The Low Country Deacons Alliance has granted scholarships to several local students as part of its “Award of Excellence” program essay contest.
The students were required to write a 300-500 word essay on science, biology, chemistry, mathematics, language, economics or politics.
The scholarships are awarded each year for four years to the participants maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average.
The recipients for 2012 are:
First Place: Kevin R. Horlback Jr. received a $700 scholarship. He is attending S.C. State University in Orangeburg. Horlback graduated with honors from Goose Creek High School.
Second Place: Symone Smalls received a $500 scholarship. She is attending Winthrop University. She is a graduate of Goose Creek High School.
Third Place: Brian Giles received a $400 scholarship. He is attending University of South Carolina-Beaufort as an education major. Giles is a graduate of Charleston County School of the Arts.
Scholarships are awarded annually to members of the Alliance churches.
For more information, contact, Deaconess Doris Hoskins, Women’s Auxiliary chairwoman, at 567-6300 or Deaconess Donna Fields, vice chairwoman, at 552-7520.