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Luncheon 2012 Photos

Below is a gallery of 10 photos from the June 9, 2012 Luncheon at the Columbia Marriott. All photographs are courtesy of Jeremy Fleming, 2004 Scholar, and Allen and Maurica Easler. Allen is a 1998 Scholar.

49th Annual Luncheon Celebration

James Francis and Maude Busch Byrnes are known as "Pop" and "Mom" to generations of Byrnes Scholars.

The Byrnes Scholars held their 49th annual awards luncheon June 9 with more than130 Byrnes Scholars and Friends of The James F. Byrnes Foundation attending.

The luncheon introduced the 2012 scholars and recognized the 2008 scholars as they make the transition from college into the working world.

The 2012 class of Byrnes Scholars is:

  • Jewel Eckmyer, from Aiken SC, attending Charleston Southern University
  • Erika Hubbard, from North SC, attending Clemson University
  • Susannah Nunamaker, from Blair SC, attending Lander University
  • Jeffrey Tyler Peake, from Aiken SC, attending USC – Columbia
  • Chad Pope, from Aiken SC, attending USC – Columbia
  • Savannah Weber, from Summerville SC, attending USC – Columbia

The graduating scholars, from the 2008 scholars class are:

  • Benjamin Rudolph Pope, Beaufort SC, graduated from Clemson University
  • Alexandra Trabolsky, Myrtle Beach SC, graduated from College of Charleston
  • Faith Frances Waitman, Landrum SC, graduated from Wofford University
  • Brittany Victoria Greene, * Moncks Corner SC, graduated from Clemson University
  • Tianna Jalissa Gallishaw, *Andrews SC, graduated from Clemson University
  • Joshua Edward Blackburn, Aynor SC, graduated from Clemson University

2024 Application Process Closed

The application process for 2024 is closed. Scholarship announcements will be posted to the website in early June. The application for 2025 will be available December 2024. Please check back then.

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