BMW awards SC State students

BMW awards SC State students

03/31/2016 - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Eight students at SC State University are getting some help from luxury automaker BMW.

Three students from Columbia, two from Blackville, one from Orangeburg, one from Spartanburg and another from Manning were named 2016 BMW scholars. Recipients may receive up to $4,000 per semester for four years, as long as they maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and are in good standing with the university.

"SC State University is certainly pleased that our long-standing partner, BMW, has allocated monies to assist the educational needs of our brightest scholars," said Dr. W. Franklin Evans, SC State's interim president. "Prestigious scholarships such as the one offered to our students today demonstrate the importance of cultivating and maintaining corporate partnerships and puts the world on notice that SC State is indeed an institution that excels in preparing top quality students and producing exceptional leaders."

Preference for the scholarships was given to students who expressed an interest in the automotive industry. BMW's American factory is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.  The scholarships, in total, equal $64,000.  Here is a list of the winners:

2016 BMW Scholars

Nawal Bryant

  • Sophomore, Business Management
  • Hometown: Spartanburg

Amber Collins

  • Sophomore, Computer Science
  • Hometown: Blackville

Terkessia Hart

  • Sophomore, Nuclear Engineering
  • Hometown: Orangeburg

Daquan Hough

  • Freshman, Business Marketing
  • Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Jennifer Jeffcoat

  • Freshman, Nuclear Engineering
  • Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Victoria Parker

  • Junior, Nuclear Engineering
  • Hometown: Blackville

Damien Smith

  • Freshman, Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Hometown: Columbia

Kordell Walker

  • Junior, Mechanical Engineering Technology

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