Thirty-four Students Receive Scholarships From Home Builders Association Charitable Foundation

July 18, 2008

COLUMBIA, SC – July 18, 2008 – Over the past eight years, the Charitable Foundation of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia has awarded $170,000 in scholarships.  Scholarships are awarded to children of HBA members who meet criteria set for the program.  This month, the HBA Charitable Foundation awarded $31,000 to 34 students.

The scholarship program is funded by annual events, including the HBA Golf Classic, through private contributions to the Charitable Foundation, and through the annual Tour of Homes Scholarship House.  For the past five years, HBA Builder Members have volunteered their time, effort and money in order to build the Scholarship House.  This house is a special promotion of the HBA, the HBA Charitable Foundation and Columbia Metropolitan magazine, designed to promote the Tour of Homes and to provide funds for the scholarship program.

This year the Scholarship House was built by Great Southern Homes.  The HBA and its Charitable Foundation wish to thank Great Southern Homes and Michael Nieri for participating in this project three years in a row.

2008 HBA Charitable Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

Casey Andrews, USC
Brandon Bogle, Clemson University
Robert Branham, Jr., Clemson University
Rebecca Byrd, USC
Kathryn Capogrossi, Clemson University
Caryn Chavis, Midlands Technical College
Maggie Chavous, Winthrop University
Katie Chiles, USC
Cal Coggins, USC
Michael Cunningham, College of Charleston
Evan Dingle, Furman University
Lucy Dinkins, USC
Patrick Fletcher, USC
Joel Futter, USC
R. B. Gallup, Jr., Winthrop University
Sallie Gregory, Clemson University
Clayton Hendrix, USC
Mark Herrmann, USC
Davis Lee, Clemson University , Ernie Magaro Scholarship
Mary McLeod, Presbyterian College
Clay Mitchell, USC
Amanda Mitchell, USC
Brittney Queen, USC
Kelsie Queen, USC Upstate
Matt Smith, USC
Shannon Smith, USC
Andrew Stepp, USC
Elizabeth Stepp, USC
Drew Stevenson, Clemson University
Carrie Walker, USC
Clay Walker, USC
Blake Williams, Clemson University
Evan Yates, Clemson University , Ernie Magaro Scholarship
Samantha Yeoman, USC


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