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Register of Annually Funded Scholarships

 

Annually funded scholarships provide an important source of funds for academically-talented students and students with financial need. Scholarships are made available in varying amounts to students through the generosity and outstanding community commitment of businesses, individuals, and organizations. Donors make a year-by-year commitment to provide these scholarships.

 

The Adult Scholars of the Pee Dee Scholarship- Established in October 2010 by Darla Moore and Brian Kennedy to assist adult learners continue their education. Preference is given to a male adult student. 

 

The Nicki A. Ard Scholarship - Established in September 2006 by her brothers, Ken and Sammy Ard, to honor her memory.  This scholarship pays tribute to Nicki and all that she overcame and accomplished. Although physically challenged and confined to a wheelchair, she ministered to others through her music and messages of hope and inspiration. The scholarship is designated for a graduate of Hannah-Pamplico High School.

 

The American Chemical Society (FMU ACS) Scholarship has been established by Francis Marion University’s American Chemical Society Student Chapter.  The FMU ACS Student Chapter desires to assist fifth year chemistry majors who are pursuing an ACS certified degree for the following reasons:

·         The ACS degree requires an additional twelve credit hours beyond the basic chemistry degree.

·         Students entering FMU are often not prepared to take the upper level math and science courses that would allow them to complete an ACS degree in a four year time span.

·         Fifth year students have very little if any financial aid or scholarship resources.

 

The Allen Mathematics Scholarship – established in October 2008 would perpetuate the legacy of Dr. Roger “Bucky” Allen.  Dr. Allen retired in August 2006 after 35 years of dedicated service to Francis Marion University.  Among his many honors, he was named the Distinguished Professor in 1981 and Mamie C. Gray Professor of Mathematics in 2004.  He was Chair of Mathematics and Computer Science from 1986 to 1995.  The scholarship benefits a student from South Carolina majoring in mathematics.

 

The Jeffrey S. Anastasi Psychology Club Scholarship - Established in January 1999 by the FMU Psychology Club—an award to a student majoring in psychology or sociology with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

 

The Teresa C. Anderson Scholarship - Established in July 2000—an annual scholarship established by Teresa Anderson, a graduate of Francis Marion University. The scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Wilson High School who does not qualify for the state’s LIFE or HOPE Scholarship.

 

The Beta Gamma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship - Established in October 1973—an award to a worthy college woman in need of funds to complete her education and enter elementary or secondary education.

 

The Bishop Bonar Anderson Memorial Scholarship - Established in May 1982 by Mrs. Sandra Levy and Mrs. Bebe Anderson Hennessy in memory of their father—an award made annually to a Francis Marion University student majoring in business administration with concentration in finance or accounting.

 

The Thomas L. Beaty Sr. Memorial Scholarship - Established in July 1993 by Mrs. Thomas L. Beaty, Mr. Lang Beaty, and Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Hogan—an annual award made to an outstanding Francis Marion University tennis player.

 

The Beneteau USA Scholarship  - Established in January 2007 by its leadership team to assist the dependents of Beneteau USA pursue and complete degree requirements at Francis Marion University. First preference is given to employees with a defined career path with Beneteau USA.  Second preference is given to employees or dependents of employees.

 

The Michael H. Boswell Scholarship- Established in February 2004 by Parks and Mary Louise Garrison—an annual award to support deserving students from South Carolina who have financial need but are ineligible for the state’s LIFE and HOPE Scholarships and/or federal grant programs.

 

The Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation Nursing Scholarship - Established in May 1998 and funded through a generous grant from the Doctors Bruce and Lee Foundation—awards for students who are bona fide residents of the following counties: Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Williamsburg, Clarendon, and Marlboro counties, and who are in the Francis Marion University pre-nursing or nursing program.

 

The Gerald Allen Burley Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Established in July 1989 by Mr. and Mrs. Gerald A. Burley Sr. in memory of their son—an award made to deserving Francis Marion University students from the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.

 

The Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC Scholarship- Established to support employees or dependents of employees of Sam Carbis Solutions Group, LLC to pursue their education at Francis Marion University

 

The Carolinas Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary Scholarship - Established in August 2000 by the Carolinas Hospital Volunteer Auxiliary—an award for a sophomore, junior or senior who is pursuing a health-related major. Recipient must be a resident of Florence or a surrounding county.
 

The Otelia Chapman Scholarship- Established in March 2010 by Dr. Richard Chapman, Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, to honor his mother, Otelia Chapman- a scholarship designated annually to two graduate students with out-of-state residing, pursing a graduate degree in applied psychology.

 

The Eva and Emery Cramer Memorial Scholarship - Established in December 1992 by Sandra S. Levy and Sheila S. Garrett to honor the memory of their maternal grandparents—an annual award made to a junior who displays good character and has demonstrated high academic achievement while pursuing a major in the liberal arts field.

 

The Coker-Harrington Student Recruitment Scholarship - Established in February 2008 by the Richard C. Harrington family of which several generations are graduates of FMU—an award made to an out-of-state student who has a proven academic performance.

 

The Mary R. Dittman Scholarship - Established by Mary Dittman, who is an Instructor of Business and Director of the Internship Program at Francis Marion University.  This scholarship was established to recognize and assist outstanding students who are pursuing a degree in Business Administration.

The Doctors’ Tennis Scholarship - Established in July 1977 by Dr. C. Edward Floyd and Dr. T. Carroll Player Jr.—awards of varying amounts made to student-athletes who have outstanding potential in tennis.

 

The Adam Robert Doub Memorial Scholarship - Established in October 2004 by his sister, Misty Doub, in loving memory of Adam­—an annual award made to a student involved in university and community activities.

 

The William Dargan Douglas Trust Fund Scholarship - Established in February 1985—awards made in memory of William B. Douglas’ father to assist promising students at Francis Marion University.

 

The Dugout Scholarship - Established by Dr. E. Conyers O’Bryan Jr., in April 1978—an award to assist Francis Marion University student-athletes who show outstanding ability in baseball.

 

The Duke Energy Industrial Engineering Scholarship- Established to assist students in pursuing and completing degree requirements in the Industrial Engineering Program at Francis Marion University.

 

The Arthur L. “Pop” Fickling Memorial Scholarship - Established in 1975—an award to recognize and motivate a student from the Florence area whose scholarship and need merit the support of the Florence Lions Club.

  

The Florence County School District No. 2 Board of Trustees and Administration Scholarship - Established in January 1999 by the Florence County School District #2 Board of Trustees—an award to a junior or senior in the teacher education program maintaining a 3.0 grade point average with first preference given to graduates of Hannah-Pamplico High School then to graduates of other Pee Dee area high schools.

 

The Florence Kiwanis Club Scholarship - Reestablished in April 1992 by the Florence Kiwanis Club—an annual award made to a deserving Francis Marion University student from Florence County.

 

The Francis Marion University and Communities in Schools in Dillon County Scholarship -Established in January 2002—an award to graduates of Dillon High School, Lake View High School, and Latta High School based on financial need, good character, and active participation in high school.

 

The Francis Marion University Memorial Scholarship Fund - Established in the fall of 1972 to provide an opportunity for friends and family to express bereavement and pay respects to a loved one by honoring them with a lasting memorial composed of large or small monetary contributions of a one-time nature made to provide scholarships to deserving students at Francis Marion University.

 

The Wanda Love Sarvis France-Kelly Memorial Scholarship- Established in April 2009 in honor of the 5th anniversary of “Walking for Wanda” Multiple Sclerosis walking team- an award made annually to a student with a major in early childhood education from North or South Carolina.

 

The Ann Fulmore Harllee Memorial Scholarship - Established in May 1973 by the Dillon Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy—an award to a student majoring in history who demonstrates financial need.

 

The Health Facilities Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Established in 2007 by its leadership team to assist the members of the Credit Union to pursue and complete degree requirements at Francis Marion University. Preference will be given to a Credit Union member or equivalent, who is majoring in the field of study of criminal justice in either the political science or sociology program, or be accepted into the nursing program. The recipient must be a resident of Florence, Marion, Dillon, or Darlington counties.

 

The Joseph E. Heyward African-American Faculty/Staff Coalition Scholarship - Established in April 2003, this need-based scholarship will be awarded annually to African-American students who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors in order to help them achieve their educational and career goals.

 

The James C. Hooks Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Established in February 2001 by Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank to honor Mr. Hooks, who served as chairman of the board—a scholarship to a student from Marion County.

 

The Bob Howell Memorial Track Scholarship - Established in June 1992 by Michael A. Howell and Mrs. Joan Sallenger—an award made to assist a student-athlete who shows ability in the areas of track and cross country.

 

The George W. Garrett Scholarship- Established in February 2011 by Shelia Garrett in memory of her husband George W. Garrett- first preference is given to a rising junior who has declared a major in Computer Science or Mathematics.

 

The Jamie Grimsley Music Scholarship- Established in December 2010 in memory of James H. Grimsley Jr. by his immediate family- awarded to a FMU student pursing a degree and major in Music Industry.

 

The Mary Alice Caudle Ingram Nursing Scholarship - Established in December 2006 through a bequest from her estate—an award for a student enrolled in the nursing program who has financial need.

 

The Kappa Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Scholarship - Established in December 1986 by Kappa Chi Chapter of Francis Marion University in memory of Patrick Scott and Albert Potts—an award made to assist minority students at Francis Marion University in academic pursuits.

 

The Adele (Mrs. John) Kassab Music Scholarship - Established in February 1971—awards made to talented students who have made an outstanding contribution to the university music program.

 

 

 

 

The Dr. Adrian Riley Ketcham Memorial Scholarship - Established in 1995 by the family of Dr. Ketcham who was the first Chairman of the Department of Fine Arts at Francis Marion—a scholarship to a student in the FMU chorus who serves as an assistant for the chorus director.

 

The Kyle Foundation Scholarship - Established in December 1985 by the H. M. and Pearl Kyle Foundation—an award made to assist a worthy and deserving student at Francis Marion University.

 

The Latta Community Center Scholarship - Established in August 1999—an award made by the Town of Latta to a graduate of Latta High School.

 

The Rebecca S. Lunn African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition Scholarship - Established in January 2007 to honor the memory and service of longtime FMU employee Rebecca Lunn—an award designated for a minority student who is a sophomore, junior, or senior and a citizen of the US.

 

The Rebecca S. Lunn Florence Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Scholarship - Established in July 2008 by the Xi Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.—an annual award is given to an active member of the Xi Omicron Chapter and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

 

The Malloy Foundation Scholarship – Established in October 2012 by the Malloy Foundation in Cheraw, SC, to assist students from Chesterfield County who demonstrate financial need.

The Douglas A. Mandra Psychology Scholarship - Established in November 1994 by friends and colleagues of Dr. Douglas A. Mandra, former professor of psychology—an award made to an exemplary student majoring in psychology.

 

The Marion Rotary Club, Mamie C. Burden and Marion E. Freeman Scholarships - Established in December 1976 by the Marion Rotary Club—scholarships awarded to a rising junior or senior from Marion County School District 1 and/or Marion County School District 7.

 

The Mid-Day Sertoma Club of Florence Academic Scholarship - Established in March 1983—an award to recognize the scholastic merit and academic achievements of a deserving Francis Marion University mature student from the Greater Florence area of South Carolina.

 

The Mid-Day Sertoma Club of Florence Athletic Award - Established in March 1983—an award to recognize the athletic ability and achievement of a deserving Francis Marion University student from the Greater Florence area of South Carolina.

 

The Morning News Scholarship was established to assist students in pursing and completing degree requirements in the Mass Communications program at Francis Marion University  

 

The Palmetto Civitan Club Scholarship - Established in 1975—an award to a student who has a financial need because of a physical disability, or, if such a student is not available, to any worthy student.

 

The Pee Dee Chapter of SCACPA Scholarship ­- Established in September 1994 by the Pee Dee Chapter of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants—an annual award to an upper classman who is majoring in accounting.

 

The Pee Dee Education Center Board of Directors Memorial Scholarship - Established by the Pee Dee Education Center in the fall of 1998 to honor deceased members of the Board of Directors—an award to a junior and senior in the teacher education program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Preference is given to graduates of Pee Dee area high schools.

 

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative Scholars Program - Established in October 1997 to give financial assistance to deserving students of its member owners and employees. Full-fee scholarships are awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria. The scholarships are renewable for up to four consecutive years.

 

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative / Jule Connor Scholarship - Established in June 2004 by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc. to honor the distinguished service of Mr. Connor as a trustee of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative and to give financial assistance to deserving students of its member owners and employees—a full-fee scholarship awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria. The scholarship may be renewable for up to four consecutive years. 

 

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative / Thomas B. Cunningham Scholarship - Established in memory of Thomas Brockman Cunningham who died on November 14, 1999. He served as a trustee of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative for 32 years. This scholarship pays tribute to Mr. Cunningham and the people he served—a full-fee scholarship awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria. This scholarship may be renewable for up to four consecutive years.

 

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative / Robert E. Goodson Sr. Scholarship - Established in June 2004 by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc. to honor the distinguished service of Mr. Goodson as a trustee of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative and to give financial assistance to deserving students of its member owners and employees—a full-fee scholarship awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria. The scholarship may be renewable for up to four consecutive years.

 

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative / William B. Howell Scholarship - Established in March 2005 by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc. to honor the distinguished service and leadership of Mr. Howell as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative and to give financial assistance to deserving students of its member owners and employees—a full-fee scholarship awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria. The scholarship may be renewed for up to four consecutive years.

 

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative / R. Sidney Kelley Scholarship - Established in September 2000 to honor Sidney Kelley who served as a trustee of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative for 26 years and to give financial assistance to deserving students of its member owners and employees—a full-fee scholarship awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria. The scholarship may be renewed for up to four consecutive years.

 

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative / Billy Earl Moody Scholarship - Established in December 2006 by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc. to honor the distinguished service of Mr. Moody as a trustee of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative and to give financial assistance to deserving students of its member owners and employees—an award of up to  full-fees designated for students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria.  The scholarship may be renewable for up to four consecutive years.

 

The Pee Dee Electric Cooperative / James E. Sellers Scholarship - Established in March 2005 by Pee Dee Electric Cooperative, Inc. to honor the distinguished service of Mr. Sellers as a trustee of Pee Dee Electric Cooperative and to give financial assistance to deserving students of its member owners and employees—a full-fee scholarship awarded to students who meet the eligibility requirements and academic criteria. The scholarship may be renewed for up to four consecutive years.

 

The Pee Dee Federal Credit Union Scholarship - Established in November 1995—an annual award made to persons who live, work, worship, or attend school in Florence County.

 

The Pee Dee Kiwanis Club Track and Field Scholarship - Established in August 1979 by the Pee Dee Kiwanis Club—an award made to a student-athlete from South Carolina who shows outstanding ability in track and field with preference given to an individual from the Pee Dee area.

 

The Pepsi Cola Bottling Company Scholarship - Established in August 1977 by the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Florence—an award made annually to a deserving Francis Marion University scholar from the greater Pee Dee area.

 

The Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Scholarship - Established in October 1973 and revised in December 1995—an award made to a worthy college woman from Florence County in need of funds to complete her education and enter the profession of elementary or secondary education.

 

The Realtor Association of the Greater Pee Dee-Ted Kulp - Established in 1977 by the Multiple Listing Service, Inc., of Florence, South Carolina—an annual award made to a deserving Francis Marion University student from the Florence County area.

 

The Roche Carolina Exchange Program Scholarship - Established in April 2002 by Roche Carolina Inc. to further educational opportunities in Cuernevava, Mexico, in the field of chemistry. Award is designated for a student from the Pee Dee region who is majoring in chemistry and demonstrates financial need.

 

The James A. Rogers Memorial Scholarship - Established in October 1991 by family and friends of Dr. James A. Rogers who was a founder of Francis Marion University and served as the first chairman of the State College Board of Trustees which governed Francis Marion College, Lander College, and the College of Charleston. In addition, Mr. Rogers served as editor, then editor emeritus, of the Florence Morning News for many years. In keeping with his love for Francis Marion and the newspaper industry, this scholarship shall be awarded to a student who serves on the staff of the campus newspaper.

 

The Kenneth R. Roth Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Established in March 1977 by his friends, in memory of Kenneth Roth Jr., a Francis Marion University student from Chesapeake, Virginia, and a member of the Patriots’ baseball team in 1976-1977—a scholarship of varying amounts made to a Francis Marion University student-athlete who shows promise in baseball.

 

The Robert C. Scott Jr. Distinguished Educator Scholarship - Established by the Pee Dee Education Center in the fall of 1998 to honor its founder and longtime director who dedicated his life to improving education in the Pee Dee region—an award to a junior and senior in the teacher education program with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Preference is given to graduates of Pee Dee area high schools.

 

The Wayne G. Smith Memorial Scholarship - Established in August 2004 in memory of Wayne who was a student at FMU at the time of his death—an award to assist outstanding students majoring in engineering.

 

 

The Jack W. Smith and Charles E. Parker Mathematics Lab Scholarship - Established in April 2004 by the faculty in the Francis Marion University Math Department to honor two former colleagues—an annual award to deserving tutors and proctors who work in the Mathematics Lab at FMU.

 

The South Carolina Bank and Trust Scholarship - Established in March 2005 to recognize and assist deserving students—an annual award to a student from the Pee Dee area with financial need.

 

The Sharon Sturgeon-Jones Memorial Scholarship - Established in August 1984 by her mother, family, and friends—an award made to an outstanding member of the Francis Marion University women’s basketball team majoring in education.

 

 The Joseph T. Stukes History Scholarship - Established in April 1990 by the Florence Sertoma Club—an annual award made to a rising Francis Marion University senior who shows academic promise in history

 

The Charles B. and Idette H. Tucker Scholarship - Established in November 1982 by Charles B. and Idette H. Tucker—awards made to recognize the merits and academic achievements of a deserving Francis Marion University student from the Great Pee Dee region of South Carolina.

 

 

The Rip Tutor Baseball Scholarship - Established in October 1995—awarded to a member of the Francis Marion University baseball team.

 

The Paul A. Tuttle / Florence Breakfast Rotary Club Scholarship - Established in October 1991 by the Florence Breakfast Rotary Club—an annual award made to a deserving Francis Marion University student.

  

The Visiting Nurses Association of Florence Scholarship - Established in January 1991 by Mr. J.P. Johnson, executive director of Atlantic Homecare, Inc.—an award to assist students in pursuit of a nursing degree.

 

The Vocational Rehabilitation - H. B. Powell Scholarship - Established in June 1980—an award made to a deserving vocationally handicapped student from Dillon, Florence, and Marion counties of South Carolina. The award honors Mr. H. B. Powell for his long work as area supervisor with the Florence Vocational Rehabilitation Department.

 

The WBTW Scholarship - Established in August 1998 by WBTW-News 13—an annual award of to a student in the mass communication program who is studying broadcasting.

 

The West Florence Rural Volunteer Fire Department Award - Established in June 1996 by members of the West Florence Rural Volunteer Fire Department, John E. Floyd, Jr. and The Prudential—annual awards of varying amounts to students who perform volunteer service to the fire department and meet the academic criteria established for the award.

 

The Raphael Wolpert Scholarship - Established in January 2008 by Pee Dee Federal Saving Bank—an award to a resident of Marion County maintaining a 3.0 or higher GPA.

 

The Malcolm C. Woods Jr. Scholarship - Established in May 1987 by Pee Dee Federal Savings Bank to honor Mr. Woods, former president and director of the bank—an award made to recognize scholastic excellence of a Francis Marion University student from Marion County.

 

The Xi Omicron Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship - Established in August 1987 by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.—an award made on the basis of need to a deserving Francis Marion University minority female, sophomore or junior.

 

The Young Professional of Florence Scholarship- Established in June 2010 by Young Professional of Florence- awarded to a student who shows outstanding leadership and civic responsibility around the community and FMU.

 

Updated 8/19/14

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