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Many scholarships have specific restrictions such as extracurricular activities, specific character qualities, volunteer service, ethnic background or the desire to study abroad.


Ad Mundum International Travel Fund Endowment

This scholarship, which translates as "into the world," helps deserving students defray the cost of travel on off-campus programs. It was endowed in 1993 by Deborah Gerner `77 and her husband, Philip Schrodt.  Deborah passed away in 2006.

Allan Rosevear Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2006 by Allan Rosevear, class of 1960. The scholarship supports Bonner scholars.

Allen D. Hole Jr. Foreign Study Endowed Scholarship

This fund established in 1966 is composed of memorial contributions for Allen D. Hole Jr., Class of 1929.  He was a professor of modern languages, chairperson of the Modern Languages Department and a founder of the Earlham Foreign Study Program.

Alpheus and Erastus Test Endowment Fund

This fund was created in 1993 with a gift from Dr. Charles Test.  The purpose is to fund joint faculty/student research, especially the kind involving field research.  Expenses could include release time for a faculty member, funding for a field expedition, underwriting student expenses.  Dr. Test named the fund for the nephew of his great-grandfather. Erastus Test graduated from Earlham in 1863 and then taught chemistry and botany at Earlham between 1863 and 1872 and was eventually appointed as chair of science.

Andrew and Betty Cecere Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship, created in 2006, supports Bonner Scholarship students with financial need and a passion for community service.  The donors always believed they were obligated to assist other young people to be educated to participate and share in an educated citizenry and created this scholarship to support that belief.

Ann Schoenfeld Foreign Study Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established in 1976 by friends and relatives in memory of Ann Schoenfeld '78.

Anna R. Morrissett Endowed Music Scholarship

This memorial fund was established in 1983 by her family and friends to provide awards for sophomore or juniors whose desire to study music is deep and sincere and for whom this study will open a new world of interest.  The award is given to support piano instruction for the ensuing year.

Caroline R. Woodman Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship for female students was created in 2000 from the remainder of charitable remainder unitrust established by Dudley and Alma Woodman.

Charles Matlack Award

This is awarded every year to the student who is selected as the Most Valuable Player on the Men’s Soccer Team, as selected by his teammates.

Clifford Crump Endowed Travel Award

A 1974 bequest from Clifford Crump, a member of the Class of 1912 and professor of astronomy, provides scholarships to help support participation in off-campus study programs for students who have finished their first year.

David Koch '66 Award in Public Service Endowment Fund

This award is to go to a student who is an active volunteer and intends to continue that the commitment to volunteerism after graduation.

David Thomas Marvel Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1981 with memorial gifts, this scholarship is awarded to scholar/athletes who represent the qualities of mind, body and spirit that were exemplified by David Thomas Marvel Jr, Class of 1957.

Davis Peace Award

The Davis Projects for Peace hope to encourage student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution or reconciliation. In general, projects should be building blocks for a sustainable peace. The overall program is intended to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere, including in the US. The recipient is chosen by the Davis Foundation.

Davis World College Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2006 by Shelby and Gale Davis to support graduates of United World College to attend Earlham.

Dorothy G. Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 1972 Will (1909) and Nina (1907) Harris Reller gave this gift in memory of their niece to provide a scholarship for a minority student who has financial need and shows leadership qualities.

Earlham Peace Award

The Earlham Projects for Peace hope to encourage student initiative, innovation, and entrepreneurship focusing on conflict prevention, resolution or reconciliation. In general, projects should be building blocks for a sustainable peace. The overall program is intended to be worldwide in scope and impact, but specific projects may be undertaken anywhere, including in the US.

Elmer W. Stout Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1957 by the Board of Directors of the American Fletcher National Bank in Indianapolis to honor Elmer Stout.  He was a prominent banker, attorney and businessman who graduated from Earlham in 1896 and served on the Board of Trustees from 1919-1921.  The scholarship supports students who have good citizenship, scholarly achievement, the ability to get along with people and Christian character.

Esther P Simon Endowed Scholarship/Travel Grant

Esther Mary Pearson Simon ’51 was a 4th generation Earlhamite, and she had fond memories of her time at Earlham, where she majored in Biology. This travel scholarship fund, established with funds from her estate in 2008, honors Esther’s boundless energy, curiosity about the natural world and other cultures, sense of adventure, and love of travel.  The fund is to provide financial assistance to Earlham students who are participating in off-campus programs or other educational travel opportunities and wouldn't otherwise be able to afford such travel.  This fund can be used to cover travel costs for an off-campus study program during the Earlham academic year, or for tuition or travel costs during May Term.

George Van Dyke Outstanding Athlete Award

This award is presented to seniors who have made the most outstanding contributions to Earlham Athletics.

Hazel Steinfeldt -AFSC Endowed Scholarship Fund

In 1992 the American Friends Service Committee distributed a bequest from Hazel Steinfeldt, a Quaker who believed in pacifism as an effective force for achieving peace and justice.  This scholarship aids outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to peace and justice and have financial need. It specifically helps such students to make off-campus foreign study a part of their education.

J. Henry Scattergood Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1982 by Friends Freedmen's Association, this scholarship is awarded to African-American students with financial need.

J. Keith and Barbara Ringel Mendenhall Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Barbara Mendenall, '48 in 2005. She met Keith ('50) at Earlham where they dated but were not permitted to marry because Barbara's father said "he didn't have good job prospects".  They both married others and were both eventually widowed.  In 1990, Barbara looked Keith up and they reconnected.  They were married in 1995 and lived the life they imagined in their Earlham days.  Keith died in 1999 and Barbara created this scholarship as a tribute to their life and love. It is to be awarded annually to students with demonstrated financial need.  Preference is to be given to a student who might be considered an iconoclast.

John M. and Ada D. Powell Endowed Scholarship

This 1958 gift from John, Class of 1913, and Ada Powell is awarded to students who have displayed self-reliance, superior academic ability, promise of community service and leadership.

Jose Royo Endowed Travel Scholarship

This award was established to help expose Earlham students to the language, history, arts, literature, politics and cultures of Spain and provide assistance to students who might not otherwise have been able to participate due to financial reasons.

Karen Keller LaFollette Endowed Award

This award is presented to a student who has demonstrated a high degree of commitment to social service and social justice.

Kathryn Weber Senior Scholar-Athlete Award

This award is presented to senior women who have contributed significantly to the athletic program at Earlham and who have a 3.2 or above cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior year.  All recipients’ names will be also added to the plaque on permanent display in the Wellness Center.

Lauren DeCou Memorial Award

This award is presented to the outstanding first-year player on the men’s soccer team.

Len Holvik Endowed Award in Music

Established in 1984 by gifts from alumni and friends in honor of Leonard Holvik, emeritus professor of music at Earlham, this award is given each spring for private voice lessons during the ensuing year. The recipient must be a continuing member of the Concert Choir whose talent and capacity for musical growth are outstanding and whose joy in making music with others contributes to the good life of the community.

Lewis M. Hoskins Endowed Award

This award is presented to a student who has contributed most significantly to the lowering of barriers between races, communities, nations, and cultures and to the understanding and active practice of peacemaking at Earlham and elsewhere.

Lillian Broox Manis Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2008 in memory of Lillian Broox Manis, who was to attend Earlham as a first year. On July 12, 2008, she tragically lost her life in a car accident when a drunk driver hit her.  The scholarship goes to female students who need financial aid and who are planning to go on one of Earlham’s off campus study programs in Japan or who have decided to major in Japan Studies.

Lincoln and Barbara Blake Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Lincoln and Barbara Blake Endowed Scholarship is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students who are conscientious students, have shown initiative, have demonstrated leadership skills, and, preferably, are first generation candidates for a liberal arts degree.

Manning Marable-AAAB Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2005 with a fundraising campaign by the African-American Advisory Board (AAAB).  The scholarships provides financial aid support to African-American students.  In 2012, the fund was combined with Manning Marable's endowed scholarship, to honor Pulitzer Prize-winning Marable, class of '71, after his death in 2011.

Martha Georgia Barclay-Giel Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Martha Barclay-Giel, class of 1939. Martha noted that Earlham's financial help allowed her and her brother to attend Earlham and she has always been grateful.  The award is given to a student with demonstrated financial need. In 2010, Martha agreed to allow her scholarship to be a part of the Bonner Scholarship, which supports students with need and a passion for community service.

Mary Love Beane Endowed Community Service Award Fund

This scholarship was established in 1983 by Mary Love Beane `30 to recognize exceptional service to others demonstrated by activities outside the high school curriculum on a local, regional, national or international level.  This award is given to incoming first-year students.

Mildred E. White Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship, created in 2006 by Esther White Sunderland '52, supports Bonner Scholarship students with financial need and a passion for community service.  It is named for her aunt Mildred, who supported Quaker education and service throughout her life.

Orville and Elma Wilkinson Endowed Scholarship Fund

This merit scholarship was established in 1975 through the balance of a testamentary trust of Orville Wilkinson, class of 1903

Peace Studies Faculty Award

This award is presented to a rising junior or senior to help them pursue some type of peace project.

Ray K. and Irma A. Brubaker Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1996 by the Brubaker Family Trust and memorial gifts received for Marceil Dick, this scholarship is given to students with financial need and leadership qualities.

Richard & Frances Cummins Scholarship for Bonner Scholars

Richard x’45 and Frances Cummins started this scholarship in 2007 for students with financial need. In 2010, their scholarship was designated as part of the Bonner Scholarship for students with financial need and a passion for community service.

Richard and Frances Cummins Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2013 with a bequest from Richard and Frances Cummins.  It provides educational scholarships to worthy candidates similar to those selected by Earlham College in the past, including quality individuals having a “scholarly” bent and not a “political drive”.

Ruth E. Comer Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1995 with a bequest from Ruth E. Comer, this scholarship is awarded to students with good character, financial need and academic achievement.

Thomas Clarkson Grave and Anna Hubbard Grave Graduate Scholarship in Natural Sciences

This award is presented to students who are academically able and who exhibit devotion to the advancement of science, stability or character and originality.  It is to be used for a year of graduate student in zoology, biology, chemistry or geology.

Tommy Moore Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established with a $5000 gift in 1969 by Halcie Hagerman in memory of her son, Tommy Moore '34, who was a "dedicated all-around athlete who played here in the early 30s and who went on to a high school coaching career."  The scholarship is to go a freshman football player who has a strong football ability, mental attitude and scholastic achievement.

Vicki Penziner Matson Endowment Fund

This award is presented to a beginning photographer who has demonstrated an awareness of photography as a means of expressing a deeply held belief in the uniqueness of the beauty of life.

Warren Barrett Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1934 with a gift from Amos and Dorothy Quimby Peaslee, Class of 1910, in memory of Richard Warren Barrett, Class of 1897, who was a professor of Latin.  This gift was augmented by a bequest from Warren Barrett's estate.

Warren Staebler Award

This award is presented to a senior who combines a love of literature and the arts with high intellectual standards.

Wendell M. Stanley Senior Scholar-Athlete Award

This award is presented to male students whose participation has continued into their senior year and who have a 3.2 or above cumulative grade point average at the beginning of the spring semester of their senior year.  All recipients’ names will be also added to the plaque on permanent display in the Wellness Center.

Wilkinson, Collins, Roberts, Hargitt Endowed Scholarship

In 1982 the Earlham Board of Trustees established this merit scholarship with a contribution from Paul and Elizabeth Hargitt, who were connected to Earlham through Elizabeth's family (the Wilkinsons).  The College matched gifts up to $2 million with the Wilkinson Fund

William Christopher Palinski Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in memory of Billy Palinski, member of the class of 2006, by his family. He was well known in the Earlham community for his creative humor and his generosity.   His accidental death in the spring of his sophomore year (2004) evoked thoughtful and loving response from hundreds he had touched in his twenty short years. The scholarship recipient should be a person with demonstrated financial need, who is known by members of the Earlham community for qualities of kindness, generosity, humor and general cheerfulness. The familys hopes this scholarship enables many future Earlham students to do the same.  Perhaps Bob Dylan said it best -  “May your heart always be joyful.  May your song always be sung.”

Zachariah J. Stanley Endowed Scholarship Fund

This 1901 bequest created the scholarship for blood relatives of Zachariah Stanley. In 1970, the IRS grandfathered this scholarship in despite it being in violation of the law.

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