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ERIC Number: EJ889857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun-24
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5411
Funding the Forgotten
Stuart, Reginald
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, v27 n10 p17-23 Jun 2010
This article discusses the effort of U.S. Rep. James Clyburn to help historically overlooked constituents and disadvantaged students get to go to college through his annual Rudolph Canzater Memorial Golf Classic. Elected to Congress in 1992 after a nearly 20-year stint as an appointed state official, he worked his way through the Democratic Party ranks to become House majority whip in November 2006. Clyburn has fought for the historically marginalized since his college days. Today, their fight is for equitable funding. Clyburn reflected on the impact of the tournament on these disadvantaged students and concluded that now it's a big economic engine for the whole area and it includes a free health fair for residents of his district. Clyburn honors more than 100 winners of a $1,000 Canzater Scholarship to college students from his congressional district. Each Canzater recipient also gets a new Dell laptop and a Microsoft software package.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina