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Home Builders establish scholarship for engineering students at Lander

August 01, 2013
Home Builders Scholarship
Representatives of the Lakelands Home Builders Association and Lander University go over details of a new scholarship the Association has established for students in Lander's dual engineering degree program. Seated, from left, Dr. David Slimmer, dean of Lander's College of Science and Mathematics; and John Cobb, president of the Home Builders Association. Standing, from left, Johnny Uldrick, Association board member and regional vice president of the state organization; and Marion Moore, former president and Association fundraising chairman.
Students in Lander University's dual engineering degree program will benefit from a scholarship established by the Lakelands Home Builders Association. Nick Nicholson, executive officer of the Association, said the scholarship is designed to provide financial help to students who would support the construction industry in South Carolina after graduation.

Lander's College of Science and Mathematics and Clemson University's College of Engineering and Science offer a dual engineering degree. To earn the degree, students complete three years at Lander, where they major in mathematics or computer information systems, followed by two years at Clemson in an engineering field of their choice.

To be eligible for the Home Builder's scholarship, which becomes available this fall, applicants must be residents of Abbeville, Greenwood, McCormick or Saluda counties and meet established academic requirements.

Nicholson said his organization has developed a great partnership with Lander, which he described as a significant part of the community.

Dr. David Slimmer, dean of the College of Science and Mathematics, said the scholarship is a big plus for the dual degree program and local students who might not have an opportunity to complete an engineering degree without the financial assistance provided by the Home Builder's Association.