By Brandi Wylie ’24, Student Intern
Deuce Miller ’26 is the oldest of three children, and receiving Wofford College’s 2022 Richardson Family Scholarship has allowed him to show his younger sisters the value of hard work.
Miller’s family recently moved to Greenville, South Carolina, from Atlanta, Georgia. His parents are glad to have him close to home and the recipient of a scholarships that will help him start his future on stable financial footing.
“My parents were so relieved for me,” says Miller, a physics major. “They know what it’s like to have debt looming over you while in school, so they were thankful I could enjoy college and the resources at Wofford without the financial stress.”
The Richardson Family Scholarship provides its recipients with full tuition, a laptop, summer internships, an opportunity for overseas travel and an Interim travel experience.
Miller is already involved in numerous organizations on campus, including swimming and Campus Outreach. He looks forward to studying abroad and participating in internship opportunities.
“Study abroad and internships are things I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do if I wasn’t the Richardson Scholar,” Miller says. “I can’t even fully appreciate what it means right now, but I know that they will prove to be very important.”
Miller says he has always wanted to study abroad, but never thought he would get the opportunity. Although he is unsure of whether he wants to embark on an Interim trip or study abroad for a semester, he knows that he will spend some time exploring other cultures during his Wofford career.
Not only has the scholarship opened doors to the many opportunities that Wofford has to offer, but it opened the door to Wofford itself for Miller.
“I don’t know what college I’d be at right now if not for the Richardson Scholarship, but it wouldn’t be Wofford,” Miller says.
Other current Richardson Scholars include Jackson Barton ’23, a Chinese and environmental studies double major from Lexington, North Carolina; Alec Schrader ’24, a biology and finance double major from Fredonia, New York; and Hope Moreno ’25, a biology major from Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Miller says that he enjoys knowing that these upperclassmen are on campus and can serve as role models for him as he navigates his first semester at Wofford.