Eunice Q. Sorin Scholarship - Worcester County, MD Workforce Development Scholarship

The scholarship program first began in 2011 thanks to the pioneering efforts of Eunice Sorin, a stellar businesswoman, philanthropist, and amazing woman who passed away in 2012, leaving a lasting impact on our local community. Eunice played an active role in the Ocean City and Berlin community, running a highly successful business that allowed her to become a generous sponsor and donor to many great causes. She spent her life in the service industry here in Ocean City, MD and made a bequest to the chamber with the stipulation that scholarships be given in her name. Eunice also fostered a sincere and lifelong interest in the well-being of our youth, education, and the importance of accessible opportunities for advancement in our local community. To that end, the Foundation strives to uphold the ideals established by Eunice by continuing to raise funds each year so that we can continue to award scholarships to deserving people in our community in her name.

Each application is reviewed by a board of prominent business leaders that share in the Foundation’s mission. The applications are reviewed in a blind process against specific criteria. Since its inception, over $28,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to deserving community members – young men and woman that we are confident will continue along their successful path to becoming inspiring business leaders in our community.

The Scholarship Program awards individuals who are either further pursuing professional development to advance their career and/or upgrading skills with intention to stay in the Eastern Shore area. This scholarship is open to those who wish to have, or continue a career in the following industry sectors: Agriculture, Aquaculture, Attractions/Recreation/Arts, Business, Hospitality, Medical/Emergency Services, Non-profit, and the Trades. Applicants must live or work in Worcester County. This scholarship is available to anyone currently employed by a local business in good standing with the Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce OR for those individuals looking to gain the skills and education to enter our community workforce.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply:
• Must have a completed GED or High School Diploma
• Citizenship requirements: US
• Both full time, part-time, and incoming students are welcome to apply
• Both full time, part-time, and non-working individuals welcome to apply

To be considered as a candidate for the Eunice Q. Sorin Scholarship, please complete the entire application process by the indicated deadline. Be sure to complete all fields of the online application, upload your resume, upload your essay, and upload two professional letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should include name, relationship to applicant, best contact number and email. At least one letter of recommendation must be a professional relationship such as manager, co-worker, or client. Please note that incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the review committee. We look forward to hearing from you and learning more about your achievements, goals, and involvement in the local community.

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