The University of South Carolina Beaufort hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 2. The 33 students receiving academic scholarships, and the donors who fund these financial awards, were recognized.
The luncheon provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients and supporters to connect with each other. Chancellor Jane Upshaw spoke to attendees about the importance of these scholarships at USCB. “Because everyone does not have the financial resources to fund their post-secondary education, financial aid plays an enormous role in helping our students to obtain their educational goals.” Approximately 85% of students at USCB utilize some source of financial aid. According to Upshaw, “USCB has disbursed $16.6 million in federal, state, institutional, and private funding for the 2011-2012 academic year.”
Students and donors were also given the chance to speak about the opportunities they have been provided through these scholarships and how pivotal these relationships are for USCB, with many students commenting that they may not have been able to achieve their academic goals without the assistance they received from these scholarships.