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SPARTANBURG — The University of South Carolina Upstate Foundation awarded 69 private scholarships totaling $125,000 during the 2013-2014 academic year.

“These privately funded scholarships are created and supported by alumni, current faculty and staff, retirees, friends and corporate partners of USC Upstate,” said Bea Walters Smith, director of development and foundation scholarships. “Each scholarship has specific criteria and awards up to $2,500 per year.”

A separate application is required for these scholarships and the application is available online at www.uscupstate.edu/foundationscholarships from Nov. 1-Feb. 1 on the USC Upstate Financial Aid website. Students who are eligible for these scholarships are notified in the summer months and are invited to meet their scholarship donors at a University event every fall.

The following students from your area received scholarships:

• Kaci Dillinger of Pacolet received the Catherine Ervin Memorial Scholarship. Kaci graduated from G.D. Broome High School and is a senior majoring in nursing.

• Michael Eaves of Whitmire received the Contec Chemistry Fund Scholarship. Michael graduated from Union County High School and is a senior majoring in chemistry.

• Wanda Hice of Pacolet received the Ambulatory Surgery Center of Spartanburg Nursing Scholarship. Wanda graduated from G.D. Broome High School and is a senior majoring in nursing.

The University of South Carolina Upstate offers more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business administration, nursing and teacher education, and master’s degrees in education, informatics and nursing. Among the fastest growing universities in South Carolina, USC Upstate is a diverse and dynamic community of 5,500 students from across the Upstate, 36 states and 51 countries. Visit www.uscupstate.edu

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