PCI Group Awards 5 Scholarships Through its Leaders Scholarship Program

Staff Report From York County CEO

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

PCI Group, headquartered in Ft. Mill, SC announced they have awarded a total of five scholarships to students for the 2018-2019 school year as part of their PCI Group Leaders Scholarship program.  The scholarships grants amounted to a total of $10,000 with $2,000 targeted to each recipient.  The scholarship program is designed to award scholarships to students who are dependents of current PCI Group employees and are currently enrolled at an accredited institution.

This year’s award winners were selected from a total of eleven eligible applicants.  Applicants were required to meet several criteria for selection including the following:

- Must be a child of a current PCI Group employee who has been continuously employed for a minimum of 3 years as of September 1stof the current academic year

- Have a GPA of at least 2.5

- Submit a completed application with an official transcript

- Be a High School Senior who has been accepted to, or a current student at, an institution of higher learning (Undergraduate School, Community College, Technical / Trade School)

- Submit a two-page essay on a predetermined topic

Eligible applicant’s essays were anonymously reviewed and scored by a committee of 5 volunteers.  They also went through an interview process with members of the PCI Group executive team and members of PACE, a PCI employee group.   The interview was designed to mimic the real-life interview process applicants will likely undergo when entering the job market.

Award winners will also have the opportunity for a follow-up interview to review their résumé and receive critical feedback and advice on their interview skills

Those awarded scholarships and a few of their notable accomplishments are listed below.

Kennedy Concannon, Clemson University

President’s List, Dean’s List, Chi Omega Fraternity

Holly Marie Walsh, NC State

National Honor Society, Student Body President, Beta Club Treasurer

Brandon Kelly, Central Piedmont Community College

4 Year Varsity Letterman & Captain of Wrestling Team, DECA President

Nicole Galante, Elon University

Elon College Fellow, Rawls Grant Recipient

Kristina Tickle, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

President’s List, Small business owner

This year marks the fifth year PCI Group has awarded scholarships.  Since 2014, nineteen awards, totaling $36,000, have been granted.