Presbyterian College recently hosted a luncheon for PC Abney scholarship recipients and representatives with the Abney Foundation.
Students were able to meet and personally thank foundation executives for the foundation’s contribution to their education. Eighteen PC students were awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year.
“We appreciate and value our relationship with the Abney Foundation and especially the impact the foundation has had on the lives of PC students,” said PC President Bob Staton. “The relationship and support of the foundation have enabled many students the opportunity to be able to attain a PC education.”
Scholarship recipients like junior AJ Spruill, who is studying biology, says the funding has greatly helped him with college costs. After PC, he wants to work as a physical therapist.
“The scholarship means a lot to me,” Spruill said. “For them to help me out to be what I want to be in life — it means a lot to me. I’m happy that I get to meet the people who provided that for me.”
The Abney Foundation, established in 1957 by Susie Mathews Abney, is a private foundation located in Anderson, South Carolina.
The organization’s mission is “to aid organizations that are operated exclusively for educational, religious, charitable, scientific purposes,” according to its website. The foundation’s highest priority is placed on higher education.