Palmetto Scholarship

For more than a century, the South Carolina Bankers Association has been blessed with the strong support of its member institutions and their employees. To reinforce its commitment to education and assist students with the ever-increasing cost of higher education, the SCBA will continue its scholarship giving with the SCBA Palmetto Scholarship. A key component of the program is the emphasis on offering scholarships to the children of employees of SCBA-member banks who are college students. The Bankers Association believes offering scholarships to deserving children of bank employees helps demonstrate both its appreciation to member banks and their employees and serves as a means for building a path to a better, more prosperous South Carolina.

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For more than a century, the South Carolina Bankers Association has been blessed with the strong support of its member institutions and their employees. To reinforce its commitment to education and assist students with the ever-increasing cost of higher education, the SCBA will continue its scholarship giving with the SCBA Palmetto Scholarship. A key component of the program is the emphasis on offering scholarships to the children of employees of SCBA-member banks who are college students. The Bankers Association believes offering scholarships to deserving children of bank employees helps demonstrate both its appreciation to member banks and their employees and serves as a means for building a path to a better, more prosperous South Carolina.

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Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been awarded over the years to deserving college students through money raised by the Young Bankers Division Scholarship Golf Tournament and a significant transfer of funds from our Education Foundation.  The SCBA understands that many students today often find themselves burdened by significant debt upon graduation. By offering scholarships to children of bank employees, the SCBA seeks to help students pursue higher education while also laying the foundation for the next generation of South Carolina’s leaders.  Each scholarship is $1,000.

Additionally, the SCBA Board of Directors is honoring the memory of two members of the South Carolina banking family whose lives were tragically taken during a bank robbery in 2017.  We have established two $2,500 scholarships named after Katie Skeen and Donna Major of the former CresCom Bank.  The Palmetto Scholarship Committee will select two individuals from the pool of applicants who will receive the “Katie Skeen Palmetto Scholarship” and the “Donna Major Palmetto Scholarship.”

To be considered for a SCBA Palmetto Scholarship students must:

  • Be a resident of South Carolina;

  • Have a parent who lives in South Carolina and works for a SCBA member bank in South Carolina OR be a part-time employee at a member bank working a minimum of 20 hours per week;

  • Be a full-time sophomore or junior undergraduate at an accredited four-year college or university in South Carolina during the fall semester of 2022;

  • Have a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;

  • Be active in his or her school and community, demonstrate a solid work ethic, and possess strong leadership abilities, good teamwork and a desire to succeed; and

  • Submit a resume and letter of recommendation from a dean or professor when completing the online application.  If you are a part time employee, you must also have a letter of recommendation from senior management. 

How to Apply

Please check back for more information in December, 2022.

Have questions? Visit our Palmetto Scholarship Q & A page.

 

2022 Palmetto Scholarship Winners

Ameris Bank
Hampden Thomas, Clemson University, daughter of Andy Thomas


Bank of America
Zach Hubbarth, Clemson University, son of Joseph Hubbarth
Drew Meetze, College of Charleston, son of Tammie Meetze
Kristina Peay, Lander University, daughter of Michelle Peay
Laurel Raxter, College of Charleston, daughter of Jeremy Raxter
Ansley Robinson, North Greenville University, daughter of Ann Robinson
Logan Brodfuehrer, University of South Carolina, son of Nancy Brodfuehrer


Bank of Clarendon
Hannah Corbett, Charleston Southern University, daughter of Carla Corbett
Macy Lucas, University of South Carolina, daughter of Desi Lucas


Bank of the Lowcountry
Katie Bogan, Clemson University, daughter of Marc Bogan
Jim Bunton, Clemson University, son of Jamie Bunton


Carolina Bank and Trust
Isobel Morphis, Wofford College, daughter of Jamie Morphis
Jessie Morphis, Presbyterian College, daughter of Jamie Morphis


Community First Bank
Lakyn Tippett, Clemson University, daughter of Rhonda Tippett


Countybank
Jameson Hartsoe, Lander University, part-time employee
Nick Mumford, Lander University, son of Dayle Mumford
Sophie Beth Nickles, Clemson University, son of Philip Nickles
Jackson Wright, Presbyterian College, son of John Wright
Joseph Calhoun, University of South Carolina, son of Brandon Calhoun


Dedicated Community Bank
Davis Ivey, University of South Carolina, son of Jim Ivey


Enterprise Bank of South Carolina

Kierstyn Holt, University of South Carolina Beaufort, daughter of Emilee Conner


Farmers and Merchants Bank of SC
Sarah West, University of South Carolina, daughter of Brian West


First Citizens Bank
Roger Hemingway, Claflin University, son of Cetra Hemingway
Cameron Lanford, Clemson University, son of Terry Lanford
Caleb Lanford, Clemson University, son of Terry Lanford
Heather Sammons, Clemson University, daughter of Kristen Sammons


First Community Bank
Rachel Hair, University of South Carolina, part-time employee
Jared Nelson, Clemson University, son of Audrey Shuman


First Palmetto Bank
DuPre Eaddy, Clemson University, daughter of Paul Eaddy
Joe Thomas, Clemson University, part-time employee


First Reliance Bank
Josh Mackie, Wofford College, son of Brent Mackie
Reagan Saunders, College of Charleston, daughter of Tiffany and Rick Saunders

Security Federal Bank
Kaylee Youngblood, University of South Carolina Aiken, daughter of Sondra Robertson


South Carolina Bankers Association
Virginia Rashley, Clemson University, daughter of Neil Rashley


South State Bank
Ashley Anderson, Clemson University Honors, daughter of Lisa Anderson
Amelia Fulp, Clemson University, daughter of  Jeff Fulp
Whit Jasinski, Clemson University, son of Brian Jasinski
Montanna Owen, College of Charleston, daughter of Melissa Owen Howard
Adam Smith, University of South Carolina, son of Candace Smith


Southern First Bank
Riley Dowling, Clemson University, daughter of Michael Dowling
McCuen Thompson, Wofford College, daughter of Robert Thompson


Synovus
Kristen Wixey, University of South Carolina, daughter of Angela Wixey


TD Bank, N.A.
Jackson Ashley, University of South Carolina, son of Stephanie Ashley
Alyssa Avallone, Coastal Carolina University, daughter of Kathleen Avallone
Lili Norvell, University of South Carolina, daughter of Ildiko Zankai
Kayla Thomas, Winthrop University, daughter of Susane Bloomfield


The Bank of South Carolina
Maya Andrade, Clemson University, daughter of Rovina Andrade


The Citizens Bank
Jack Keller, University of South Carolina, son of David Keller


The Conway National Bank
Gracelyn Brown, Coastal Carolina University, daughter of Russell Brown
Leigh Ropp, Clemson University, daughter of Christina Ropp


The Peoples Bank
Andrew Carpenter, Clemson University, son of Melissa Carpenter
Porter Kirven, Clemson University, daughter of Coleman Kirven


United Bank
Mabry Godbold, Clemson University, son of Joel Foster, Donna Major Scholarship
Ryan Jones, University of South Carolina Beaufort, son of Renae Morrow, Katie Skeen Scholarship


United Community Bank
Katie Durrell, Clemson University, daughter of Bill Durrell
Caitlin Sheppard, University of South Carolina, daughter of Jennifer and Joey Tyler