William C. Bochman Memorial Scholarship
Established by the family of William C. Bochman, a South Carolina
broadcaster and former president of the South Carolina Broadcaster’s
Association. Awarded to students majoring in broadcasting.
Recipients: Sarah Chakales, Stephanie
Day, Lia Docherty, Jason Ellis, Laura Frawley, Anna Lake,
Crystal Metts, Erin Zanders
Deanna K. Boland Memorial Scholarship
Established by family and friends of Deanna Boland upon her
accidental death in 1990. Ms. Boland was a 1985 broadcast
journalism graduate from Easley, South Carolina.
Recipient: Victoria Jones
George A. Buchanan Scholarship
Honors a distinguished former newspaper editor and former
dean of the School of Journalism (1955-65). Awarded to an
outstanding student in the Electronic and Print Sequence.
Maria Charles, Jamie Downs, Shana Till
Budweiser of Columbia, Inc. Scholarship
Established to assist advertising and public relations majors
from South Carolina who have demonstrated excellent written
and verbal skills, and are planning careers principally in
Recipients: Jenny Benson, Deidre
Delay, Mary Freeman, Carrie Frondorf, Dena Gardner, Brooks
Hearn, Melissa Hensley, Katherine Hughes, Paul Koska, Ashley
Krieger, Jessica Manning, Sarah Price, Karen Saladyga, Kari
Taylor, Megan Wiedenhaefer, Jamie Wright
Carolinas Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing
Established to help identify future practitioners of public
relations and marketing. Awarded to a junior or senior undergraduate
based on merit.
Recipient: Kinsey Cooper
Louis Welborn Cassels Memorial Fund Scholarship
Established by family and friends of Louis W. Cassels. One
of South Carolina’s most beloved and respected newspapermen,
he was a senior editor for United Press International best
known for his national reporting, columns, and books on religion
and ethics. Awarded to an outstanding student in the Electronic
and Print Journalism Sequence.
Recipients: Ashanti Huey, Kristina
Laube, Bethany Nichols
John K. Cauthen Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding students from South Carolina. Established
by the family of John K. Cauthen as a memorial to him. Mr.
Cauthen was a distinguished South Carolinian who was active
in newspapering and public relations. He was also the chairman
of the South Carolina ETV Commission for many years.
Recipients: Carrie Goodin, Kristina Laube
Charleston Post & Courier Scholarship
Established to encourage minority students to pursue education
and careers in print journalism. Recipients work for the Charleston
Post & Courier upon graduation.
Recipients: Sophia Rodrigeuz, Christina
Smith, Tenisha Waldo
Columbia Advertising Club Albert Scroggins Scholarship
Awarded to a rising junior or senior majoring in the Advertising
and Public Relations Sequence of the School. This award is
named after a former dean of the School.
Recipient: Justin Bajan
Columbia Advertising Club Clyde Ellisor Scholarship
Awarded to a resident of South Carolina who is a rising senior
majoring in the Advertising and Public Relations Sequence
of the College. This award is named for a former president
of the Columbia Advertising Club.
Recipient: Elizabeth Cobb
Lee J. Dudek Broadcast Scholarship
Established in 1990 upon Dr. Dudek’s retirement to honor
his 23 years in broadcast education at the University of South
Carolina. Awarded to electronic majors.
Recipients: Jonathan Hillyard, Gerald
Ben J. Grant Scholarship
Established by the late Mr. Grant, who retired in 1975, to
assist students majoring in journalism/communications. Mr.
Grant’s career in journalism spanned more than 43 years
and included 29 years with U.S. News and World Report where
he served as managing editor from 1967 to 1970.
Recipients: Kristin Chandler, Julia
Mark Timothy Hedgecoth Scholarship
Established in memory of Tim Hedgecoth, a journalism major
who was killed in an accident during his sophomore year. Awarded
to a student in the Electronic and Print Sequence.
Recipient: Mary Waters
This scholarship is awarded annually at the Southern Interscholastic
Press Association banquet to students who have been actively
involved on their high school newspaper staffs.
Recipient: Julia Sellers
Rocky D. Harwood Scholarship
Established by Rocky Harwood, a 1970 alumnus, this scholarship
is awarded to an incoming freshman or undergraduate student
with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference is given to students with
permanent residence in North Carolina.
Recipient: Jackie Vignos
Sig and Judy Huitt Scholarship
Established by Sig Huitt, president of Carolina Public Relations,
and his wife Judy, this scholarship is awarded based on merit
to an incoming student with preference given to a student
in the public relations sequence.
Recipients: Kyle Bohman, Rebecca
Griggs, Caitlyn McAnulty
Samuel L. Latimer, Sr. and Sallie Belle Witherspoon
Established by the late Samuel L. Latimer, Jr. in memory of
his parents. Mr. Latimer, Jr. was a highly respected former
editor of The State, and a former president of the South Carolina
Press Association. Awarded to outstanding students in the
Electronic and Print Journalism Sequence who are residents
of York or Richland County.
Recipients: Justin Chappell, Lauren
Saul Lavisky Scholarship
Awarded in memory of a distinguished alumnus and public affairs
professional to outstanding students in the Advertising and
Public Relations Sequence.
Recipient: Anna Renninger
Jim McAllister Scholarship
The Jim McAllister Scholarship was established as a memorial
by friends of Mr. McAllister to recognize his outstanding
contributions to the newspaper field and to assist journalism
news-editorial students from Greenville County (SC). Mr. McAllister
was a popular columnist for twelve years with the Greenville
News. He died in 1984.
Recipient: Marjorie Riddle
McClatchy Minority Scholarship
Established by The McClatchy Company newspapers with participation
by The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.; The Island Packet
in Hilton Head, S.C.; The Gazette in Beaufort, S.C.; and The
Herald in Rock Hill, S.C., this scholarship/fellowship is
awarded to minority students pursuing careers in print journalism.
Recipient: Natalie Netzel
J. Rion McKissick Scholarship
Established by Mrs. Carolina McKissick Dial in memory of her
late husband. Mr. McKissick was a newspaper editor, dean of
the School of Journalism (1927-1936) and president of the
University. The McKissick scholarships are awarded to rising
sophomores who have demonstrated high academic standards and
a desire to take part in journalism related extracurricular
Recipients: Rebekah Buffington,
Stephanie Grissett, Katherine Kirkland
Mickey Rogers Broadcast Journalism Scholarship
Established in memory of Miss Mickey Rogers, a 1954 journalism
graduate, this scholarship is provided for deserving students
in the field of broadcasting.
Recipients: Sara Boyer, Erin Colgan,
Kimberly Hanzlik, Martha Hause, Lindsey Jefferson, Julie Jones,
Kristen Seibert, Kathryn Toole
Morris Midkiff Memorial Scholarship
Established in memory of Mr. Midkiff, a professor in the College
of Journalism and Mass Communications from 1987-89, to recognize
his achievements in and contributions to public relations
and advertising as both a professional and educator. Awarded
to an advertising and public relations major.
Recipients: Casey Sams, Sarah Taylor
Edmund A. Ramsaur Scholarship
Established by the family of Mr. Ramsaur, who for many years
was a key executive with the Greenville News and Greenville
Piedmont, and Multimedia, Inc. in Greenville, S.C. Awarded
to rising juniors and/or seniors who intend to pursue careers
Recipients: Patrick Cauley, James
Christian, Rachel Edwards, Kimberly Hunt, Patricia Ridgway,
Jennifer Sitkowski, James Warden
Charles C. Russell Scholarship
Established in honor of Dr. Russell’s service to the
public relations field as a professional and an educator.
Before retiring in 1985, he was on the College of Journalism
and Mass Communications faculty for six years. Awarded to
an outstanding student in the Advertising and Public Relations
Recipient: Alison Shuman
Jesse A. Rutledge Scholarship
Established by the sons of Mr. Rutledge to honor their father.
Mr. Rutledge was a 1929 School of Journalism graduate who
was active in Sigma Delta Chi and on the Gamecock staff. Awarded
to a rising sophomore majoring in news-editorial or public
Recipients: Elizabeth Martin, Jason
School of Journalism and Mass Communications Scholarship
The School of Journalism and Mass Communications awards this
scholarship to outstanding students in all sequences.
Recipients: Laura Aboyan, April
Adams, Jennifer Barclay, Melissa Beazer, Jennifer Blackwell,
Kirsten Boettcher, Erin Boyd, Za’kiya Dorch, Scott Eisberg,
Aaryne Elias, Rebecca Griggs, Janine Jones, Victoria Jones,
Ashley Leuck, Elizabeth Martin, Jocelyn Meyer, Jessica Mullan,
Erin Nelson, Kelli Parnelle, Patrick Pianezza, Gerald Pringle,
Anna Renninger, Marjorie Riddle, Casey Sams, Julia Sellers,
Alison Shuman, Kimberly Thomasson, Marc Valenti, Kimberly
School of Journalism and Mass Communications Faculty
This scholarship is awarded to honor retired faculty members
of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Recipients: April Adams, Whitney
Callahan, Rebecca Dulin, Kathryn Miles
The Scripps-Howard Foundation awards this scholarship upon
completion of a professional internship with the Anderson
Recipient: Justin Chappell
Albert T. and Lilla W. Scroggins Scholarship
Named for a former dean of the College and his wife. Awarded
to outstanding students in the School of Journalism and Mass
Recipients: Kerri Brown, Cathleen
Fratter, Katharine Gambrell, Marcelle Miller, Kayla Owens,
Paul D. Seabrook Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an advertising major who lives in the Third District
of the American Advertising Federation. The District encompasses
South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
Recipients: Jessica Mullan, Laura
Wayne Seal Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in broadcasting
in memory of Mr. Seal, recognizing his public and professional
service to the government and the media of South Carolina.
Recipient: Ashanti Huey
Kathryn and Louis Sossamon
Established by the Sossamons, who own and publish the Gaffney
Ledger, this scholarship is awarded to a journalism school
student who graduated from a Cherokee County high school.
Recipient: Lauren Everidge
South Carolina Cable Television Scholarship
This four-year scholarship is awarded to students from South
Carolina majoring in journalism and mass communications. The
scholarship funds are provided by the South Carolina Cable
Recipients: Blake Clancy, Allison
Matthews, George Stevens
South Carolina Public Relations Society of America
Awarded to a student in good standing who is a member of SCPRSSA
and is involved in community activities.
Recipient: Erin Nelson
The State-Record Company Journalism Endowment Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding news-editorial students.
Recipients: Ashley Christopher,
Jessica Clanton, Erin Cline, Stephen Demedis, Jamie Downs,
Erica Drakeford, William Frierson
Frank Sutherland Scholarship
Mr. Sutherland established this scholarship in 1990 for University
of South Carolina Journalism majors after visiting the campus
as the featured speaker at the USC student chapter of the
Society of Professional Journalists banquet. He is currently
editor of The Tennessean in Nashville.
Recipient: Aaryne Elias
Rick Temple Scholarship
Established in honor of a Master of Mass Communications graduate
in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. Mr.
Temple is presently a South Carolina journalist.
Recipients: Justin Bajan, John Bowers,
Erin Boyd, Judith Brammertz, Tyler Jeffrey, Catherine Williams
National Motorsport Press Association Joseph Whitlock
Established by the family and friends of Joseph
Whitlock, a noted sports writer and graduate of the College
of Journalism and Mass Communications.
Recipients: Jennifer Barclay, Adam
Beam, Shawn Rourk
Micheal Witkoski Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a student in the Advertising and Public
Relations Sequence in memory of faculty member Dr. Michael
Recipient: Jaclyn Riley