AIKEN -- Eight Aiken County students are the recipients of the federal Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, which includes a $1,500 annual award.
The state Education Department announced the 360 statewide winners today.
The scholarship is renewable for up to four years and honors students with at least a 1300 on the SAT or a 29 on the ACT. Students must also have a minimum 3.5 grade point average.
The following students were recipients:
Anthony Nguyen, South Aiken High
Rebecca Phifer, North Augusta High
Caitlin Carter, North Augusta High
Frederick Grimm, North Augusta High
Harris Droghini, Aiken High
Greg Stephens, Jr., Aiken Christian School
Aric Berning, Aiken High
Jessica Kaczmarek, North Augusta High
The award is named for the late U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia. More than 7,300 students received the scholarship nation-wide.