The James F. Byrnes Foundation Scholarships, Building South Carolina Leaders

The Blake and Bailey Family Fund is pleased to announce a grant supporting the James F. Byrnes Foundation.

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Seldom does a man significantly affect the world around him during a lifetime. A remarkably fewer number continue to influence other lives after their own passing. One of these remarkable men was James Francis Byrnes, South Carolina’s most distinguished citizen.

His career in public service is well documented in the history of the 20th century. When one looks at his brilliant career in public service, it becomes even more remarkable that he said on many occasions that the most rewarding thing that he and Mrs. Byrnes ever did in their long lives was to start the James F. Byrnes Foundation, which has provided the means and the inspiration for hundreds of South Carolina’s young men and women to achieve college educations. His legacy is continued in the lives of these men and women who proudly bear the designation Byrnes Scholars.