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Register of Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships provide a permanent source of financial assistance to deserving students. Through the endowment process, scholarship funds continue to grow over the years, thereby assisting future students in perpetuity. Scholarships are endowed through the Francis Marion University Foundation.

The Ann Burch Aiken Scholarship- Established in January 2009 by the Aiken Foundation honors a lifelong resident of the Pee Dee area, a devoted mother, and a community leader and volunteer. A student of the Florence County schools, Mrs. Aiken contributed to the Pee Dee through her many involvements and instilled a love of the Pee Dee in her four children and their children.  Mrs. Aiken would be proud that her scholarship provides assistance in completing the education of Pee Dee area students who share her love of learning and respect for their community. The scholarship benefits a student from the Pee Dee.

The J. Boone Aiken Scholarship - Established in 1971 by J. Boone Aiken, longtime community leader of Florencean award made to incoming freshmen on the basis of scholarship, character, need, and school or community service.

The J. Boone Aiken Business Administration Scholarship - Established in December 1981 by The Aiken Foundation in memory of J. Boone Aiken, a Florence business and community leader who was Chairman of the Guaranty Bank & Trust Co. from 1950 until his death in 1978—an award made annually to deserving Francis Marion University students majoring in business administration or economics.

The J. Boone Aiken Citizenship Scholarship - Established in 1976 by J. Boone Aiken—an award made to a student who demonstrates those unusual qualities of life which promote the best interest of humanity.

The Pearle E. Aiken Memorial Scholarship - Established in May 1974 in memory of Pearle Aiken by the Magnolia Garden Club and J. Boone Aiken Sr.—an award made to worthy students in need of assistance to finish their education.

The Altrusa Club of Florence Scholarship - Established in 1974 by the Altrusa Club of Florence—grants awarded to female students from Florence District 1 on the basis of scholastic achievement and need.

The Ralph King Anderson III Scholarship - Established in April 1984 by Judge Ralph King Anderson Jr.—an award made to assist a qualified paraplegic or a qualified quadriplegic at Francis Marion University.

The Assurant Specialty Property Scholarship- Established to recognize and assist an outstanding student who is a dependent of an employee of Assurant Specialty Property in Florence, SC Inc. Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products focused on providing a variety of affordable plan choices to consumers.

The AT&T Fine Arts Scholarship- Established October 2009 in honor of Dr. Fred Carter and to recognize the FMU Performing Arts Center and its impact on the Pee Dee Region- an award to a student with financial need who is a resident of South Carolina, preferably the Pee Dee region, with a major in performing arts.

The Hartwell M. Ayer and Cornelia W. Ayer Scholarship - Established in August 1996 with a bequest from Col. Cornelia W. Ayer—awards made to deserving students. 

The Alice Coleman Baker Scholarship - Established in October 2007 by her family and friends to honor her 30 years of service to Francis Marion University as director and assistant vice president of human resources—an endowed scholarship with first preference given to a member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church. Consideration is also given to students majoring in business administration and residents of the Pee Dee.

The Dr. John W. Baker Fine Arts Memorial Scholarship - Established in September 1986 by family and friends of Dr. Baker who served as the first Vice President for Academic Affairs at FMU—an award made to a junior or senior on the basis of outstanding work in music or art.

The Doris K. Banks Memorial Scholarship - Established in January 1986 by her family and her friends—an award to a qualified graduate of West Florence High School who has been accepted at Francis Marion University.

The Elizabeth Barnes Memorial Nursing Scholarship - Established in August 1999—An endowed scholarship given by the Drs. Bruce and Lee Foundation in memory of Elizabeth Barnes for her dedication to the nursing profession. The recipient must be a nursing student from Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Marion, Williamsburg, Clarendon, or Marlboro counties.

The Bahij Joseph “B.J.” Baroody Scholarship - Established in December 2005 by Charles Schofield, James Schofield, and Marshall Schofield in memory of Mr. Baroody who was a founder and guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina in Florence, now Francis Marion University.  Mr. Baroody, a parasitologist and author, was the first South Carolinian inducted into the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine in London. The scholarship is designated for a student with financial need enrolled in the nursing program and a resident of South Carolina.

The Flora M. Barringer Scholarship - Established in August 1988 by the Flora M. Barringer Foundation—an award made to a junior or senior majoring in business or economics maintaining a grade point average of 3.0.

The Martin C. Barringer Scholarship - Established in March 1991 by Davis National Bank and Martin C. Barringer who served on the bank’s board for many years as director and chairman—an award made to a resident of Marion County (first preference) or of the Pee Dee or Grand Strand area who is majoring in business administration.

The William R. Barringer Scholarship - Established in August 1988 by the Flora M. Barringer Foundation—an award made to a junior or senior majoring in business or economics maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The E. J. Bartol Memorial Scholarship - Established in January 1993 by his son, Larry J. Bartol—an award made to a deserving student whose parent is an alumnus of Francis Marion University.

The H. Philip Baugh Scholarship -Established by Philip Baugh, in memory of his father H. Philip Baugh. This scholarship is award to a student who is a member of a Presbyterian Church in the Pee Dee Area, with a focus on a congregation located in a rural community. If no such candidate, the recipient must be a resident of the Pee Dee.

The Elizabeth S. Beasley Scholarship – Established in March 2012 through an estate gift. The scholarship is designated for students with financial need.

The Lewis E. Beasley Americanism Scholarship - Established in 1977 by Senator Strom Thurmond, advisor to the John P. Gaty Charitable Trust—a scholarship based on the competitive excellence of a student paper showing a strong advocacy of the private free enterprise system and the form of government provided by the U. S. Constitution.

The John C. and Anna M. Bernhard Scholarship Fund - Established in May 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. John C. Bernhard, in honor of Christie Clarke—awards made on the basis of academic excellence to deserving Francis Marion University students.

The Nabila F. Bishara Memorial Nursing Scholarship - Established in October 2006 by her husband Dr. Makram A. Bishara and sons, Dr. Tarek M. Bishara and Steve M. Bishara, to recognize her dedication to the field of healthcare, in particular nursing—an award made to a student in the nursing program, with first preference given to students from Mullins, S.C. and second preference given to students from Marion, S.C.

The William J. Blackwell and William E. Carpenter Memorial Scholarship - Established through the Francis Marion University Foundation in 1975 by Mr. William H. Blackwell, a founder of Francis Marion University, in memory of his father, William J. Blackwell, and Mrs. Blackwell’s father, William E. Carpenter—awards made to students on the basis of need, character, and commitment to ministerial careers.

The William H. Breazeale Jr. Scholarship Fund - Established in May 1997 by colleagues, friends, alumni, and students to honor Dr. William H. “Jack” Breazeale upon his retirement from Francis Marion University. Dr. Breazeale served as Chairman of the Department of Chemistry and Physics for 27 years. The fund provides scholarships for a sophomore, junior, or senior student who is majoring in chemistry or physics, with preference given to chemistry majors.

The Margaret M. Bryant Award - Established in December 1972 by Dr. Margaret M. Bryant—awards to deserving seniors majoring in humanities who plan to pursue graduate work in the humanities.

The Dr. Joseph P. Cain Jr. Memorial Scholarship- Established in January 1976 by the Mullins Civitan Club—an award made to a student from the Mullins School System or from Marion County on the basis of demonstrated interest in completing a college education. 

The Wylie H. and Isabelle B. Caldwell Memorial Scholarship - Established in November 1989 by Judge Wylie H. Caldwell Jr., in memory of his father, who was the first Family Court Judge for Florence County and served in this position from 1969 until 1980—an award made to Francis Marion University students who are residents of Florence County.

The A. E. Carmichael Family Scholarship - Established in March 1974—an award to students made on the basis of scholastic merit and need.

The Carolina Bank Golf Scholarship Established in January 2002—An award for an outstanding student-athlete who is a member of the Francis Marion University golf team.

The Carolina Health Care Scholarship - Established in April 2002 to encourage students to pursue careers in health care—an award designated for a student with financial need who is majoring in any health care related area.

The Stanley R. Carraway Jr. Scholarship - Established in August 1998 by Stanley and Boo Carraway, alumni of Francis Marion University—an award for a nontraditional, part-time student enrolled in two or three courses, majoring in business administration and maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

The Elizabeth V. Carter Memorial Scholarship - Established in April 1986 by her husband, Francis L. Carter—an award made annually to an outstanding Francis Marion University student.

The Citizens Bank Scholarship – Established in March 2012 to recognize and assist an outstanding student from the communities served by The Citizens Bank, a premier financial provider for local communities in South Carolina. The scholarship is designated for a student majoring in business.

The Mom and Pop Coffing Women’s Basketball Scholarship - Established in August 1984 by Mr. Ralph Coffing—an award made to assist deserving women basketball players.

The Mr. and Mrs. W. Luther Coker Memorial Scholarship - Established by Dr. and Mrs. Morgan B. Coker, family and friends in memory of Dr. Coker’s parents—an annual award to a Francis Marion University student who has maintained a 3.25 grade point average and is majoring in business or education and has completed specified science courses.

The Moseley C. Coleman Scholarship - Established in January 1976 by Mr. Coleman—an award made on the basis of scholarship, merit, and financial need to applicants whose records indicate they will make the best of their opportunity to attend Francis Marion University.

The W. W “Buster” and Martha H. Coleman Scholarship - Established in April 1990 by William W. Coleman Jr., and Alice Coleman Baker, son and daughter of the above—an award made to a student-athlete or student from Hannah-Pamplico High School.

The Helen M. Cramer Scholarship - Established in December 1990 by Mrs. Helen M. Cramer and her son, Mr. Samuel Cramer—an award made to employees and children of employees of Aluminum Ladder Company or Carbis Sales who are full-time students at Francis Marion University.

The Marion G. Daniels Scholarship - Established in March 2004 by a generous gift from the estate of Mrs. Marion G. Daniels to recognize and assist outstanding students who are pursuing a college degree—an award to a student from Florence County with financial need.

The Darlington County School District Endowed Scholarship for Teacher Education - Established in October 2000 by the Darlington County School District Board of Education—an award made to a student from Darlington County who has been accepted into the Teacher Education Program.

The Thomas C. Davidson Scholarship Fund - Established in June 2003 by FMU alumni and friends—an award to pay tribute to Coach Tom Davidson who faithfully served the students of Francis Marion University as assistant dean of students, assistant baseball coach, assistant men’s basketball coach, and men’s soccer coach. The scholarship is designated for a member of the baseball team or a student leader involved in student government, the university programming board, Greek organizations, or student publications.

The Rhett C. E. Davis Memorial Scholarship - Established by Dr. and Mrs. Roger A. Davis, family and friends in August 1993—awarded to a Francis Marion University student who exhibits good character, scholarship, and commitment to humankind.

The Nicky Demetrious Scholarship- Established in January of 2009 by friends and family to perpetuate his memory in areas that meant a great deal to him:  education and athletics.  As a graduate of FMU and native of Darlington County, it is a fitting tribute to a man that spent his life enhancing the quality of life in the Pee Dee and his legacy will live on through the young people who receive this award.  The scholarship benefits a student athlete at Francis Marion participating on either the men’s or women’s tennis team in recognition of his love for the game of tennis.

Distinguished Alumni Scholarship – Established by past recipients of FMU annual Distinguished Alumnus Award to provide recognition and financial assistance to future generations of Francis Marion University students. Preference is given to children of FMU alumni.

The Catherine Claire and Susan Elaine Dozier Endowed Scholarship - Established in December 1992 by family and friends to honor Catherine Claire and Susan Elaine Dozier—an award made to deserving Francis Marion University students who are majoring in nursing or pre-medicine.

The Duke Energy Mathematics Scholarship - Established in March 2002 to assist students who wish to pursue a teaching career and for the students that these teachers will serve and instruct. The award is designated for students whose residence is served by Progress Energy.

The Duke Energy Science Scholarship - Established in March 2002 to provide support for students seeking to become qualified teachers and for the children who will benefit from their presence. The award is designated for students whose residence is served by Progress Energy. The Progress Energy scholarships were made possible through a generous gift from Progress Energy.

 

The Joseph Benjamin DuRant Scholarship - Established in December 1995 by Mr. DuRant in honor of his friend Mr. John McInnes—an award made in recognition of Mr. DuRant’s commitment to education and to improving the quality of life for the citizens of Florence.

The Joseph Benjamin DuRant Athletic Scholarship - Established in January 2003 by Mr. DuRant to further educational opportunities for student athletes in the pursuit of an undergraduate degree at Francis Marion University. Preference is given to students from Florence County.

The Dow and Alice Eagles Memorial Scholarship - Originally established in August 1979 by Mrs. Lorenzo D. Eagles Sr., family and friends in memory of Lorenzo Dow Eagles Sr. and revised in March 2006 following the death of Alice C. Eagles—an award made to recognize the scholastic merits and achievements of a deserving student from the Great Pee Dee region.

The Francis “Frank” Marion and Lucille Caston Elmore Scholarship - Originally established in October 1979 to honor Frank Elmore by his widow and daughter, Mrs. Lucille (F.M.) Elmore and Dr. Frances L. Elmore—an award given in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Elmore to an incoming freshman on the basis of merit (renewable if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA).

The ESAB Welding & Cutting Products Inc. Scholarship - Established in April 2005 to recognize and assist outstanding students who have financial need and who reside in the Pee Dee area.

The Farmers Telephone Cooperative Scholarship - Established April 1995 and endowed in June 2002—An award for a student living in the service area (Lee, Sumter, Clarendon, Williamsburg, and lower Florence counties) of the Farmers Telephone Cooperative or whose parents or guardians are members of the Cooperative.

The First Reliance Bank Scholarship - Established in August 2003 by First Reliance Bank in Florence to recognize and assist outstanding students pursuing a degree in business—an award for a student from the Pee Dee area who is a business or finance major with preferences given to students who are a dependent of an employee of First Reliance Bank, graduate of Florence Christian School, or a student-athlete.

The Fleet Mortgage Business Scholar Award - Established in May 1988 by Fleet Mortgage—an award to a junior or senior majoring in business administration or economics and maintaining a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The recipient will be known as the Fleet Mortgage Business Scholar.

The Florence City / County Bicentennial Scholarship - Established in 1977 by the Florence City/County Bicentennial Commission—a scholarship awarded annually to a student on the basis of general merit reflected by scholarship, good citizenship, and academic promise.

The Florence County Bar Pre-Law Scholarship - Established in December 2000 by the Florence County Bar Association—an award made to a student in the Pre-Law Program with preference given to Florence County students.

The Florence Rotary Club Endowment Scholarships - Established in November 1979—an award made on the basis of need to deserving students demonstrating acceptable scholarship.

The Florence School District #4 Board of Trustees Scholarship - Established in November 1999—an award designated for a graduate of Timmonsville High School who is majoring in education or seeking teacher certification.

The W. Lee Flowers Athletic Scholarship - Established in February 2001 by W. Lee Flowers—an award of varying amounts given to a student-athlete who has shown excellent skill in the classroom and on the field of competition. The award may be renewed annually for up to four years as long as the recipient remains in good standing with the University and the NCAA.

The Dr. Lonie Clarence Floyd Jr. Scholarship - Established in December 2005 by Charles Schofield, James Schofield, and Marshall Schofield in memory of Dr. L.C. Floyd Jr. who was a family practice physician for forty years. The need-based scholarship is designated for a student registered with the committee on pre-medical sciences.

The Francis Marion University Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship - Established in September 1990—awards made to deserving students who meet the academic criteria.

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

The B. Pratt Gasque Scholarship - Established in April 1987 by Mr. Gasque—an award made to students from Marion County, preferably majoring in history.

The Charlie and Arquila Gause Memorial Scholarship - Established in July 2007 by Mr. Walter Timothy Gause in memory of his parents’ commitment to the American Dream—an award made to students with financial need with preference given to students representing an underserved population.  First preference is given to students who are majoring in math, one of the sciences, or sociology and who are from the Pee Dee area.

The Julia L. Gentry Nursing Scholarship - Established in June 2000—An endowed scholarship funded by Kenneth G. and Betty B. Gentry in memory of their daughter Julia who was a member of the Class of 1982. Award is made to a student who is pursuing a degree in nursing.

The Joan and Garry Gladstone Academic Scholarship - Established in May 1987 by Mrs. Joan Gladstone and endowed in 1999—awards made to upperclassmen or freshmen showing academic promise and financial need.

The Dr. Stephen A. Greenberg Scholarship - Established in May 1986 by his wife and sons—an award made to a deserving student with financial need and a specific goal directed toward helping others.

The Captain Harley B. Hackett III Scholarship - Established in January 1974 and given in memory of Captain Harley B. Hackett III, USAF by his mother, Mrs. John H. (Rebecca) Knobeloch—an award made to an entering freshman with modest financial resources on the basis of academic potential and demonstrated initiative.

The Dr. Kenneth H. Hanger, Jr. Scholarship for Foreign Students - Established in January 1992 by Dr. Kenneth H. Hanger Jr.—an award made to an international student, who is enrolled in the business program at Francis Marion University.

The Kenneth and Robin Hanger Scholarship - Established in January 1991—an award made to a high school graduate from Florence County who demonstrates a need for financial assistance.

The Gary W. Hanson Scholarship - Established in the fall of 2005 by family and friends to honor Dr. Hanson’s legacy at Francis Marion University. He is remembered as a distinguished faculty member, administrator, and friend—an award will be made to a graduate student enrolled in the Master of Science in Applied Psychology.

The Dr. Harlan Hawkins Women’s Basketball Scholarship - Established in May 1989 by Dr. Harlan G. Hawkins, a retired Francis Marion University professor—an award made to a member of the Francis Marion University women’s basketball team who meets the academic requirements for receiving financial assistance at the university.

The Dr. Lynn D. “Skip” Hendrick Award in Physics and Health Physics - Established in August 1999 by friends and colleagues to honor Dr. Hendrick, a founding faculty member who devoted his professional life to the teaching of college physics—scholarship awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior who is majoring in health physics, physics, or engineering.

The Wessie G. Hicks Nursing Scholarship - Established in September 2006 by her children, Lee Hicks Nunn and Ruell L. Hicks, Jr., in memory and honor of her dedication to the field of nursing—an award made to a student from the Pee Dee area who has been formally admitted into the nursing program.

The Wilbur Hicks Music Scholarship - Established in September 2006 in memory of Wilbur Hicks, a native of Florence County, poet, song writer, musician, preacher, barber, farmer and man of many trades and talents—an award for a student from the Pee Dee area who has a major concentration in music.

The Gladys Hite Tennis Scholarship - Established in April 2002 by Gladys Hite—an award to assist an outstanding student-athlete who is a member of the FMU women’s tennis team.

The Wayne E. Huggins Scholarship - Established in December 2002 by FMU alumnus Wayne Huggins—an award to a student-athlete pursuing a degree in one of the following areas: general business, accounting, or computer science. Student recipient must be a graduate of a South Carolina High School with preference given to students from the Pee Dee region. Award will be made to a member of the baseball team, women’s basketball team, or men’s basketball team.

The Joseph A. James Scholarship - Established in November 2005 by Barbara and Hamilton Lott in honor and recognition of Dr. Joe James’ distinguished career as a faculty member at Francis Marion University. The scholarship is designated for a junior or senior with a major in Modern Languages – French Track.

The Wanda and Arnett James Scholarship- Established to recognize and assist an outstanding student who is enrolled full-time at Francis Marion University.  First preference will be given to a student who is an employee or dependent of an employee of McDonald’s restaurants owned and operated by Wanda and Arnett James in the Pee Dee Region of SC.  This scholarship represents their commitment to the importance of access to higher education and also represents their role in improving the lives of their employees and customers. 

The L. H. “Jack” and Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship - Established in April 1976 by a resolution of the ACL YMCA Board dated December 12, 1975—annual awards made to deserving Francis Marion students.

The Jones/Mogy Kappa Alpha Order Scholarship – Established in November 2012 by family and friends in memory of Frank Fitzgerald Jones, a 1984 graduate who was killed in an auto/train accident in 1986, and Richard A. Mogy, a 1986 graduate who lost his life in an accident on his family farm in 2003.  Both were members of the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity. The award is designated for a member of Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity. 

The IGA Scholarship– Established by Henry Johnson and Heyward King, Jr. to focus scholarship support in the areas covered by IGA stores with special consideration afforded to IGA employees, children and grandchildren.

The Charles Nelms Ingram Memorial Fund - Established by Mrs. Mary Alice Caudle Ingram in 1978—awards made to worthy, as well as needy, Francis Marion University students.

The Junior League of Florence Scholarship - Established in November 1974—a scholarship awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior from Florence County who demonstrates scholastic merit.

The John and Adele Kassab Scholarship - Established in February 2006 in honor of John and Adele Kassab who have been two of FMU’s most ardent supporters since the institution’s inception and who maintained a lifelong commitment to educating the young people of the Pee Dee area. The scholarship is designated for a student from Florence County who is majoring in education.

The James A. Kimbell Jr. Accounting Scholarship - Established in April 1995 in honor of Dr. James A. Kimbell by faculty, staff, students, and alumni—an award for a student majoring in accounting.

The Heyward L. King Sr. and Frances Cockfield King Scholarships - Established in June 2003 by family members—two awards to recognize and assist deserving students from Lake City, S.C.

The G. Wayne King Scholarship- Established in July 2008 to honor the distinguished career and unique memory of Dr. G. Wayne King. Dr. King served on the faculty at Francis Marion University in the Department of History. The scholarship benefits a student from Florence County majoring in history.

The Kirby Scholarship - Established in April 1998 by John and Vicki Kirby, alumni of FMU and endowed in July 2005 by Dr. John Kirby—an award to a junior or senior in the teacher education program with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and who is a graduate of Latta High School.

The Sompong and Suwanee Kraikit Scholarship - Established in August 2006 by the Kraikits, generous benefactors of Francis Marion University. This scholarship covers the total cost of attendance and is designated for a teacher in Thailand who wishes to pursue a graduate degree in education.  Upon completion of the program, the scholarship recipient is expected to return to Thailand to teach in a rural area.

The Latta School Board of Trustees Teacher Education Scholarship - Established in June of 1999—an endowed scholarship fund to honor past and present members of the Latta School Board of Trustees. The award is made to a graduate of Latta High School who is majoring in education or seeking teacher certification.

The Jonathan Chase Lee Scholarship- Established in September 2009 in memory of Jonathan Chase Lee by his parents, David and Shana Lee, his grandparents, brother and uncle- an award to a graduate of Marion High School who is a resident of Marion County with financial need.

The William Albert Lewis Memorial Scholarship - Established in March 1987 by Mrs. Nelle J. Lewis, widow, and daughters Lynn L. Simmonds, Mitzi L. Leeke, and Gayle L. Nanke—an award made to a Francis Marion University student majoring in business administration. Preference is given to a student-athlete.

The Norma M. Lynch Scholarship - Established in September 1985 by Mr. Marvin W. Lynch—an award made to a senior majoring in education who is a graduate of a South Carolina High School and who is pursuing a teaching career in South Carolina.

The Phyllis Madden Scholarship - Established in 1976 by the Altrusa Club of Florence—a scholarship of varying amounts to a student from Florence District One who is interested in a health profession upon graduation.

The Marion School District One Graduate Scholarship - Established in December 1981 by Marion School District One—awards made to recognize the promise of excellence demonstrated by teachers from Marion School District One who are Francis Marion University graduate students.

The Marlboro Electric Cooperative, Inc. Endowed Scholarship - Established in October 1997 and endowed in July 2004—an award to a full-time student who is the dependent of a member owner in Marlboro or Dillon County. Preference is given to undergraduate students with financial need and a major concentration area in business administration or education.

The McClam Scholarship - Established in November 1984 in honor of the McClam family—particularly the donor’s mother and father, Rose S. and David P. McClam—an award made to assist worthy and deserving students from rural areas of South Carolina with preference to students from the Pee Dee region.

The I.P. McWhite Scholarship - memorial scholarship established in June 1985—an award to assist deserving students, preferably from lower Florence County.

The Frances Corry Means Memorial Scholarship - Established in June 1994 by family and friends to honor the memory of Frances Corry Means who served as Acquisitions Librarian at Francis Marion University from July 1, 1970, through June 30, 1980—an award made to a student who demonstrates financial need.

The William C. Moran Scholarship - Established in June 1992 by Francis Marion University faculty, staff, and friends—an award made to deserving Francis Marion University students.

The Lenna V. Morrow Memorial Scholarship - Established in October 1986 by family and friends of Dr. Morrow who was a member of the Francis Marion University English Department—an award made to a junior or senior majoring in English showing promise in his or her discipline.

The NationsBank / Chip Ingram Memorial Scholarship - Established by NationsBank in November 1993 in memory of Benjamin W. (Chip) Ingram III—an award made to a student enrolled in the business program at Francis Marion University.

The National Bank of South Carolina Scholarship - Established in June 2005 for students from South Carolina with financial need—an award made to a student who is majoring in business and demonstrates financial need.

The Hal Norton Scholarship - Established in July 1986 by an anonymous donor to honor Rev. Hal Norton of the Garden City Chapel in Garden City, South Carolina—an award made to deserving students at Francis Marion University.

The Palmetto Brick Company Scholarship - Established in March 2005—an award based on financial need for a student from Chesterfield or Marlboro counties with preference given to children of employees of Palmetto Brick.

The Pee Dee Claims Association Scholarship - Established in July 1995—an award to a student from the Pee Dee area who displays an interest in entering the insurance profession.

The Pee Dee Orthopaedic Associates P.A. Scholarship - Established in September 2002 to recognize and assist outstanding students. Award is designated for a student majoring in a science-related field.

Dr. Leroy “Pete” Peterson Endowed Scholarship - Established in January 2008 by the FMU African-American Faculty and Staff Coalition—an award is given to a minority US Citizen majoring in one of the natural sciences.

The Joe, Sandy, and Gregg Privette Scholarship - Established in 2007 by the estate of Mrs. Elva H. Privette. The Privettes resided in Florence and owned Privette Music Company—an award for a student majoring in music who demonstrates financial need.

The Lorie Marie Pruett Nursing Scholarship – Established in April 2012 by local community leaders to honor the memory of Lorie Pruett who was killed tragically in an automobile accident.  The scholarship is designated for a student in the Nursing Program who is from the Pee Dee area and has financial need.

The Ted Revis—B.G. Waldrop Scholarship - Established in January 1997 by Brian Waldrop and family—an award to assist students who do not qualify for federal financial aid or other financial assistance.

The Gail Ness Richardson Scholarship - Established in January 1992 by Mrs. Gail Ness Richardson—an award made to assist a deserving Francis Marion University student.

The Roche Carolina Scholarship - Established in April 2002 by Roche Carolina Inc.—to provide an endowed fund for scholarships for students majoring in chemistry. Recipient must be a graduate from a public or private high school in Florence or Darlington counties and demonstrate financial need.

The Tom Roop Scholarship - Established in 1986 by former biology majors in recognition of his skills as teacher and adviser—an award made to a biology major at Francis Marion University.

The Nat Rosenfeld Tennis Scholarship - Established in January of 1992—an endowed scholarship in honor of Nat Rosenfeld who served as the first tennis coach (1964 - 1970) in the early years of Francis Marion College.

The Santee Electric Cooperative Teacher Training Endowed Scholarship - Established in January 2001 by Santee Electric Cooperative in Kingstree, S.C.—awards made to students and teacher assistants in the Williamsburg County School District to assist students seeking a teaching degree.

The Santee Electric Cooperative Industrial Engineering Endowed Scholarship- Established to assist students in pursuing and completing degree requirements in the Industrial Engineering Program at Francis Marion University.

The Kevin M. Sattele, MD Scholarship- Established by Dr. Keven Sattele and Mrs. Lori Sattele in December 2010- awarded to a student who is pursuing a degree in biology.

The Martin F. and Leah Stooks Schnibben Scholarship - Established in October 1982 by Mr. Martin F. Schnibben—an award made to recognize the academic merit and achievements of selected Francis Marion University students from Florence County.

The Dr. Louise T. Scott Distinguished Educator Scholarship - Established in November 2002 by her family in recognition of her contribution and dedication to education in the Pee Dee region—an award designated for a student who is majoring in education.

The D. L. Scurry Foundation Scholarship - Established in 1977 by the D. L. Scurry Foundation, Greenville—an award made to deserving students from South Carolina.

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Jay Williams Memorial Scholarship - Established in January 1979 by the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Chapter of Francis Marion University—an award made to recognize and reward the scholastic merit and attainments of a deserving Francis Marion University student.

The Tom Sills Scholarship - Established in January 2000 by family, friends, and colleagues in memory of Thomas Wiett Sills who served Francis Marion University with distinction from June 1, 1980 until his death on May 25, 1998—an award for a part-time student who is employed as a teacher’s aid in the public schools and is pursuing professional teacher certification or for a student who is enrolled in the teacher education program.

The Drs. Sarawadee and Orachun Sitti Scholarship - Established in January 2002—an award for a junior or senior who is majoring in physics, chemistry, or biology.

The Ralston E. Jr. and Cora Taylor Younges Smith Scholarship - Established in August 1979 by Mrs. Cora T. Y. Smith—an award made to recognize the scholastic merits of a deserving Francis Marion University student majoring in history or minoring in government and politics.

  The Nellie Cooke Sparrow Memorial Scholarship - Established in December 1988 by the Sparrow Family—an award made to assist deserving Francis Marion University students residing in Florence County School District 3.

The Texie A. Young Stackhouse Education Trust - Established in 1974—in memory of Texie A. Young Stackhouse for the “education, support, and welfare of needy, deprived, and deserving young men and women.”

The Thomas C. Stanton Scholarship - Established in July 1993 by friends in honor of Dr. Thomas C. Stanton who served as the second president of Francis Marion University—an award made to benefit the sons and daughters of single parents in Florence County.

The W.C. and Sara Stanton Scholarship - Established in December 2000 by Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Stanton. Mr. Stanton serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Francis Marion University—an award made to a student seeking a degree in nursing who resides in Dillon, Marlboro, or Chesterfield counties.

 The Helen Rhoad Stokes Memorial Scholarship - Established in February 1982 by her sons in memory of their mother—an award made on the basis of merit and need to a deserving Francis Marion University student, with preference to an elementary education major from Florence, S.C.

The Dr. J. Howard Stokes Memorial Scholarship - Established in February 1982 by family and friends in memory of Dr. J. Howard Stokes, a founder of Francis Marion University—an award made on the basis of merit and need to a deserving Francis Marion University student, with preference given to a premedical student from Florence, S.C.

 The Marty Thames Memorial Scholarship - Established in January 1998 by Billy and Jo Thames in memory of their daughter, Marty Thames, who was a student at FMU at the time of her death. She lost her life in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver in November 1996. Marty was actively involved at FMU, serving as a cheerleader and a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. The scholarship is designated for a student from Sumter County.

The Marty Thames / Zeta Tau Alpha Scholarship - Established in August 1998 in memory of Marty Thames, an FMU cheerleader and member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority who lost her life in an automobile accident caused by a drunk driver in November of 1996—an award made to members of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority who maintain a grade point average of 3.0.

The Urma Isgett Thompson Scholarship - Established in January 1999 in memory of Urma Isgett Thompson by members of Friendship United Methodist Church—awarded to students pursuing a minor in music and maintaining a grade point average of 3.0.

The Toledo-Carolina, Inc. Scholarship - Established during the Campaign for Excellence through a generous pledge by Toledo Carolina—an award given to a student from the Pee Dee area who is majoring in English and who has demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students who are not receiving other scholarships such as LIFE or HOPE.

  The Wells Fargo Bank Scholarship -Established in 1974—an award made primarily on the basis of scholarly promise, to a student entering or in the honors program.

The Wells Fargo Advisors Scholarship - Established in August 1998 by Wheat First Union in Florence, S.C., and the Wheat First Union Foundation—an award to a student majoring in finance, business economics, or management with a 3.0 or higher grade point average.

The Amelia Mellichamp Wallace Memorial Scholarship - Established in June 1994 by Mrs. Amelia Wallace Vernon and Mrs. Kenneth Sallenger in honor of their mother—an award made to a deserving student.

The Walter G. and Joseph W. Wallace Memorial Scholarship - Established in July 1974 by Mrs. Walter G. Wallace—an award made on the basis of achievement to a freshman or upperclassman.

WebsterRogers LLP Scholarship - Established in October 2002 by WebsterRogers, LLP—an award designated for a student from eastern South Carolina who has demonstrated financial need and is majoring in accounting.

The Wellman Scholarship - Established in May 1977—scholarships awarded to students indicating a sincere interest in the study of business as a major or minor and coming from a school district serving Johnsonville, Poston, Hannah, Pamplico, Prospect, Lake City, Britton’s Neck, Pleasant Hill, Battery Park, or Hemingway.

The Clarissa White Scholarship - Established in July 2002 by Pee Dee Pathology Associates P.A. to encourage students to pursue careers in health-related fields. An award for a junior or senior from the Pee Dee region.

The Chris J. Yahnis Scholarship - Established in June 2000 by Mr. Chris J. Yahnis through a generous endowed gift—an award in varying amounts up to full-fees to assist a deserving student who demonstrates financial need. This scholarship was specifically designated to help students who would not be able to attend college without this need-based scholarship.

The Ted Zuppa Scholarship- Established in October 2010 in memory of Ted Zuppa by his wife Evon and daughter Carol Ann Good, an inaugural faculty member of FMU who served 29 years as the cataloging librarian in the James A. Rogers Library-awarded to a first generation college student.

 

Updated 8/19/14

 

 

Last Published: August 19, 2014 10:31 AM
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