Amy Burton, a junior at Erskine College, is 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.
Burton is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in math and minors in physics and business administration.
A resident of Ware Shoals, Burton is a strong believer in community and campus involvement. She is in her third year as a color guard instructor at Abbeville High School and volunteers on the FFA Advisory Board of Ware Shoals High School. She also enjoys giving back to her community through Habitat for Humanity and volunteering with local Eagle Scout beautification projects on the Erskine campus.
Burton’s campus involvement includes working as a Student Life Assistant for the residence halls and tutoring groups of students from different mathematics classes through the Supplemental Instruction Program. Amy Burton serves as chair of the Erskine Entertainment Board and is a member of the Executive Student Leadership Team and the Student Retention Committee.
Her many honors at Erskine include Garnet Circle (top 25 students ranked by GPA, regardless of class), South Carolina Palmetto Fellow, Kincannon Award in physics, and the Roy S. Smith Scholarship for Mathematics.
After college, Burton plans to continue serving others while working to instill a passion for involvement in all those she comes in contact wherever her academic or career path may take her.