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Senior at Kingstree High School Receives the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

Janae Dorsey

Senior at Kingstree High School Receives the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship

 

Janae Dorsey, a senior at Kingstree High School, has been selected to receive the highly coveted Palmetto Fellows Scholarship, a merit-based program established in 1988 to recognize the most academically talented high school seniors and encourage these students to attend college in the State.

Palmetto Fellows may receive up to $6,700 their freshman year and up to $7,500 for their sophomore, junior and senior years with half of the scholarship awarded in the fall term and half in the spring term. Assuming continued eligibility, Palmetto Fellows may receive Scholarship funding for a maximum of eight full‑time terms of study toward their first bachelor’s degree at an eligible four-year institution in South Carolina.

Janae was so excited to learn that she was awarded this prestigious scholarship. When asked about the outstanding accomplishment, Principal of Kingstree Senior High School, Ms. Roberta Cumbee, said, “We are extremely proud of Janae! To receive the Palmetto Fellow Scholarship, a student must score a minimum of 1200 on the SAT or a 27 on the ACT, earn a minimum 3.50 cumulative GPA on the SC Uniform Grading Policy (SC UGP) at the end of the junior year, and rank in the top six percent of the class at the end of either the sophomore or the junior year. Janae will receive funding that will allow her to further her purpose in life. She is a fabulous student, a caring person, and a bright light at Kingstree High School. We are very happy for her!”

The Palmetto Fellows Scholarship Enhancement was established in 2007 to increase the number of students who major in mathematics and science in South Carolina.  For Enhancement eligibility, Palmetto Fellows must declare a major in an approved math or science program, and successfully complete at least fourteen credit hours of instruction in mathematics, life and physical science, or a combination of both by the end of the first academic year.

Eligible students may receive up to $10,000 (combined funds from the Palmetto Fellows Scholarship and the Scholarship Enhancement) per year beginning with their second/sophomore year of college enrollment.

Students may receive Enhancement funding for a maximum of six full-time terms of study toward their first bachelor's degree at an eligible four-year institution in South Carolina.