ORANGE BEACH – Applications are open for The Wharf’s second annual $10,000 scholarship, to be awarded to one graduating high school senior residing in and attending school in Baldwin …
ORANGE BEACH – Applications are open for The Wharf’s second annual $10,000 scholarship, to be awarded to one graduating high school senior residing in and attending school in Baldwin County in 2022.
The Wharf’s Anchor Campaign, through which the scholarship is awarded, was developed to “ensure the strength, safety and security of our local area by supporting children, families and organizations on the Gulf Coast with funds, volunteerism, donations and community partnerships,” according to a release.
“In 2021, we wanted to expand our giving to local students and support our future leaders, educators and entrepreneurs with a scholarship,” said Sheena Mizell, marketing and public relations director, The Wharf. “We received more than 110 applications from students across the county that had outstanding achievements and abilities, so we’re excited to bring back the program for its second year.”
To be eligible to receive this award, applicants must be high school seniors attending a public, private or virtual school within Baldwin County. The recipient will be evaluated based on community involvement, academic achievement and their response to a written essay from three provided prompts. One runner-up will receive $500.
The first-ever recipient of the award was Kamiya Watson, a 2021 senior at Baldwin County Virtual Secondary School who held a 4.0 GPA. Watson is currently a freshman pursuing a four-year degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
For more information on scholarship guidelines, qualifications and deadlines, or to apply, visit alwharf.com/news/the-wharf-2022-scholarship. Visit alwharf.com to learn more about The Wharf.