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Sills Scholarship has more than $10,000

FLORENCE – Donations to the Thomas Wiett Sills Scholarship at Francis Marion University have exceeded $10,000. 

The scholarship honors Sills, who served at FMU from June, 1980, until his death in May, 1998.  Sills served as chairman of the education department from 1980-88 and dean of the FMU school of education from 1988-1996.  He was named the Ashpy P. Lowrimore Professor of Education on July 1, 1993. 

Family, friends, and colleagues established the Tom Sills Scholarship in 1998.  The scholarship is given to either a part-time student employed as a teacher’s aide in the public school system who is pursuing a professional teacher certificate, or to a student who has been admitted to the teacher education program at FMU.  The award is made each fall and spring during the students’ “student-teaching” phase.

Additional contributions may be made to the scholarship.  For more information on giving to the scholarship, call the FMU Office of Advancement at 843-661-1225.  For information about the scholarship, call the FMU Office of Financial Assistance at 843-661-1190.


Last Published: June 8, 2004 11:17 AM
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