Clemson gets $1 million gift for scholarships and professorship

May 2, 2013

Clemson University has received a $1 million donation for two endowments, one that will provide scholarships and another for an engineering professorship, named for Clemson alumnus Samuel Lewis Bell and his wife, Lucia.

Half of the money will establish the Samuel Lewis Bell and Lucia Beason Bell Memorial Scholarship Endowment that will award scholarships to undergraduate students from the Chester area. The gift is part of the university’s “The Will to Lead” capital campaign to raise $1 billion.

The other half of the money will create the Samuel Lewis Bell Distinguished Professorship, which will support an endowed position in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering that is part of the College of Engineering and Science. The professorship will focus specifically on the study of the interaction of light with electronic devices using photons and electrons, and will work with the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies.

Read the full article fromĀ GSA Business.