award provides immediate scholarship and/or emergency assistance to students enrolled in the college through the Continuing Education Division. Application must be made through the Continuing Education department of HGTC.

The McCutchen, Mumford, Vaught, O'Dea & Geddie, P.A., 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.

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.

The 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.

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 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The Skipper/Dietrick 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.

The 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 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.

Recurring Horry Georgetown Technical College Foundation Annual Scholarship Funds


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.

Dr. Raymond E. Cleary & Dr. J. Hal Capps & Associates Dental Health Scholarship Fund: Established in 2006 by Dr. Cleary and Dr. Capps, this scholarship is available to an Horry or Georgetown County second-year Dental Hygiene or Dental Assisting student, with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Full Steam Ahead Annual Scholarship Fund: Established in 2006, this scholarship is available to a student in the Construction Management Program with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students must submit FAFSA and have exhausted all Federal and State scholarship and grants for which they qualify to be eligible for this scholarship.

The J. Carlisle Hewitt, MD, Scholarship Fund: Established in 2003 by co-workers and friends to honor Dr. Hewitt, a Myrtle Beach radiologist, this scholarship is available to a Radiologic Technology student seeking an associate degree, with a GPA of 3.0 or above, and residing in Horry or Georgetown County.

Harvey A. Housand Scholarship Fund: Established in 2005 by the Doug Shirley and Donna Nathler Shirley families to honor Mr. Housand, and his service to the Criminal Justice field, this scholarship is available to an Horry County Criminal Justice student, with a GPA of 3.2 or above.

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.

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.

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.