FLORENCE, S.C. – A couple who graduated from Francis Marion University have endowed a scholarship for non-traditional, part-time students studying business administration at the university.
Stanley and Dorothy “Boo” Carraway of Columbia established the Stanley R. Carraway Jr. Scholarship in 1998 and are permanently endowing it in the amount of $50,000.
The scholarship will go to a non-traditional, part-time student who has a major concentration area in business administration. The recipient must have a 3.0 grade-point average upon application for the scholarship. Repeat awards are allowed if the recipient continues to meet eligibility requirements.
Stanley and Boo met while they were business students at FMU. They graduated with B.B.A. degrees in 1991. Stanley majored in management and Boo majored in accounting and management.
“Stanley was a non-traditional student and there weren’t any scholarships or assistance programs geared in his direction,” said Boo. “We wanted to give something back to the university and the community to enable other non-traditional students to receive an education.”
Stanley is a currently a senior account executive with Washington Mutual (formerly Fleet Mortgage), where he has been employed since 1986. He was the 1999 recipient of the FMU School of Business Outstanding Graduate Award. Boo is a stay-at-home mom to their two children, “Trey” Stanley R. Carraway III (5 years old) and “Chase” Charles Daniel Carraway (2 years old).
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