Liberty High Senior Receives 2024 SCAC Presidential Scholarship

The South Carolina Association of Counties (SCAC) awarded its 2024 Presidential Scholarship to Isaac Esuary of Liberty High School. 

Roy Costner (left) dressed in business attire stands beside scholarship winner Isaac Esuary, who wears a graduation cap and gown. Both smile into the camera. A high school gym is in the background.

SCAC President and Pickens County Council Vice Chairman Roy Costner III
awarded the SCAC Presidential Scholarship to Isaac Esuary of Liberty High School.

“The SCAC Scholarship program is another way our organization demonstrates its commitment to education and highlights the importance of collaboration with high schools throughout the state,” Costner said. “It is an honor to recognize future leaders, like Isaac, who excel academically and give back to their communities. On behalf of SCAC and Pickens County Council, I congratulate our 2024 Presidential Scholarship recipient and look forward to hearing about the lasting impact he will make in college and far into the future.”

Esuary is president of the Liberty High Interact Club, a member of the Beta Club, National Technical Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He also served as a Palmetto Boys State delegate.

In the community, he is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, where he achieved the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Esuary’s Eagle Scout Service Project was installing an 18-hole disc golf course at Liberty High. He also participated in a variety of volunteer projects with organizations throughout Pickens County including Meals on Wheels, Pickens County Behavioral Health Services Youth Board, Camp Creek Baptist Church youth group, the City of Liberty, Flat Rock Baptist Church Vacation Bible School, and Junior Leadership of Pickens County’s community garden project.

In addition to academic, service, and extracurricular activities, Esuary has worked as a computer technician intern with the School District of Pickens County’s Accountability and Technology Services since January 2023.

The SCAC Scholarship Program includes the Presidential Scholarship and four Board of Directors one-time scholarships for $5,000 each to graduating high school seniors who are residents of counties chosen by lot. The 2024 Board of Directors Scholarships were available to students in Clarendon, Kershaw, Laurens, and Marion counties.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must plan to attend a South Carolina college/university or two-year technical college in the fall.

SCAC’s Scholarship Selection Committee met in the spring to evaluate applicants for the awards. Students must submit an application and write an essay on their aspirations and goals. The selection is based on the essay, grades, school activities, and community involvement.