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These scholarships are awarded to students from specific states, regions or countries.


Alice McCaffery Rariden Endowed Scholarship

A 1983 bequest from this 1920 alumna provides fine arts honors scholarships, with preference given to students from Cambridge City or Wayne County, Indiana.

Alvin and Harriet Ohlrogge Family Scholarship

This scholarship for international students was established in 2004 with gifts from the estate of Alvin and Harriet Ohlrogge and with gifts from their children.  The Ohlrogges dedicated much of their lives to increasing international understanding and helping students and visitors from other countries.

Andrew Finley Scott Endowed Scholarship

A 1977 bequest from Martha Scott '13 provides a scholarship in memory of her brother, Andrew '11. Priority is given to students from Wayne County, Indiana.

Benjamin G. and Jane Norton Endowed Scholarship Fund

Benjamin G. Norton, Class of 1961, and his wife, Jane Norton of Lorain, Ohio, established this scholarship in 1996, in honor of his 35th College reunion.  The recipient must be an economics or management major.  Preference is given to students from Lorain or the state of Ohio.

Christine Clem Enslein Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2011 by Christine Clem Enslein, class of 1979 and her husband John to help economically disadvantaged students from Indiana attend Earlham College. Christine Clem Enslein grew up in LaPorte, Indiana, and needed scholarship funds to attend Earlham College. She wants to assist similarly situated students attend Earlham College.

David K. Kenworthy Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1956 by the family, friends and teachers of David Kenworthy '59 who died in his sophomore year.  This award is given to male students who show ability and motivation to do above-average work in their studies, participate in extracurricular activities and demonstrate effective leadership in College and community affairs.  Preference is given to Midwestern, Quaker students.

Edith Moore Easterling Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1948 by Thomas Easterling, Class of 1909, in honor of his wife, this scholarship is available to first-year women graduating from Richmond High School.  The award is given based on integrity, personality and Christian character.

Eldon '52 and Gloria Kronewitter Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2011 by Eldon and Gloria Kronewitter and Eldon's friend, Robert Lewis. It is awarded to a student with financial need who is a resident of either St. Joseph or Elkhart counties in Indiana or, if that is not possible, either a Quaker or the descendant of a Quaker or the descendant of an Earlham College graduate. If that criteria cannot be filled, preference shall be given to a student from Indiana, rural eastern Illinois or rural western Ohio.

Emile Baker Endowed Scholarship Fund

Created in 1986 with a bequest by Emile Baker, this scholarship defrays the expenses or tuition of a student from Denmark.  If there are no eligible students, it is awarded to any other student with financial need.

Emmett J. and Irma P. Mendenhall Endowed Scholarship Fund

A 1975 bequest from these donors provides a scholarship for a single student with strong academics from Indiana living in Washington Township, Clay Township or any place in Hamilton County.  If there are no qualified applicants from Hamilton County, the award may be given to any academically worthy single student.

Esther Balderston Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1967 by Catherine Jones Gaskill in memory of her mother, who had a keen interest in the exchange of Japanese and American students. The fund provides scholarships for Japanese students.

Fell-Dunn Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1969 by Moses F. Dunn of Bedford, Indiana.  This scholarship is awarded to a Lawrence County student but can be awarded to other students with need if the first criteria cannot be filled.

Florence Long Endowed Scholarship Fund

Former mathematics professor (1914-59) and Earlham graduate Florence Long `13 established this general scholarship in 1977 for students from Kosciusko and Whitley counties in Indiana, elsewhere in Indiana or Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky or Illinois.

Francis W. and Florence G. Dunn Endowed Scholarship

The Dunns (both deceased) started this scholarship in 1961.  The income from this fund provides scholarships for sophomore, junior or senior students.  Recipients are chosen on the basis of demonstrated financial need, strong records of scholastic achievement and personal traits which offer promise of service to others.  Some preference is accorded to applicants from Indiana.

Grace K Maring Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 1928 with a bequest from Grace K. Maring.  Her trust is held in Muncie, Indiana and is divided equally for scholarships to Earlham and DePauw.  Recipients must be from Indiana and have financial need.  Preference is given to students from Delaware County.

Hawkins International Student Endowed Scholarship

Awarded annually to Earlham College international students with demonstrated financial need with preference to students coming from countries where war, racism or religious/ethnic intolerance continue to remain a challenge to sustainable development and societal harmony. The donors wish that the recipients see the biographies of the honorees, Julian Neil Hawkins and Kazue Fukuda.

Hoai Nam Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Hoai Nam Endowed Scholarship was established in 2009 by Marjorie Nelson, class of 1960.  The scholarship is in memory of Dr. Dinh Quang Chinh, also known as Hoai Nam.  Marjorie met Hoai Nam in 1968 in Vietnam when she was a prisoner of war in Vietnam.  Marjorie sent correspondence to Nam's wife with no reply until 2008.  Marjorie was able to find Nam's wife and meet his family and learned that  that Nam had not survived the war.  The scholarship was created to honor his memory by enabling a Vietnamese student to study at Earlham.

Joe E. Elmore Endowed Scholarship

This endowment established by Richard and Novella Johnson in 1985 honors a former Earlham provost and dean of the faculty.  Only students outside of Indiana or contiguous states are eligible.

Joe Hedrick Endowed Scholarship

The Joe Hedrick Endowed Scholarship was created in 2011 to support students (preference to Economics majors from Indiana and Ohio) with financial need. Joe, EC class of 1974, grew up in small town rural Southwestern Ohio. Between jobs, student loans, and scholarship funds, he financed his Earlham education on his own. Were it not for the college's generous financial aid, he would not have been able to attend Earlham. Among the fondest memories of his time at Earlham was taking part in the foreign study program in Edinburgh, Scotland. Before Joe decided to attend Earlham, his father told him that he would be morally obligated to repay the scholarship funds he received. It is Joe's wish that recipients of this scholarship give back to the Earlham community by contributing generously throughout their careers.

John and Laura Besselman Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship created from the John H. and Laura E. Besselman Trust supports Richmond High School graduates who are worthy and have financial need.

Knollenberg Family Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established by Gertrude Knollenberg Peterson and Dorothy Knollenberg Baker to honor George and Agnes Knollenberg, Walter and Harriet McMullen (1913) Knollenberg, Margaret Knollenberg (1910) and Bernhard Knollenberg (1912). Awarded to a student from Indiana with preference given to a student from Wayne County interested in a career in teaching.  If no Wayne County students fit the criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a student from the state of Indiana.

Louise Rodenbaeck Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 1973 with a bequest to support students with financial need from France, Germany, Italy or Spain.

Margaret Shaw Campbell Endowed Scholarship Fund

Miss Campbell established this fund to provide financial aid to a student from the community of Sewickley, Pennsylvania.  If none qualifies, next consideration is given to international students.

Muncie Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1916 by Joseph A. Goddard, former trustee, and awarded annually to a graduate of the Muncie high schools.  Nomination is made under the direction of the Muncie superintendent of schools and approved by the president of Earlham

Norma J. Henderson Ross Endowed Scholarship

The Norma J. Henderson Ross Endowed Scholarship is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with first preference for African American students who attended Richmond High School, second preference for African American students from the State of Indiana, and final preference for African American students who choose to attend Earlham College.

Plainfield Academy Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created with money from the former Plainfield Academy.  Recipient of the scholarship is recommended by the principal of Plainfield, Indiana High School with the approval of Earlham.

SanPietro Family Scholarship Fund

The SanPietro Family Endowed Scholarship was created in 2009 by parents and is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. The students must have at least one deceased parent.  Preference will be given to international students.

Stanley Barker Endowed Scholarship Fund

This 1980 gift from Ruby, David and Phillip Barker in memory of Stanley Barker `29 provides scholarships to students of good character and high academic achievement. Preference is given to applicants from Boone County, Indiana, the State of Indiana and Middle Western states.

The Elizabeth Thomas Potts Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2001 through a bequest by Elizabeth Thomas Potts, class of 1922, this scholarship is awarded based on financial need with  preference given to eligible graduates from Loudoun Valley High School, Purcellville, VA. All students who receive this scholarship should exhibit high academic achievement and a well-rounded list of extracurricular activities.

William and Jane Sattler Inderstrodt Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2002 by William ('49) and Jane Inderstrodt. It is to be awarded  to students who graduated from Richmond High School, based on their financial need.

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