Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Foundation
The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Foundation are proud to announce the recipients of the 2015 student scholarships. The four students chosen are high school seniors from the City of Salem and Roanoke County. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward their education. The scholarships are awarded based on career goals, strong work ethic, community involvement and financial need.
Harlee King – Salem High School
Kate Elmore – Salem High School
Hunter Wilson – Glenvar High School
Katherine Brooke Grinnell – Glenvar High School
Established in 2002, the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. was created to assist the Chamber of Commerce in strengthening the development and growth of the Chamber’s activities. By providing educational scholarships from the business community and assisting in fund-raising for the renovation project of the Carriage House in Longwood Park, the Foundation has emerged as a community leader. Driven by hard-working citizens, business owners, and volunteers, the Foundation has retired the debt from the original $250,000 construction note. In 2011, the Foundation hosted the note-burning celebration at Longwood Park.
This Foundation is now noted for presenting the public with well-established events by hosting the ShrimpFest, the Wine & Unwind Festival and the Gingerbread Festival each year. These events add to the quality of life in the community and raise awareness of the progress that is being made by the Foundation. Most importantly, the increased focus on scholarships proves the events to be worthwhile. For more information about the upcoming events, please look at our Calendar page.