SCBA scholarship recipients are (back row, left to right) Keenan Hunt, Arianna Grevious, Patrick Noe, Emily Hunt, Sherman Jones and (front row) Morgan Werth and Lindsey Tisdale.

CLEMSON — The South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) awarded seven Clemson students scholarships.

A selection committee, comprised of Clemson faculty and staff, identified students who demonstrated excellence in the classroom and an eagerness to continue working on building their communication skills.

Eddie Smith is the director of internships and study abroad for Clemson’s department of communication in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. Smith works closely with the SCBA to ensure Clemson students stay on the organization’s radar when it comes to career and scholarship opportunities.

“The SCBA scholarship has made it possible for some of our students to complete internships in major cities like New York and Los Angeles,” Smith said.

Recipients of the South Carolina Broadcasters Association scholarship share how the award will benefit their education at Clemson University. The SCBA Educational Foundation provides scholarships and endowments for colleges, technical colleges, and universities that offer broadcast training in South Carolina. Each of the seven Clemson students received $1,000 from the foundation.

“Clemson University has been a valued partner in the education of broadcast students and we are proud to support their good work through these annual student scholarships,” said SCBA executive director Margaret Wallace. “We believe that by investing in their education today, we will have qualified broadcasters to hire tomorrow.”

Scholarship recipient Sherman Jones said the money will fill a gap in his expenses for the fall 2018 semester at Clemson.

“A thousand dollars is a good chunk of money. It’s definitely going to help pay for the difference in tuition between this year and next year,” Jones said. “I live in Johnstone Hall and they’re moving me to the Thornhill community which is a good bit more expensive.”

Morgan Werth also wants to put her award money to the best use.

“Being an out-of-state student, tuition is definitely not cheap, so this will definitely help me stay at Clemson and pursue my dream as a sports broadcaster,” Werth said.

The other five Clemson recipients echoed Jones and Werth and expressed gratitude.

“Just knowing the faculty and staff in the department of communication here at Clemson, and the SCBA support us makes all the difference in the world,” said Arianna Grevious, SCBA scholarship recipient.

The SCBA Educational Foundation traditionally funds approximately $50,000 in scholarships and grants each year to state broadcast education programs.