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The Wharf $10k Scholarship Now Accepting Applications for 2024

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January 30, 2024
Orange Beach, Ala. (Jan. 30, 2024) — The Wharf at Orange Beach announced today that applications are now open for the fourth annual $10,000.00 scholarship that will be awarded to one graduating high school senior that resides and attends school in Baldwin County in 2024.
The scholarship is awarded through The Wharf’s Anchor Campaign. The mission of The Wharf’s Anchor Campaign is to ensure the strength, safety and security of our local area by supporting children, families and organizations on the Gulf Coast with funds, volunteerism, donations and community partnerships.

“The scholarship was developed from the desire to expand The Wharf’s Anchor Campaign to focus on supporting our future leaders, educators and entrepreneurs,” said Sheena Mizell, marketing and public relations director, The Wharf.  “We received more than 200 applications over the past three years from students across the county that had outstanding achievements and abilities, so we’re excited to bring back the program for its fourth year.”

High school seniors across Baldwin County — public, private and virtual — are eligible to receive the award which will be evaluated based on community involvement, academic achievement and their response to a written essay from three provided prompts. The recent addition of the runner-up award will be continued this year in the amount of $500.00.

The Wharf Scholarship winners include Kamiya Watson, a 2021 senior in Baldwin County’s Virtual School, who was selected as the first-ever recipient of the award and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Our 2022 winner, Denver Persinger, graduated from Spanish Fort High School and is now at the University of Denver in Colorado. In 2023, Gulf Shores High School senior, Kaysheri Haffner was presented the award and is now at the University of Florida majoring in law. 

To apply or for more details on scholarship guidelines, qualifications and deadlines, click hereTo learn more about The Wharf and its offerings, visit
About The Wharf:

Located in beautiful Orange Beach, Ala., The Wharf is an official Entertainment District with hundreds of family friendly events throughout the year. Enjoy shopping, drinks and dining at our 60+ unique stores, bars and restaurants. Stay onsite at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel or Levin’s Bend Condominium, catch a movie at the 15-screen AMC Theatre, experience a trip around one of the Southeast’s largest Ferris wheels, take a train ride down Main Street, explore all that nature has to offer on a boating excursion or catch a nightly SPECTRA Laser Light Experience show — the options are endless. The 10,000-seat Wharf Amphitheater hosts a variety of well-known entertainers, and The Wharf Marina is home to some of the largest in-water boat shows and saltwater fishing tournaments on the Gulf. Come join the fun. Life happens here. Let yours be a part of it. For more information or to book a reservation, visit
Sheena Mizell

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