Beth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship


In memory of our 1998 National Non-Pro Champion, the National Shag Dance Championship Board of Directors established the Beth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship to assist in the education of worthy college students who have competed or whose parents have competed in the Nationals.  Only major divisional competitors  ( Junior, Pros and Non pros et,) are eligible for the scholarships.  Collegiate “Shagging with the Stars” or any other of the non-major divisions are not eligible.  In other words, all applicants must have competed in one of the five major divisions.

Accounting and legal fees are paid by the N.S.D.C. Our fundraising goal is to acquire adequate principle, allowing the interest accrued to fund each annual scholarship. Contributions are welcome from shag clubs, businesses, families and individuals. The foundation is classified as a 501 (c) (3) for tax deductions.

The scholarship committee includes Beth’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Worth Mitchell; one member appointed by the family; and three appointeed by the NSDC Board plus the NSDC Chairman as a non-voting selection member.

Recipients of this scholarship have been awarded a total of over $100,000 since 1999.

We encourage you to contribute today to this lasting memorial for a true shag angel. Please become a part of this worthy endeavor.

Mail checks payable to:
Beth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship
5111 North Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

To apply for the scholar ship CLICK HERE

$164,000 has been granted since the scholarship began – click the link below to see all past recipients of the “Beth Mitchell Memorial Scholarship”:


2019 Award Recipients:

  • Mallory Padgett
  • Karlee Martin
  • Kaleb Brown
  • Hannah Surface

Plus, incremental awards granted in 2019 include:

  • Mary Elizabeth Jacobs
  • Jackson Batten
  • Kaylee Bravo
  • Whitney Brown
  • Kolten Ellis

2018 Award Recipients:

  • Kaylee Bravo
  • Sydney West
  • Whitney Brown
  • Jackson Batten

Plus, incremental awards granted in 2018 include:

  • Anna Victoria Jacobs
  • Mary Elizabeth Jacobs
  • Nickie Brown
  • Kelly Floyd

2017 Award Recipients:

  • Nickie Brown (Campbell University)
  • Kolten Ellis (Western Carolina)
  • Kelly Floyd (USC)
  • Mary Elizabeth Jacobs (East Carolina University)

Plus, incremental awards granted in 2017 include:

  • Justin Burroughs (University of TN)
  • Isaiah Burroughs (Appalachian University)
  • Chase Forrester (Clemson)
  • Anna Victoria Jacobs (Appalachian University)