ROCK HILL, S.C. - A new scholarship at Winthrop University will honor the late Hannah Ruth Floyd, class of 2010, who was tragically killed in a car accident shortly after her graduation in December 2010.
Floyd, a double major in psychology and biology, distinguished herself as a bright and talented student and also worked as a research assistant. A graduate of the S.C. Governor's School for Science & Mathematics in Hartsville, S.C., she was also an avid softball player and volunteered with the Chester Animal Shelter in her hometown of Chester, S.C.
To honor Floyd’s Winthrop experience, her family plans to establish an endowed scholarship to honor her legacy at Winthrop and to support talented students who share her passion for psychology and biology. The Hannah Ruth Floyd Scholarship will provide scholarships to Winthrop students who are majoring in psychology and/or biology, with first preference to female students from Chester County, S.C., and secondary preference to female students from York County, Lancaster County, Union County, or Fairfield County, S.C. Additional preference will be given to students who have played at least two seasons of Dixie Girls Softball, which Floyd played, with additional preference if they were selected as All-Stars.
The family encourages friends to remember Hannah Floyd by supporting this scholarship in her honor. For more information, contact the Winthrop University Office of Development at 803/323-2150.