"Promising" students awarded MBAHA hospitality scholarships

Myrtle Beach, SC - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - They're being called some of the most "promising and deserving students" pursuing hospitality careers along the Grand Strand, and now the Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Association is helping to make their futures more successful.

The Myrtle Beach-based organization has announced it will be awarding the 2010 Myrtle Beach Area Hospitality Industry Scholarship to three Coastal Carolina students - Heather Peck, Kristen Lang and Sarah Hill. All three are currently enrolled in CCU's resort tourism management program.

Two other students attending Horry-Georgetown Technical College are also being awarded with the scholarship, according to officials. Jessa Williams and Kirsten Traylor have earned the scholarship through the school's culinary arts technology program.

"These individuals represent the future of the hospitality industry," MBAHA President Stephen Green said. "We are proud to support and encourage the next generation."

The scholarships are awarded by the organization based on application merit from a panel of judges. Officials said each scholarship application is scored individually through a metric standard. The scores are then averaged, giving the application its final score.

Between 2010 and 2010, South Carolina's hospitality industry expects to add more than 23,600 new jobs. Total employment in the industry would hit nearly 250,000 people.

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