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From June 24 to 28, the Riley Institute welcomed the newest scholars to Furman’s campus for our second Advantage Scholars program. These incoming Furman freshmen are recipients of the Duke, Hollingsworth, Mickel and Townes academic scholarships. They came from near and far to meet their peers and spend four days on campus. During their four days at Furman, they engaged with Furman faculty and community leaders, discussed critical issues with their peers, and explored their new community. The scholars were such good, smart, engaged young people who truly will have a huge impact on the Furman community in the coming years. Great thanks to The Duke Endowment and Hollingsworth Funds for the funding that gives these students this opportunity! View the Schedule of Activities

Meet the Scholars

Duke Scholars

Ben Beeker, Hendersonville High School, Hendersonville, NC
Ali Collins, Bishops School, San Diego, CA
Lauren Eberth, Sayre School, Versailles, KY
Tate Rosen, Trinity Valley School, Fort Worth, TX
Whitney Sussman, John F. Kennedy High School, Merrick, NY

Hollingsworth Scholars

Lauren Garrison, River Bluff High School, Lexington, SC
Austin Geer, Governor School of Science and Math, Evans, GA
Gabie Giers, Clover High School, Clover, SC
Cj Waldrop, Riverside High School, Greer, SC
Tom Whittemore, Wren High School, Easley, SC
Thomas McCoy-Bruce, Greenwood High School, Greenwood, SC
Hannah Trayhan, Greenville Technical Charter School, Greenville, SC

Mickel Scholar

Tyler Gainey, Lamar High School, Timmonsville, SC

Townes Scholars

Shane Embury, Hardin Valley Academy, Knoxville, TN
Andrew McHorse, LC Anderson High School, Austin, TX
Charlie Reiney, Myers Park High School, Charlotte, NC
Kaitlyn Sagan, Carroll High School, Fort Wayne, IN