Rising Senior Clayton Wright Named $1,500 Hercules Scholarship Recipient from Philander Smith College

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Student : Clayton Wright

Hometown : Memphis, TN

GPA : 3.71

Major / Classification : Political Science / Senior

Clayton Wright was named the Tom Joyner Foundation Hercules Scholar from Philander Smith College.

Clayton is studying political science at Philander Smith College. After earning his bachelors,he plans to attend law school where he will focus on contract, corporate and real estate law.

Mr. Wright is a great example of an Hercules Scholar on campus as he serves as a VP of finance for the SGA, secretary for the Greek Council, a member of the Black Male Initiative Advisory Council, and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.

The most influential people in Clayton’s life are his parents.  He says they “instilled a sense of excellence and work ethic ” in him.

He lives by the motto “the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”

Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White
Cherie S. White is Director of Digital Strategy for the Tom Joyner Foundation, a writer and editor.