The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) has awarded its 2020 Presidential Scholarship to Alyssa A. Gottheiner of Laurence Manning Academy.
Each year, SCAC awards one $2,500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a resident of the same county as that year’s SCAC president. This year’s scholarship is presented in honor of Clarendon County Council Chairman and SCAC President Dwight L. Stewart Jr. Applicants must plan to attend a South Carolina college/university or two-year technical college in the fall.
Gottheiner is ranked first in her class and plans to study pre-professional studies in health at Clemson University. In addition to serving as vice president of the Red Cross Club and treasurer of the 4-H Club, she is also captain of her school’s varsity soccer team and the Florence Soccer Association. Gottheiner’s honors include the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award and the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award.
Gottheiner is the daughter of Kevin and Kelly Gottheiner of Manning. Her volunteer service includes spearheading the Clarendon County Hometown Heroes project, as well as working with Bethlehem Stables and serving as a lay leadership youth advisor and vacation bible school counselor at Manning United Methodist Church.
SCAC’s Presidential 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.