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  • HRSM director of alumni and external relations Tina Weaver poses for a photo with five individuals who attended the 2021 HRSM Alumni Society scholarship reception.

Alumni Society Fund

Established in 2008, the HRSM Alumni Society Fund provides need-based financial assistance for students to study abroad and attend industry conferences. The endowment also provides support for alumni operations to help strengthen our alumni and partner network through meaningful initiatives.

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    Scholarships Awarded


Creating Experiences

Since the HRSM Alumni Society Fund's initial gifts from class of 1986 alumni Cliff Arthur and Rex Galloway, scholarship distributions have grown to as much as $8,500 annually thanks to our many supporters. In 2022, the fund reached an exciting milestone of a $100,000 endowment to ensure scholarship support for generations to come. 

The generosity of HRSM Alumni Society Fund donors has allowed dozens of students to gain experiences that impacted them both personally and professionally. From touring renowned fashion houses and international sports venues to attending industry conferences in cities around the world, students who qualify for travel scholarship assistance receive incredible opportunities that impact their education.

In addition to student travel scholarships, the HRSM Alumni Society Fund supports a variety of alumni and student engagement initiatives, including alumni networking events, guest lectures, student welcome events and special gifts to graduating seniors.

The Alumni Society Fund positively impacted my life and education by helping fulfill my goal of studying abroad. The impact of the fund allowed me to learn about other cultures and has helped me realize future career goals. I am so grateful for the Alumni Society Fund and the experience it provided me.

Ashlyn Ooi, international hospitality and tourism management master's student
Ashlyn Ooi sitting on rocks in Iceland.

Supporting Continued Success

This important fund serves the rising needs of our expanding alumni and student population, and having the continued support of donors is vital to its success. Please consider making a gift to support HRSM student travel scholarships and Alumni Society operations. In addition to monetary contributions, you can also donate a prize to our annual homecoming auction.

The Alumni Society Fund allowed me to study in the Galápagos Islands, and it opened my eyes to different perspectives and ideas. I made connections with professors from la Universidad de San Francisco Quito, local communities, and students from all over the world. I am highly thankful for the support of our alumni and cannot wait to be an alumna to help other students create experiences like mine.

Carla Alejandra Vaca Pinacho, tourism management major
Carla Alejandra Vaca Pinacho in the Archipelago of the Galapagos Islands.

For more information on the Alumni Society Fund, contact:
Tina Weaver, Director of Alumni and External Relations
chweaver@hrsm.sc.edu • 803-777-6721


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