A Note From Brandon’s Parents:

While nothing can change May 9, 2016, we have chosen to honor Brandon and his desire to help others move forward in their lives through the Brandon D. Harvin Memorial Scholarship Fund.  A ministry of It’s Time Ministries, the fund provides scholarships to youth who have demonstrated through means beyond mere academic achievement an enormous potential to make an impact for Christ upon the world.

On today, May 9, 2020, it is our honor to announce the 2020 recipient of the Brandon D. Harvin Memorial Scholarship.  Our recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  We are committed to praying for his success and look forward to the great things he will do for Christ.

Patrick & Dedra Harvin

Our 2020 recipient is:

Melvin F. Archie, Jr. is a graduating senior at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, SC. He is the son of Melvin Sr. and Shannon Archie and is an active member of Red Hill Baptist Church in Hopkins, SC. Melvin intends to further his education by pursing a degree in mathematics with a focus on secondary education, with plans to become a high school mathematics teacher.

Melvin is active in his church’s youth ministry and works as a teacher’s assistant with the Congaree Complex Community Development Center’s Summer Camp Program, where he helps students gain knowledge and confidence by fostering a positive learning environment. Additionally, he is a three-varsity sport athlete, member of the National Honor Society and Beta Club, participant in the University of South Carolina’s Upward Bound program, and recipient of the Columbia Urban League Young & Gifted Award. He has also maintained Richland One Academic All-Star status and is a part of the barbering program at Heyward Career & Technology Center.

Melvin views education as an opportunity to motivate others, give back to his community, and allow people to see Christ’s light as it shines through him. He has seen the profound impact education can have on others’ lives, even through actions as simple as helping his peers understand their math assignments, and he wants to continue to use it to impact the world for Christ.

Please help us assist more students by making a donation to the scholarship fund by CLICKING HERE.