Forty-seven Students Receive Scholarships From Building Industry Charitable Foundation

fOver the past nineteen years, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $579,250 in scholarships to children of Association members and other students who meet criteria set for the program. This month, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation will award an additional $57,000 to students. The scholarship program is funded by annual events, including the BIA Golf Classic presented by 84 Lumber and through private contributions to the Foundation.

Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients:

· Katherine Garrett Arthur, Lander University

· Rebecca “O’Neal” Best, University of South Carolina

· Meagan Bostic, University of South Carolina

· Bethany Boyd, University of South Carolina Upstate

· Katherine Bukszar, Midlands Technical College

· Perry Bumgarner, University of South Carolina

· Robert Byrd, University of South Carolina

· William Cate, Clemson University

· Mary Elizabeth “Eliza” Cate, Clemson University

· Alexandra Chumney, University of South Carolina

· Franklin David Clark, University of South Carolina

· Pearce Barron Coggeshall, University of Mississippi

· Meredith Covert, University of South Carolina

· Aubrey Delk, Clemson University

· Rachel Evatt, Wofford College

· Elliot Freeman, Lander University

· Kyler Grey Geib, Winthrop University

· Griffin Harden, University of South Carolina

· Jacob Harding, The Citadel

· Alexander Mack Jacobs, University of South Carolina Beaufort

· Cailan Jones, University of South Carolina

· Tyler Kurtz, University of South Carolina

· Caroline LaFitte, University of South Carolina

· Elizabeth LaFitte, University of South Carolina

· Lawson Leidinger, Clemson University

· Natalie Lewis, University of South Carolina

· Nathan Edward Long, University of South Carolina

· Morgan Elizabeth Lowman, University of South Carolina

· Savannah Lucas, University of South Carolina

· Caroline MacGillivray, College of Charleston Honors

· Dylan Meetze, The Citadel

· Luke Meetze, The Citadel

· Jonathan David Morgan, Clemson University

· Morgan Morrison, University of South Carolina

· Benjamin Nicholson, The Citadel

· Pauline Nicholson, Clemson University

· Garrett Nix, Newberry College

· Anna Francis Peacock, Clemson University

· Camille Riddle, Winthrop University

· Matthew Rush, The Citadel

· Andrew Smith, Lenoir-Rhyne University

· Harrison Rhodes Sparks, University of South Carolina

· Taylor Stephenson, Clemson University

· Madison Sterne, University of South Carolina

· Addison Twine, Clemson University

· Hannah Mackenzie Twine, University of South Carolina

· Hampton Williams, Clemson University

The Building Industry Charitable Foundation was established in 1993 under bequest from the Building Industry Association of Central SC, which provided the initial funding. The Foundation was established for the purpose of providing assistance to those less fortunate, or otherwise deserving, for the betterment of the community. The Foundation accomplishes its purpose by assisting individuals, programs and organizations in need.

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Building Industry Association members serving on the Board of Trustees are Michael Nieri, Great Southern Homes, Inc. (President); Ernie Magaro, Jr., Honorary Member (Vice President/Treasurer); Kim O’Quinn, Mungo Homes (Secretary); Earl McLeod, Building Industry Association (Executive Secretary); David Clark, Clark’s Services; John Covert, Covert Homes, LLC; Jimmy Derrick, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Jennifer Harding, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World; Scott Heron, Precision Property; Tim Kehoe, Kehoe Constructors, LLC; Zeke Riddle, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage; Sally Rymer-Hoard, Essex Homes.

The work of the Building Industry Charitable Foundation provides assistance to programs benefiting young and old alike. The Foundation, in its work, highlights the commitment and generosity of the building industry to a better quality of life for all residents of the Midlands of South Carolina. To request aide, write to the Building Industry Charitable Foundation at 625 Taylor St., Columbia, SC 29201. For more information on the BIA of Central South Carolina please see their website at or call (803) 256-6238.