Recognizing the importance an international education experience can have on one’s life, the U.S. Department of State tries to make it a reality for all students through the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship program, which enables Federal Pell Grant recipients “to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity.” Approximately one in three Clemson students who apply for the Gilman Scholarship are awarded funding between $3,000 and $5,000.
Tripp and Anne Jones have been tailgating in the same spot at Clemson long enough to watch a tree grow up alongside their children and grandchildren, but the length of time they have been a part of the Clemson family barely scratches the surface of their commitment to Clemson.
The Barker Scholars Endowment was established in 2013 to honor Clemson’s 14th president, James F. Barker. The endowment, which provides need-based scholarships for undergraduate students, has made a difference in the life of Jarrett Miller ’17 — a student who always had his heart set on Tigertown and fortunately, has not had to put his college plans on hold.
Two Clemson University forestry students were awarded scholarships from the South Carolina Forestry Foundation. This year’s recipients were William Epting, a junior from West Columbia, and Mike Duncan, a senior from Lexington.
Pittsburg native, Amanda Todd ’17, was packing up to head back south to begin her sophomore year at Clemson when her family received news that had the potential to impact her college career. Her father had been diagnosed with a significant brain tumor, which put the Todd family in a difficult financial situation. However, thanks to generous donors, Todd has been able to continue to grow and thrive at Clemson, all while making memories she’ll never forget.
Matt Doyle '16, a student from Connecticut, never dreamt of attending an out-of-state school. However, in 2012, Chuck '82 and Sue Fish made a commitment to establish an endowed fund, ultimately to provide engineering students from out-of-state with a great college experience. This commitment originated with the Chuck ’82 and Sue Fish Annual Engineering Scholarship, which they have been funding over a four-year period. Thanks to the couple's commitment, students like Matt Doyle can achieve goals they once thought weren’t possible.
Hubbell Lighting Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of industrial and residential lighting fixtures in North America, and the Hubbell Foundation have pledged $250,000 to Clemson University to establish the Hubbell Foundation Engineering Scholarship Endowment.
Dr. Sam ’76 and Beverly Stone reside in Chester, South Carolina — a small town where they proudly display their love for Clemson and are making an impact on the residents in many ways. In 2013, the Stones established the Dr. Sam and Beverly Stone Family Scholarship Endowment to provide Universitywide scholarships to residents of Chester, giving small-town students big futures.
In 2000, Steve ’65 and Ann McCrorey established an endowment in memory of their daughter, Maggi ’95, who passed away during her senior year at Clemson.This endowment benefits multiple students including freshman Jacob Wright who has been inspired to pay-it-forward.
Nicholas Hotzelt of Myrtle Beach was named as a recipient of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) scholarship along with eight other students across the nation.
David ’94 and Jade ’04 Poe are annual supporters of the Clemson Fund and IPTAY and have also included Clemson in their will. The couple is proud to say their blood runs orange, and they take pride in helping provide future Tigers with the same memorable experience they had as students.
While most college students follow a typical four-year plan that ends with a diploma on graduation day, Angela McKinney has put herself on track to earn a bachelor’s degree as a political science major and Spanish minor in just two-and-a-half years.
The Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism has announced the Lyceum Scholars Program, through which accepted freshman will receive an annual scholarship of $2,500 toward tuition, renewable for up to four years for a total of $10,000.
The Clemson University performing arts department presents its annual POPS concert at 5 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Charles K. Cheezem Education Center at Patrick Square. Tickets are $25 for seats at the tables under the tent and $10 for lawn seating.
Tencarva Machinery Company has established a memorial endowment to commemorate the life and legacy of Clay Bryan Thomas ’87.