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Berry A. Claytor Scholarship ($5000) generously donated by Reginald Smith to African American Linguists for an African American student to study at Beijing Normal University.
Claytor Scholarship Recipient: Darius Melvin, BA, Johnson C. Smith University; MBA Wake Forest University
Melvin's initial response upon learning that he had won the scholarship.
As I mentioned to Dr. Wilberschied (AAL Scholarship Chair), I am honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Berry A. Claytor Scholarship. I can't explain how much this means to me, my family and my chinese professor (she was crying today in class because she was so happy).
Melvin's follow-up communication to AAL upon returning from China.
I hope everything is going great for you! First, I would like to thank you all for your contributions with the Berry A. Claytor Scholarship. China was a great experience for me that I'll never, ever forget! In fact, I want to go back in the near future.