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In  a typical year, 85% of Earlham students receive need-based financial aid.  These endowed scholarships support Earlham’s commmitment to offering an Earlham education to students from all financial backgrounds.


Alice Brown Charles Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established in 2002 with a bequest from Olive Charles, class of 1926.  The fund is named for Olive's mother, a life-long member of the Society of Friends.  Olive is be remembered for her commitment to Quaker education and values.  The scholarship is awarded annually to an Earlham College student based on their financial need.

Alice Calderone Almond Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Alice Almond Shrock '68 with gifts in memory of her mother.  It awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Andrew & Stewart Johnston Endowed Scholarship Fund

Created in 2011 by Martha Orton in memory of her sons, Andrew P. G. Johnston, EC class of 1991 and Stewart R. G. Johnston, this scholarship supports a student with financial need. Andrew P. G. Johnston (1968-2008), an English major, had a career in journalism which centered on his work at Time Out New York, where he served as film and tv critic. Andrew also was lead film critic at Us Weekly and Radar. Andrew is remembered as richly articulate, keenly intelligent, courageous and warm-hearted. Stewart R. G. Johnston (1970-1990) had a great interest in the natural environment and re-forestation. He was an adept naturalist with a vast knowledge of trees.  Stewart is remembered as a bright and passionate idealist with a generous and loving spirit.

Anne Pavey Doughman Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by Gordon O. Doughman in memory of his daughter Anne, class of 1956, who died in 1963.  It is awarded through the Earlham General Endowed Scholarship.

Ardath White Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established with a bequest in 1965, this scholarship is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Armstrong Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1964 from a $5,000 bequest from William E. Armstrong, who was an assistant professor of history from 1922-28.  The fund is now awarded through the general endowed scholarship.

Benjamin T. Hill Jr. Endowed Scholarship Fund

This gift was established by Benjamin Hill Sr and his sister Marguerite Hill (class of 1903) in memory of his son.  Hill, Sr. gave a gift of real estate and a life income contract that eventually came to EC.  This scholarship is awarded through the general endowed scholarship.

Bertha C. Hill Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1993 through a trust by Frank J. Hill, Class of 1919, this unrestricted scholarship honors his first wife.

Bonner Endowed Scholarship Fund

Since 1991, more than 1,500 students at 25 different colleges each contribute ten hours of service a week during the school year and participate in a full-time, community service summer internship. Students participate in a rigorous four-year student developmental model that offers opportunity for personal transformation and professional growth. Students are expected to make significant commitments to grow as individuals, work collectively as a group, and to have a meaningful and lasting impact in the communities where they serve. This programs has been funded by The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation.  In 2004, the Foundation endowed this scholarship to provide the program funding in perpetuity.

Brazillai Worth Clark Memorial Scholarship Fund

Brazillai Worth Clark Memorial Scholarship.  Established in 1955 by Albert Worth Clark, Class of 1903, in memory of his father, this is an unrestricted scholarship.

Burns Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 1962 by the senior class in memory of their classmate.  It is awarded thru the General Endowed Scholarship.

Caroline Hadley Allen Endowed Scholarship

This unrestricted scholarship was established through a bequest from Margaret Anderson in 1998.

Caroline Kerlin Endowed Scholarship

Caroline Kerlin Scholarship.  This unrestricted scholarship was established in 1916 with a bequest from Dr. Elijah Kerlin in honor of his mother.

Caroline Kerlin Endowed Scholarship

Income to be used to help worthy students who would otherwise be deprived of an education. The administration and expenditure of the income of said fund are to be within the discretion and control of the Board of Trustees of Earlham College.

Carrolle A. and Millard S. Markle Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was created in 1998 upon Carrolle Markle's death.  Both Carrolle and her husband Millard were professors emeriti of biology.

Catherine Binkley Thomas '25 Endowed Scholarship Fund

Catherine Binkley Thomas '25 Scholarship. Catherine Binkley Thomas, class of 1925, intended that this 1992 bequest be thought of as a gift from her and her husband, Harry S. Thomas. The scholarship is for students with financial need.

Charles A. and Katherine Reeve Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was established by Don '65 and Britta McNemar during the 1987 Campaign for Earlham to honor Don's great aunt and uncle. Charles Reeve was in the class of 1900 and served as a trustee from 1925-49.

Charles and Eliza Moffitt Hancock Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was started with a gift from E. May Hancock, daughter of Charles and Eliza Hancock and aunt of Helen Fuson.  It is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Charles and Phyllis Peters Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Charles and Phyllis Peters Endowed Scholarship was started in 2009 with a bequest from Phyllis Hunt Peters.  The scholarship is for worthy students and and is awarded through the Earlham General Endowed Scholarship.

Charles M. Woodman Endowed Scholarship Fund

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

Charlotte Davis Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1894 through a bequest of $6,348 from Charlotte Cox Davis.  The criteria was unrestricted and it is now awarded through the general scholarship endowment.

Class of 1928 Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Class of 1928 established this fund during their 50th reunion celebration.

Class of 1952 Endowed Scholarship

At the occasion of their 55th graduation anniversary, the class created a permanently endowed scholarship to recognize their days at Earlham by providing a great legacy to future generations of deserving Earlham students. Created in 2006, the 1952 Endowed Scholarship is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with demonstrated financial need.

Class of 1953 Endowed Scholarship

The Class of 1953 created this fund in honor of their 50th reunion for an unrestricted scholarship.  It is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

Class of 1958 Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established by members of the Class of 1958 in honor of deceased classmates.

Class of 1969 Endowed Scholarship Fund

Made possible by gifts of class members, this scholarship assists a disadvantaged first-year student for one year.

Clifford M. Warner Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was created by the Warners in 1975 as a way to perpetuate Quaker education.

Clifton and Alma Warren Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was established in 1992 by Clifton Warren '27, one of Earlham's most loyal and generous donors over the years.  They gave a substantial gift for the Warren Hall dormitory, which was dedicated at Homecoming in 1992.  Clifton died in May of 1997.

Comer-Truax Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship for deserving students was established in 2003 with a bequest from Lewis Truax, in memory of his sister-in-law, Ruth Comer. Lewis and his wife were both school teachers primarily in Mooresville, Indiana.  Lewis passed away on November 18, 2001.

D. Wheeler and Sarah J. Swift Endowed Scholarship

This unrestricted award is named for the donors who established the fund in 1930.

D. Wheeler and Sarah Swift Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1930, this unrestricted scholarship was originally given to worth students chosen by the President of Earlham.

Della Baylies Haynes Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was established by Esther Dobbins in memory of her mother, class of 1898.

Dr. Charles H. Schatz Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was established in 1968 by Mrs. Charles H. Schatz in memory of her husband.

Elizabeth and Frank Coenen Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was established in 1994 through the will of Elizabeth T. Coenen.

Ella Leona Wright Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1973 through a bequest from Ella Leona Wright, class of 1896.  It is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Fannie L. Andis Endowed Scholarship Fund

Fannie Andis made a gift of securities in 1964 and 1969 to create this scholarship and eventually left her estate to Earlham. This scholarship is awarded to student that are worthy, apt, and appreciative of such opportunity to acquire a college education.

Frances White Gates Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1920 by Francis Gates, Alice Crump, Susan Price and Helen Eustis.  It is for students with financial need.

Fred and Cora Bartel Family Endowed Scholarship

Carolyn Bartel Lyon gave the scholarship through her estate in honor of her parents.  Carolyn attended Earlham for two years in the 1920s.  Both Fred and Cora Bartel were from Richmond and both graduated from Earlham, 1900 and 1901 respectively.  This scholarship supports students with financial need.

Frederick Thomas Hollowell Endowed Scholarship

Frederick Thomas Hollowell Scholarship.  Established in 1984 with a bequest from the Helene Ferguson Hollowell Trust, this scholarship provides assistance for a student with financial need.

G. Holger and Anne Hansen Endowed Scholarship Fund

Created in 2007, The G Holger and Anne Hansen Endowed Scholarship was created with their campaign gift in the 2005 campaign.  It is awarded to student with financial need.

G.E. College Bowl Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 1965 with the winnings of Earlham's College Bowl team.  It is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

Genevieve June Lemann Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Catherine Lemann established this scholarship in 2013 in memory of her granddaughter who died when she was 8 months old.  It is awarded to a student with financial need.

Gertrude Bartel Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 1978 with an anonymous gift and named for Gertrude Bartel, Class of 1912.  It is to provide financial assistance to worthy students.

Gilbert T. and R. June Howell Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship for students with financial need was established with 2000 by Robert '63 and Sylvia Jefferies to honor Robert's stepfather and mother, both of whom served Earlham for several years.  Recipients of this scholarship must morally obligate themselves in writing to Earlham and to the donors to give financial support to later generations of Earlham students when the recipients have obtained a financial standing that will allow them to assist others who need financial help.

Grace Pownall Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1961 with a bequest from Grace Pownall to assist a worthy student.

Gurney Binford Endowed Scholarship

This 1955 bequest from Gurney Binford provides financial assistance for students of Asian origin. This scholarship is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

H.A. and Margaret H. Stephens Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was created by H.A. Stephens in 2004 recognition of his and his wife Margaret's lifelong passion for education and love of reading.  Both Margaret and H.A. Stephens were able to attend college for only one year.

Hannah Amelia White Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was established in 1916 by the daughter of Elijah and Naomi Coffin who attended Earlham from 1855-56.

J. Karl Lehman Endowed Scholarship

The J. Karl Lehman Scholarship is awarded to international students with financial need who are enrolled at the College. Karl was a 1986 graduate who died from cancer in 2014. Karl's and the Lehman family's connections with Earlham run deep.  Karl's parents reflected on how the circle of friendship which Karl experienced and maintained with his Earlham friends continues to be such a positive and uniting source in his life, and they wanted to acknowledge and recognize that. The gift truly comes from their heart, and their life-long commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. The Lehman family has established this scholarship in 2014 to honor Karl and their family's long connection and commitment to internationalism.

Jai Paul Singh Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1989 by Joan Singh Spoonamore in memory of her first husband, Jai Paul Singh who was the Earlham Bookstore manager for many years. This fund helps meet the financial need of foreign students. This scholarship is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

James Cox Hamilton Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2014 by friends and family to honor the memory of Jim Hamilton '59, a devoted alumnus of Earlham.  Jim served on Alumni Council and had a deep love of the College and exemplified the values of the Earlham Community through his work and his life. It is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with demonstrated financial need.

James P. and Mary M. Mullin Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1997 by Mary Mullin, a Quaker and parent of three of Earlhamites. Mary died in 2009 at the age of 93.This scholarship is awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need and is awarded through the Earlham General Endowed Scholarship.

John Kendall and Margaret Goodrich McBane Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded the General Endowed Scholarship and created by Margaret Goodrich McBane, class of 1937.

Kate A. Korfer Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1973 with a gift from Kate Korfer, a native of Germany, in memory of her first year in America, this scholarship is awarded to a student of high ethical standards studying for a degree in humanities. This scholarship is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

Laura E. Fulghum Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was started in 1973 with a bequest from the widow of former Earlham faculty member Oscar Fulghum (1917-19).  This is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

Leah Throckmorton Martin Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1994 with a gift from Leah Throckmorton Martin, this scholarship is unrestricted.  Leah died in 1996.

Leatherock Scholarship

In 1990, Earlham received a bequest of $997,882 from Geraldine Leatherock, Class of 1923.  Geraldine was an Indiana native who majored in English and Home Economics.  She taught both of those subjects in Indiana for 6 years and then went on to be a dietician.  She married Ira Leatherock in 1937.  He was a farmer and a graduate of Purdue.  They had no children.  Earlham was named as beneficiary of a trust when Geraldine died. The funds were left in memory of John M. Cox and Victoria Cox.

Lindley M., Elizabeth L. and Mary A. Hollingsworth Scholarship

This fund was established in 1977 with a bequest from Mary Alice Hollingsworth in memory of her parents.  The scholarship provides financial aid for an academically worthy student.

Margaret Sinclair Endowed Scholarship

This unrestricted scholarship was established in 2000 with a gift from Margaret Sinclair, Class of 1940.

Margery Glass Radcliff Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established with memorial contributions for Margery Radcliff, '52.  It is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

Margie C. Hickman Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established through a bequest in 1964 to be given to worthy students.  It is awarded through the General Scholarship Endowment.

Martha Boren Brumfield '29 Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship was established in 1993 by Richard and Martha Boren Brumfield.

Mary and Orestes Mote Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 1964 with a bequest from Cordelia Gladfelter in memory of her brother and mother (both non-Earlhamites). This is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Max and Jane Heirich Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1963 by Max '53 and Janey Ruby '55 Heirich. It is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Miriam T. Blake Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1995 through a gift from Miriam T. Blake, this scholarship is for seniors with financial need.

Mordecai M. and Francis T. White Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1907, this unrestricted scholarship was created by Mordecai White, who attended Earlham in 1847.  He managed the Earlham trust funds until 1913.

Morris and Theresa Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 1973 through a trust that EC received upon the death of Theresa Jones. It is awarded to deserving students.

Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This unrestricted scholarship was created with a 1976 gift from the Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Orin W. Rees Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1995 with a gift from the Orin W. Rees Trust, this scholarship provides financial assistance to needy students.

Orville Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2009 upon the death of Mary Finch Johnson, class of 1936.  It is awarded to students with financial need  and is awarded through the Earlham General Endowed Scholarship.

Paul Henry and Ora Sarah Jones Wolf Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was started in 2006 with an unrestricted bequest from Virginia Wolf ‘46.  It is awarded to students with financial need.

Paul J. Furnas Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Betty Furnas Jones started this scholarship in memory of her deceased husband and former vice president of the College.  Established in 1973, it provides assistance for a junior who shows special interests in Quaker concerns and leadership skills. This scholarship is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

Paul L. Taylor Endowed Scholarship

This unrestricted scholarship was established in 1995 with a gift from the estate of Paul L. Taylor.

Paul Miller Endowed Scholarship

This unrestricted scholarship was established in 1997 with a gift from the estate of Paul Miller `38.

Peter Kimm Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Peter Kimm Jr. '80 was an average high school student who attended Earlham and excelled.  He died June 4, 1995 in a car accident.  Virginia Fowler Kimm, his wife, and approximately 85 other donors started this fund in his honor in 1996.

Peter R. Hughes Scholarship Fund

Carol Bartle Hughes died on March 11, 2013 Los Altos, California at the age of 95. Born in San Francisco in 1918, she attended and graduated Stanford University with a B. A. and M. A. in Education. She retired as a teacher in the Fremont Unified School District after teaching for 26 years. She was married to Peter Hughes (EC ’39) for 43 years until his death in 1996. Carol was an avid traveler and writer and visited many countries over the years, while Peter, a professional photographer, amassed many albums of their travels. She liked to write stories for the local papers and was very proud when they were published.  This unrestricted scholarship was established through Carol’s estate.

Rasmussen Family Scholarship Fund

Mabel H. Rasmussen and her sons Thomas H. Rasmussen ’61 and David W. Rasmussen ’64 created this scholarship to honor the memory of their husband and father, William R. Rasmussen and to recognize the importance of the unique liberal education provided by Earlham College.  Mabel died in 2009.  The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need.

Reader's Digest Foundation Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship established in 1969 is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need.

Richard N. and Kay Hoerner Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship for deserving young people was created in 1971 by former Earlham Trustee Richard N. Hoerner `20 and his wife, Kay.

Robert L. and  Cecilia R. Kelly Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is unrestricted, with preference for male students.  Agnes Kelly Scott (class of 1913) established this scholarship in 1977 in honor for her father who was Earlham's president from 1903-1917.

Ruth James Hamilton Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1960 as a scholarship with a $2000 bequest from Nina Hamilton in memory of Ruth Hamilton, x1914.  It is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

S. Edgar Bond Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 2000 from the estate of S. Edgar Bond.

Stuart W. Tanner Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Wells Tanner created this scholarship through his estate to honor his brother Stuart Tanner, who attended Earlham from 1940-41 and 1945-1946.  Stuart then went to WWI and then onto the Korean War. Following the Korean War he returned home but had some sort of breakdown and spent the rest of his life in VA hospitals and homes.  He died some time in the 1990s.  This scholarship supports a student with financial need.

The Fisher Scholarship Fund

Established with a bequest from his estate in 1989, Guy Fisher established this scholarship in honor of his wife Mildred (Class of 1922) to help pay the college expenses of students who have financial need.

The Lindley Scholarship

Established in 1957 by Erasmus C. Lindley in memory of his parents, Osmond and Achsah W. Lindley, who were students at Earlham in 1851, this scholarship is awarded to students with financial need.

The Peter Knox Cline Memorial Scholarship

The Peter Knox Cline Memorial Scholarship was established in 2008 with a bequest from Peter Cline, a professor of history for 32 years.  The scholarship is for students with financial need and and is awarded through the Earlham General Endowed Scholarship.

Walter and Marjorie Johnson Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2004 in memory of the Johnson family, whose Earlham legacy stretches back to the 1800s.  The scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

Walter and Susan Carpenter Memorial Scholarship Fund

Walter and Susan Carpenter Memorial Scholarship.  This 1958 gift from an anonymous donor is awarded annually in several unrestricted scholarships and honors a former superintendent and matron of the College.

Walter H. Hoskins Endowed Scholarship Fund

As part of their sesquicentennial campaign pledge, Walter Hoskins and family members established this unrestricted scholarship in 1994.

Walter Lamb Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1963 by Dr. Emmett B. Lamb `24 and Dr. Russell W. Lamb `27 in memory of their father, this scholarship is awarded to students with ability, good character and financial need.  This scholarship is awarded through the General Endowed Scholarship.

Wayman-Saffell Endowed Scholarship Fund

Miriam Wayman '40 established this unrestricted scholarship in 1991 through a bequest.

William G. Everson Endowed Scholarship Fund

This unrestricted scholarship is awarded thru the General Scholarship Endowment.

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