2022 Scholarship Information
The window for scholarship application submissions for 2022 graduates closed on Friday, March 4. Scholarship recipients will be named at the Academic Awards Ceremony on May, 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the district auditorium. The alumni association would like to thank all who have taken time to submit their applications for the 2022 awards.
The Clover Schools Alumni Association operates as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. One of the goals of the association is to provide scholarship funds for Clover High School students seeking to further their education upon graduation. Scholarships may be designated as "Merit Scholarships." Funds for merit scholarships are acquired through fundraisers and donations. Other scholarships may be designated as "Named Scholarships." Funds for named scholarships are acquired by individuals, families, class years, organizations, businesses or foundations. The "Gift and Recognition" policy below details the procedures used in the acceptance of these funds.
Clover Schools Alumni Association
Awards First Scholarship to Catherine Faulkner
May 16, 2019 was an exciting night for the alumni association as Pam Cato, President of the Clover Schools Alumni Association, presented the first Clover Schools Alumni Scholarship, in the amount of $1,000.00 to Miss Catherine Faulkner. The alumni scholarship is made possible through alumni donations and is awarded to a Clover High School student who demonstrates promise in the areas of academic achievement, involvement in school and non-school activities, and in leadership opportunities. Catherine certainly exemplifies each of these qualities. Academically, Catherine is in the top 5% of her class. She is a member of the National Honor Society where she has served as Vice-President of Service. She is also a member of the National French Honor Society, and served as a 2018 Junior Marshall. In 2017, she served as the Clover High School Leadership Representative to the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference at Furman University. Catherine has worked on many community service and outreach projects while serving as a volunteer with organizations such as the Clover FFA, the York County 4-H Dairy Club, Bethany ARP Church, HOSA, and Piedmont Medical Center. Outside of school, Catherine is an active member and participant in the Paso Fino Horse Association where she holds an array of titles including several Paso Fino Horse Association National Champion Gold Medal Awards. She is a member of the Paso Fino Youth Team and the United States Equestrian Federation where she has won the title of Paso Fino Youth Grand National Champion and Grand National Champion Reserve Champion. She is also active in the South Carolina Junior Holstein Association, the South Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, the South Carolina 4-H Dairy Heifer Project, and the 4-H/FFA York County Swine Project. In the fall of 2019, she will begin her studies at the University of South Carolina as she pursues her dream of becoming a flight nurse. The Clover Schools Alumni Association is proud of this year’s recipient and wishes her well as she continues her education.
2019-2020 Scholarship Award Recipients
At the end of the 2019-2020 school year, the Clover Schools Alumni Association was proud to be able to provide two scholarships in the amount of $1,500.00 each to the following Clover High School students:
Cody Austin Cook
Cody is in the top five percent of his class. He is active in student council and has served as the sophomore, junior, and senior class president. Cody is a member of the French Honor Society and served as the Palmetto Boys State delegate during his junior year. During his sophomore year, Cody served as the Hugh O'Brian Youth Delegate. In addition, Cody is a member of the National Honor Society, French Club, and the Mock Trial Club. Cody has also served as assistant poll manager with York County Elections. Cody has volunteered his time to organizations such as the Interact Club, the HOBY Program, and Special Olympics. In the fall, Cody will attend Winthrop University and major in history. The Clover Schools Alumni Association is proud of Cody and wishes him well as he continues his education.
Samuel Parker Gossett
Sam is in the top ten percent of his class. He is an officer in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) and vice president of the Kitty Hawk Honor Society. Sam participated in the Broyhill Leadership School during his junior year and served as council president. Sam is a member of the National Honor Society. In addition, Sam has served as student coach, secretary and safety captain for the Robotics team and captain of the JROTC Quiz team. Sam has volunteered his time to organizations such as the VFW Poppy Drive, Special Olympics and Rise for Hunger. In the fall, Sam will attend Clemson University's Calhoun Honor College and pursue a degree in engineering. The Clover Schools Alumni association is proud of Sam and wishes him well as he continues his education.
2021 Scholarship Award Recipients
In 2021, the Clover Schools Alumni Association awarded four scholarships totaling $4,500.00 to students showing promise in the areas of achievement, service and leadership. The association expanded its giving to include students not only attending four-year programs, but also to those attending two-year programs and certification programs. The following four students received the 2021 scholarship awards:
Alina Kathryn Tomko
Alina is in the top ten percent of her class. She has served as Wing Commander and Flight Commander in the Air Force Junior Office Training Corps (AFJROTC) and was awarded the First in Flight award in the Citadel Leaderhsip Course. She has participated on the Clover AFJROTC Marksmanship Team and Academic Quiz Team. She is a member of the Kitty Hawk Air Society, the National Honor Society, and the Spanish National Honor Society. She has volunteered her time to organizations such as the All Saint's Catholic Church, Habitat for Humanity, and the Bethel Elementary Literacy Night. In the fall, Alina will attend the University of South Carolina, Aiken to pursue a degree in Engineering. Alina received a $1,500.00 scholarship.
Margaret Anne Stepko
Meg has a passion for helping others. She is active in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), serving as the current HOSA president at Clover High School. When COVID-19 caused CHS to close during the 2020 school year, Meg and her mother started the Adopt-a-Senior project where seniors could be recognized and appreciated in spite of the limitations imposed by the pandemic. This recognition program quickly became popular and has extended into the 2021 school year. In her spare time, Meg enjoys painting and horseback riding. Meg will begin her studeies at York Technical College in the fall with plans to transfer to Catawba College to pursue her degree in nursing. Meg received $1,000.00 in scholarship funds.
Thomas Andrew Jackson
Drew is active in missions at his church. He has been part of Discoveries Athletics and the Clover Athletics Department participating on the 9th grade and Junior Varsity soccer teams as well as being a member of a travel team. He has lettered in sports since his sophomore year. In addition to these activities, Drew enjoys being part of the York County Anglers, Young Life, and the Future Farmers of America. In the fall, Drew will earn an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences at Florence Darlington Technical College. In addition to this degree, he will study diesel mechanics in the Caterpillar "Think Big" program. Drew was awarded $1,000.00 in scholarship funds.
Andrew Coy Leatherwood
Andrew is an active member of the Clover High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) and has achieved Silver membership as well as the Greenhand degree. He has participated in FFA projects such as the FFA Pig Project where he won first place in marketing and third place in showmanship. Andrew also participated in the FFA Forestry Career Development Event where he was recognized as the states 5th place winner. Upon graduation, Andrew plans to attend the Electrical Line Worker Academy at Cleveland Community College. Through this program, he will obtain a line worker certificate that will allow him to work as a lineman. Andrew received $1,000.00 in scholarship funds.
2022 Scholarship Award Recipients
In 2022, the Clover Schools Alumni Association awarded four scholarships totaling $8,000.00 to students showing promise in the areas of achievement, service and leadership. The association expanded its giving to include a named scholarship honoring Mrs. Evelyn Gettys Edmunds. Funds for named scholarships are acquired by individuals, families, classes, organizations, businesses or foundations. This year's first named scholarship was provided by the family of Mrs. Evelyn Gettys Edmunds and focused on students participating in agriculture or animal husbandry activities both inside and outside of school. The following students received scholarship funds:
Kayleigh is the first recipient of the Evelyn Gettys Edmunds award. Kayleigh, like Mrs. Edmunds, knows a great deal about agriculture, animals, and the importance of hard work. She has been an active member of Future Farmers of America (FFA) and is currently president of the organization. Kayleigh has volunteered her time to FFA activities such as Samaritan's Purse, the animal shelter food drive, the Salvation Army angel tree, the CHS barn clean-up and the swine show clinic. She was a Clover High School farm day leader and worked with the elementary school farm animal stations all four years at Clover High. She is an active member of the York County 4-H club. She has been part of the Just Kiddin' Around Goat Club and the South Carolina Meat Goat Project. In addition to these activities, Kayleigh is a member of the South Carolina Christmas Tree Association and the Clover High FFA livestock judging team. She earned the Greenhand degree, the FFA chapter degree and was named outstanding freshman during her first year at Clover High. She earned second overall in the South Carolina Agrigultural Education Career Development event during her eleventh grade year. See will attend Winthrop University in the fall to pursue a degree in teaching. Kayleigh received $2,000.00 in scholarship funds.
Academically, Savannah is in the top two percent of her class. She was a junior marshal and currently serves as a student ambassador at Clover High. She is part of the Interact club and the leadership team for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Savannah is a member of the National Honor Society and the French Honor Society. She is captain of the Clover girls' varsity soccer team and the Charlotte Independence soccer club and has received the Kayla Mobley Memorial scholarship. In addition to these activities and honors, she was selected to serve on the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas' sports medicine staff for the 2021 game. She will attend Converse University in the fall to pursue a degree in biology. Savannah received $2,000.00 in scholarship funds.
Academically, Mikayla is in the top three percent of her class. She is an active member of the Air Force Junior ROTC where she has served as wing commander, flight commander, academic team commander, and vice president of communications. In addition, she is part of the Kitty Hawk Air Society, where she has served as operations officer and vice commander. She received the cadet of the month award, the Air Force Association award, and the distinguished cadet award. Mikayla plans to attend Clemson University in the fall to pursue a degree in geology. Mikayla received $2,000.00 in scholarship funds.
Academically, Caroline is in the top six percent of her class. She has been an active member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) during her time at Clover High and currently serves as vice president of the organization. She has volunteered her time to FFA sponsored activities such as Rideability Therapeutic Riding Center, elementary farm day, and Clover High barn clean-up. She participated in the South Carolina Farm Bureau Youth Leadership convention during her junior and senior years. She has been active in Girl Scouts for many years and has been elected Girl South national delegate for the past three years. She plans to attend Clemson University in the fall to pursue a degree in general engineering. Caroline received $2,000.00 in scholarship funds.
Thank You Notes
"I am honored to be the recipient of the first Clover Schools Alumni Association Scholarship. I have cherished the 12 years I have spent in the Clover School District, and I am looking forward to starting this new journey as a Gamecock! Thank you again for awarding me this scholarship to help me pursue my nursing degree." Catherine Faulkner, 2019
"I am honored to be a recipient of this prestigious scholarship. I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for selecting me. Using this scholarship, I will be able to pave a new path in my education and future career in engineering." Samuel Gossett, 2020
"I am truly honored to be the recipient of the 2020 Clover Schools Alumni Association Scholarship. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support of Clover students and your faith in me as a recent Clover graduate. In the fall, I will be a freshman majoring in History at Winthrop University, and I hope to one day attend law school in order to become an attorney. Your scholarship has opened a door to the prospect of a brighter future where accomplishing my dream is possible. The generosity of this organization will play a key role in shaping me into a successful individual. Donors like you make life brighter for us. Hopefully, thanks to your help, I will one day be the one giving back to the community. Thank you again for your generosity." Cody Cook, 2020
"I greatly appreciate the time you took to read my application and award me this scholarship. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to pursue my degree." Alina Tomko, 2021
"I wanted to reach out about the status of my freshman year. I completed the first semester as a Dean's List recipient with a 3.882 GPA for my Fall 2021 term, earning 17 credit hours. I recently completed my second semester with a 4.000 GPA for my Spring 2022 term, earning 17 credit hours. I currently hold a 3.957 GPA and have earned 46 hours towards my degree. I am still a member of the Honors College and am working toward completing the class and curricular requirements to maintain membership. Your financial support has lessened my burden and has allowed me to achieve this high-grade-point average and enjoy my freshman year. Thank you for your continued support!" Update from Alina Tomko, 2022
"Thank you for the time and consideration it took to offer and choose someone for this scholarship. I am honored to have been chosen as one of the recipients. As a graduate choosing a technical career path, I appreciate you recognizing and supporting all after-school career paths. With this scholarship, I'm able to fully pay for my tuition in the Utility Line Worker Academy at Cleveland Community College." Andrew Leatherwood, 2021
"I am writing to thank you for the Clover Schools Alumni Association Scholarship. I was very appreciative and honored to be selected as the recipient. Starting this Fall, I will be attending Florence Darlington Technical College and participating in a Caterpillar intern program. Both of these will support my career path to become a diesel mechanic. Your assistance will help me reach my career goals. I will work hard and take advantage of the opportunities your scholarship has provided. Thank you again, Clover Schools Alumni Association." Drew Jackson, 2021
"I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Clover Schools Alumni Scholarship in honor of Evelyn Gettys Edmunds. Her impact on agriculture is something that I and many admire. Thank you for giving this opportunity to students involved in agriculture throughout their lives. I will be putting these funds toward my education at Winthrop University, where I will be majoring in Early Childhood Education. Again, thank you so much!!" Kayleigh Moses, 2022
"I wanted to thank you for the Clover Alumni Association scholarship. Without it, I would not be able to pursue my future career goals. I will be majoring in Biosystems Engineering at Clemson University, which I plan to use as an Agricultural Engineer. I will also get involved in the Clemson Collegiate Farm Bureau. Overall, my college experience will be life-changing and you are part of the reason I am here. So, once again, thank you for creating the Clover Alumni Association scholarship. You have helped me get one step closer to my future success. I am truly grateful for the support!" Caroline Williams, 2022
"I am honored to receive the Clovr Alumni Scholarship. Thank you for helping me pay for my college education. Clover is such an amazing school district, and I am very thankful for all of the opportunities I have been given as a Blue Eagle." Savannah Mellon, 2022