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 10 charities and special needs organizations within the community; while our scholarship program assists local high school students who plan on attending college, university or a trade school here at home”.
The Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club, now in its 51st year, is still going strong and continues to live up to the values set for it by its predecessors. Scholarships are the main purpose of the Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club by our support of local students seeking a higher education here at home. The purpose of the club is both educational and charitable. A high school student who attends Myrtle Beach High School, Socastee High School, Carolina Forest High School or St. James High School, who will be attending a local institution of higher learning, is awarded a $1,000.00 scholarship in May of each year. The selection of this student is assisted by a combination of the schools’ guidance department, teachers and a Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club Committee and is decided primarily on the basis of community service and spirit. Non-traditional students are eligible to apply.
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 a MBWC Fellow and personally participate in the future of our county!
The Education Department of the Myrtle Beach Woman’s Club funds a number of special programs offered to students in order to 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 fundraisers and community service projects which benefit Hope House and other charities who assist the community in such a valuable way.