GGEF Awards 13 Scholarships Totaling $13,000!

May 19, 2015

The Greater Greer Education Foundation awarded $13,000 in scholarships to 13 students from six high schools in the Greater Greer area Tuesday afternoon at Greer City Hall. Students were selected by the guidance department of each school and submitted to the Foundation. The Foundation in turn will present scholarship funds to the technical school or college on behalf of the student.

The scholarships fall into two categories: undesignated scholarships given by donors to the Foundation for study in particular fields and scholarships made possible by the contributions to the board’s scholarship fund.

“This year’s 13 scholarships, along with the $19,161.06 in grants awarded to schools earlier this year, total $32,161.06 that we are giving back to the community this year — all for educational opportunities for our citizens,” GGEF Board Chairman Brent Garrett said.

“The Greater Greer Education Foundation would like to thank the people and businesses who have supported our efforts, and we proudly announce that the total amount of the Foundation’s gifts back to the community for education 2011-2015 totals $134,000.”

Tuesday’s scholarship recipients:

The $1,000 Marlea Rhem Scholarship, in memory of Marlea Rhem, was awarded to Kirsten Weaver of Greer. The Byrnes High School graduate is majoring in Elementary Education/Deaf Education at Converse College.

The $1,000 Greer State Bank Foundation Scholarship was given to James Michael Stokes of Taylors. James, a student at Greer Middle College Charter High School, will study Small Business Management at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was presented to Hunter Greene of Greer. The Byrnes High School student will study Gunsmithing at Piedmont Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was presented to Ulises “Alex” Vazquez of Duncan. The Byrnes School student will study Horticulture at Spartanburg Community College.

A $1,000 scholarship was presented to Corey Byer of Travelers Rest. The Blue Ridge High School student will continue his studies at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was presented to Caleb Cline of Landrum. The Blue Ridge High School student will study Machine Tool at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was presented to Monica Alyse Evans of Taylors. The Greer Middle College Charter High School student will study Cosmetology/Esthetics at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Joshua Dobbins of Greer. The Greer High School student will study Welding at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Racheal Whalen of Greer. The Greer High School student will study Culinary Arts at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Ethan Scott Southerland of Greenville. The Riverside High School student will study Mechatronics at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Joseph Te/zjon-Lee Bennett of Taylors. The Riverside High School student will study Culinary Arts at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Alisha Trusty of Travelers Rest. The Bonds Career Center student will study nursing at Greenville Technical College.

A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to David Robinson of Taylors. The Bonds Career Center students will study manufacturing at Greenville Technical College.

 

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