Shown accepting a scholarship for academic excellence from the SC Travel & Tourism Coalition is SCC culinary arts student, D’Arius Tucker (right), with Duane Parrish (left), director, South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
Spartanburg Community College student D’Arius Tucker was recently awarded a tourism scholarship at a student awards event sponsored by the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition. Tucker is a culinary arts student at SCC and received a plaque and a $1,000 scholarship in a special ceremony at the Lace House in Columbia in November. Eleven college students from hospitality-related college programs across the state received the scholarship, which recognizes students for outstanding academic achievement related to hospitality and tourism in South Carolina, including culinary studies.
Sponsored by the South Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition, the Tourism Student Awards recognizes students who were recommended by faculty for exemplary work. Scholarships are provided through the Fred Brinkman Memorial Fund, which is funded through a silent auction held annually at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism & Travel.