Nationwide Tour Host Organization Helps Local Students go to College

Nationwide Tour Host Organization Helps Local Students go to College

Charleston, SC (May 24, 2011) — Twenty-five area high school seniors are now one step closer to their college dreams, thanks to the Student Transportation of America Education Foundation (STAEF). The Foundation, a key host organization for the season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, recently announced that it has awarded cash scholarships of $1,000 each to students from nine high schools across the Greater Charleston Area. Recipients were selected based on merits of leadership and dedication to their communities, and who are choosing to attend a college or university in South Carolina. In recognition of these achievements, an awards luncheon will be held at the Daniel Island Club on June 10th for the recipients and their parents. Over the past two years, STAEF has raised over $200,000 and awarded nearly 100 scholarships in the communities it serves.

Bishop England High School

Ryan P. Tucker

Lauren E. Roche

Christina C. Grady

Jacklyn R. Pearson

Hanahan High School

Tyler R. Clem

Kaylen S. Mack

Taylor Y. Foore

Summerville High School

Melissa J. Brewer

Sarah A. Brady

Marissa Lynn Pollanen

Kassandra M. Solano

Wando High School

Anderson R. Wiksell

Suzanna M. Kutcher

Allison B. Chisolm

Alexander C. Gex

Academic Magnet High School

Troy Alan McLeod, Jr.

Fort Dorchester High School

Shawn J. Meree

Trinh Mai Chu

North Charleston High School

Triston B. Wilson

Aleena R. Feaster

Burke High School

Samone M. Wright

Melissa M. Henderson

West Ashley High School

Britney R. Sandefur

Michael T. Gaines

Courtenay I. Polite

About Student Transportation

Created in 2003, STAEF is the philanthropic arm of Student Transportation of America, Inc. (STA), the third-largest and most progressive school transportation provider in the country. The Foundation is a public charity that focuses the experience of the company and the talents of more than 7,500 employees on local fundraising and advancing the educational opportunities available to the more than 500,000 students it safely transports daily. The cornerstone of STAEF’s fundraising efforts is the Foundation’s partnership with the PGA TOUR’s season-ending Nationwide Tour Championship at Daniel Island, held in October. For more information about the STA Education Foundation, please visit