2022 – Dr. Donna Burgess Huger Scholarship

Scholarship Application 2022 – Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2022
This scholarship is a one time:
$500 scholarship to attend a 4-year college/university
OR
$300 scholarship to attend a 2-year technical/community college for a student from the town of Lane, SC (29564).

The Dr. Donna Burgess Huger Scholarship is funded with partial proceeds from the sale of Dr. Donna’s Book: Sagacious Doves: A Guide to Graciously Inventing and Realizing Life Sagaciously!

Minimum GPA to apply: 3.0 Based on the South Carolina Uniformed GPAThe funds will go directly to the student once proof of enrollment is submitted.

Please submit using the Google Form Here

If you have any questions concerning this scholarship, please email: Dr.Donna.Huger@gmail.com

The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

The Dr. Donna B. Huger 2021 Scholarship Recipients

I was honored to offer Javian and Jadrien Huell of Lane, SC each with a $500 scholarship.

Twin brothers Javian and Jadrien Huell graduated from C. E. Murray High School , my high school Alma Mater, in Greeleyville in June 2021, taking the two top honors in their class.

Javian is valedictorian and Jadrien is salutatorian. It’s the first time in school history that the two highest GPA students in the same class, came from the same household, and I am so proud that they are from my hometown of Lane, SC.

The brothers were also part of a Dual College Enrollment Program. So on May 14, 2021 they marched in the graduation ceremony for Williamsburg Technical College, receiving a certificate in General College Studies.

They both are attending the University of South Carolina, Columbia Campus, my other Alma Mater for both my undergraduate and masters degrees. Thanks to all who support this endeavor by purchasing my book or by giving a donation. Thanks to William Whitehurst for giving them both an autographed copy of your book, which is available on Amazon: Poverty To Prosperity: Rewriting Your Narrative.

Congratulations certainly also goes to his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Huell!

Remember, To whom much is given, much will be required (Luke 12:48)

Dr. Donna Burgess Huger Scholarship

Scholarship Application 2021 – Deadline: Friday, April 30, 2021
This scholarship is a one time:
$500 scholarship to attend a 4-year college/university
OR
$300 scholarship to attend a 2-year technical/community college for a student from the town of Lane, SC (29564)

The Dr. Donna Burgess Huger Scholarship is funded with partial proceeds from the sale of Dr. Donna’s Book: Sagacious Doves: A Guide to Graciously Inventing and Realizing Life Sagaciously!

Minimum GPA to apply: 3.0 Based on the South Carolina Uniformed GPA

The funds will go directly to the student once proof of enrollment is submitted.

Please submit using the Google Form Here

If you have any questions concerning this scholarship, please email: Dr.Donna.Huger@gmail.com

The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

Dr. Donna Burgess Huger Scholarship

Dr. Donna Burgess Huger Scholarship Application 2020 – Deadline: Friday, May 8, 2020
This scholarship is a one time $500 scholarship for a student from the town of Lane, SC (29564) and was funded with partial proceeds from the sale of Dr. Donna’s Book: Sagacious Doves: A Guide to Graciously Inventing and Realizing Life Sagaciously! These funds will go directly to the student.
If you have any questions concerning this scholarship, please email: Dr.Donna.Huger@gmail.com

I am a 1980 graduate of C.E. Murray High School. I graduated Salutatorian of my HS class and went on to complete by Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology with a minor in Business and Biology, my M.Ed. in Student Development and Counseling at the University of South Carolina, Columbia Campus, and my Ed.S. and Ed.D. degrees in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC.

This is the 40th anniversary year of my graduation from C.E. Murray High School. I treasure every memory I have from my years being a student at C.E. Murray High School. It was there that I gained my love for reading, as the librarian, Mrs. Spry would give me a couple of new books to read each week, and I did not dare disappoint her. It was there that Dr. Murray taught me life lessons that I carry with me today, the ability to get up in front of a group and speak with authority, humility and grace. It was there that so many teachers poured their knowledge into me, Dr. Frankie Keels Williams, Dr. Janice Gamble, and so many others. It was there that I found my love for literature, from Mrs. King and yes, Mrs. Murray. I still remember the poem we all had to memorize and all recite in front of the class: “To The Virgins to Make Much of Time, by Robert Herrick.” It reminds me that time waits for no one.

Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
   Old Time is still a-flying;
And this same flower that smiles today
   Tomorrow will be dying.

The glorious lamp of heaven, the sun,
   The higher he’s a-getting,
The sooner will his race be run,
   And nearer he’s to setting.

That age is best which is the first,
   When youth and blood are warmer;
But being spent, the worse, and worst
   Times still succeed the former.

Then be not coy, but use your time,
   And while ye may, go marry;
For having lost but once your prime,
   You may forever tarry.

One thing I do know for sure is, “Life does not come with an instruction manual. No one holds the knowledge to what life can become for you.” Obstacles will come your way as you navigate life, as they did and do for me and everyone else. Yet, this I know for sure, “The Comeback can always be STRONGER than the Setback, if you will it to be and take the necessary actions to make it to be.

For me, I chose to live life Sagaciously! Shrewdly and Boldly! Always Forward! Always Grateful!

I know this year is one for the memories books that no one could have ever imaged. I hope for at least one graduate from Lane, SC that this scholarship will make a difference in your life. I give it in honor of the Class of 1980 and the Class of 2020!

Best Wishes,

DrDonna, South Carolina School Counselor of the Year, 2020!

ALWAYS GRATEFUL!

I use the above phase daily, no matter what circumstances I encounter. I have come to realize that no matter what, there is always something to be grateful for. The month of January proved to give me so much, that the phase is what I have been saying almost hourly. I have the fortunate honor to be not only named the South Carolina High School Counselor of the Year, but the South Carolina Counselor of the Year! I have been blessed and favored with talents, one of which is being a High School Counselor for 20 years, and especially spending most of those years as a Director and leader, developing comprehensive School Counseling programs that are effective in addressing the academic, personal/social and career needs of students. I am grateful that I get to do what I love Everyday! To be honored by your peers is one of the most rewarding experiences there is! I end, as I began,

ALWAYS GRATEFUL!

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