The scholarships honor the legacies of Grover McKenzie, Jr. and Sara Elizabeth (Gibbs) McKenzie. Grover graduated from St. Matthews High School, St. Matthews, SC in 1945. Sara graduated from Chester High School, Chester, PA in 1948. They raised their family with a commitment to the ideals of growth through educational achievement and a commitment to community involvement.
Candidates must meet the following criteria to qualify for this award: - A high school senior who is graduating from Calhoun County High School in St. Matthews, SC or Chester High School in Chester, PA. Recipients will be evaluated based on in-school and out-of-school activities, a written essay and academic improvement.
Founded in 2008, The Grover & Sara McKenzie Family Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization established for charitable giving and educational support. Our mission is to provide educational assistance, provide education opportunities, and support and promote positive community involvement. These include scholarships, educational assistance, and partnerships with other agencies to magnify community impact.