FLORENCE---A high school student from Hartsville has been awarded Francis Marion University’s most prestigious scholarship for the 2000-2001 academic year.
William Earl Flowers, son of Ronald P. and Julia Flowers of Hartsville, has been named winner of FMU’s Presidential Scholar.
The scholarship is awarded to an outstanding FMU freshman each year based on high SAT scores, academic record and academic potential. Worth more than $7,000 per year, the scholarship is valued at more than $28,000 for a four-year period and covers university fees and on-campus room and board annually. The scholarship is renewable for up to three years provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average in FMU coursework.
Flowers is a senior at James F. Byrnes Academy in Florence where he is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Team, Science Club, French Club, Explorer Post and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He’s a member of the varsity basketball team and was named to Who’s Who Among America’s High School Students. He is an Eagle Scout and a member of Swift Creek Baptist Church Youth.