In Memory Of
Mom And Pop Byrnes

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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Mark Your Calendar

Area fall dinners are coming October 2014.

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 and we were asked to schedule our weekend early. You will receive more details about the weekend as we enter the new year. For now we want to make sure everyone has the correct date.

The 51st Annual Awards Luncheon

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 2014 Byrnes Scholars are, pictured left to right: Lauren Danielle Owens, Johnsonville; Joseph Daniel Kovas, Chester; Ni’Asia Angelese Daniels, Spartanburg; John Andrew Redding, Union; Amber Evett Candice Locklear, Lake View; Terry Glenn Sweat II, Columbia; Allyson English Walters, Florence; (not pictured) Martie Marie Hiott, Mount Pleasant.
  • Lauren Danielle Owens from Johnsonville, SC, attending Francis Marion University
  • Joseph Daniel Kovas from Chester, SC, attending Presbyterian College
  • Ni’Asia Angelese Daniels from Spartanburg, SC, attending Wofford College
  • John Andrew Redding from Union, SC, attending North Greenville University
  • Amber Evett Candice Locklear from Lake View, SC, attending Coastal Carolina University
  • Terry Glenn Sweat, II from Columbia, SC, attending University of South Carolina
  • Allyson English Walters from Florence, SC, attending Clemson University
  • (not pictured) Martie Marie Hiott from Mount Pleasant, SC, attending Presbyterian College

The scholarship is for $13,000. Since 1949 the Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,084 scholarships.

Scholars from the 2009 and 2010 classes were recognized as graduating seniors. They are:

  • Barbara Ball, 2009 Scholar, University of South Carolina
  • Henry “Trey” Capps, 2010 Scholar, University of South Carolina
  • Kara Marcum - Elam, 2010 Scholar, University of South Carolina
  • Sara Hensley, 2010 Scholar,  University of South Carolina
  • William “Will” Latimer, 2010 Scholar, Winthrop University
  • M. Chris Melton, 2010 Scholar, Clemson University

Byrnes Family Cookbook Project

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:

  1. Go to the TypeNSave website.
  2. Click the Login button at the top right.
  3. Enter the user name: natlees and the password: jfbf02. Click Submit.
  4. In the popup box, enter your name and click Continue.
  5. Click on Add Recipes.
  6. Follow the directions to the left, “A Message from the Chairperson.”
  7. If you have questions or need assistance entering a recipe, please call the support number listed in the directions or contact the Foundation.

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.

Deadline for sumissions to the cookbook is Monday, December 15, 2014. The cookbook is expected to be available at the 2015 luncheon on June 13, 2015.

Preorder information for the cookbook will be made available in early 2015.

The Byrnes Scholars Site

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.

2014 Application Process Closed

The application process for 2014 is closed. Scholarship announcements will be posted to the website in early June. Application packets for 2015 will be available December 2014. Please check back then.

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Post Office Box 6781
Columbia, SC 29260-6781
Tel.: (803) 254-9325