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These scholarships are awarded to students based on their chosen majors or who have an interest in a specific field of study or career path.


Avery R. Harrington Endowed Scholarship in Health Science

This scholarship was endowed through a gift from Carolyn Beckennbaugh Harrington and an estate gift from Avery R. Harrington. It is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with financial need who have demonstrated interest in majoring in one of the various fields of Health Science.

Barker Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

This 1972 gift of Julian Barker and Hazel Barker Parker, both Class of 1928, in memory of their parents, Perry M. and Lola Rosenberger Barker, is given to students with interest and aptitude in English, history, education, or geology who are from Boone County, Indiana; then, from the Indiana counties of Hamilton, Hendricks, Montgomery, Clifton and Howard. Recipients must be members of a church and must reside in College housing.

Beth Hall Davis Memorial Scholarship

Forrest and Marjorie Davis established this scholarship in memory of their daughter, who died during her first year at Earlham in 1982. The income from this fund aids undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in social service.

Carleton B. and Olive M. Edwards Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1975 in honor of Carleton B. Edwards, Class of 1915, and former member of the Earlham Board of Trustees and the Earlham Foundation, this fund provides four-year scholarships for students who have demonstrated an interest in the natural sciences and who intend to pursue a chemistry major. Recipients are chosen by the Chemistry Department.

Carolyn Beckennbaugh Harrington Endowed Scholarship In Arts and Humanities

This scholarship was endowed through a gift from Carolyn Beckennbaugh Harrington and an estate gift from Avery R. Harrington. It is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with financial need who have demonstrated interest in majoring in the Fine Arts or the field of Creative Writing.

Carrolle and Millard Markle Biology Award Endowment Fund

This award is given to a junior or senior who has done outstanding work in biology.  Both Carrolle and her husband Millard were professors emeriti of biology.  Millard was also a graduate - class of 1910.  This award was established in 1976 with a $500 gift from Carrolle.

Charles and Lovina O'Neal Pre-Theology Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1966 with a gift from an anonymous donor, the scholarship is for a student whose life, concern and ability to show serious interest and promise for religious service and study.  The student should be preparing for the gospel minitstry or full-time missionary work.  Priority given to Biblical students.

Charles Dair Aring & Mary Shroder Aring Endowed Scholarship

Dair '59 and David Rausch created this scholarship in 2011 to honor Dair's parents. Mary Shroder Aring and Charles Dair Aring worked as a team to provide patients with respectful and empathetic medical care.  Charles believed that all physicians need to be well-rounded physically, emotionally and culturally and spiritually.  This scholarship is awarded to Bonner Scholars thru the Bonner Endowed Scholarship.  The Rausch's hoped that it might especially go to a student with an interest in the field of medicine.

Charles E. Merrill Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1965 by the Charles E. Merrill Trust and the Ford Foundation, this fund provides scholarships for juniors and seniors majoring in economics and/or politics, particularly those who show serious interest in entering careers in public service or business.

Charles Willhide Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created through a 1992 bequest from Charles Willhide to help deserving young men students who are studying to be teachers in science or mechanics.  He wanted to help students receive the education that he never had to the opportunity to get.

Clara and Elizabeth Comstock Endowed Scholarship Fund

Clara Comstock, class of 1920, was the professor of Women's Physical Education and Dean of Women.  Elizabeth was an instructor of art. The recipient of this award should be particularly interested in art or physical education.

Cliff Dummett Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Cliff Dummett Endowed Scholarship was established in 2006 by the class of 1965, friends and family in his memory after Cliff's death from a brain cancer.  His wife Dorothy endowed the scholarship in 2013. It is the preference of the donor, Dorothy Maynard Dummett, student recipients be considered in the following preferential order: a worthy and deserving African American student, a premed/dental student, or if it is not possible to award based on any of the above listed criteria, to any student with demonstrated financial need.

David and Carolyn Matthews Endowed Scholarship

This scholarships was established in 2000 by a gift from David '65 and Carolyn Matthews to support students majoring in the physical or biological sciences.

Dorothy and Lemoine Overman Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2008 by John Overman and Larry Overman ('65) to honor their parents, whose zest for life, humor, love of family, sense of integrity, and respect for knowledge were profound influences on their lives.  It is given to an outstanding chemistry student in their sophomore, junior or senior year.

Dorothy C. Trayer Music Endowed Scholarship

Raymond Trayer established this fund in 1974 in memory of his wife Dorothy C. Trayer to commemorate her love of music.  Dorothy occasionally taught music courses at Earlham.  The scholarship is awarded to students in good standing who are pursuing vocal or instrumental study

Earl Schwyhart Endowed Scholarship Fund

F. Keith Schwyhart, class of 1948, started this scholarship in 1958 in memory of his brother Earl, '42.  It is awarded to upperclass students planning to teach.

Edgar Allen and Laura Hoover Menk Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in 1975 with a bequest from Laura Menk.  It is designated for students from Richmond High School who intend to major or minor in foreign language.  Other selection criteria include moral character, aptitude and financial need.

Edward H. Cox Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1987 from the estate of Jane B. Cox, this fund is named for her husband, a 1914 graduate and a former professor of chemistry at Earlham, and is in memory of Wendell M. Stanley '26. This scholarship provides assistance for juniors and seniors majoring in biology or chemistry.

Elizabeth Caldwell Moore Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1984 with a gift from Clyde T. Caldwell, this scholarship is awarded to pre-medical students.

Elizabeth Rush Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund established in 1969 provides scholarships for students training for the ministry.

Gerald and Arzella Mills Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1994 with a gift from Gerald '49 and Arzella '52 (deceased in 2003) Mills.  Recipients must be pursuing a degree in management.

Gerald Beiser Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in the fall of 1952 in memory of Gerald Beiser, Class of 1902, through a leadership gift from Champion International Inc. and memorial gifts from family and friends, this scholarship is awarded to management students with financial need.

Global Leadership Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by the class of 1971 after the events of 9/11 with the goal of endowing scholarships for PAGS students or international students.

Guthrie H. Wisener MD Endowed Scholarship Fund

A 1963 gift from Kathryn Wisener, former faculty member, in memory of her husband, provides a scholarship for a pre-medical student on the basis of scholarship and need.

Hilton and Joyce Johnson Endowed Scholarship

Joyce and Hilton, both class of '56, appreciated the Quaker education and values given to them by their parents and through their affiliation with Westtown and Earlham. This scholarship was made possible through the generosity of Joyce Johnson and recognizes both her own and her husband Hilton Johnson's heartfelt commitment to Earlham and his passion and life-long career dedicated to science education and exploration. The W. Hilton and Joyce W. Johnson Endowed Scholarship for the Natural Sciences is to be awarded annually to students with demonstrated financial need and who are majoring within the Natural Sciences Division.

J. Merrill Coffin and Maude Osborne Coffin End. Scholarship

Established in 1997 with a gift from John O. Coffin and his sister D. Jane Coffin Sowash in memory of their parents, this scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need and maintain a 3.0 grade point average and are majoring in Education, Management or Liberal Arts.

J.W. Polk Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was started with a $5000 gift from J Whittington Polk '30 in 1965.  It was intended for loans to needy students but as of 1969, it became an endowed scholarship.  Because the loan fund had not been widely used, the donor agreed a scholarship would be more useful.  The scholarship is given to students who are majoring in Economics.  The fund is now awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

James Mills Memorial Endowed Travel Fund

This fund was established in 1995 in memory of James Mills '79 by his parents, Robert and Carol Mills.  The scholarships supports travel expenses for students with financial need participating in Earlham's off-campus programs that have a focus on biology.  Preference is given to students majoring in biology.

Jonathan Duvick Scholarship Fund

The Duvick Scholarship was created with a gift by Jon's parents, Donald and Selma Duvick, in recognition of his and his family's strong attachment to Earlham College.  Jon Duvick '76 was a biology major.  It is awarded to an Earlham College student who is in the sciences and has demonstrated financial need.

Joseph B. Rounds Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1991 by Joseph B. Rounds '30, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student on the basis of need and merit, with preference given to a student expressing interest in a career in library science.

Joseph J. Kleiner Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1976 by an anonymous alumnus, this gift honors the inventor of medical instruments and is given to pre-medical or biology students.

Kathryn Langer Lerch Memorial Endowed Scholarship

A 1981 bequest from Florence Langer created this scholarship in memory of her daughter, a member of the Class of 1948.  Recipient must be an art student.

Leonard Weyl National Alumni Endowed Scholarship

Wife Nancy Weyl, friends and colleagues established this endowed scholarship in 1988 in honor of Leonard Weyl '42. It is awarded to deserving students to further their education in the medical and related scientific fields.

Lucy Moore Grave Marine Biology Endowed Award Fund

This award is presented to an Earlham junior or senior for the study of marine biology.

Owen and Fran Crisman Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Owen and Fran Crisman Endowed Scholarship was created with a gift from Fran Crisman and her daughter, Marcia Solomon, EC class of '65.  The scholarship is awarded to junior or senior social or life science majors with high academic achievement.

Pat & Jerry Mische Family Peace Studies Scholarship

The scholarship recipient should be a current junior Peace and Global Studies major who has demonstrated academic excellence and achievement in their field and has proven their commitment through engagement in peace, justice and ecological activities.  The recipeint should show future promise in the field, including in post-graduation plans to foster peace, justice, and ecological integrity.

Peter Birge '74 Endowed Scholarship

Peter Birge '74 Endowed Scholarship, established in 2012 by his parents, is to be awarded annually to an Earlham College student with demonstrated financial need. The Birges wanted to honor Peter's memory by creating a scholarship for students who share Peter's enthusiasm for assisting the disadvantaged, epsecially by working to provide the economic and/or legal means believe to be necessary for an equal place in society. Logical majors for the scholarship would be Political Science, Public Policy and or Pre Law.

Peter Durbrow Art Scholarship Fund

A 1974 gift from George and Mary Cook Durbrow '46 in memory of their son provides scholarship assistance for students who are seriously pursuing an art career.

Reade M. Beard Scholarship Fund

Louise Beard created the scholarship with a gift in memory of her husband, Reade M. Beard, class of 1934.  Reade followed his older sister to Earlham from Williamsburg, Indiana.  During his two years of study he developed a love of music that continued through his life.  The scholarship is awarded annually to music major with demonstrated financial need.

Richard H. and Margaret Stockdale McCoy Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1993 by Richard `29 (deceased in 2000) and Margaret McCoy, this scholarship is awarded to an incoming student with strong academic credentials, a notable record of achievement in high school activities and financial need.

Robert R. Boatman Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Fine Arts

Robert Boatman, class of 1972, established this scholarship in 2010 through his estate.  It is awarded to a student majoring in fine arts.

S. David Levy Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is to be awarded to a declared English major going into his/her junior year and to be held for their last 2 years of college (as long as student remains English major).  The scholarship was created in Levy's memory by his friends and family in 2004.

S. Francis Nicholson Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was created in 1971 by Francis Nicholson.  It is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

S. Francis Nicholson Endowed Scholarship in Economics

Established in 2000 by Anthony Hitschler in honor of S. Francis Nicholson's (Class of 1921) 100th birthday, this scholarship is awarded to students majoring in economics.

The E. Merrill Root Endowed Scholarship

Started in 2000 with a gift from Mary S Myers ’58, this scholarship is to preserve the memory of E. Merrill Root, former Earlham English professor, and to acknowledge the profound influence that Professor Root had on Mary and the many Earlham students he touched over his 40 years at EC. It is awarded to student who has financial need, is a Humanities major, who demonstrates competence in the use of the English language to enrich and inform one’s life and who exhibits a commitment to Quaker values and concerns.

The Malcolm Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student who has completed one year at Earlham and is majoring in biology, chemistry, physics or geology and has shown promise of achievement in their fields and who demonstrates financial need.

Verne F. Swaim Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This award is presented to an undergraduate who shows strong competence in physics, achievement of individual potential, and dedication to the field of physics as a career choice.

Watseka Friends Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 1981 by the Trustees of Watseka, IL Friends Church. It is awarded to first year student(s) with demonstrated financial need who express interest in Christian vocation, including ministry, religious education, music or missionary work. 

William C. Dennis Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1994 with gifts from alumni, friends and family, this endowed scholarship honors William Cullen Dennis, a 1896 Earlham graduate and the school's sixth president (1929-46). The scholarship is given to a junior or senior who is pursuing study in international affairs or who has shown an interest in pursuing a legal career.

William Harvey Bio-Medical and Health Careers Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in honor of Bill Harvey's more than 30 years of teaching and service to Earlham.  Colleagues, friends and former students created this permanently endowed scholarship to recognize his retirement in 2004.  The scholarship is awarded to an eligible junior who is committed to any of a wide range of careers in the biomedical or health fields.

William Hugh Headlee Endowed Scholarship Fund

This endowed scholarship for junior and/or senior pre-medical, pre-public health or paramedical students was established in 1993 by a gift from Dr. William Hugh '29 and Gabrielle Mills Headlee in memory of his parents, Walter Clarence and Nellie Adams Headlee.

William K. Stephenson Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2013 by the generosity of  Jerry '63 and Jannie Miller '65 Dusseau (both biology majors) and recognizes Bill Stephenson's heartfelt commitment to Earlham and the passion he shared with his students for biology and life-long learning. It is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and who are majoring in biology, biochemistry, or environmental science (in preferential order). If there is no qualified student in any of these three areas, the scholarship may be awarded to students based on demonstrated need in any of the other disciplines within the Natural Sciences Division.

William Toms Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

This 1969 bequest from Margaret E. Toms in memory of her son is awarded annually to students of good character, initiative and high academic achievement. First consideration is given to students interested in the professions of teaching and nursing. Preference is given to residents of Hancock County, Indiana, particularly Blue River Township.

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