Foundation Awards $180,900 in Scholarships to SC Students

August 19, 2015

Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Midlands expert in philanthropy, has awarded 74 scholarships totaling $180,900 to some of South Carolina’s outstanding students.

The Community Foundation manages 41 scholarship funds that provide education opportunities for students across South Carolina. Each scholarship has its own specific purpose and eligibility criteria according to the recommendations of the donor. Many of the funds have been established as testaments to the donor’s passion for education and their commitment to a particular community or company. 

For example, the Harmon Scholarship, new to the Foundation this year, was established to help students realize the American Dream. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a graduating high school senior from Sumter County who demonstrates exceptional personal character and serves as a role model for others. The scholarship covers tuition, room and board and any other educational expenses the student needs for the year.

Another fund, the First Choice Member Scholarship, was established by Select Health of Carolina for members of its First Choice health plan. First Choice improves health through education, preventive care and effective disease management. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, Select Health’s mission is to help people get care, stay well and build healthy communities. Since establishing the scholarship through the Foundation, this scholarship has funded nine scholarships totaling more than $18,000.

 “Our scholarship funds are just one of the many ways that donors in our community work with the Foundation to make a difference in the Midlands,” said Foundation President and CEO JoAnn Turnquist. “Through the generosity of our fundholders, these students now have the opportunity to achieve their academic goals without the financial burden that often accompanies a college education.  We congratulate each of our scholarship recipients and wish them well as they continue to learn and grow.”

Central Carolina Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year in January 2016.  For more information about applying for scholarships or establishing a scholarship fund at the Foundation, please visit www.yourfoundation.org or call 803.254.5601.

The 2015 recipients of each fund, their hometown, and schools they plan to attend are as follows:

A.C. Flora First Fifty Years Foundation

Zuk Family Award: Michael Aimone, Columbia (Newberry College)

Cynthia Edwards McCrary Award: Lauren Evans, Columbia (Newberry College)

Camp Debbie Lou Award: William Few, Columbia (Clemson University)

Mozelle Shipp Award: Sims Patton, Columbia (Clemson University)

First Fifty Years Award: Darryl Peoples, Columbia (Furman University)

Tom Stokes Award: Taylor Smith, Columbia (Winthrop University)

James A. Broome Scholarship

Niya Anderson, Hopkins (Claflin University)

Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship

Tyler Tigher, Gadsden (Lynchburg College)

Daughters of the Holy Cross - Sara Hempley Scholarship

Gbemisola Feko, Columbia (University of South Carolina)

First Choice Member Scholarship

Student attending Limestone College

Student attending Charleston Southern University

Mae and Wilbur Fulmer Scholarship

Jennifer Hill, Chapin (Clemson University)

Corey Shaver, Chapin (Newberry College)

Rhittie Gettone- Leading By Example- Communities In Schools Scholarship

Krue Htoo, Columbia (Midlands Technical College)

Gilbert Ruritan Scholarship

Bryce Keisler, Gilbert (Winthrop University)

The Katherine Kennedy Greiner Scholarship

Jessica Auld, Columbia (Campbell University)

Sarah Nickles, Columbia (Clemson University)

Ryan Pichoff, Hopkins (Francis Marion University)

Nickolus Stewart, Cayce (Winthrop University)

Handel-Carter Assistance Scholarship

Fatima Council, Columbia (Midlands Technical College)

Dante Madison, Columbia (Midlands Technical College)

The Harmon Scholarship

Chelsee Davis, Sumter (Clemson University)

William S. and Elizabeth B. Heath Scholarship

Katelyn Delbocca, Sumter (University of South Carolina)

Ja’Keon Green, Sumter (Coastal Carolina University)

Deja Richardson, Sumter (Charleston Southern University)

Melody Rivers, Wedgefield (Claflin University)

Andre Washington, Sumter (Clemson University)

Dr. Robert Howard/WHS Scholarship

Maya Williams, Orangeburg (Claflin University)

Bobby J. Jacobs Jr. Turn Your Life Around Award

Baba Seydou Ndiaye, Columbia (Midlands Technical College)

Estelle Jones Memorial Scholarship

Niya Anderson, Hopkins (Claflin University)

Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship

Dekayla Hamilton, Columbia (University of South Carolina Upstate)

LinkScholars Program Scholarship

Niya Anderson, Hopkins (Claflin University)

Franshawn Mack, Hopkins (South Carolina State University)

Linda Taylor, Columbia (University of South Carolina)

Terry A. McCoy Leadership Scholarship

Grace Forker, Columbia (Clemson University)

Dr. William A. McDow Scholarship

Haley Sims, Heath Springs (University of South Carolina)

Jacqueline M. Miller Scholarship

Deondria Dorsey, Winnsboro (Winthrop University)

William Renwick, Winnsboro (Clemson University)

Steven Samuel, Winnsboro (Winthrop University)

Hannah Silvia, Winnsboro (Charleston Southern University)

Rogers and Meredith Scholarship

Jonathan Bowles, Lexington (Clemson University)

Yterrani Davis-Pack, Columbia (Winthrop University)

Mykia Law, Columbia (Claflin University)

10 Students attending Glenforest School

Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship – Cardinal Newman

*Student to be announced in late September

Bobbi Rossi Memorial Scholarship – USC College of Nursing

Katelyn Delbocca, Sumter (University of South Carolina)

Louetta Slice Scholarship

Caroline Kennerly, Chapin (University of South Carolina)

South Carolina Arms Collectors Association Scholarship

Kiersten Addy, Lexington (University of South Carolina)

Kristen Davis, Lexington (University of South Carolina)

Carmen Little, Beaufort (Winthrop University)

Charlie Gale, Greer (Clemson University)

Emily Smith, Gilbert (College of Charleston)

Tanner Swain, Orangeburg (The Citadel)

William Threlkeld, Williamston (University of South Carolina)

Junior League Smart Matters Scholarship

Gbemisola Feko, Columbia (University of South Carolina)

Simone Harris, Columbia (Livingstone College)

H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship

Sophia Emetu, Columbia (College of Charleston)

Simone Harris, Columbia (Livingstone College)

Milford H. Wessinger Scholarship

Kristen Davis, Lexington (University of South Carolina)

Morgan Nichols, Lexington (Clemson University)

Sean Powers, Lexington (University of South Carolina)

Woodlands’  Families Scholarship Fund

Markayla Busby, Bamberg (Winthrop University)

De’onta Rice, Bamberg (Newberry College)

Jonathan Samuel, Bamberg (Benedict College)

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