Clinton students receive $3,000 in scholarships


Four students from Clinton College received $3,000 in scholarships from Family Trust at the college’s monthly lyceum at its Crawford Road campus.

Kambrin Fisher of Rockwell, N.C., and Danny Todd of Greenville, Ala., each received a one-time $1,000 Clinton Strong Scholarship. The scholarships were created to remember Clinton College students killed in a bus wreck last September. The scholarships acknowledge the grief and suffering Clinton students endured and the healing that followed.

“All the students stood together to face the challenges through the accident,” said Janis Pendleton, vice president Academic Affairs/Academic Dean. “They stood as a unit. They were Clinton strong.”

Fisher plans to graduate in 2018 with an associate degree in liberal arts, and pursue a school counselor degree from Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C.

Todd, plans to receive an associate degree in liberal arts in 2018, and pursue an engineering degree from Tuskegee University in Alabama.

Students Alma Gross of Charlotte and Tyshon McDuffie of Florence each received a $500 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship, which has been awarded by Family Trust since 2000.

Gross, a minister, plans to graduate in May with a degree in Biblical studies. McDuffie plans to graduate in May with an associate degree in science, and pursue a computer science degree from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

Pictured from left: Kambrin Fisher, Tyshon McDuffie, Alma Gross, Danny Todd, and Janis Pendleton.