The Roddy White Keep the Faith Foundation is awarding $500 scholarships to 10 students in Georgia and South Carolina toward tuition at the post-secondary institution of their choice. The Roddy's Rockstars Scholarship will be awarded to students demonstrating academic achievement and community involvement.
"Our goal is to help enhance the experience of those who have a desire to continue their education or training in their chosen field," said former James Island High standout Roddy White, the foundation's founder and wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
To receive the award, applicants must be a high school junior, senior or currently enrolled at a post-secondary institution with a 2.5 or higher GPA.
Applicants must supply a current academic transcript and an acceptance letter to attend their post-secondary institution, along with one letter of recommendation from a counselor, community leader, teacher, manager or coach. In an "I Am a Roddy Rockstar" essay, students must describe in at least 300 words their character, academic performance, future goals and community involvement.
The deadline to submit the application is by 5 p.m. April 15, 2014, and recipients of the award will be announced May 1, 2014. Five students from Georgia and five students from South Carolina will be awarded the scholarship.
The College of Charleston softball team swept its midweek doubleheader with crosstown rival Charleston Southern, earning a pair of 11-0 and 4-0 victories at Buccaneer Field on Wednesday.
CofC (22-11) sprung for 24 hits on the day with 10 different Cougars registering hits, while four pitchers combined to keep the Bucs (17-20-1) off the scoreboard.
"When you don't let a team score, you've got a great chance for success," said head coach Linda Kalafatis. "Our pitchers were outstanding, our defense was solid, and that's as much I've seen us squaring up the ball with the bat in quite some time."
The Cougars matched their finest offensive performance of the season in game one with nine different players combining for 17 hits, equaling their previous season high from Feb. 25 against South Carolina State.
Charleston Southern ran its winning streak to nine in a row as the Buccaneers topped visiting UNC Asheville, 7-0, Wednesday at the Buccaneer Tennis Complex.
CSU swept all three doubles matches and took five of the six singles matches in straight sets as the Buccaneers improved to 10-3, 5-0 in Big South action. UNC Asheville fell to 10-5, 2-2 in Big South play.