June 18, 2007
Local student awarded $20,000 Alumni Scholarship
The Carolina Alumni Association has announced the names of 17 recipients for its $20,000 Alumni scholarships to attend the University of South Carolina Columbia this fall.
The Alumni scholarship is among the most prestigious at the University of South Carolina. These incoming freshmen will receive $5,000 per year for four years of study to apply toward tuition. All of the students have been accepted into the university's South Carolina Honors College.
"The Alumni Association is thrilled to welcome the most academically superior class of scholars in the history of this program," said Marsha Cole, executive director of the Carolina Alumni Association. "We congratulate them and their families on this honor and thank the members of the Alumni Association for making these awards possible."
This year's class of scholars, which includes two high-school valedictorians, has an average SAT score of 1420, the highest score in the history of the scholarship program.
The scholarship winners include 14 students from South Carolina and one each from Wisconsin, Delaware and North Carolina. As an added bonus, out-of-state recipients receive resident tuition rates.
Alumni scholarships are sponsored by the Carolina Alumni Association and funded through contributions by its members. These 17 scholarship recipients will join more than 400 students in 2007 - 08 who receive scholarships through the Carolina Alumni Association. Since 1980, the association has awarded more than $8 million in direct scholarship support to some of the university's best and brightest students.
For more information about Alumni scholarships, visit the Carolina Alumni Association web site at www.MyCarolina.org.
University of South Carolina
2007 - 08 Alumni Scholars
Brantley Heron, North Augusta High School, son of John and Cynthia Heron
Jarrod Heath Lanier, Blythewood High School, son of Jarrod and Rhonda Lanier
Amy Betenbaugh, A.C. Flora High School, daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Betenbaugh
Daniel Weinberg, Richland Northeast High School, son of Alan and Sharon Weinberg
Sydney Pullen, Wilson High School, daughter of Mark Pullen and Joy Goodsell
Matthew Geddings, The Byrnes Schools, son of Timothy and Teressa Geddings
Tasneem Anjarwalla, Mauldin High School, daughter of Akil and Sophia Anjarwalla
Stephanie Bedard, Wando High School, daughter of Stephen and Marie Bedard
Caroline Clark, Myrtle Beach High School, daughter of Frank and Harriet Clark
Evan White, North Augusta High School, son of Roger and Robbie White
Marley Harmon, Northwestern High School, daughter of Lee Harmon
Timothy Poole, Paul M. Dorman High School, son of Douglas and Suzanne Poole
Robert Harden, Saint James High School, son of C. Van Harden and Angela Suarez
Andrew Barber, James F. Byrnes High School, son of Thomas and Patricia Barber
Out of state:
Georgia Berbert, Charter School of Wilmington, daughter of Bruce and Sally Berbert
Grey Register, Statesville Senior High School, son of James and Lori Register
New Berlin, Wis.
Nicole Lee, West Allis Central High School, daughter of Jeffrey and Patricia Lee