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.
Catherine Ann DeYoung
Eastside High School, attending Clemson University
Mallory Lauren Garcia
Gaffney High School, attending Clemson University
Tyriq Christian Hamilton
Summerville High School, attending Winthrop University
Makayla Traci Wayua Hines
Dutch Fork High School, attending Winthrop University
Alina Claire Hornsby
James L. Mann High School attending USC Columbia
Nathaniel Joseph Inman
James F. Byrnes High School, attending Clemson
Jessica M. James
River Bluff High School, attending USC Darla Moore School
Georgia Brey Montondo
Myrtle Beach High School, attending College of Charleston
Lydia Christina Lou Owens
Woodmont High School, attending Anderson University
Drake Edward Pugh
Northwood Academy High School, attending USC Beaufort
Zoe Marie Wampler
Woodruff High School, attending Lander University
Education: Bachelor of Science, Health Science, Clemson University.
Achievements: Founded an Operation Smile Club, Vice President of Delta Chi Fraternity, Pre-dental club member, President`s List (2x), Dean`s List (2x).
Post-Graduation: Started dental school at MUSC on June 5th.
Alumni Foresight: I look forward to being a big brother!
Education: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, The Citadel – The Military College of SC.
Achievements: Served as Vice Chairman of the Honor Court, Ernest F. Hollings Fellow, President of the Political Science Honor Society, Kappa Alpha inductee.
Post-Graduation: Currently working at Ducks Unlimited as a Grassroots Policy Coordinator. I work to lobby and influence environmental legislation across the United States.
Alumni Foresight: I can`t wait to help future scholars as a big brother!
Education: Bachelor of Applied Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity, University of South Carolina Aiken.
Achievements: An internship at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions’ IT and Cyber Division.
Post-Graduation: Will work for a cyber company. Alumni Foresight: To pour into others, like my Byrnes Brothers and Sisters did for me.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Nursing, Clemson University (Will Graduate in December).
Achievements: Student Nurse`s Association, Oncology Nursing Society, Hospice, Palliative Care Nurse`s Association.
Post-Graduation: Will work as a Neonatal Care Nurse and attend Duke University for my Master`s degree to become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.
Alumni Foresight: I look forward to being able to share my experience with the foundation with new scholars.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences w/ minor in Spanish, University of South Carolina.
Achievements: Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Member Development VP, USC Dance Marathon, Graduated Summa Cum Laude.
Post-Graduation: To attend medical school at UofSC School of Medicine-Greenville.
Alumni Foresight: To connect with other scholars, serve them as others in the foundation have served me. I want to stay connected to the foundation and become a familiar face to the scholars who come after me!
Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Clemson University (Will Graduate in August).
Achievements: Kappa Delta Sorority, Peer Dialogue Facilitator for Clemson University, Women in Business Club, Served on the Girl Scout Committee organizing community outreach projects.
Post-Graduation: Accepted a position at ByFarr Design as an Operations Coordinator, working with Fig Magazine as client liaison and photo stylist.
Alumni Foresight: To being an older Byrnes sister to some of the recent graduates and furthering my relationship with my Byrnes family that has walking with me in this journey the past four years!
Education: Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture, Clemson University.
Achievements: ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) member.
Post-Graduation: Full-time position at Bolton & Menk, Inc., in Charlotte, NC.
Alumni Foresight: To interact with the younger generation.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Psychology w/ a double minor in Biological Sciences & Sociology, Clemson University.
Achievements: Studied abroad in London and visited Scotland, Made memories attending concerts of a lifetime.
Post-Graduation: To work and volunteer within the mental health field for a year, To pursue a Master`s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Alumni Foresight: To become more involved in the foundation and grow closer to my Byrnes family! I look forward to being intentional on my time spent with everyone!
Education: Bachelor of Science, Conservation & Ecological Biological Sciences, Winthrop University.
Achievements: Freshwater Research, Received a grant from the SCDNR to conduct a survey for a foundation in Chester, SC (Work will be published).
Post-Graduation: Further my research in preserving wildlife and natural resources.
Alumni Foresight: To help and be there for the scholars like how I`ve been helped.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Graphic Communications, Clemson University.
Achievements: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, President of Clemson Wrestling, Placed 4th at Wrestling Nationals.
Post-Graduation: To work in sales and wedding photography.
Alumni Foresight: To be able to give back and come back to events.
Education: Bachelor of Science, Childhood Education, College of Charleston.
Achievements: Teacher Leaders Program, Met with representatives from the Department of Education and members of Congress.
Post-Graduation: To teach kindergarten and eventually earn a Master`s degree in Educational Policy.
Alumni Foresight: I`m excited to experience the other side of Super Weekend.
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The James F. Byrnes Foundation
Post Office Box 6781
Columbia, SC 29260-6781
Tel.: (803) 254-9325