Central Carolina Community Foundation Awards more than $130,000 in Scholarship Funds to South Carolina Students

Central Carolina Community Foundation this month awarded scholarships to some of South Carolina's best and brightest students. Forty-four students received awards totaling $131,277 to attend colleges and universities throughout the country.

"The Foundation is delighted to recognize these dedicated students," said JoAnn Turnquist, President and CEO of Central Carolina Community Foundation. "Our hope is that these funds will help the recipients achieve their academic goals without the financial burden that accompanies a college education."

Central Carolina Community Foundation manages more than 35 scholarship funds. The purpose and eligibility criteria of each fund are determined according to the recommendations of the scholarship donor.

The recipients of each fund and the schools they plan to attend are:

A.C. Flora First Five Years Foundation:
John Bunge, Clemson University, Freshman
Roy Faulks, University of South Carolina, Freshman
Iesha Guinyard, Francis Marion University, Freshman
William MacInnis, Clemson University, Freshman

Zack and Rachel Clarkson Scholarship:
Sadaris Benjamin, Clemson University, Freshman
Donnie Stroman, The Citadel, Freshman

Daughters of the Holy Cross - Sara Hempley Scholarship:
Celeita McCoy, Claflin University, Freshman

First Choice Members Scholarship:
Melissa Fowler, University of South Carolina, Freshman
Diamond Herbert, University of South Carolina Aiken, Freshman

Gilbert Ruritan Scholarship:
Kayla Marie Black, University of South Carolina Aiken, Freshman

William S. and Elizabeth B. Heath Scholarship:
Lindsay Breitwieser, College of Charleston, Senior (Renewal)
Walker Fickling, University of South Carolina Sumter, Freshman
William B. Foxworth, Clemson University, Sophomore (Renewal)
Ja'Keon Green, Coastal Carolina University, Freshman
Precious Rivers, University of South Carolina Upstate, Freshman

Dr. Robert Howard/WHS Scholarship:
Angel Spigner, South Carolina State University, Freshman

Estelle Jones Non-Traditional Students Scholarship:
Celeita McCoy, Claflin University, Freshman

LinkScholar Program:
Jhalen Miller, Winthrop University, Freshman
Donnie Stroman, The Citadel, Freshman

Dr. William L. McDow Scholarship:
Caitlin Blackwell, North Greenville University, Freshman

Jacqueline M. Miller Scholarship:
Lamonda Pete, Clemson University, Freshman
James Taylor, Clemson University, Freshman

National Association of Insurance & Financial Advisors - South Carolina:
Elizabeth Heath, University of South Carolina

Rogers & Meredith College Fund:
Caroline Beebe, Clemson University, Sophomore
Lilie Hudson, Washington & Lee University, Sophomore
Michael Meek, The University of Arizona, Senior
Meagan O'Keefe, East Carolina University, Senior
Valerie Palmieri, Point Park University, Junior
Vincent Palmieri, University of South Carolina, Sophomore
Hayley Pemberton, University of South Carolina, Sophomore
Christina Portwood, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Junior
Meagan Rogers, Columbia College, Sophomore (Renewal)
Wayne Dwight Sharpe, Jr., University of South Carolina, Junior
Rachel Smith, North Greenville University, Freshman
Christopher West, Clemson University, Senior

Bobbi Rossi Memorial - USC College of Nursing:
Amanda Friedlander, University of South Carolina, Senior

Smart Matters Scholarship:
Emon Davis, Savannah College of Art & Design, Freshman

H. Eugene Webb Jr. Scholarship:
Jhalen Miller, Winthrop University, Freshman

Woodlands' Families Scholarship:
Kimberly Glover, Hampton University, Freshman
Tiffany Huggins, University of South Carolina Aiken, Senior (Renewal)

For more information about Central Carolina Community Foundation, visit http://www.yourfoundation.org.