The South Carolina Bankers Association awarded a record number of 39 scholarships to children of SCBA member banks, disbursing a total of $39,000 in 2014.
The awarding of scholarships is part of the SCBA’s long-standing commitment to higher education.
Students awared scholarships attend a dozen different schools, ranging in size from large institutions such as the University of South Carolina and Clemson to smaller institutions such as Limestone College and Charleston Southern University.
“We were so impressed with the caliber of applicants this year that we awarded the largest number of scholarships in the history of the Bankers Association,” SCBA President and Chief Executive Officer Fred Green said. “The recipients represent a diverse and talented group of students, and the SCBA is honored to do its part in helping them realize their academic goals.”
Scholarship recipients were Will Barnett of Greenville, a student at Clemson University; Antonio Bezerra, Lexington, Clemson; Katie Brantley, Columbia, Clemson; Adam Brooks, Easley, Clemson; Jordan Burdette, Mt. Pleasant, University of South Carolina; Katelin Casas, Lexington, Clemson; Anna Cunningham, Mt. Pleasant, College of Charleston; Haley Driggers, Lexington, Clemson; Ashlyn Evans, Rock Hill, Winthrop University; McCauley Frierson, Travelers Rest, Clemson; Cate Fryland, Lexington, College of Charleston; Jordan Goewey, Mullins, Wofford College; Jeremy Griffin, Blythewood, Limestone College; Charles Hamilton, Little River, Clemson; Leah Harrelson, Conway, North Greenville University; Steven Hatter, Pendleton, Clemson; Allyson Hollis, Moore, Presbyterian College; Hanna Humphreys, Mt. Pleasant, College of Charleston; Emily Jones, Greenville, Winthrop; Rachel Kehl, Irmo, USC; Vincent King, Greer, USC; Marian Matney, Charleston, Clemson; Alicia McAlhaney, Varnville, Clemson; Katie McNeill, Charleston, Clemson; J. Nissen, Lexington, Clemson; Harris Pharr, Columbia, The Citadel; Kyle Pietrakz, Greenville, USC; Sydney Robinson, Greenville, Clemson; Ashley Satterfield, West Columbia, Columbia College; Nicole Sicilia, Bluffton, Clemson; Chloe Spitzer, Pawleys Island, Converse College; Julie Spitzmiller, Greenville, Clemson; Sarah Strickland, Greenville, Clemson; Frank Townsend, Aiken, Clemson; Nikki Victoria, Columbia, USC; Jessica Wells, Lexington, College of Charleston; Lauren Weston, Summerville, Charleston Southern University; Holly Williams, Fort Mill, USC; and Brandi Wilson, Eastover, USC.
The South Carolina Bankers Association began in 1901. SCBA is a trade and professional association representing more than 80 financial institutions across the state.