Community Foundation Awards more than $130,000 in Scholarship Funds

August 14, 2011

Central Carolina Community Foundation recently awarded scholarships to South Carolina’s best and brightest students. Forty-four students received awards totaling $131,277 to attend colleges and universities throughout the country.
 
“The Foundation is delighted to recognize these dedicated students,” said JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. “Our hope is that these funds will help the recipients achieve their academic goals without the financial burden that accompanies a college education.”
 
Central Carolina Community Foundation manages more than 35 scholarship funds. The purpose and eligibility criteria of each fund are determined according to the recommendations of the scholarship donor.
 
The recipients of each fund and the schools they plan to attend are:
 
A.C. Flora First Five Years Foundation
John Bunge, Clemson University, Freshman
Roy Faulks, University of South Carolina, Freshman
Iesha Guinyard, Francis Marion University, Freshman
William MacInnis, Clemson University, Freshman
 
Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship
Sadaris Benjamin, Clemson University, Freshman
Donnie Stroman, The Citadel, Freshman
 
Daughters of the Holy Cross - Sara Hempley Scholarship
Celeita McCoy, Claflin University, Freshman
 
First Choice Members Scholarship
Melissa Fowler, University of South Carolina, Freshman
Diamond Herbert, University of South Carolina Aiken, Freshman
 
Gilbert Ruritan Scholarship
Kayla Marie Black, University of South Carolina Aiken, Freshman
 
William S. and Elizabeth B. Heath Scholarship
Lindsay Breitwieser, College of Charleston, Senior (Renewal)
Walker Fickling, University of South Carolina Sumter, Freshman
William B. Foxworth, Clemson University, Sophomore (Renewal)
Ja’Keon Green, Coastal Carolina University, Freshman
Precious Rivers, University of South Carolina Upstate, Freshman
 
Dr. Robert Howard/WHS Scholarship
Angel Spigner, South Carolina State University, Freshman
 
Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship
Celeita McCoy, Claflin University, Freshman
 
LinkScholar Program
Jhalen Miller, Winthrop University, Freshman
Donnie Stroman, The Citadel, Freshman
 
Dr. William L. McDow Scholarship
Caitlin Blackwell, North Greenville University, Freshman
 
Jacqueline M. Miller Scholarship
Lamonda Pete, Clemson University, Freshman
James Taylor, Clemson University, Freshman
 
National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors - South Carolina
Elizabeth Heath, University of South Carolina
 
Rogers & Meredith College Fund
Caroline Beebe, Clemson University, Sophomore 
Lilie Hudson, Washington & Lee University, Sophomore
Michael Meek, The University of Arizona, Senior
Meagan O’Keefe, East Carolina University, Senior
Valerie Palmieri, Point Park University, Junior
Vincent Palmieri, University of South Carolina, Sophomore
Hayley Pemberton, University of South Carolina, Sophomore
Christina Portwood, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Junior
Meagan Rogers, Columbia College, Sophomore (Renewal)
Wayne Dwight Sharpe, Jr., University of South Carolina, Junior
Rachel Smith, North Greenville University, Freshman
Christopher West, Clemson University, Senior
 
Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship – USC College of Nursing
Amanda Friedlander, University of South Carolina, Senior
 
Smart Matters Scholarship
Emon Davis, Savannah College of Art & Design, Freshman
 
H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship
Jhalen Miller, Winthrop University, Freshman
 
Woodlands’ Families Scholarship
Kimberly Glover, Hampton University, Freshman
Tiffany Huggins, University of South Carolina Aiken, Senior (Renewal)

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