Three receive prestigious McNair Scholarships to FMU
Francis Marion University has named three new students as McNair Scholars for the 2015-2016 school year.
Elizabeth Goodman of Darlington’s Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology; Aiden Humphrey of Mullins High School; and Corbin Witt of South Florence High School are the new scholars.
The McNair Scholarship is FMU’s highest academic scholarship award. FMU covers the tuition, fees, and room and board for the scholars. A book allowance is also provided. The scholarship is renewable, pending outstanding academic performance and progress, for four years.
McNair Scholars are selected by a specially designated committee that judges applicants on their academic prowess and community involvement. An essay and interviews before the committee are part of the selection process.
All of the new scholars are exemplary students. Humphrey plans to major in English education, while Goodman and Witt will both major in chemistry.
The McNair Scholarship was established in the 2009-2010 school year. The privately endowed scholarship is named for former South Carolina Governor Robert E. McNair, who was instrumental in bringing Francis Marion into being.
In addition to their regular studies, McNair Scholars pursue a unique program of study, which includes extensive study abroad and service learning opportunities. Throughout their academic careers, McNair Scholars will be encouraged to participate in community-centered activities, especially those that benefit the Pee Dee region.
Francis Marion University, founded in 1970, is one of South Carolina’s 13 state-supported universities. As one of the state’s six
comprehensive institutions, FMU prides itself on providing a strong liberal arts education for its nearly 4,100 students.