The Original Oyster House will award two $1,000 Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarships to high school seniors of Baldwin County. In 2006 the Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarship was created in loving memory of Chelsea Garvin who was a 2004 graduate of Fairhope High School, a Fish River Fire Department Rescue Diver, an Original Oyster House employee and a talented artist. Tragically, Chelsea’s life was cut short in a boating accident in 2005.

To qualify for the 13th Annual Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarships you must be a high school senior of Baldwin County in the 2017-2018 school year with a minimum 2.5 GPA, have participated in recent school or community art event and submit artwork that reflects the Original Oyster House in some way. Artwork mediums can include oil, acrylic, watercolor, gouache, pastel, charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil, mixed media, ceramics or Sculptural media types. The winning artwork must be ready for display, completely dry and will become the property of the Original Oyster House for marketing or other purposes. Deadline for submission of art and application is April 24, 2018. Highest consideration will be for the most artistic and creative representation of the Original Oyster House. Please include the following identification on the back of artwork: Name of Artist, Title of Art, Medium, Teacher’s Name and Name of School. To submit your Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarship application and a photo of your artwork online please visit

The Original Oyster House has become the “must-go-to” place for great fresh Gulf seafood, service and Southern hospitality and for its panoramic waterfront sunsets. A top-spot for hand-shucked and fire-grilled oysters, the Original Oyster House has also become legendary for its homemade gumbo, cheesy grits with blackened shrimp, seafood platters as well as handcrafted desserts including its famous peanut butter chocolate chip pie. Patrons, employees and children are welcomed as family.

The Original Oyster House has two locations, Mobile: 3733 Battleship Parkway, on the Causeway and Gulf Shores: 701 Hwy 59 on the Original Oyster House Boardwalk. Both locations offer spectacular waterfront views, private party rooms and have been celebrated as the area’s finest family restaurants for 35 years. For more information about Original Oyster House, visit or call 251-928-2620. For more information on the Original Oyster House’s 13th Annual Chelsea Garvin Spirit Award Scholarships, please visit

2017 Chelsea Garvin Spirit Scholarship winner

The 2017 Chelsea Garvin Spirit Scholarship winner Meagan Daves is pictured holding her artwork with Mary Ann Willis (center), college admission counselor, Bayside Academy and Cecilia Mace, marketing director, Original Oyster House.