Toledo Carolina Inc. has established an endowed scholarship at Francis Marion University.
The purpose of the scholarship is to recognize and assist outstanding students. The scholarship will be endowed in the amount of $25,000.
Based in Florence, Toledo Carolina provides weighing equipment and systems to local businesses in a 26-county area of northeast South Carolina and southeast North Carolina. The company is a longtime supporter of FMU.
Grady Greer is the CEO of Toledo Carolina and has been with the company since 1973. His son, Bret A. Greer, is president of the company and is a 1985 FMU political science graduate.
"We’ve had some success and have a responsibility to share that success,” said Bret Greer. “We wanted to do something for FMU and give an educational opportunity to an individual from the region who may not otherwise have one.”
The scholarship recipient must have a major concentration in English, have a cumulative grade-point average of 2.5 or higher, be a resident of the Pee Dee region, and demonstrate financial need. Preference is given to a student who is not receiving other scholarships, such as the Life and Hope scholarships. The recipient is eligible for repeat awards, provided all qualifications are met.
“Grady and Bret Greer are outstanding community leaders and responsible corporate citizens,” said FMU president Fred Carter. “This generous gift from Toledo Carolina will help deserving local students who are in need of financial assistance pursue higher education in the Pee Dee.”
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