Daisy D. Johnson Foundation to assist SC State students

Friday, August 15, 2008


Daisy Dunn FoundationThe Daisy Dunn Johnson Foundation recently presented a $5,000 check to SC State University to establish a scholarship fund. The late Mrs. Daisy Dunn Johnson was one of SC State’s first Directors of Career Services. Mrs. Helen A Corbett-Brandyburg is a proud 1974 -75 SC State graduate that is making this scholarship a reality.

“I am very passionate about the Daisy Dunn Johnson Foundation Fund,” stated Mrs. Brandyburg. “This should be used as a vehicle to reach students and alumni, so that they can also give back to our alma mater, she added.

The purpose of the Daisy Dunn Johnson Foundation is to promote improvements in the quality of life through the promotion of assistance and support of charitable, educational, recreational, literacy, religious, scientific and research activities throughout the Southeastern United States.

The vision for the Daisy Dunn Johnson Foundation began following Mrs. Johnson’s retirement in May 1984. In early 1986, the Daisy Dunn Johnson Foundation became a 501 © (3) non-profit organization. The first donation of $1000 was made in March 1986, to the endowed chair for the School of Business at SC State. On May 11, 2006, Mrs. Johnson passed away having fulfilled her ultimate dream. After helping to enrich lives for more than two decades, this year will conclude funding provided by the Daisy Dunn Johnson Foundation.

In order to be eligible for this scholarship/ support fund a student must meet the following requirements:
1. The recipient must be a member of the Pre- Alumni Council Association and a current member of the Career Development Center.
2. The recipient must be enrolled at SC State University and have the academic classification of junior or senior with a minimum 3.0 GPA that should not drop below 2.5.
3. The recipient must have an unmet financial need not provided from other sources.

The Daisy Dunn Johnson scholarship will be available during August 2008-2009 through August 2009-2010 school terms.

“On behalf of the Career Center, I would like to thank Mrs. Helen A Corbett-Brandyburg and the members of the Daisy Dunn Johnson Foundation for honoring the service and contributions of Mrs. Daisy Dunn Johnson, and supporting our students with this scholarship,” stated Mr. Joseph Thomas, Interim Director for the Career Center.