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Two Columbia students awarded Richard T. Greener Scholarships

Hope Jackson and Bethany Pearson of Columbia have been awarded the Richard T. Greener Scholarship to attend the University of South Carolina.

The Black Alumni Council of the University of South Carolina Alumni Association sponsors the Greener Scholarship, which was established in 1983 to recognize high-achieving students.

Jackson is a graduate of W.J. Keenan High School and the daughter of Cynthia A.M. Jackson. Pearson is a graduate of Eau Claire High School.

As Greener scholars, Jackson and Pearson each will receive an award totaling $8,000, or $2,000 per year, for four years of study at the university’s Columbia campus. They will join more than 400 students in 2008 - 09 who receive scholarships through the Carolina Alumni Association. Since 1980, the alumni association has awarded more than $8 million in direct scholarship support to some of the university’s best and brightest students.

The Richard T. Greener Endowment Fund honors the scholarly work and achievement of Richard Theodore Greener who, in 1873, became the first black faculty member at the University of South Carolina. The scholarship is awarded for academic achievement, leadership and community service.

For more information about Carolina Alumni Association scholarships, visit the Web site: To contribute to the Greener endowment, call the Carolina Alumni Association at 803-777-4111, or visit the Web site:

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