For 16 years, WCF’s John M. and Trena B. Draughn Scholarship Fund has been supporting local students heading to Horry-Georgetown colleges

As Waccamaw Community Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we must give credit to one of our first and oldest scholarship funds.

The John M. and Trena B. Draughn Scholarship Fund has awarded $45,000 to college-bound students of the Horry-Georgetown region over the past 16 years. Recently, we were able to celebrate the latest two recipients, North Myrtle Beach High School seniors Neal MacDonald and Forest Floyd.

The scholarship program was created for a senior at North Myrtle Beach High School that plans to attend either Coastal Carolina University or Horry-Georgetown Technical College in Conway to pursue a degree in a business-related field. While the scholarship is typically awarded to one student, Neal and Forest’s applications were so compelling, the Draughn’s decided to support them both.

We are grateful to the Draughn’s for seeing the potential in our bright, young students in this region, and we’re excited to see where the next generation of scholars will lead our communities. Scholarships are one of the charitable tools we offer at Waccamaw Community Foundation and they provide a direct way for donors to improve the lives of those in our community.

You can learn more about setting up a long-term scholarship program by following this link: https://waccamawcf.org/donors/