May 27, 2015
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COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Bankers Association awarded scholarships totaling $42,000 to deserving Palmetto State college students, the association announced Tuesday.
Forty-two students from 10 South Carolina institutions of higher education were awarded Palmetto Scholarships during a reception in Columbia.
Recipients came from Anderson University, Clemson University, College of Charleston, North Greenville University, South Carolina State University, the University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina-Aiken, University of South Carolina-Upstate, Winthrop University and Wofford College.
A list of the winners can be found here.
To reinforce its commitment to education and assist students with the ever-increasing cost of higher education, the SCBA bolstered its scholarship giving with the introduction of the Palmetto Scholarship in 2013. A key component of the association’s revamped program is its emphasis on offering scholarships to the children of employees of SCBA-member banks.
The SCBA has been blessed with the strong support of its member institutions and their employees since its founding in 1900, said President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Green.
“The Bankers Association believes offering scholarships to deserving children of bank employees helps demonstrate both its appreciation to member banks and their employees,” he said. “This program not only lays the foundation for the next generation of our state’s leaders, it serves as a means for building a path to a better, more prosperous South Carolina.”
Money for Palmetto Scholarships is raised by the Young Bankers Division Scholarship Golf Tournament and through fundraising efforts of students of the South Carolina Bankers School. Over the years hundreds of thousands of dollars have been awarded to deserving students.
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. 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 http://www.scbankers.org/
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