The Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Program 

The Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer a scholarship program in memory of Mt. Pleasant
resident Joe Brinson. Throughout Joe’s thirty-plus year career, he played a vital role in numerous educational
organizations throughout the Carolinas, including the Construction Education Foundation. This scholarship
program is intended to encourage and support students aspiring to a career in business . Applications for these
awards are requested in accordance with the information below.

Four $2500 scholarship awards will be presented. The scholarships will be paid directly to the college or school
upon confirmation of applicant’s acceptance or enrollment.

To apply for our 2018 scholarships, click the following link (MPCC Scholarship App 2018) to download the application. Complete the application and then email the scanned application to Subject Line: Attention Scholarship Committee.



The MPCC Scholarship Committee will review the applications and decide the winners.  Recipients will be notified of their selection by May 10th, 2018 and will be recognized at the following Chamber meeting to be held on May 17th, 2018 at the Omar Shrine Temple located at 176 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Applicant must be a high school senior residing in East Cooper
  2. Applicant must be enrolled in college at the time the scholarship is paid
  3. Applicant must get three (3) letters of recommendation
  4. Cumulative grade point average
  5. Involvement in extracurricular activities
  6. Involvement in community activities
  7. Work experience
  8. Financial need
  9. Mission of MPCC
  10. Applicationt’s personal statement about this scholarship’s impact

*For more information, please contact Mary Anna Lewis, Philanthropy Chair at 843-568-2989 or