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, 2022, it is our honor to announce the 2022 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 2022 recipients are:

Jade Edwards

Jade Edwards is a graduating senior at Richland One Middle College in Columbia, SC. She is the daughter of Claudia Avery and is an active member of Zion Benevolent Baptist Church in Hopkins, SC. Jade plans to further her education by pursuing a degree in Biology from South Carolina State University.

Jade is a member of the Southern Strutt Performing Company, National Honor Society, and A.C. Flora Dance Company and has also served as a reporter for the Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA) as well as a volunteer for several community programs. Within her church, she serves in the media ministry, women’s ministry, and homeless outreach program.

As an aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon, Jade is passionate about impacting the world for Christ by educating others about the importance of expressing gratitude for our lives by taking care of our bodies and addressing health disparities in rural communities in South Carolina. Additionally, she plans to use her God-given gifts to help diversify the pool of thoracic surgeons in the United States, create a more comfortable and welcoming environment for Black patients, and mentor students of color who are entering the medical profession. 

Kortlyn Williams

Kortlyn Williams is a rising sophomore at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is the daughter of Tarra Miller and Darius Williams and is an active member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Hopkins, SC. 

Kortlyn successfully completed her freshman year at Coastal Carolina University, where she made the Dean’s List, was involved in the Women of Color (WOC) Organization, and was employed in CCU’s University Housing Department as well as off-campus while volunteering in her spare time. 

Kortlyn is passionate about impacting the world for Christ by living a life of fellowship and authenticity, where those around her can feel God’s love radiating from her without even having to ask. Likewise, she plans to exude this in her professional life by pursuing a career as a therapist, forensic interviewer, or a similar role that allows her to provide support for people as they navigate mental health issues, traumatic experiences, grief, or other difficult situations where they are in need of a safe space to process their experiences and receive love, support, and useful resources.

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