FLORENCE, S.C. – John M. Kirby Jr., superintendent of Dillon School District 3 in Latta, recently presented a $10,000 check to Fred Carter, president of Francis Marion University.
The money goes toward the Latta School Board of Trustees Education Scholarship at FMU, which was established by the board in 1999. This latest contribution brings the scholarship’s endowment to $40,000.
The scholarship is awarded to a graduate of Latta High School who is majoring in education or seeking teaching certification at FMU. The recipient must have a grade-point average of 2.75 or greater. Preference is given to an undergraduate student. If no current graduates of Latta High School are eligible, consideration will be given to teacher aides, as well as to licensed teachers from the district who are pursuing advanced-degree credit from FMU.
“This gift demonstrates the Latta school board’s commitment to training teachers for the district’s future,” said Carter. “This scholarship encourages Dillon County students to return home to teach and contribute to their community.”
Kirby is an FMU alumnus, earning the Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1972 and the M.Ed. degree in elementary education in 1979.
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