Nancy E. Derminer Scholarship Established At Limestone University

Charles Wyatt

A recent gift from the estate of an alumna and former faculty member has endowed a scholarship that will benefit deserving Limestone University students for decades to come.

A 1945 graduate of Limestone, Nancy Eugina Derminer also served as a faculty member for 18 years before retiring in 1984. Residing in Gaffney, she passed away in July of 2018 at the age of 96.

Through an estate gift of $87,000, an endowed scholarship has been established in Derminer’s memory. Based on her wishes, Business Administration majors from the state of South Carolina will be eligible for scholarship consideration.

Nancy E. Derminer Scholarship Established At Limestone University
Nancy Derminer’s nephew Jim Hudson (center) and his wife recently presented the estate gift to Limestone University President Dr. Darrell Parker (left) to establish a scholarship in her memory. (Limestone University photo)

After graduating from Limestone, Derminer earned her Master’s degree in 1950 at the University of North Carolina, and she started her teaching career in Allendale, SC. She volunteered at the Veteran’s Affairs Office and the American Red Cross and was a member of Limestone Presbyterian Church in Gaffney. Known for her love of the beach, extensive traveling, and snow skiing – which she learned when she was in her 60’s – Derminer was an accomplished violinist and served as a First Violinist for several symphony orchestras. She taught piano lessons and also played hand bells.

The gift of an endowed scholarship provides Limestone with a perpetual asset from which students can receive support. An endowed scholarship is a permanent fund in which the principal always remains intact and invested. Scholarships are awarded from the allocated income earned on the principal investment. The Nancy E. Derminer Scholarship will be awarded to a worthy student according to Limestone’s financial aid policies and approval of the Limestone University scholarship committee.

“Nancy supported Limestone in so many ways, and we are genuinely appreciative of all of her generosity over the years,” said Limestone President Dr. Darrell Parker. “This new scholarship adds to her history of philanthropy and will provide the recipients with opportunities to further their education and to make positive impacts on society because of this charitable gift. On behalf of Limestone and our students, I would like to express our appreciation to Nancy and her estate for establishing this endowed scholarship fund.”

For more information about how to provide scholarships to Limestone University students, call the Office of Institutional Advancement at (864) 488-4602.