Two area students receive Key Scholarship award
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (June 5, 2023) — For the seventeenth year, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and HTC 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 2023 Key Scholarship award winners are: Hannah Pamplico High School graduate, Hope Turner, and North Myrtle Beach High School graduate, Savana Robledo. This fall, Turner plans to attend Francis Marion University (FMU) and Robledo plans to attend Coastal Carolina University (CCU).
“This scholarship demonstrates our support of local students and higher education,” said Carlton Lewis, HTC Chief Executive Officer and Carolina Trust Board of Directors Member. “Both HTC and Carolina Trust are dedicated to investing in the communities we serve, and this scholarship provides an excellent opportunity to support our youth.”
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.
“We are honored to recognize these talented students. Their academic achievements in the classroom, extra curricular activities, and dedication to community service are truly impressive. We are proud of all the applicants who are planning to continue their education in an effort to achieve personal and professional goals,” said Tim Carlisle, Carolina Trust President/CEO.
Application packets were distributed to high school guidance counselors and the scholarship opportunities were advertised on the Carolina Trust and HTC websites. The 2023 award recipients were scored as most qualified for the Key Scholarship based on completed application, academics, school and/or community involvement, and school choice.
For more information, please contact Samantha Cherry at 843-369-8863 or Amanda Marker at 843-443-8533.
Pictured L to R: Always, August, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador; Tim Carlisle, Carolina Trust President/CEO; Savana Robledo, Key Scholarship Recipient; Carlton Lewis, HTC Chief Executive Officer and Carolina Trust Board of Directors Member; and Samantha Cherry, HTC Marketing Coordinator
Pictured L to R: Always, August, Carolina Trust Brand Ambassador; Tim Carlisle, Carolina Trust President/CEO; Hope Turner, Key Scholarship Recipient; Carlton Lewis, HTC Chief Executive Officer and Carolina Trust Board of Directors Member; and Samantha Cherry, HTC Marketing Coordinator
About Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union
For over 60 years, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union has provided our members with a better way of banking. As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, the Credit Union returns profits to member/owners through competitive rates, lower fees, personal attention and innovative services. Membership is open to residents and business owners of Horry, Georgetown, Marion, Williamsburg, and the southern part of Florence County, SC as well as Brunswick County, NC. To learn more about Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union, call Jessica Wilson, CDO at 843-504-6425 or visit www.carolinatrust.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CarolinaTrustFCU.
HTC is the largest telecommunications cooperative in the United States. Celebrating 70 years as the local leader in communications, HTC provides services in Horry, Georgetown and Marion counties. Utilizing the area’s most extensive fiber optic network, HTC service offerings include: Internet; Video; Security; Mobile; and Voice. HTC also offers advanced business services, including: Internet; Voice and Hosted Voice Solutions; IT Solutions such as WiFi, Data Backup & Recovery and Firewalls; and Business Security & Automation. To learn more about HTC, visit https://www.htcinc.net/ For additional information about HTC or becoming a member, call 843-365-2154.