Mint Hill, NC: The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Chamber sponsored scholarships. Four students, who are residents of Mint Hill, are chosen each spring by a Chamber committee. The College Scholarship Program, instituted by the 2014 Board of Directors, is made possible by the support of Mint Hill Chamber members, the business community, and the success of its annual Golf Classic.
“As the scholarship chair, it’s been very exciting to watch our scholarship program grow since its inception” said Tara Goodfellow, Chamber Director, and owner of Athena Consultants. Tara added “Over the past few years, we have been able to grow the program from two to four awards. The Mint Hill Chamber awards high school seniors, that are residents of Mint Hill,$1,000 based upon academic excellence, community service, and leadership. Components include submitting the application, transcripts, essay, and letter of recommendation.
”The program has grown thanks to the support of the community. Funds are raised from our annual September Golf Classic, as well as the generosity of Pour 64 hosting an annual corn hole tournament. We’d love to continue to grow the program and increase the award amounts. If your company is interested in partnering with us, our Executive Director Paige McKinney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s recipients include a male winner, female winner, committee’s choice, and a chamber junior ambassador. They are: (1) Michael Golden from Independence High School will be attending North Carolina State University, studying Computer Science/Engineering. (2) Asha Mullis from Independence High School will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying Nursing. (3) Elizabeth Andrews from Independence High School will be attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, studying Biology. (4) Ann Estelle Freyer from independence High School will be attending Davidson College, studying Political Studies.
“The students that applied for our scholarships this year were remarkable,” said Paige McKinney, Executive Director of the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce “All of our applicants demonstrated leadership attributes and academic achievements within their school. This year’s scholarship recipients made positive impacts within the Mint Hill community. They took an active role volunteering at the Mint Hill Fire Department, The Mint Hill Library, and various non-profits within our community, including the Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce. We hope that this scholarship will help further their education and that they will return to Mint Hill as future business leaders in our community.”