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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 1,184 scholarships for more than $6.9M total.

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Introducing Our 2020 Scholars

As of Fall 2020 The James F. Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,184 scholarships. The current scholarship award is $18,000 for four years at $4,500.00 per year/$2,250 per semester.

Following are the 2020 James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholars:

  • Madison “Abby” Abigail Collins, Clinton High School, attending Lander University
  • Lila Christine Edmonds, Richland Northeast High School, attending University of South Carolina Columbia
  • Michael “Mike” Joseph McGrady, Christ Church Episcopal School, attending Lynn University
  • Grace Elise Miller, Ridge View High School, attending University of South Carolina Columbia
  • Sunshine Alexandria Perkins, Clarendon Hall, attending Lander University
  • Danny Ngoc Pham, Wade Hampton High School, attending Wake Forest University
  • Emma Taylor Stone, Pendleton High School, attending Clemson University
  • Zachary “Zach” Joseph Tuttle, Hilton Head Island High School, attending Clemson University
  • Jerry MacArthur Wilson, Laurens District 55 High School, attending University of South Carolina Columbia

The James F. Byrnes Foundation Book

With stories of the Byrnes Scholars 1949 – 2017

Margaret Courtney loved the Foundation, its mission, and most importantly its scholarship recipients. She felt it was important to remember how this unique foundation was formed, the many people who had a part keeping it strong and vital for 70 years, and telling the stories of the Scholars. The last five years of Margaret’s life were dedicated to writing this book, collecting the stories, and editing its contents. This was a difficult task under any circumstances but was a herculean task for a 90-year-old.

This book will remind you of the impact that the Byrnes family had/has in your life. Whether it was the financial support, the mentorship, emotional support, or the friendship of fellow Byrnes brothers and sisters, you were hopefully touched in some ways.

Order your copy of the JFBF book now!

If you would like to order a copy of this book, complete the order form here. Online payments are processed through PayPal. If you prefer to mail in your payment for the book, please send your payment to James F. Byrnes Foundation, PO Box 6781, Columbia, SC 29260.

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.

2020 Application Process Closed

The application process for 2020 is closed. Scholarship announcements will be posted to the website in early June. Application packets for 2021 will be available December 2020. 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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The James F. Byrnes Foundation
Post Office Box 6781
Columbia, SC 29260-6781
Tel.: (803) 254-9325