Private colleges receive $324,750 in scholarships

Staff Report

Staff Report

COLUMBIA — South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Inc., an association of the 20 independent colleges in South Carolina, has distributed $304,380 in scholarship funds to 256 students at the 20 member colleges through the Named Scholars Program.

Newberry College is a member of the group.

The Named Scholars Program was developed in 1994 to encourage investment in individual student scholars attending participating SCICU member institutions. Investors in the Scholars Program recognize the need to encourage and assist talented and deserving students in their effort to obtain a college degree.

These scholarships are awarded annually to students selected by the colleges based on criteria established by the donor.

For the 2015-16 academic year, the following companies and organizations have established scholarship programs through SCICU: Bailey Foundation, BB&T, Colonial Life, Council of Independent Colleges, Duke Energy, Sanders Family Foundation, SCE&G, SC Student Loan Corporation, Sonoco Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, Williams & Fudge Inc. and UPS.

In addition to Newberry College, other member colleges include Allen University, Anderson University, Benedict College, Charleston Southern University, Claflin University, Coker College, Columbia College, Columbia International University, Converse College, Erskine College, Furman University, Limestone College, Morris College, North Greenville University, Presbyterian College, Southern Wesleyan University, Spartanburg Methodist College, Voorhees Colleges, and Wofford College.