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 1,076 scholarships.

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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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Check out the new photo galleries for 2013 and the text of luncheon remarks by Walter Brown in 1984 and Ralph Gregory in 1989.

Super Weekend 2014

The Byrnes Foundation Super Weekend retreat was March 14-16 at Garden City Chapel and Retreat, Garden City Beach, S.C. Super Weekend begins with dinner Friday at 6:00 p.m. and concludes after lunch Sunday.

Photos courtesy Allen and Maurica Easler, Easler Photography. Allen is a 1988 Byrnes Scholar. Soundtrack is courtesy of Jahzzar under Creative Common licenses 3.0 and 4.0. The songs are Fireworks, Take Me Higher, Out Of School (the intro to the song was omitted), and Last Dance (the song was truncated).

2013 Byrnes Scholars Named

Seven scholarships were awarded at the 2013 Byrnes Foundation Annual Awards Luncheon. The scholarship is for $13,000. Since 1949 the Byrnes Foundation has awarded 1,076 scholarships.

The 2013 Byrnes Scholars, pictured below left to right, are:

  • Lauren Elizabeth Simons from St. George, SC, attending The University of South Carolina
  • Camille Grace Swanson from Duncan, SC, attending Clemson University
  • Tyhescia Stone from Rembert, SC, attending Charleston Southern University
  • Matthew David McMinn from Taylors, SC, attending North Greenville University
  • Coleman James Parler from Lexington, SC, attending The University of South Carolina
  • Garrett Gabriel Graham from Batesburg-Leesville, SC, attending The Citadel
  • Tracy Malik Stansfield-Ryles (not pictured) from Hampton, SC, attending Wofford University

The 2013 Byrnes Scholars, pictured left to right, are: Lauren Elizabeth Simons from St. George, SC, attending The University of South Carolina; Camille Grace Swanson from Duncan, SC, attending Clemson University; Tyhescia Stone from Rembert, SC, attending Charleston Southern University; Matthew David McMinn from Taylors, SC, attending North Greenville University; Coleman James Parler from Lexington, SC, attending The University of South Carolina; Garrett Gabriel Graham from Batesburg-Leesville, SC, attending The Citadel; Tracy Malik Stansfield-Ryles (not pictured) from Hampton, SC, attending Wofford University.

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

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