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, 2021, it is our honor to announce the 2021 recipients of the Brandon D. Harvin Memorial Scholarship.  Our recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship.  We are committed to praying for their success and look forward to the great things they will do for Christ.

Patrick & Dedra Harvin

Our 2021 recipient are:

Arrington Bookert

Arrington Bookert is a graduating senior at Ridge View High School in Columbia, SC. He is

the son of Tony and Bridget Bookert and is an active member of First Calvary Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. Arrington plans to further his education by pursuing a degree in Business Management from the University of South Carolina.

Arrington serves as the Youth Coordinator for the Waverly Community, which his church is a part of, which allows him to plan various church activities and community service projects. He is also involved in his school’s National Honors Society, National Beta Club, National Society of High School Scholars, and Ridge View Early College program.

Arrington plans to one day give back to his community by connecting underserved children and teens in South Carolina with internships, resources, and career opportunities that can help empower them as they pursue their passions.

Evani Harris

Evani Harris is a graduating senior at Lower Richland High School in Hopkins, SC. She is the daughter of Robert and Cheryl Harris and is an active member of Refuge Temple Church in Columbia, SC. Evani intends to further her education by pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in Early Childhood Development from Charleston Southern University, with plans to become a dentist.

Evani is active in her church’s youth choir, youth praise team, and Armor Bearers Young People’s Union. In school, she has been involved as a member of the cheerleading squad and student council, and she earned the General College Certificate in the Dual Enrollment Program with Midlands Technical College.

Evani wants to make a difference in the lives of youth by instilling them with a sense of joy, peace, and confidence, both through her dental career and continuing to volunteer with the Inspire mentoring program.

Grace Miller

Grace Miller is a rising sophomore at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. She is the daughter of Joseph Miller and is an active member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hopkins, SC. Grace is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education, with plans to become an educator for preschool and elementary school students.

Grace’s interest in teaching stemmed from volunteering each Sunday in her church’s nursery and seeing the impact she was able to have on each child. She has also been involved as a choreographer for her church’s praise dance and mime teams and a member of the youth ministry and youth choir. She is involved at UofSC as a founding member of the Black Capstone Caucus, member of Young Life Collegiate Ministry, and member of the Multicultural Assistance Peer Program.

As an early childhood educator, Grace wants to demonstrate God’s love to the students she encounters by encouraging, supporting, and mentoring them.

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