Posted on: April 30, 2018
By: Allen Wallace, email@example.com, 803-777-5667
The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management celebrated 55 award-winning students with a Scholarship Luncheon on Friday, April 27 at McCutchen House. Many of the donors who made the scholarships possible traveled from across the state and country to join the student recipients for the luncheon, which HRSM Dean Haemoon Oh hopes to make an annual event.
“We cannot thank our scholarship donors enough for their support of these outstanding students,” said Haemoon Oh, dean of the college. “To the student award winners: congratulations on this significant achievement. Please know we are proud of you and can’t wait to see where you will go representing HRSM!”
The college awarded more than $50,000 in scholarships this year to help ease the burden of tuition expenses and open up opportunities for students to study abroad, attend industry conferences and have other valuable experiences outside of the classroom.
"I'm very grateful my parents help me pay for college, but I have so many student loans at this point that I was struggling,” said retailing major Cali Foster, a Harry E. and Carmen S. Varney Endowed Scholarship winner. "This endowment really helps me through the year and helps my parents in helping me.”
The scholarship winners have studied and represented HRSM all over the world (two, in fact, missed the luncheon because they were studying in Australia). They have worked at countless big events including the Masters, the PGA Championship, the Olympics, the Super Bowl and the Kentucky Derby.
"There are a lot of expenses your senior year. This scholarship will be a tremendous boost to help me close out strong,” said Gordon Dia, a hospitality management major and winner of the Pooser Bicentennial Endowed Scholarship.
The award winners were selected by a college scholarship award committee out of hundreds of applicants this year. The college is actively working to gain support for additional scholarships so that even more students can have financial support to reach their academic and career goals.
Congratulations to the 2018-19 HRSM Scholarships and Winners:
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Endowed Scholarship
George Rogers Endowed Scholarship
Henry D. Jacobs, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Harry E. and Carmen S. Varney Endowed Scholarship
Tom B. Pearce, Jr. Endowed Scholarship
Chef Jules Pernell Memorial Scholarship
Mr. and Mrs. Phil E. Pearce Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Jack Weatherford Endowed Scholarship
M. Walker Pearce Endowed Scholarship
E. Ellison Walker Endowed Scholarship
Charles B. Walker Endowed Scholarship
Pooser Bicentennial Endowed Scholarship
Larry Ginocchio Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Gary and Jane Green Endowed Scholarship
Sean and Melissa Potter Endowed Scholarship
Weems O. Baskin, Jr. Scholarship in Sport Administration
Dan Reeves Sport and Entertainment Management Scholarship
Craig S. Kelly Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Blayne Brown Endowed Memorial Scholarship
Jim Hunter Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Darlington Raceway Scholarship
2017-2018 Patricia G. Moody International Travel Scholarship
2017-18 Don Stowe International Travel Scholarship
2017-2018 HRSM Alumni Society Fund Travel Scholarship
Target Campus Grant Asset Protection Scholarship
For more information about how to apply for an HRSM academic or travel scholarship, click here.
For more information on how to support student scholarships, click here.