South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) has chosen Erskine College junior Amy Elizabeth Burton of Ware Shoals, S.C., as the Sterling L. Smith Scholarship recipient for 2015. The award is presented annually by SCICU to a student who qualifies for a Higher Education Tuition Grant and includes a $1,000 scholarship.
Amy Burton is a mathematics major who is minoring in physics and business administration.
At Erskine, she is a Student Life Assistant, works as a tutor in the Supplemental Instruction Program, is a member of the Executive Student Leadership Team as well as the Student Retention Committee, and serves as chair of the Erskine Entertainment Board.
Her community involvement includes service as a color guard instructor at Abbeville High School and as a member of the FFA Advisory Board of Ware Shoals High School. She has also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and assisted with local Eagle Scout beautification projects on the Erskine campus.
A South Carolina Palmetto Fellow, she was recently named to Garnet Circle, which honors the 25 currently enrolled students who achieved the highest scholastic average during the previous academic year.