FLORENCE, S.C. – The National Bank of South Carolina has established an endowed scholarship at Francis Marion University to recognize and assist outstanding undergraduate students.
The scholarship will be permanently endowed in the amount of $25,000.
The recipient of the scholarship must be a South Carolina resident and must demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to a student who has a major concentration in business. The recipient is eligible for repeat awards, provided all qualifications are met.
"NBSC recognizes Francis Marion University’s role in fostering future economic growth in Florence County and the Pee Dee," said Tyler Hudson, vice president and city executive of NBSC. "This scholarship will assist the university in continuing to develop future business leaders in the community."
"We are extremely grateful to NBSC for this generous gift," said FMU president Fred Carter. "This scholarship will benefit deserving students as they pursue their education in business and related disciplines."
The National Bank of South Carolina is a member of Synovus family of companies. Synovus is a diversified financial services holding company based in Columbus, Ga., providing banking, financial management, insurance, mortgage and leasing services through 39 affiliate banks and other Synovus offices in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee; and electronic payment processing through TSYS, the world’s largest third-party processor of international payments. FORTUNE magazine named Synovus as one of "America’s Most Admired Companies" and also ranked Synovus on its list of "The 100 Best Companies To Work For."
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