HBCU Scholarship

At Joye Law Firm, we believe in the power of higher education to enrich lives and the value of the college experience. That’s why we’ve provided nearly $250,000 in college scholarships to graduating high school seniors since 2006.

This year, we were thrilled to give away six $2,000 scholarships to students planning on attending four-year universities or institutes of higher learning in the fall of 2022. We also presented one $2,000 scholarship to a student planning to attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to further their education.

Students in both categories were required to submit an application containing a creative entry that addressed a topic provided by Joye attorneys, such as “If teens could be elected to the South Carolina House or Senate, what issues facing teens would be among your top legislative priorities?” and “How do you plan to use your education to benefit the community?”

Our selection committee reviewed all entries and selected the seven most notable to receive the scholarship prizes. Winners were announced at each of their respective schools’ year-end awards ceremony, when such ceremonies were held.

2022 $2,000 Scholarship Winners

  • Lillian Stackhouse, Charleston School for the Arts (plans to attend Lasell University)
  • Bregasia Harding, Fort Dorchester High School (plans to attend University of South Carolina)
  • Alaysia Woodruff, Goose Creek High School (plans to attend University of South Carolina)
  • Carlos Frank, Summerville High School (plans to attend Winthrop University)
  • Rivers Cahill, Myrtle Beach High School (plans to attend Coastal Carolina University)
  • Kayla Mitchum, Cane Bay High School (plans to attend University of South Carolina)

2022 HBCU $2,000 Scholarship Winner

  • Omar Culbreath, Columbia High School (plans to attend Morehouse College)

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who applied. We hope you make the most of your college experiences and are able to establish solid academic and personal foundations that continue to benefit you for the rest of your lives.

Inspiring Teacher Prizes

As part of their entries, students were also asked to nominate the teacher who helped or inspired them the most throughout their school career. In addition to being recognized for their hard work and care towards their students, these teachers were rewarded with a $200 cash prize.

The seven winning teachers are:

  • Amanda Miller, Charleston School for the Arts
  • Rebekah Hornke, Fort Dorchester High School
  • Emily Smith, Goose Creek High School
  • Tarrah Meyer, Summerville High School
  • Amanda Vipperman, Myrtle Beach High School
  • Linda McSwain, Cane Bay High School
  • Edward Chambers, Columbia High School

We appreciate the often-thankless hours of work that teachers put in to shape the lives and futures of students throughout South Carolina. We see you and we’re glad to honor you, teachers!

Our Community Is Important to Us 

At Joye Law Firm, we believe in taking care of our community. In addition to helping people get fair compensation after accidents and injuries, we also want to see our neighbors and fellow community members thrive, grow, and succeed. That’s why we work hard in our communities every year with our scholarship programs and other efforts.

Follow us on Facebook to stay updated on all of our community efforts, and keep an eye out for next year’s 2023 Joye Scholarship Program if you know any graduating high school seniors or HBCU attendees who might be interested.

About the Author

Mark Joye is the Head of the Litigation Department at the Joye Law Firm. A Board-Certified Trial Advocate with nearly 30 years of litigation experience, he currently serves on the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice and is a past president of the South Carolina Association for Justice. In a recent trial, Joye headed a trial team that secured $17 million for a family killed in a tractor-trailer accident.

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