Florence announces memorial scholarship for Sgt. Terrence Carraway
FLORENCE, S.C. -- Florence Police Department Thursday announced the Sgt. Terrence Carraway Memorial Scholarship to honor the veteran law enforcement officer was killed in an ambush attack in Vintage Place Subdivision Oct. 3.
Carraway and three other city officers were responding to back up a group of Florence County Sheriff’s deputies who were attempting to serve a search warrant at a residence when they came under fire from that residence.
Florence County Sheriff’s investigator Farrah Turner was wounded in the attack and died of her injuries Oct. 22.
“The scholarship was established in January of 2019 to honor the life of Sergeant Carraway and continue his passion for the advancement of youth in the Florence and Darlington communities,” Lt. Mike Brandt wrote in a release on the scholarship.
The needs-based scholarship will be awarded annually to one recipient from either Florence or Darlington County public schools. The recipient must be either a citizen or a legal resident of the United States, according to the release.
“The applicant must be a high school senior and meet all high school requirements to graduate or have GED equivalent and demonstrate plans to attend an institution of higher learning, which may be a two year or a four year college or vocational school,” according to the release. “The applicant must submit a completed application, submit a 500 word essay on the topic provided on the application and provide a current high school transcript and ACT/SAT scores.”
Candidates will be approved based on an assessment of the applications and the deadline to apply is May 24.
“The Sergeant Terrence Carraway Memorial Scholarship is funded by the Florence Police Fund. The Florence Police Fund committee does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, handicap, or national ethnic origin,” according to the release.