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Clinton College receives portion of $42 million investment by Biden administration

March 03, 2021

Clinton College included in $42 million investment by Biden administration

Funds will establish distance learning for rural counties

In keeping with its tradition to provide quality education for everyone, Clinton College has been awarded nearly half a million dollars from the United States Department of Agriculture to expand educational opportunities to 12 rural counties in South Carolina. The investment of $499,950 will connect Clinton College with libraries, churches, and adult learning centers.

Clinton College was the only higher-ed institution in the Carolinas to receive funding, which will help provide workforce-focused certificates and college degree programs to adult learners. In addition, North Carolina Central University School of Law will provide pre-law courses and free virtual legal clinics, which provide interactive on civil and criminal law. 

“This Rural Development investment will be big as it will expand the reach of Clinton College to areas that need access to higher education and training,” said Adrian Scott, Vice President of Institutional Advancement. “The funding is pivotal as we grow to have a larger impact in the community and create access to education for all.”

Clinton College is one of numerous educational and health care institutions across the country to receive grants as part of USDA’s $42.3 million investment in distance learning and telemedicine infrastructure to improve education and health care in rural areas.