MARGATE – The Margate Business Association has announced that Mara LaChance Beck and Max A. Carter were awarded $2,500 scholarships from the Daniel and Maria Walters 2020 Scholarship Program.
Beck is graduating summa cum laude from Mainland Regional High School and planning to attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she will major in biology and pre-veterinary science. She earned varsity letters in field hockey, rowing, and track and has served as a volunteer for Relay for Life and The Humane Society of Atlantic County. An outstanding student, Beck is a National Honor Society member and was awarded a College Board AP Scholar citation in her junior year.
Carter will graduate cum laude from Ocean City High School and plans to attend Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pa., where he will major in business. An exceptional athlete, Carter is a National Honor Society member and has been a distinguished scholar throughout high school. He served as senior-co-captain of the Ocean City High School Swim Team and as a community service volunteer for the Max Cure Foundation, Hoops for All, and the Beth Israel Youth Group.
The MBA scholarship program started providing scholarships in 1999 through its Educational Foundation Fund. More than $110,000 has been awarded since its inception.
Scholarships are available to Margate and Longport residents who attended Margate schools and will graduate from a local high school. The annual scholarship program requires adult references and essay submission. This year’s essay prompt asked students to take a position regarding climate change in a letter to Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist.
Funds for the scholarship are raised primarily through an annual wine-tasting held at Steve and Cookie’s By the Bay in Margate. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s wine tasting, originally planned for April, has been tentatively rescheduled to Oct. 8.