May 062019

The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island held its annual scholarship awards presentation today, naming two local high school seniors to receive 4-year scholarships of $4,000 each, resulting in total scholarship support of $16,000 for each student. Abigail Hartberger and Bethany Neville, both seniors at Hilton Head Island High School, were introduced and shared their future plans. Abigail Hartberger plans to attend USC in Columbia next year and hopes to become a physical occupational therapist.  Bethany Neville plans to attend Clemson next year and study Genetics.  (See photo below.)

For more information about the scholarships, contact Mary Briggs at

Funds for these scholarships are raised by the club through various fund-raising programs and events, including an upcoming Scavenger Hunt/Feeding Frenzy and Raffle to be held next Saturday, May 11 from 11 AM – 3 PM, starting and ending at the new USC-B campus at the South End of the island.  Participants visit 15 South End restaurants to sample appetizers and receive a scavenger hunt clue. Tickets for the Scavenger Hunt and Raffle are $25 each or 5 for $100 and can be purchased from any Rotary Club member.

For more information about the May 11th Fund Raising event, contact Jeff Rogers at  or 908-482-3652.


The Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island, a local service organization, has over 150 women and men involved in local and international service projects, fulfilling the club’s motto of “Service Above Self.”  The international motto, which is defined each year by the current President is “Be the Inspiration.” 

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Rotary Club of Hilton Head Island 2019 Scholarship Recipients:

Bethany Neville (L) and Abigail Hartberger (R), both seniors at

Hilton Head High School

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