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March 6, 2012 MEDIA CONTACT: Candace Brasseur USCB Public Information Director 843-208-8030

USCB Honors 2011 Academic Scholarship Donors & Recipients Bluffton, SC –The University of South Carolina Beaufort hosted its annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 2. The 33 students receiving academic scholarships, and the donors who fund these financial awards, were recognized. The luncheon provided an opportunity for scholarship recipients and supporters to connect with each other. Chancellor Jane Upshaw spoke to attendees about the importance of these scholarships at USCB. “Because everyone does not have the financial resources to fund their post-secondary education, financial aid plays an enormous role in helping our students to obtain their educational goals.” Approximately 85% of students at USCB utilize some source of financial aid. According to Upshaw, “USCB has disbursed $16.6 million in federal, state, institutional, and private funding for the 2011-2012 academic year.” Students and donors were also given the chance to speak about the opportunities they have been provided through these scholarships and how pivotal these relationships are for USCB, with many students commenting that they may not have been able to achieve their academic goals without the assistance they received from these scholarships. For more information, please visit Drafted by Hannah Aslund, USCB Advancement Intern

1. Chancellor Jane Upshaw with students- Danyell Bozeman, Lisa Neaman, and Elena Piorkowski

2. Michael Mark, Rose Mark, Danyell Bozeman, and Othel Plowden About USCB Located in the heart of the Carolina Sea Islands, the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB) is a senior institution of the University of South Carolina system serving the southeast coast of Georgia and South Carolina. USCB has been the fastest growing baccalaureate institution in the USC system since becoming a four year university in 2004.The University has two campuses which serve a diverse student body of 1874 students. The Historic Beaufort campus, located on Beaufort’s downtown waterfront, houses an innovative baccalaureate studio art program in close proximity to Beaufort’s many art galleries. The Hilton Head Gateway campus in Bluffton, S.C., offers cutting-edge Computational Science and Nursing laboratories and is the home to Sand Shark athletics. USCB offers students an exceptional place to learn and live in an environment focused on growth, preservation and opportunity. For more information about the University of South Carolina Beaufort, please visit online or call the university’s Office of Public Information at 843-208-8030. Candace Brasseur USCB Director of Public Information 843-208-8030 (office) 843-441-6862 (cell)


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