S.C. Chamber Announces Business Week Scholarship Winners

Four High School Students Recognized During Annual Summer Program

Columbia, S.C. – The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce announced winners of its four annual college scholarships during South Carolina Business Week.

Business Week offers the state’s most talented and driven high school students the unique opportunity to learn more about successful business careers as they work with business leaders and their peers on the campus of Clinton’s Presbyterian College. This year’s program began on July 23 and concluded on July 28 with the announcement of the four scholarship winners.

“We congratulate this year’s Business Week scholarship winners and we are proud of all of our talented students,” said Chamber President and CEO Ted Pitts. “We thank each of our generous supporters who continue to make Business Week successful, including SCE&G, the Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina and all of the Business Week scholarship sponsors. Because of our sponsors, these students will be able to attend college and pursue their dreams. These contributions are not only an investment in the future of our students, but in the future of our state.”

Scholarship applicants competed in a rigorous selection process and were chosen from among the 180 students who graduated from 2017 Business Week.

This year’s scholarship winners include:

Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship

Anjel Iriaghomo was awarded the Chelse Ward Elliott Scholarship for $2,000. She is a 2017 graduate of South Florence High School and will attend Clemson University in the fall. This scholarship is presented in memory of Chelse Ward Elliott, wife of longtime Business Week company advisor Tony Elliott.

  1. Hunter Howard Jr. Scholarship

Vignesh Rajmohan won the S. Hunter Howard, Jr. Scholarship for $5,000. He is a rising senior at J. L. Mann High School in Greenville. He will attend USC in the fall of 2016. This award recognizes a Business Week student who consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities and was introduced in 2008 in honor of S. Hunter Howard Jr., retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Ron McNair Leadership Award

Khyle Burns was awarded the Ron McNair Leadership Award for $5,000. He is a 2017 graduate of Marion High School and will attend Presbyterian College in the fall. This scholarship, contributed by SCE&G, was established in memory of Lake City native and astronaut Ron McNair. The award recognizes a Business Week student who consistently demonstrates exceptional leadership abilities.

Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina Scholarship

Pratamesh Ramasubramanian won the Mechanical Contractors Association of SC Scholarship for $2,500. He is a rising junior at Riverside High School in Greenville. This award, now in its fourth year, is provided by the Mechanical Contractors Association of South Carolina, and may be used at any South Carolina college or university of choice.

Companies interested in learning more about student sponsorships or scholarships for Business Week students should visit www.scbusinessweek.com, or contact the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce at 803-799-4601.