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



The Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County was honored on the field at the Coastal Carolina University football game last Saturday for their ongoing efforts in support of students majoring in a legal related field of study. To date, the Foundation has donated over $100,000 directly supporting their endowed scholarship.


Pictured left to right: CCU President David DeCenzo; Tom Fox, President of the Sheriff’s Foundation of Horry County; Holly Tankersley, CCU Associate Dean of the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts; and Bryan Steros, CCU Interim Vice President of the Office for Philanthropy.