James F. Byrnes Foundation

The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarships are living memorials to the memory of James Francis Byrnes and his wife, Maude Busch Byrnes, two of South Carolina's outstanding citizens of their times.

Sponsor: James F. Byrnes Foundation


In 1949 the scholarship award was $500 per year. Now the amount is $3,250 and is renewable annually for as many as four years if the student is making satisfactory progress towards a degree. To date, over $3,500,000 has been spent on scholarships and student activities. Despite these impressive figures, Byrnes Scholarships are not simply cash awards. Other benefits include a summer luncheon, fall dinners, and a weekend retreat at Garden City Beach, SC, in the spring.

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