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The 51st Annual Awards Luncheon

The 51st Annual Awards Luncheon on June 14, 2014, celebrated the 65th year of the Byrnes Foundation and its scholarship program.

Former U.S. Secretary of Education and former Governor of South Carolina Richard Riley presented the keynote address.

Photos are courtesy of Ty Collier, 2004 Scholar, and Dan Sprouse, 1992 Scholar.

The Foundation introduced eight scholarship recipients as its class of 2014. They are:

  • Lauren Danielle Owens from Johnsonville, SC, attending Francis Marion University
  • Joseph Daniel Kovas from Chester, SC, attending Presbyterian College
  • Ni’Asia Angelese Daniels from Spartanburg, SC, attending Wofford College
  • John Andrew Redding from Union, SC, attending North Greenville University
  • Amber Evett Candice Locklear from Lake View, SC, attending Coastal Carolina University
  • Terry Glenn Sweat, II from Columbia, SC, attending University of South Carolina
  • Allyson English Walters from Florence, SC, attending Clemson University
  • Martie Marie Hiott from Mount Pleasant, SC, attending Presbyterian College

The scholarship is for $13,000. Since 1949 the Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,090 scholarships.

Scholars from the 2009 and 2010 classes were recognized as graduating seniors. They are:

  • Barbara Ball, 2009 Scholar, University of South Carolina
  • Henry “Trey” Capps, 2010 Scholar, University of South Carolina
  • Kara Marcum - Elam, 2010 Scholar, University of South Carolina
  • Sara Hensley, 2010 Scholar,  University of South Carolina
  • William “Will” Latimer, 2010 Scholar, Winthrop University
  • M. Chris Melton, 2010 Scholar, 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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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.

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