Sheriff's Foundation of Horry County

The Sheriff's Foundation of Horry County

Sheriff Phillip Thompson recognized the need to establish a charitable foundation to provide scholarships for individuals, and/or students currently enrolled in a college or university, planning to attend in the fall of the award year, and are seeking a career in law enforcement.  Sheriff Thompson collaborated with friends and colleagues to establish a non-profit foundation to accommodate the growing need for professional law enforcement individuals within our community.

The Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County awards three (3) scholarships annually: one (1) to Horry Georgetown Technical College, one (1) to Coastal Carolina University and one (1) to an at-large post secondary institution for college-bound high school seniors and/or active law enforcement individuals planning to attend in the fall, based on demonstrated academic achievement, need, and an expressed interest in pursuing an education in a legal related field.

MISSION STATEMENT

Recognizing that effective law enforcement is the cornerstone of a free and safe society, the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County, is committed to a vision of the future that ensures quality, integrity, accountability and increased public support for the law enforcement profession.

To achieve this mission, the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County provides a continuum of educational opportunities, resources and networking to:

  • Foster public recognition, support and understanding of the role of law enforcement in general and, specifically, the role of the Horry County Sheriff's Office
  • Encourage individuals to choose a career in the field of law enforcement by providing scholarships for high school seniors and/or active law enforcement seeking a career in law enforcement or related field
  • Increase officer retention through recognition, education and professional development by providing scholarship opportunities
  • To contribute to the growth of the Horry County Sheriff's Office and to the betterment of Horry County

For information or to donate:
Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County
Post Office Box 1906
Conway, SC 29528

Scholarship Awards


2014 Scholarship Recipient - Brady Parker


2014 Scholarship Recipient - Hunter Floyd


2014 Scholarship Recipient - Iris Murrieta


2014 Scholarship Recipient - Ashley Schildkraut