The Impact of an Education is Beyond Words: Career
Stephen Shuford's story is a poignant, personal one. After graduating from Clemson University with the help of a lottery scholarship, Shuford takes a job with KIYATEC, a cancer research firm in Greenville that works with Greenville Health System. Shuford is identified in the ad as a Cancer "scientist," but that word disappears and is replaced with cancer "survivor."
The Impact of an Education is Beyond Words: Geologist
Leslie Bruce, a geology student and LIFE scholarship recipient at the University of South Carolina, along with her professor Dr. David Barbeau invited the Lottery to chronicle their travels to a dig site in Utah. Through Bruce's eyes we feel the excitement of packing your bags, hiking trails and excavating in the desert before coming home to graduation. Today Bruce is studying for her master's in geology.
The Impact of an Education is Beyond Words: Grandmother
Barbara Wallace opens the screen door for her granddaughter, Tameeka, who has just learned of her acceptance to Midlands Technical College. The story line follows the grandmother as she watches Tameeka's progression through school and culminates with an emotional scene where Tameeka takes off her graduation cap and places it atop her grandmother's head.