The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarships are living memorials to James Francis Byrnes and his wife, Maude Busch Byrnes. Since 1949 the Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,084 scholarships.
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The next Super Weekend is March 13-15, 2015. PLEASE NOTE - this is NOT THE 3rd WEEKEND in March. There were scheduling conflicts with another group using the facilities at Garden City Chapel and we were asked to schedule our weekend early.
2015 marks the 41st anniversary of the Byrnes Super Weekend family experience. In 1975, the James F. Byrnes Foundation board hosted its first Super Weekend, and for 40 years something indescribable has happened over this three-day weekend in March at the chapel by the sea. As a Byrnes Scholar, it has been difficult to explain it to our family and friends because this is something you have to experience for yourself.
Super Weekend continues to impact our lives because the Foundation board of directors, alumni and scholars believe strongly in the Byrnes family traditions of building bonds of friendship and providing love, understanding and support for each family member.
Super Weekend meals, dorm rooms, t-shirt and transportation are free of charge to current Byrnes Scholars and our 2014 graduates (2010 Scholars). Alumni and guests are asked to make the following contributions per person to defray costs: six meals for the weekend are $40, dorm room accommodations are $10 per night, and Super Weekend t-shirts are $10 for adults and $5 for kids.
Pack warm, casual clothes for the entire weekend. Typically, jeans, sweats, etc. Dress in layers. While Super Weekend is at the beach, it often is cold and windy in March.
Saturday is college day. Represent your favorite school. Wear your college t- or sweatshirt to breakfast and for the beach activities. Sunday is James F. Byrnes Foundation day. Everyone is asked to wear your JFBF shirt.
The theme for Super Weekend 2015 is "Everything Dr. Seuss."
The James F. Byrnes Scholars announced at the June 14, 2014, Annual Luncheon the James F. Byrnes Family Cookbook project. The cookbook will include James F. Byrnes Foundation history, photographs, quotes, personal memories, family stories, reflections and more.
Byrnes family members and friends wishing to contribute a recipe to the cookbook should:
To contribute a nonrecipe item, scan your memoribilia and email it to jamesfbyrnescookbook at gmail dot com, or make a copy of everything you wish to submit and mail it to the James F. Byrnes Foundation, Post Office Box 6781, Columiba, SC 29260-6781.
We need about 300 recipes to make a good book. We are a little over halfway there with 188. Please dig into your recipe books, card files, etc. and send us more. If you have a memory or story relating to your recipe please send that as well.
The cookbook is expected to be available at the 2015 luncheon on June 13, 2015.
Preorder information for the cookbook will be made available soon.
Each year the Byrnes Scholars sponsor a luncheon in Columbia, SC, on the second Saturday in June to honor the new scholarship recipients and recognize scholars graduating college. The luncheon also serves as the annual meeting for the Byrnes Scholars.
The 51st Annual Awards Luncheon on June 14, 2014, celebrated the 65th year of the Byrnes Foundation and its scholarship program.
Former U.S. Secretary of Education and former Governor of South Carolina Richard Riley presented the keynote address.
The Foundation introduced eight scholarship recipients as its class of 2014. They are, pictured left to right:
The scholarship is for $13,000. Since 1949 the Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,084 scholarships.
The information concerning Byrnes Scholarships and The Byrnes Foundation is taken from materials developed by The Byrnes Foundation, especially the 1988 index to The James F. Byrnes Foundation.
The historical information on Mr. Byrnes was developed by The Byrnes Scholars under the editorial guidance of Neil Johnson and Matt Lockhart. The editors wish to thank David Damon, Rachel C. Drake, Johnna Ferguson, Dr. Sara Hollingsworth, Cal Johnson, Brad Jordan, Elaine Russell Matlock, Pam Galloway McElveen, Barbara Tartaglia, Margaret B. Walden and Charles Wall.
The Byrnes Scholars information is taken from various sources, including the organization's bylaws and various materials developed by The Byrnes Foundation.
The application process for 2015 is closed. Scholarship announcements will be posted to the website in early June. Application packets for 2016 will be available December 2015. Please check back then.
Maude’s Angels is family helping family. It is a network of former Scholars who assist a current Scholar or Alumnus with a need for an item or service.
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The James F. Byrnes Foundation
Post Office Box 6781
Columbia, SC 29260-6781
Tel.: (803) 254-9325