The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Foundation developed the Eunice Q. Sorin Scholarship as an instrument for enhancing both the workforce and economic development in our region. This scholarship is also made possible by the fundraising efforts of the Young Professionals of Ocean City. The mission of the YPs is to bring together the talents and insights of emerging young professionals, in a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community. The Scholarship Program aims to support and encourage local students who have plans to pursue any field of study. The Program provides annual awards to individuals who are:
• Pursuing a college degree (graduating high school senior)
• Upgrading their skills (currently in the workforce)
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 young people in our community in her name.
We encourage all of our area students and prospective students to apply for a scholarship through the Foundation. To be selected, a student must demonstrate scholastic ability, character, leadership, and a strong commitment to community. 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 $28,0000 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.
To be considered as a candidate for the Eunice Q. Sorin Scholarship, please complete the entire application process by the indicated deadline. 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.
2019 Scholarship Recipients
Sofia Gordy, Gabrielle Suplee, Isabel Emond, Not pictured: Alyvia Ciurca
2018 Scholarship Recipients
Jessica Bennett, Ryan Duncan, Madilyn Ortega, Emma Stubblebine
2017 Scholarship Recipients:
Elizabeth Barb, Hannah Black, William Cordial, Logan Gordy, Zoe Jackson, Lindsay Jones & Rodney A. Murray
2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Sara Sabia (workforce scholarship) Caroline Hammond,Olivia Kurtz, Erin Smith & Zainab Mizra
2015 Scholarship Recipients : Chelsi Rosen & Matthew Krall