USC Aiken announced a new scholarship program made possible through Floyd & Green Fine Jewelers at the jeweler's annual event, “A Night of Giving Back.”

This event allows customers to shop and for every purchase of $100 or more, the jeweler donates 10 percent to the customer's local charity of choice.

“We were really excited that we could announce our commitment to USC Aiken at our 20th Anniversary Night of Giving Back event,” said Tom Williams, co-owner of Floyd & Green Jewelers. “It made the event even more of a celebration.”

In 2011, Floyd & Green donated more than $16,000 to more than 90 charities. This year, the store added a USCA scholarship and a 10-year commitment to the school to its list of charitable gifts.

“We hope this scholarship will make a real difference in the future of this community,” said Williams. “This is just another way we can continue the Floyd & Green tradition of giving back.”

The Floyd & Green Scholarship will be awarded to a high school graduate in Aiken County with a B average or higher. Students eligible may be in public or private high schools or home schooled.

This scholarship will follow a student throughout their college career, and, as the years progress, Floyd & Green will add other students they are funding until they have four students during each school year.

Editor's note: In a previous version of this story, Floyd and Green co-owner Steve Floyd was misidentified in a photo caption. The Aiken Standard regrets the error.