Pearl Fryar’s Garden awards scholarships to CCTC students

Friends of Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden have generously supported the Central Carolina Technical College Foundation Scholarship Program since 2008. Scholarship awards are designated for two Lee County students, with a preference given to one student from Lee Central High School and one student from Robert E. Lee Academy.  This year’s recipients are Jesus Diaz who is enrolled in CCTC’s Welding program and Cody Watson who is entering the college’s Natural Resources Management program.

Central Carolina Technical College Foundation operates exclusively for charitable educational purposes as a 501(c)3 organization. Generous support from many benefactors provides funding for scholarships that are awarded to CCTC students through the Foundation Scholarship Program. Benefactors include individuals, companies, clubs and organizations. Scholarships may be undesignated or the donor may designate certain criteria for the award.

(Left to right)
Ruby Gibbs, Vice Chair CCTC Foundation; Maria Watson, Robert E. Lee Academy; Dr. Michael Mikota, CCTC President; Cody Watson, Scholarship Recipient from Robert E. Lee Academy; Pearl Fryar; Jesus Diaz, Scholarship Recipient from Lee Central High School; Meree McAlister, CCTC Foundation Executive Director; Dr. Kuterah Donald, Lee County School District; Rev. Jerome McCray, Friends of Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden President.

Central Carolina Technical College is a comprehensive, public, two-year institution of higher education that is dedicated to fostering a positive environment of teaching and learning for faculty, staff and students. The college serves primarily the region of Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee and Sumter counties in South Carolina and confers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. Central Carolina Technical College students have a wide array of programs and services from which to choose. Our online programming and cooperative agreements with other colleges and universities provide students with exceptional opportunities coupled with our more traditional learning opportunities. Learn more: