Horry Co. students among 102 winners of Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship

Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The South Carolina Department of Education has announced 102 new recipients of Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarships, a program that promotes academic excellence using federal funds.

Nine Horry County Schools' students are among the 102 winners, earning nine percent of the scholarships awarded to South Carolinians.

The scholarships in the amount of $1,500 yearly are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate studies at in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. The program is administered by the State Department of Education using an annual allocation from the U.S. Department of Education.

Eligible students must be enrolled in the 12th grade, have a minimum of 1300 on the SAT (combined verbal and math score only) or a minimum of 29 on the ACT, and must have a minimum of a 3.5 GPR computed on the Uniform Grading Scale.

The scholarship program is named for the late U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia and is designed to recognize exceptionally able high school seniors who show promise of continued excellence in post-secondary education.

HCS winners are: Henry Capp, III, Aynor High School; Jordan Kay Miller, Socastee High School; Jacob Dierksheide and Benjamin Ujcich Carolina Forest High School and the Scholars Academy; Yuko Gruber, Carolina Forest High School; Scott Strickland, Green Sea Floyds High School; Morgan Goodyear, Saint James High School; and Logan Chestnut and Ahmed Jaraki, Conway High School and the Scholars Academy.

Copyright 2010 WMBF News. All rights reserved.