By Karen Kissiah
May 8, 2014
The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) has awarded a 2014 Board of Directors Scholarship to Jensen S. Tomberlin, a Chesterfield County resident who attends the S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics in Hartsville.
Each year, SCAC awards four $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot, and Chesterfield County was selected in the 2014 draw. Applicants must plan to attend a South Carolina college/university or two-year technical college in the fall.
Tomberlin plans to attend the College of Charleston’s honors program to study biochemistry. He is the son of Scott and Jennifer Tomberlin of Cheraw. He became an Eagle Scout in 2012, after restoring the cemetery of Old St. David’s Episcopal Church; and previously served as quartermaster and historian for Boy Scout Troop 655. His family attends First United Methodist Church, where he is a member of the youth fellowship and the Salkehatchie Summer Service team.
In Hartsville, Tomberlin is captain of the varsity golf team and earned a letter in three sports—golf, soccer and swimming. He is also a member of the National Honor Society, the chorus, the glee club, and the Coker College Men’s Ensemble.
SCAC’s Scholarship Selection Committee met on April 3 to evaluate applicants for this award. Applicants must submit an application form and write an essay on their aspirations and goals. The selection is based on the essay, grades, school activities and community involvement.
Chartered on June 22, 1967, SCAC is the only state organization representing county government in South Carolina. Governed by a 29-member Board of Directors composed of county officials from across the state, SCAC is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving county government in South Carolina.