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COLUMBIA — A Union resident has been awarded a 2014 James F. Byrnes Scholarship.

The James F. Byrnes Foundation awards scholarships to young South Carolinians who have lost one or both parents by death. The scholarship program was established by the late Governor James F. Byrnes in 1948 and has awarded 1108 scholarships to date. The foundation currently has 25 Byrnes Scholars attending colleges and universities of their choice. The scholarships are for four years at $3,250 per year.

Union resident John Andrew Redding is one of the 2014 James F. Byrnes Scholars. He is currently attending North Greenville University.

The other 2014 Scholars are:

Ni’Asia Angelese Daniels from Spartanburg, South Carolina attending Wofford College

Martie Marie Hiott from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina attending Presbyterian College

Joseph Daniel Kovas from Chester, South Carolina attending Presbyterian College

Amber Evett Candice Locklear from Lake View, South Carolina attending Coastal Carolina University

Lauren Danielle Owens from Johnsonville, South Carolina attending Francis Marion University

Terry Glenn Sweat, II from Columbia, South Carolina attending University of South Carolina

Allyson English Walters from Florence, South Carolina attending Clemson University

The James F. Byrnes Foundation is unique among organizations which provide college scholarships. In addition to the financial assistance, there is a personal involvement with each student. This involvement is carried out through one-on-one contact with the executive secretary, the directors of the foundation and the Byrnes Scholars alumni. The James F. Byrnes Foundation sponsors three activities each year for all scholars; fall dinners in several areas of the state, a weekend at the beach in March, and a luncheon in Columbia every June for all students, alumni and friends of the foundation.

For more information about the James F. Byrnes Foundation, visit www.byrnesscholars.org

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