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In Memory Of
Mom And Pop Byrnes

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 1,138 scholarships for more than $6.7M total.

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2017 Scholars Named

The James F. Byrnes Foundation has named its 2017 scholarship recipients. The scholarship award totals $14,000 for four years at $3,500 per year. The 2017 Byrnes Scholars are:

  • Brandi Nicole Eiff, Laurens District 55 High School, attending Clemson
  • Brianna Elizabeth Hardy, Paul M. Dorman High School, attending College of Charleston
  • Delonte Rashawn Hough, Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology, attending Francis Marion University
  • Preston Van Kornahrens, Hanahan High School, attending USC Columbia
  • Justin Ross Myers, Lexington High School, attending Clemson University
  • Emily Wei-Hwa Ouyang, Wilson High School, attending USC Columbia
  • Elizabeth Darling Smith, T.L. Hanna High School, attending Clemson University
  • Riley Shane Taylor, Greenwood Christian School, attending Furman University
  • Ian Daniel Villavicencio, Northwood Academy, attending USC Columbia

Since 1948, the James F. Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,138 scholarships for more than $6.7M total.

Byrnes Panel At The McKissick Museum

Some scholars have argued that James F. Byrnes was the greatest South Carolina politician of the twentieth century. The only American to have served as a U.S. Representative, Senator, Supreme Court Justice, Presidential cabinet member, and Governor, Byrnes was, if not the greatest, certainly one of the most active and versatile South Carolinians of his time.

On Nov. 12, 2016, a panel of former Byrnes Foundation scholarship recipients - Carol Ann Green, Ralph Gregory, Lois Anderson, and Dr. Bill Rowe - discussed the impact of the Scholarship, the Foundation and the Byrnes on their lives.

The Byrnes Scholars Site

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.

2017 Application Process Closed

The application process for 2017 is closed. Scholarship announcements will be posted to the website in early June. Application packets for 2018 will be available December 2017. Please check back then.

Donate To The Foundation

In return for their generosity and support, Mom and Pop Byrnes asked only two things from us: become the very best people we could become in life, and make sure their legacy of family continues for those who come after us.

Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the James F. Byrnes Foundation to secure its ability to invite more deserving young women and men to join the Byrnes family, both now and in the future. The Donate button will take you to the Paypal site where you can use your credit card or Paypal account to make a secure, one-time donation or set up a monthly recurring donation.

Join the Maude's Angels Network

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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Post Office Box 6781
Columbia, SC 29260-6781
Tel.: (803) 254-9325