Saturday, July 9, 2011

SCV Announces Stand Watie Scholarships

Historic Elm Springs,
Columbia, Tennessee
July 8, 2011


Students in colleges and universities in Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas have been announced as winners of the Stand Watie Scholarship sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

The awards of $1,000 each was announced today by Michael Givens, Commander-in-Chief of the SCV.

Recipients are: Joseph Smith Hendricks, Easley, SC, attending Clemson University and sponsored by SCV Camp 71, Pickens County, S. C.

Dennie Spence, Grenada, MS, a senior at Mississippi State University who has been accepted by Gettysburg College as a Civil War Immersion student. He is sponsored by SCV Camp 211, Grenada, MS.

Jay Gresham, Landrum, SC. A student at The Citadel,sponsored by Camp 36, South Carolina.

Kristen Nichole Gunn, attending Temple College, is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and is sponsored by Bell County Chapter 101, Texas Division UDC. Miss. Gunn completed 34 hours of college credits while in high school.

Tyler W. Hall of North Charleston, SC, is attending Charleston Southern University and Clemson University in a dual degree program started in high school. He is sponsored by the H. L. Hunley Camp 134.

The Stand Watie scholarships are a part of the scholarship program of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Other scholarships awarded are for medical research in amounts up to $10,000.

The awards are made in honor of General Stand Watie, the first native American Indian (Cherokee) general of either side in the War Between the States. General Watie was the last Confederate general to lay down his arms.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans is a non-profit 501(c)3 hereditary organization dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Confederate Veteran and his service in the War Between the States. It has camps (chapters) throughout the United States and in Europe and Australia. Membership is open to any male descendant of a Confederate Veteran, either direct or collateral, regardless of ethnicity or creed.

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Contact information:
J. A.Davis, SCV Chairman, Public Relations & Media Committee
Gainesville, GA
770 297-4788