CHARLESTON, S.C. (Oct. 9)--Fourteen South Carolina freshmen entered The Citadel with full, four-year academic scholarships.
Nicholas R. Gigis of Charleston and William T. McQueeny III of Johns Island both received the O. Ray Moore Scholarship. Sara Moore established the scholarship in 1982 with $1 million from the estate of her husband, O. Ray Moore, chairman of the executive committee and director of Interfinancial Incorporated.
Twelve South Carolinians were among the nineteen Citadel Scholars. They were Arthur M. Baker III of Charleston; W. Wes Bryant of Greenville; A. Cecil Collins of Florence; Steven B. Heckard of Pinopolis; Mark N. Houston of W. Columbia; Benjamin J. Ingram of Sumter; Joshua S. Jenkins of Moore; Jonathan B. McGlohorn of Pomaria; James C. McNabb of Gilbert; Jason C. Moore of Cades; Jeremy S. Putman of Easley; and Craig A. Willard of Chesnee.
This year's full-scholarship recipients averaged 1280 on the SAT and the majority graduated in the top five percent of their high school class. They were selected among 500 freshman scholarship applicants.
Each full scholarship is worth $34,000 to South Carolina students and $52,000 to out-of-state students during four years. The value of the scholarships will increase if the cost of attending the military college rises while
the recipients are cadets.