"The Richard T. Greener Scholarship opened the gateway to my journey at UofSC," says 2018 recipient, Sukanya Bratcher.
“As a current student, my experience so far has helped me gain communication and leadership skills that will help me later on in my professional pharmacy career,” Sukanya says.
Sukanya is from Holly Hill, South Carolina and is currently in her second year pursuing a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science with an anticipated graduation of spring 2022. Now she’s furthering her communication and leadership skills as a community assistant within University Housing.
“This scholarship is what propelled me to attend South Carolina, as it was the first scholarship I received from the university,” she says. “I remember the day I got the notification call; I cried and thanked the lord because this scholarship was my confirmation to attend a university where I knew held my future. It helped me commit to a successful educational career.”
Since 1983, My Carolina's Black Alumni Council has actively worked to attract bright students to the University of South Carolina by providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have excelled academically. Richard Theodore Greener, the man for whom the scholarship is named, became the first African American to graduate from Harvard University in 1870 and was the first African American faculty member at UofSC in 1873. Donations for the scholarship can be made by visiting MyCarolina.org/Give2Greener