2016 Business Week Scholarship Award Winners Announced
August 10, 2016
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners of its annual college scholarships during this year’s South Carolina Business Week, July 24-29, 2016. Each year, Business Week offers bright, young adults the unique opportunity to learn about the ins and outs of a successful career from top South Carolina business leaders on the historic Presbyterian College campus. Students apply for scholarships at the beginning of the week, and go through a week-long interview process to determine the winners.
“The quality of the scholarship applications we received were amazing, we’re very proud of all of our 2016 Business Week students. These kids are the future business leaders of South Carolina and we’re happy to help them on their journey to successful careers,” said SC Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Ted Pitts.
“Thanks to SCE&G, the Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina and all of the Business Week scholarship sponsors. Because of their generosity, these kids are able to go to college and accomplish many great things in the future.”
The 2016 South Carolina Business Week Scholarship recipients are:
Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship
Amari Young was awarded the Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship for $2,000. She is a rising senior at Clover High School and was also the CEO of her Business Week Company. This scholarship is presented in memory of Chelse Ward Elliott, wife of longtime Business Week company advisor Tony Elliott. This award may be used at any U.S. college or university of choice.
S. Hunter Howard Jr. Scholarship
Dajuan McDonald won the S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Scholarship for $5,000. He is a 2016 graduate of Crestwood High School in Sumter. He will attend University of South Carolina in the fall of 2016. This award recognizes a Business Week student who consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities and was introduced in 2008 in honor of S. Hunter Howard Jr., retired president and chief executive officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce. This award may be used at any South Carolina college or university of choice
Ron McNair Leadership Award
Sierra Stewart was awarded the Ron McNair Leadership Award for $5,000. She is a rising senior at Berkeley High, she too was the CEO of her Business Week Company. This scholarship, contributed by SCE&G, was established in memory of Lake City native and astronaut Ron McNair. The award recognizes a Business Week student who consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities. This award may be used at any South Carolina college or university of choice
Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina Scholarships
The Mechanical Contractors Association of SC Scholarships were awarded to Anna Claire Pitts for $2,500, a rising sophomore at Clinton High School and Anna Pitney for $2,500 dollars, a rising senior at Greenville High School. This award, now in its third year, may be used at any South Carolina college or university of choice.