Dr. Louise T. Scott Scholarship established at FMU
FLORENCE, S.C. – The Dr. Louise T. Scott Distinguished Educator Scholarship has been established at Francis Marion University.
The scholarship was established by Scott’s family in recognition of her contribution and dedication to education in the Pee Dee region. The scholarship will be permanently endowed in the amount of $25,000.
The recipient of the scholarship must have a major concentration in education, have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.25 or higher, demonstrate financial need, and be a resident of South Carolina. The recipient will be eligible for repeat awards provided all qualifications are met.
Scott served as a part-time lecturer in the School of Education at FMU briefly in 1976 and again from 1989 to 1997. She served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of South Carolina and Appalachian State University, and was a visiting associate professor at Clemson University. Scott also worked in several South Carolina school districts, including Florence School District 1.
Her late husband, Robert “Bob” C. Scott, founded the Pee Dee Education Center. A road on the FMU campus was named for him in 2002.
“Few people have contributed as much to education in the Pee Dee as Bob and Louise Scott,” said FMU president Fred Carter. “This scholarship signifies the Scott family’s continued commitment to education, and will benefit future generations of teachers and students in South Carolina.”
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