COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Bankers Association awarded a record 39 scholarships to the children of SCBA member banks, pushing the association’s education-assistance efforts over the $1-million mark over the past few decades.
In all, the SCBA disbursed a total of $39,000 in 2014, nearly doubling the amount awarded the previous year.
The Bankers Association recently began making college scholarship money available to the children of employees of SCBA-member institutions in an effort to reinforce its commitment to education and assist students with the ever-increasing cost of higher education.
Students from a dozen different schools were awarded scholarships, ranging from the Palmetto State’s largest institutions such as the University of South Carolina and Clemson to smaller institutions such as Limestone College and Charleston Southern University.
“We were so impressed with the caliber of applicants this year that we awarded the largest number of scholarships in the history of the Bankers Association,” said SCBA President and Chief Executive Officer Fred L. Green. “The recipients represent a diverse and talented group of students, and the SCBA is honored to do its part in helping them realize their academic goals.”
Scholarship recipients were: Will Barnett of Greenville, a student at Clemson University; Antonio Bezerra, Lexington, Clemson; Katie Brantley, Columbia, Clemson; Adam Brooks, Easley, Clemson; Jordan Burdette, Mt. Pleasant, University of South Carolina; Katelin Casas, Lexington, Clemson; Anna Cunningham, Mt. Pleasant, College of Charleston; Haley Driggers, Lexington, Clemson; Ashlyn Evans, Rock Hill, Winthrop University; McCauley Frierson, Travelers Rest, Clemson; Cate Fryland, Lexington, College of Charleston; Jordan Goewey, Mullins, Wofford College; Jeremy Griffin, Blythewood, Limestone College; Charles Hamilton, Little River, Clemson; Leah Harrelson, Conway, North Greenville University; Steven Hatter, Pendleton, Clemson; Allyson Hollis, Moore, Presbyterian College; Hanna Humphreys, Mt. Pleasant, College of Charleston; Emily Jones, Greenville, Winthrop; Rachel Kehl, Irmo, USC; Vincent King, Greer, USC; Marian Matney, Charleston, Clemson; Alicia McAlhaney, Varnville, Clemson; Katie McNeill, Charleston, Clemson; J. Nissen, Lexington, Clemson; Harris Pharr, Columbia, The Citadel; Kyle Pietrakz, Greenville, USC; Sydney Robinson, Greenville, Clemson; Ashley Satterfield, West Columbia, Columbia College; Nicole Sicilia, Bluffton, Clemson; Chloe Spitzer, Pawleys Island, Converse College; Julie Spitzmiller, Greenville, Clemson; Sarah Strickland, Greenville, Clemson; Frank Townsend, Aiken, Clemson; Nikki Victoria, Columbia, USC; Jessica Wells, Lexington, College of Charleston; Lauren Weston, Summerville, Charleston Southern University; Holly Williams, Fort Mill, USC; Brandi Wilson, Eastover, USC.
Scholarship funds are raised through the South Carolina Bankers School and the Young Bankers Division Scholarship Golf Tournament. The former will take place in mid-July while the latter will be held Sept. 22, at The Members Club at Woodcreek, in Elgin.
The South Carolina Bankers Association is the trade and professional association representing more than 80 financial institutions across the state. The SCBA is organized to effectively represent the common interest and welfare of South Carolina’s banking industry and to promote the professional development of its members and individual practitioners. Begun in 1901, the SCBA’s mission is to provide legislative, regulatory, educational and product leadership on behalf of its members.
For more information about the SCBA please visit scbankers.org.
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