Rotary Club of Beaufort Awards Annual College Scholarships
Left to Right: Robert Bussa, President, Beaufort Rotary Club; Brianna Martinez, Battery
Creek High School; Abigail Chiaviello, Beaufort High School; Molly Smith, Beaufort
High School; Barney Forsythe, Beaufort Rotary Club, Larry Rowland, Beaufort Rotary
Club. Not pictured: Rachael Reineri, Beaufort Academy.
(Rotary Club of Beaufort photo by Amanda Burgin)
Four Beaufort area high school seniors each received a $1,500 scholarship grant through the
Lieutenant General George I. Forsythe Rotary Scholarship Program at the Rotary Club of
Beaufort’s June 2, 2021 luncheon meeting.
The four recipients, each nominated by their respective high schools were: Rachael Reineri,
Beaufort Academy; Brianna Martinez, Battery Creek High School; Abigail Chiaviello, Beaufort
High School; and Molly Smith, Beaufort High School.
Three recipients –Smith, Martinez, and Chiaviello – were introduced to the Beaufort Rotarians
and recognized with certificates. Reineri was not able to attend the event.
The Lieutenant General George I. Forsythe Scholarship is presented annually to graduating
seniors from Beaufort County high schools north of the Broad River in memory of Forsythe, a
member of the Beaufort Rotary from 1972, when he completed a distinguished 33-year military
career, until his passing in 1986. Certificates of recognition were presented to the recipients by
the Rotary’s scholarship chair, retired Brigadier General Barney Forsythe, son of the late George
Forsythe, and a Rotarian since 2006.
Rachael Reineri will attend the University of South Carolina; Brianna Martinez will attend Middle
Georgia State University; Abigail Chiaviello will attend Clemson University; and Molly Smith will
attend Lander University.