Easley Business and Professional Women’s Organization awards annual scholarships

EASLEY — The Easley Business and Professional Women’s Organization recently awarded three $500 scholarships to deserving young students who either live or attend school in Pickens County. Scholarship applications address academic and extra-curricular achievement as well as written essays addressing the student’s biography, education, career goals and vision of future achievements.

Award recipients were Aubrey Blalock, Anna Qualkinbush and Danielle York.

Blalock, of Easley, attends University of South Carolina-Columbia. Her major is History, and she plans to continue getting a master’s in education and teach at the high school level.

Central native Qualkinbush attends Clemson University and is working towards a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice. She plans on pursuing a career in criminal investigation.
York, of Las Vegas, attends Southern Wesleyan University. She is majoring in Recreation and Leisure Services, with a concentration in Sports Management. She plans to pursue a masters in Therapeutic Recreation and help impaired, disabled or ill people in activities to enhance their quality of life.

BPW leadership gave a special thanks to corporate sponsors who made the scholarships available, including — Gold: City of Easley; Silver: BB&T, Susan Foster; Bronze: Albright Associates, Terrie Albright; Aloe Vera Cosmetics, Jean Wilson; Bo Mahaffey Agency, Nationwide Insurance; Bryan Young; Collins Asphalt, Lillian Collins; Drake Curry, CPA; Greater Easley Chamber of Commerce, Kent Dykes; Martha Louise Ramage Lewis, LLC, Terri Owen; Nationwide Insurance Agency, Jan Rushton; Quick Copy/Print Center, Diane Williams and Senator Larry Martin.