The Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club is committed to promoting “volunteerism” and to caring for our community through the service and leadership of our members. Its purpose is both educational and charitable. “The club donates annually to more than twenty charities, organizations and special needs within the community; while our scholarship program assists a Myrtle Beach High School female student and continuing students at Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College.”
The Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, now in its 45th year, is still going strong and continues to live up to the values set for it by its predecessors. Membership is limited to forty members. Scholarships-The flagship of the Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club has become ts support of local students seeking a higher education here at home. The purpose of the club is both educational and charitable. A senior girl from one of our area schools, who will be attending Coastal Carolina University or Horry- Georgetown Technical College, is awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship in May. The selection of this young woman is assisted by the School’s. Guidance Department and is decided, primarily, on the basis of community service and spirit. This 2012-13 year Rushen Vassell was awarded. Additionally, Non- Traditional students may apply for a MBWC Scholarship at either C.C.U. or H.G.T.C. through their foundation offices where our awards are published. Each June the club sponsors a $4,000.00 scholarship at Coastal Carolina and a $2,000.00 scholarship at Horry-Georgetown Tech for the following scholastic year.
For the 2014 year, Lisa Cooney will receive the scholarship at HGTC. The Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club Fellowship was established in 2010 to join hands with local businesses and other individuals to sustain these efforts. Together, we embrace our responsibility to educate the young people of our community and foster our own institutions of higher learning. The club feels that this enterprise cannot be compromised by the economic climate nor higher tuition costs – the future of this area is too promising. We invite you to be an MBWC Fellow and personally participate in the future of our county!
The Education Department of the Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, in addition to overseeing our fellowship, also manages a Back2School program in January promoting the five schools within the city limits through a January Back2School program which meets a named need from each school. Through our relationship with our schools, in any given year, we fund a number of special programs offered to the students which broaden their knowledge and interests. In 2008 when the crisis of homeless students was unveiled at Myrtle Beach High School, reflecting a current national problem, the club responded immediately with a fund raiser and spearheaded ongoing efforts to assist these degree seeking champions. Hope House of Myrtle Beach was founded to provide a safe and nurturing environment for students designated homeless or otherwise burdened by circumstances beyond their control while seeking a full education. The Education Department of the MBWC leads the club in involving itself in fund raisers and community service projects which benefit Hope House and other charities who assist the community in such a valuable way.