MCHF Announces Scholarship Program

MULLINS, S.C. -- The Marion County Healthcare Foundation announced Thursday the start of new scholarship award for local high school graduates.
Executive Director Mary Dunbar said the foundation will provide eight scholarships to high school graduates residing in Marion County. The foundation will be funding two $2,000 scholarships for students attending Florence Darlington Technical College, two $2,000 scholarships for students attending Francis Marion University and four $1,000 scholarships to students enrolling in their second year of the LPN program at Marion County Academy of Careers and Technology.
“I applaud the Foundation’s board of directors for implementing these scholarships,” Dunbar said. “It is such a valuable investment in the youth of Marion County. We look forward to seeing Marion County students take advantage of these scholarship dollars and we plan to follow the success of these students into their careers.”
Eligibility requirements include a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and students must exhibit financial need (defined as household income under $60,000). The $2,000 scholarship awards are renewable each year for a total $8,000 over four years if the student maintains a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 throughout their college career, she said.
Interested students should contact the financial aid office of the respective institutions of higher education to apply for the Marion County Healthcare Foundation Scholarships.
Dunbar said the mission of the foundation is to improve the quality of life in Marion County through inspired philanthropy, grants and innovative community programs. MCHF has awarded over $3.5 million in funding since 2010