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 1,140 scholarships for more than $6.7M total.
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Check your family calendar and make plans to meet us at Garden City Chapel and Retreat in Garden City, South Carolina. We are looking forward to seeing YOU there! The deadline for registration is Feb. 22. Please return the registration form by postal mail, email, or fax, or register on-line.
The James F. Byrnes Foundation hosted its first SuperWeekend in March of 1975, and since that time something indescribable happens when the Byrnes Family comes together. As a Scholar, it has been difficult to explain it to our family and friends because it is something you have to experience for yourself.
March is just around the corner, and we want you to gather your family and join us for our weekend of fun, festivities, and lots of food. Each year our SuperWeekend gets better and better, and we want you to be a part of this mini vacation.
SuperWeekend continues to impact our lives because the Foundation Board of Directors believes strongly in the Byrnes family traditions of building bonds of friendship and providing love, understanding and support for each family member. The weekend is free of charge to current student Scholars and our 2018, 2017, and 2016 graduates (2014, 2013, and 2012 Scholars) and is priced reasonably so all others can attend and enjoy the meals and activities.
Super Weekend 2019 will be a weekend-long luau party. We encourage all scholars to reach out to those from your era and encourage them to attend this anniversary event. Scholars, if you need contact information for other scholars, please call the Foundation office and we will help you make those connections.
The Byrnes Foundation Super Weekend retreat was March 16-18 at Garden City Chapel and Retreat, Garden City Beach, S.C. Super Weekend begins with dinner Friday at 6:00 p.m. and concludes after lunch Sunday. The theme for 2018 was, “The Seventies”
Pictured left to right are the 2018 James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholars:
Not present: Olivia Taylor Phillips, Colleton County High School, attending Winthrop University.
James Dowdy Jr., 2003 Scholar, delivered the keynote address.
Pictured left to right are the 2014 James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholars graduating in 2018:
Not present: Ni’Asia Angelese Daniels, Wofford; Allyson English Walters, Clemson University; Jamie Elizabeth Yarborough, Clemson University.
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 application process for 2019 is closed. Scholarship announcements will be posted to the website in early June. Application packets for 2020 will be available December 2019. Please check back then.
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.
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