Central Carolina Community Foundation Awards Scholarships to South Carolina Students

August 7, 2012

Central Carolina Community Foundation has awarded 44 scholarships totaling $110,900 to some of South Carolina’s best and brightest students.

The Community Foundation manages more than 35 scholarship funds that provide educational opportunities for future generations. Many of the Foundation’s scholarship funds have been set up in honor or memory of a loved one or someone who has helped the donor become successful in life. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria according to the recommendations of the donor.

“With the rising costs of a college education, college scholarships are more important than ever,” said Foundation President and CEO JoAnn Turnquist. “This financial assistance will help prepare these students to become productive members of their respective communities. We congratulate each of our scholarship recipients and wish them well as they continue to learn and grow.”

One of the Foundation's scholarship fund holders is the Columbia Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring the culture and economic survival of African Americans and other persons of African ancestry. The members of the Columbia Chapter of Links, Inc. honored their scholarship recipients at a luncheon at the Capital City Club.

The 2012 recipients are:

A.C. Flora First Five Years Foundation
Ekei Eyo, Clemson University, Freshman
Laura Mallick, Clemson University, Freshman
Octavia Sims, College of Charleston, Freshman

Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship
Green Jackson, Coastal Carolina University, Freshman

Daughters of the Holy Cross - Sara Hempley Scholarship
Niya Anderson, Claflin University, Freshman

First Choice Members Scholarship
Sierra Hamilton, Clemson University, Freshman
Aleya Foulks, University of South Carolina, Freshman

Gilbert Ruritan Scholarship
Dalton Sligh, College of Charleston, Freshman

William S. and Elizabeth B. Heath Scholarship
Walker Fickling, University of South Carolina Sumter, Sophomore
William B. Foxworth, Clemson University, Junior
Ja’Keon Green, Coastal Carolina University, Sophomore
Precious Rivers, University of South Carolina Upstate, Senior

Dr. Robert Howard/WHS Scholarship
Davina Felder, Claflin University, Freshman

Estelle Jones Memorial Scholarship
Franshawn Mack, South Carolina State University, Freshman

Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship
Michele Youngs, Midlands Technical College, Sophomore

LinkScholar Program
Nathaniel Abraham, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Freshman
Niya Anderson, Claflin University, Freshman
Aleya Foulks, University of South Carolina, Freshman
Franshawn Mack, South Carolina State University, Freshman

Terry A McCoy Leadership Scholarship
Kyle Harper, University of South Carolina, Freshman

Dr. William L. McDow Scholarship
Wendy Winn, Belmont University, Freshman

Jacqueline M. Miller Scholarship
Zauri Bradley, University of South Carolina, Freshman
Alexandra Maass, Clemson University, Freshman
Shayla Pearson, Clemson University, Freshman
Zachary Smith, Midlands Technical College, Freshman

Miss South Carolina Scholarship Pageant
Daja Dial, Tri-County Technical College
Megan Pinckney, University of South Carolina
Devon Thurman, University of South Carolina

National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors - South Carolina
Heather Armel, University of South Carolina, Moore School of Business

Rogers & Meredith College Fund
Caroline Beebe, Clemson University, Junior
Jonathan Bowles, Clemson University, Freshman
Shanice Dixon, Midlands Technical College, Freshman
Lilie Hudson, Washington & Lee University, Junior
Valerie Palmieri, Point Park University, Senior
Vincent Palmieri, University of South Carolina, Junior
Hayley Pemberton, University of South Carolina, Junior
Christina Portwood, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Senior
Lawrence Scarano, The Citadel, Freshman
Rachel Smith, North Greenville University, Sophomore
Christopher West, Clemson University, Senior

Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship – USC College of Nursing
Monica Shull, University of South Carolina, Senior

Smart Matters Scholarship
Emon Davis, Savannah College of Art & Design, Freshman

H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship
Cliff Binion, Asbury Theological Seminary, Senior
Seirra Hamilton, Clemson University, Freshman

Woodlands’ Families Scholarship
Ivory Brabham, Clemson University, Freshman
Kimberly Glover, Hampton University, Sophomore

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