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The Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce is offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior in each public and private school in Dorchester County School District Four and Orangeburg County Consolidated School District Three, and Bethune-Bowman High School for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Scholarship application packets are available now, and can be obtained from guidance counselors at each high school, at the Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce’s offices in Holly Hill and St. George, or by emailing a request for an application to tcrcc@bellsouth.net. Please note that the deadline for the scholarship application is 2 p.m. April 30, 2018. The award is for one year, is non-renewable, and is subject to confirmation of acceptance to a college or university, according to Chamber Education/Scholarship Committee Co-chairs Charles Murray and Jackie Jenkins and Committee Member Nina Washington.

To be eligible, the applicant must: (1) Be a senior qualifying for graduation at the end of the current regular school session at Woodland High School, Lake Marion High School, Dorchester Academy, Holly Hill Academy, or Bethune-Bowman High School; (2) Submit a copy of his/her high school transcript; (3) Submit three letters of recommendation: one from a high school teacher, one from an administrator, and one from a community leader (letters of recommendation should include information as to service, character, and merit); and (4) Be a resident and student of the Tri-County Regional Chamber's service area.

Please note: (a) that the Chamber scholarship at Dorchester Academy is designated as "The Charlie Murray Memorial Scholarship," and (2) that each scholarship awarded will be mailed directly to the college or university upon the applicant’s presentation of proof of enrollment in the college or university of his/her choice.

Call the Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce at 843-563-9091 or 803-496-3831, email the Chamber at tcrcc@bellsouth.net, or see your school guidance counselor to obtain an application.

All completed packets should be hand-delivered or sent sealed to: Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce, Attn: Education/Scholarship Committee, 225 Parler Avenue, St. George, S.C. 29477, and must be received by 2 p.m. April 30, 2018. 

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