The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce named the winners of scholarships recently during South Carolina Business Week, an opportunity for talented high-school students to learn about potential business careers by working with business leaders and peers.
“We congratulate this year’s Business Week scholarship winners and we are proud of all of our talented students,” Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts said. “We thank each of our generous supporters who continue to make Business Week successful, including SCE&G, the Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina and all of the Business Week scholarship sponsors. Because of our sponsors, these students will be able to attend college and pursue their dreams. These contributions are not only an investment in the future of our students, but in the future of our state.”
Scholarship applicants were selected from the 180 participants in this year's Business Week sessions.
The winner of the Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship, worth $2,000, is Anjel Iriaghomo. She graduated from South Florence High School and will attend Clemson University. The scholarship is in memory of Chelse Ward Elliott, Business Week adviser Tony Elliott's wife.
The $5,000 S. Hunter Howard Jr. Scholarship winner is Vignesh Rajmohan. He is a senior at J. L. Mann High School in Greenville. This scholarship is for students that demonstrate leadership qualities. The scholarship is named after retired president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
The Ron McNair Leadership Award, worth $5,000, went to Khyle Burns, a graduate of Marion High School that plans to attend Presbyterian College. This scholarship was created in memory of astronaut Ron McNair and is awarded based on leadership skills.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina Scholarship for $2,500 went to Pratamesh Ramasubramanian, a junior at Riverside High School in Greenville. This award may be used at any college or university in the state.
Any entity interested in sponsoring Business Week scholarships should visit www.scbusinessweek.com, or call the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce at 803-799-4601.