James O. Thomason Scholarship
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|Provided by:||HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIPS|
|In memory of its former Board Chairman, the Board of Directors of the Hampton Fund in March 2005 established the James O. Thomason Scholarship. James O. Thomason, known by his friends simply as “O,” was a staunch supporter of wildlife and natural resources in the Palmetto state, particularly in relation to education. James O. was appointed to the South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Board of Directors, later to become the Department of Natural Resources, in 1984. During his tenure he also served as Chairman of the Conservation Education and Communications Advisory Committee, which furthered his interest in and support of JAMES O. THOMASON SCHOLARSHIP natural resources education. James O. served as Chairman of the Hampton Fund from 1998 until his passing in February 2004. This scholarship consists of $1,000 annually, for up to four (4) consecutive years, to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. Applicants are thoroughly screened, interviewed and a winner selected through a comprehensive process established by the Board of Directors|
|This scholarship consists of $1,000 annually, for up to four (4) consecutive years, to help a student further their education in print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications. • The applicant must be a full time resident of South Carolina and a senior in a public or private high school in South Carolina. • The recipient must attend an institution of higher learning in South Carolina. • The recipient must declare a major in electronic, print or photo journalism, advertising, public relations or mass communications to qualify. • Payment will be made to the same person for four (4) consecutive years of college related to a major in the above disciplines. • The recipient must maintain a GPR of 2.5 or above for a given academic year to receive funds for the following year. If the GPR falls below the 2.5 average for any academic year, the student will not receive any further funds, and a new recipient will be sought. • Return both pages of the completed application, essay on a topic selected by the Hampton Fund*, personal essay/autobiography**, transcript of high school grades, college board scores, rank in high school class and a recent photograph no later than January 31st to the following address: HAMPTON FUND SCHOLARSHIPS Post Office 2641 Columbia, SC 29202 • The Board of Directors of the Harry Hampton Wildlife Fund will make the final approval of the recipient and notify the winners. • Applications are available online below or: via email at [email protected] by phone at: 803-600-1570 Go to the website for the topic of the 1,200 ward essay.|
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