TSYS Future Scholars Foundation Inc., through the contributions of team members and friends of TSYS, has awarded $113,000 in scholarships to 60 students.
This marks the most individual award winners and the highest dollar amount given since the foundation was established in 2008, the Columbus-based credit-card and payment processor said.
In addition, 46 of the 60 scholars are from the Chattahoochee Valley area, including Abby Brown, who is the Richard W. Ussery Scholar, an honor bestowed upon the student receiving the highest cumulative score from the judges.
Scholarship recipients are judged in six categories: leadership, awards and honors, community service, well-rounded involvement in activities, career goals and academic ability. Scholarship amounts vary and may be applied toward a bachelor’s degree or an associate degree at an accredited college, university or vocational institution located within the U.S.
The TSYS Future Scholars Class of 2014 are: Emily Allmond, K. Tatyana Banks, Lorlorwu Bansah, Adam Blair, McKenzie Bragg, Kayla Brena, Ivey Burbrink, Reid Byrd, Godwin Chan, Emily Crawford, Jasper Davis, Kyana Davis, Chelsey Edgar, Mariah Emerson, Ashley French, W. Colby Groover, Joshua Hall, Valencia Harper, Bonnie Ho, C. Ryne Holland, Roshawn Hollie, T. Coulten Holt, Katherine Hsieh, Janell James, Alice Jinks, Michael Kamar, Erin King, Maksym Kolenov, Savannah Lee, Claire Machold, Geethika Malla, Alaya Martin, Margaret Mason, Molly McCune, Emma McPeters, Kaitlin Moye, Marisa Nunez, Benjamin Nwadike, Alexandra Philyaw, Blake Pritchett, Harold Pritchett, III, Braden Sanders, Meagan Self, Angelin Shajan, Ajith Shajan, Bailey Smith, Rachel Spencer, Sydney Sprague, Nicholas Taylor, Amber Terrell, Kaitlyn Thompson, Kelsey Tjen, Kevin Tjen, Lauren Trudell, Breanna Webb, Morgan Weeks, Darby Wiggins, Lacey Wise and Andrew Yuwen.