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The Byrnes Scholarships

The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarships are living memorials to the memory of James Francis Byrnes and his wife, Maude Busch Byrnes, two of South Carolina's outstanding citizens of their times. Since Governor James F. Byrnes awarded the first scholarships in 1949, more than 1,000 young South Carolinians have been assisted in obtaining a college education. Scholarships are for four years (or less for students already in college) and are contingent upon the recipient's maintenance of adequate academic standing, personal involvement in the program for Byrnes Scholars and continuing need for financial assistance. Qualified high school or college students should submit completed applications by February 15 each year. New scholars are announced and May and the scholarships become effective for the school term beginning the following fall.

For information about the scholarship criteria and the application process, visit the website, or write The James F. Byrnes Foundation, P.O. Box 6781, Columbia, SC 29260-6781 for an application.