The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarships are living memorials to James Francis Byrnes and his wife, Maude Busch Byrnes. Since 1949 the Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,084 scholarships.
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The schedule for The James F. Byrnes Foundation fall dinners is set. The fall dinners are an open invitation to all alumni and friends of the Foundation to dinner and fellowship at a scholar's home in their area.
Gather your family and come enjoy good food and fellowship, meet the current scholars, and acquaint yourself with others living in your area. If you have not been with us in a while, that is more reason to attend a fall dinner. Renew friendships, make new ones and show support for our 27 current Byrnes Scholars throughout the state.
All dinners begin at 6:00 p.m. Attire is casual. The Foundation pays for current scholars and the 2014 graduates (2010 scholars). Others are asked to contribute $5 toward the meal if the dinner is in a home. Those attending the Columbia dinner are asked to contribute $7 for adults and $5 for children for the catered meal.
There is no need to send money in advance. It is important, however, to contact the Foundation office by phone at 803-254-9325 or email, providing your name and the number of guests attending. We want to save a seat at the dinner table for you at the location of your choice!
Contact the Foundation for the full address and the telephone number for the host.
The next Super Weekend is March 13-15, 2015. PLEASE NOTE - this is NOT THE 3rd WEEKEND in March. There were scheduling conflicts with another group using the facilities at Garden City Chapel and we were asked to schedule our weekend early. You will receive more details about the weekend as we enter the new year. For now we want to make sure everyone has the correct date.
Each year the Byrnes Scholars sponsor a luncheon in Columbia, SC, on the second Saturday in June to honor the new scholarship recipients and recognize scholars graduating college. The luncheon also serves as the annual meeting for the Byrnes Scholars.
The 51st Annual Awards Luncheon on June 14, 2014, celebrated the 65th year of the Byrnes Foundation and its scholarship program.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education and former Governor of South Carolina Richard Riley presented the keynote address.
The Foundation introduced eight scholarship recipients as its class of 2014. They are, pictured left to right:
The scholarship is for $13,000. Since 1949 the Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,084 scholarships.
The James F. Byrnes Scholars announced at the June 14, 2014, Annual Luncheon the James F. Byrnes Family Cookbook project. The cookbook will include James F. Byrnes Foundation history, photographs, quotes, personal memories, family stories, reflections and more.
Byrnes family members and friends wishing to contribute a recipe to the cookbook should:
To contribute a nonrecipe item, scan your memoribilia and email it to jamesfbyrnescookbook at gmail dot com, or make a copy of everything you wish to submit and mail it to the James F. Byrnes Foundation, Post Office Box 6781, Columiba, SC 29260-6781.
Deadline for sumissions to the cookbook is Monday, December 15, 2014. The cookbook is expected to be available at the 2015 luncheon on June 13, 2015.
Preorder information for the cookbook will be made available in early 2015.
The information concerning Byrnes Scholarships and The Byrnes Foundation is taken from materials developed by The Byrnes Foundation, especially the 1988 index to The James F. Byrnes Foundation.
The historical information on Mr. Byrnes was developed by The Byrnes Scholars under the editorial guidance of Neil Johnson and Matt Lockhart. The editors wish to thank David Damon, Rachel C. Drake, Johnna Ferguson, Dr. Sara Hollingsworth, Cal Johnson, Brad Jordan, Elaine Russell Matlock, Pam Galloway McElveen, Barbara Tartaglia, Margaret B. Walden and Charles Wall.
The Byrnes Scholars information is taken from various sources, including the organization's bylaws and various materials developed by The Byrnes Foundation.
The next Super Weekend is March 13-15, 2015. PLEASE NOTE - this is NOT THE 3rd WEEKEND in March. There were scheduling conflicts with another group using the facilities at Garden City and we were asked to schedule our weekend early. You will receive more details about the weekend as we enter the new year. For now we want to make sure everyone has the correct date.
The application process for 2014 is closed. Scholarship announcements will be posted to the website in early June. Application packets for 2015 will be available December 2014. Please check back then.
Maude’s Angels is family helping family. It is a network of former Scholars who assist a current Scholar or Alumnus with a need for an item or service.
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The James F. Byrnes Foundation
Post Office Box 6781
Columbia, SC 29260-6781
Tel.: (803) 254-9325