USC Upstate Foundation Awards 75 Scholarships
The USC Upstate Foundation awarded 75 private scholarships totaling nearly $100,000 for the 2012-2013 academic year. These privately funded scholarships are created and supported by alumni, current faculty and staff, retirees, friends and corporate partners of USC Upstate. Each scholarship has specific criteria and awards up to $2,500 per year.
Alumni Initiate Scholarships
In 2012, three USC Upstate alumni initiated scholarships in honor of special people in their lives.
Ms. Rachel Nolen ’08 established the Sergeant James Nolen Memorial Accounting Scholarship in memory of her husband, James, who was a member of the 82nd Airborne Division stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He died serving our country in Afghanistan on November 22, 2009. This annual scholarship will award $500 per year to a student in the George Dean Johnson Jr. College of Business and Economics.
Ms. Daphne Dawson ’08 instituted the Nancy B. Waldrop Teaching Scholarship in memory of her grandmother, Mrs. Nancy B. Waldrop, and her 40 years of teaching in Spartanburg and Mecklenburg Counties. This annual scholarship will award $500 per year to a student in the School of Education.
Barney Gosnell ’79 created the Gosnell Family Fund Scholarship to help support a deserving student complete their degree at USC Upstate.
Additional Scholarships Created
Two additional scholarships originated in 2012: The Guy, Elma and Marian Murph Memorial Scholarship and the USC Upstate Foundation Board Scholarship.
The Murph Scholarship was established in memory of the university’s first employee, Ms. Marian Murph, and will provide assistance to a student enrolled in the Mary Black School of Nursing.
The USC Upstate Foundation Board scholarship will provide assistance to a deserving student finishing their degree at USC Upstate.