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Meet the Hollingsworth and Townes scholars

A total of 24 freshmen joined the Furman University student body this fall as Townes and Hollingsworth scholars.

Both of the scholarships are among the most prestigious at the university.

Sixteen students received the John D. Hollingsworth Scholarship, while eight students were awarded the Charles H. Townes Scholarship.  Both provide $25,000 per year in scholarship aid with a $1,000 stipend to study abroad and a $1,500 summer internship or research stipend.

The Hollingsworth Scholarship, named for the late John D. Hollingsworth, Jr., a Greenville businessman, is available exclusively to South Carolina residents.

The Townes Scholarship is named for Charles H. Townes, the Furman alumnus and trustee emeritus who received the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics and the 2005 Templeton Prize.  Only out-of-state students are eligible for the scholarships.

Prospective students interested in applying for the Hollingsworth or Townes scholarships should visit the Furman website.  For more information, call the Furman Admissions office at (864) 294-2034.

Here are the 2011-12 Hollingsworth and Townes scholars:

2011-12 Hollingsworth Scholars

ANDERSON, S.C. — Levan Khulordava, son of Irakli Khulordava and Laura Kukhalashvili of Anderson. He is a graduate of T.L. Hanna High School.

ANDERSON, S.C. — Dena Rhinehart, daughter of Doni Rhinehart of Anderson. She is a graduate of T.L. Hanna High School.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Francis Anderson, son John and Katherine Anderson of Columbia. He is a graduate of Dreher High School.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — William “Will” Besley, son of William and Sharon Besley of Columbia. He is a graduate of Hammond School.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Elizabeth “Adair” Bramlett, daughter of Coleman and Sharon Bramlett of Columbia. She is a graduate of Hammond School.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Katherine “Katie” Burke, daughter of Gregory and Denise Burke of Columbia. She is a graduate of Richland Northeast High School.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Sarah Felmly, daughter of William and Patricia Felmly of Columbia. She is a graduate of Hammond School.

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richlee Gordon, daughter of Lloyd and Paula Gordon of Columbia. She is a graduate of Dreher High School.

FLORENCE, S.C. — Madison Smith, daughter of Peter and Kathleen Smith of Florence. She is a graduate of Trinity Collegiate School.

LANCASTER, S.C. — Sarah Katherine Devenny, daughter of Thomas and Susan Devenny of Lancaster. She is a graduate of Lancaster High School.

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Max Wurthmann, nephew of Jonsye Wurthmann of Mount Pleasant. He is a graduate of Bishop England High School.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — John “Austin” Charles, son of John and Harriet Charles of Myrtle Beach. He is a graduate of Socastee High School.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — William “Will” Cranford, son of William and Martha Cranford of Rock Hill. He is a graduate of Northwestern High School.

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Audrey Heldreth, daughter of David and Dawn Heldreth of Summerville. She is a graduate of Fort Dorchester High School.

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — Joseph “Joey” Zanghi, son of Joseph and Cheryl Zanghi of Summerville. He is a graduate of Bishop England High School.

WOODRUFF, S.C. —Ann “Annie” Brasington, daughter of William and Jo Ann Brasington of Woodruff. She is a graduate of Woodruff High School.

2011-12 Charles H. Townes Scholars

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Amanda Gonzalez, daughter of Manuel and Ann Gonzalez of Bellevue, Wash. She is a graduate of Newport High School.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Allison “Ally” Butler, daughter of Russell and Carolyn Butler of Charlotte, N.C. She is a graduate of South Mecklenburg High School.

CONROE, Tex. — Michaela Barnett, daughter of Keith and Teresa Barnett of Conroe, Tex. She is a graduate of The Woodlands Christian Academy.

DAPHNE, Ala. — Amira “Mia” El-Hamaki, daughter of Hussein and Alice El-Hamaki of Daphne, Ala. She is a graduate of McGill Toolen High School.

LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. — Shelby Price, daughter of Steven and Catherine Price of Lakewood Ranch, Fla. She is a graduate of Southeast High School.

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Sarah Goad, daughter of Francis and Deborah Goad of Lexington, Ky. She is a graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School.

MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. — Emily Schreiber, daughter of Joseph and Stella Schreiber of Mountain Brook, Ala. She is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School.

TAMPA, Fla. — Stephanie St John, daughter of Thomas and Karen St John of Tampa, Fla. She is a graduate of Carrollwood Day School.

Last updated February 17, 2016
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