The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) has awarded a 2020 Board of Directors Scholarship to Fred B. Chambers of Colleton County High School.
Each year, SCAC awards four $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot, and Colleton County was selected in the 2020 draw. Applicants must plan to attend a South Carolina college/university or two-year technical college in the fall.
Chambers is the son of Alina Jones of Walterboro. He plans to study computer engineering at Benedict College. He is a member of the Cougar Men of Distinction at Colleton County High School. He attends Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church where he participates in the male choir.
SCAC’s Scholarship Selection Committee met in the spring to evaluate applicants for this award. Applicants must submit an application form and write an essay on their aspirations and goals. The selection is based on the essay, grades, school activities, and community involvement.
Chartered on June 22, 1967, SCAC is the only statewide organization representing county government in South Carolina. Governed by a 29-member Board of Directors composed of county officials from across the state, SCAC is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving county government in South Carolina.