Environmental Scholarship Program

The SWA has a scholarship program for eligible high school seniors. The goal of the Environmental Scholarship Program is to award one graduating high school senior from each Horry County high school (who intends on pursuing a degree related to the environment) a one-time $1,000 scholarship. The Solid Waste Authority encourages and supports students seeking a degree in an environmental field, which, in turn supports our mission of Protecting Tomorrow's Environment Today.

The deadline for the 2016-17 Environmental Scholarship Applications was March 6, 2017. This years winners are TBA shortly. Thank you to those who applied for the Environmental Scholarship!

Please click here to download an Environmental Scholarship Application.

2015-2016 Environmental Scholarship Recipients

  • Destiny DeJesus- Academy for Arts, Science & Technology
  • Dillon Hardwick- Aynor High School
  • Katrina Gallo- Coastal Leadership Academy
  • Shelby Gerald- Conway High School
  • Alex Del Castillo- Early College High School
  • Constance Schell- Green Sea Floyds High School
  • Cassidy Tyler- Loris High School
  • Carly Sincavitch - Myrtle Beach High School
  • Rebecca Powalie- North Myrtle Beach High School
  • Michael Larkin - Saint James High School
  • Curtis Leonard- Scholars Academy
  • Marci Jo Cui Hogue - Socastee High School
  • John Reuben Long III - SWA Employee Child Scholarship (Conway High School)

Each recipient will volunteer at one (1) SWA event and attended a board meeting to be awarded a $1,000 check and a SWA scholarship medallion at their Senior Awards Night Program. Read full Press Release here.

The Horry County Solid Waste Authority
1886 Highway 90, Conway SC 29526 • PH: 843.347.1651 • FX: 843.347.3653 •

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The Horry County Solid Waste Authority offers facility tours of the Landfill, Material Recycling Facility and Recycling & Convenience Center to individuals and groups. These FREE tours are offered Monday through Friday at our location on Highway 90, outside of Conway. Please call 843-347-1651 to schedule a tour or obtain more information.