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Since Earlham’s founding, the College has made a promise to provide an exceptional education to deserving students from all backgrounds, regardless of their ability to pay.

This is a challenging promise to keep—scholarship support is one of our greatest needs and commitments—but with the generosity of many people, Earlham currently awards over $25 million in financial assistance annually to students thanks to the perpetual support provided by endowed scholarships.

Establishing a named endowed scholarship provides a permanent and personal way for you to make a difference in the life of Earlham. You would work with the College to establish award guidelines from which to select and award the scholarships. Criteria may reflect a special area of interest, academic discipline, geographic region, academic merit or financial need.

An endowed scholarship becomes a permanently endowed fund when the contribution reaches a minimum of $50,000, which generates enough income through investments of the fund to award one $2,500 scholarship per year. The larger the fund, the more scholarships it will produce.

Endowed funds are invested and managed as part of the Earlham endowment. The Office of Financial Aid administers all scholarships.

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Academic scholarships

These scholarships require students to have strong academic achievement or show strong performance with their major. Many of these are chosen by departments and are recognized at the Awards Convocation in the spring.

Ackerman-Nicholson Endowed Scholarship Fund

This award is presented to a student who desires and merits advanced study in journalism or public affairs.

Anna Eves Award

This award is presented to a senior for excellence in the use of the English language, evidence of an appreciation of literature, fine character and consistent effort.

Anna Eves Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to underclass student who has demonstrated excellence in the use of the English language, evidence of an appreciation of literature and who has outstanding character and consistent effort.

Arthur M. Charles Fellowship for International Studies

This award is given to a senior language or language-related major for overall academic excellence. Other qualifications include fine character and vocational plans which can be furthered by additional language-related study or travel abroad.

Arthur M. Charles Service Award

This award is given to senior language students for service to the Department of Language, excellence in foreign language study and fine character.

Bain-Swiggert Endowed Poetry Prize Award Fund

This award is presented to a student who has written a poem that exemplifies “the best English tradition of poetry in form and substance.”

Bub Hanes Prize

This award is presented to a junior who is doing exceptional work in the management program.

C. Dale Stroman Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1994 with a bequest from Charles and Glenna Stroman. They were the parents John Stroman, Class of  1969. John was instrumental in persuading his father to include Earlham College in his estate plans. The scholarship is awarded based upon academic and personal achievement, financial need and worthiness of character.

Carolyn Markey Beauchamp Endowed Scholarship Fund

Jana Matthews, Class of 1962, established this scholarship in 1988 in honor of her mother.  It is to be awarded to women who are in the top 15 percent of their high school class or members of the National Honor Society, have financial need, a special appreciation for literature, language and humanities and are willing to work to improve the human condition.

Charles A. Frueauff Foundation Award

This award is presented to junior science majors whose special accomplishments in science have shown evidence of creativity.

Claude Stinneford Award in Economics

This award is presented to an outstanding junior or senior who is majoring in economics.

Clifford Crump Phi Beta Kappa Endowed Scholarship Fund

This award honors an Earlham sophomore or junior who has shown high character and scholarship.

CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award

The CRC Press Chemistry Achievement Award recognizes outstanding scholastic achievement in chemistry in order to support and encourage sustained interest in the sciences and to “inspire the recipient to enthusiastically pursue scientific excellence.” It is given to a student with outstanding performance in Principles of Chemistry who plans a major in the natural sciences and consists of a personalized copy of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.

David W. Boren Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship established in 1964 by the family and friends of David Boren ’58 provides an annual award to a first-year student possessing the ability and motivation to do above-average academic work and with character and personality traits for effective participation and leadership in College and community affairs.

D.J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation Scholarship

This award sponsored annually by the D.J. Angus Scientech Educational Foundation is given to the Earlham sophomore or junior who has shown the greatest improvement in grade point average over the past year.

Earlham Environmental Leadership Award

This annual award honors a current junior or senior who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in environmental matters at Earlham. Criteria for consideration include activity and effective work in environmental issues on campus, academic excellence in environmental study (broadly defined), co-curricular engagement, and overall leadership qualities and abilities.

Florence Long Mathematics Award Fund

The award is presented to a senior who has shown intelligent and enthusiastic appreciation of math and done outstanding work in the field and is a “fine type of Earlham student.”

George Van Dyke Distinguished Student in Physics Award

This award is presented to a senior student in recognition of outstanding work in physics.

Gertrude Pardieck Hubbard Distinguished Student Award Fund

This award is given to a student majoring in mathematics, physics or chemistry who has done outstanding work.

Gettman Endowed Prize Award Fund

This award is given to a student for the best essay on the works of prose, fiction, or poetry by a major writer in the English language.

Homer L. and Edna W. Morris Endowed Scholarship Fund

This fund was established in 1965 by Edna Morris (class of 1914) in memory of her husband, Homer, class of 1911, who was also a professor of economics, political science and sociology from 1918-28.  Homer was also a member of the Board of Trustees from 1930-51. The scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in political science and interested in national or international service.

Howard Alexander Prize

This award is presented to a senior whose intelligence, imagination, energy, and devotion to mathematics exemplify those of Howard Alexander, professor of mathematics at Earlham from 1952-1976.

J. Arthur Funston Endowed Scholarship Fund

This award is presented to a student entering his/her senior year who has demonstrated interest and capacity in the fields of politics, law and public service.

Janica Zuck Richards Memorial Endowed Award Fund

This award is presented to a student for the best one-act play or short radio script on a religious topic or problem.

Janice Beard Kem and Charles Kem Endowed Award

This award is presented to a student who plans to become a teacher in elementary or secondary education and shows academic merit and teaching potential.

John and Anne Pilgrim “Second Chance” Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, created in 2011, is awarded to students who are academically talented and are incoming transfer students with financial need.

Kendall-Reagan Prize in English

This award is given to a junior English major showing great promise for future work in English.

Mary Jane Harvey Endowed Memorial Award

This award is presented to a student who has done distinguished work in the fields of art, drama or music.

Orville A. Wilkinson Merit Scholarship

This scholarship for deserving students was established in 1972 by Elma Dickinson Wilkinson, Class of 1904, in memory of her husband, Class of 1903.

Paula Price Ramsey Endowed Scholarship

Edward Thomas Ramsey established this scholarship fund in 1980 in memory of his wife who died in an auto accident in 1978.  Paula was a member of the Class of 1968. Recipients must demonstrate academic promise and clear financial need.

Psychology Department Award

Given to an upper-level psychology major who has demonstrated high achievement in the major, service to the department, and engagement in the field of psychology.

Ruby Davis Award

This award is presented to an outstanding senior in the Division of Humanities/English.

Russell L. Malcolm Pre-Medical Award

This award is given to one or two outstanding seniors and is chosen by the pre-medical advisor.  These students demonstrate high scholastic attainment, integrity, courage, initiative and awareness of social responsibility (qualities essential in a physician) and participation in extracurricular activities and interest in problems outside the immediate area of classroom assignments.

Russell M. Lawall Biomedical Research Award Endowment Fund

This award is presented to students selected by the Health Service Program Committee to encourage and facilitate research with a faculty member in the broad areas of health and medicine.

Russell M. Lawall Physics in Memory of H. Brinton Award Fund

This award is given to a physics major conducting original study or research.

Ruth Anna Wright Browning Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1994 by Charles and Mary Wright in memory of their daughter, Ruth Anna ’53, who died of cancer.  It is awarded to a student in good standing with demonstrated financial need.

Samuel and Grace Darroch Endowed Scholarship Fund

The scholarship was created in 1969 with a bequest from their daughter Virginia. It supports a pre-medical student who is most worthy and who will benefit most by such scholarship.

Sociology/Anthropology Faculty Award

This award is presented for outstanding intellectual achievement in the field of sociology/anthropology.

W. Malcolm Elder Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1985 by Lucille Elder in memory of her husband, this scholarship provides financial assistance based on academic excellence and need.

William M. Fuson Endowed Award in Sociology/Anthropology

This award is presented to a graduating senior who has done outstanding work in the field of sociology/anthropology and who exhibits the dedication to apply this knowledge to bettering the human condition.


Areas of study scholarships

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.

Carolyn Sorrows Stump Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was created in 2015 by friends and family of Carolyn, who died in 2014. She was born in Washington, DC in 1948, graduated from Hillcrest High School in Dallas, TX in 1966, and from Earlham College in Richmond, IN in 1971 trained as an elementary school teacher.  It was at Earlham that she and David met, married in 1972, and for the next 42 years together lived in and traveled to many places around the world. Carolyn was an ordained elder of the Presbyterian Church and a Sister in Chapter O of PEO.  She served on the Earlham College Alumni Council for many years.  She was an avid reader and member of many book clubs, gardener, and accomplished basket maker, who believed in and lived life in support of social justice. It is to be awarded to students with interest in majoring in social science.

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 ministry 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.

Clarice Coghlan Off Campus Study Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2015 from the estate of Clarice Mundy Coghlan, the aunt of Monteze Snyder, retired Professor of Business and Nonprofit Management.  It provides financial assistance to Earlham students majoring in Business/Non-Profit Management who are participating in off-campus programs.

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

Gerald ’49 and Arzella Mills ‘52 met on the campus of Earlham College in the Fall of 1948. Gerald had an illustrious career of over fifty years in retailing, yet both he and Arzella remained connected and dedicated to their alma mater. Gerald served on the Earlham Board of Trustees for several decades including ten as its chairman. He continued to be an active honorary lifetime trustee until the last few years of his life. Gerald received Earlham’s Distinguished Service Award as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Laws. Arzella was a dedicated and inspiring partner to Gerald. They both highly valued education and recognized the importance that education played in attainment of career and life goals. By creating the Gerald and Arzella Mills Endowed Scholarship Fund, they initiated a means and a legacy for students to help them achieve their dream of pursuing and completing a management degree at Earlham College.

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.

Martha Sykes Hansen Endowed Scholarship in Natural Sciences

This scholarship was created by the board of trustees with a bequest from Martha Sykes Hansen. Marty graduated from Earlham with a degree in Environmental Biology and carried a love for birds and ornithology through her whole life.  She died in 2015 and Earlham created a Chair in Biology (Ornithology) and an endowed scholarship with her bequest.

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 recipient 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, especially 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.

Simsarian Family Endowed Scholarship

James Simsarian ’62 created this scholarship in 2017. The Simsarian Family Endowed Scholarship is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with demonstrated financial need.  Preference is given to rising juniors and seniors majoring in Health Sciences with preference to pre-medical students.

Susan Shaw Devesa Endowed Scholarship

This scholarships was created by Susan Shaw Devesa ’66 in 2016 to support one or more junior or senior students majoring in mathematics or one of the biological sciences. Susan started this scholarship to contribute to the education of future Earlham students.  Her education at Earlham that included majoring in mathematics and off-campus study in France was invaluable in laying the foundation for her career and life.

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 C. Kashatus Endowed Scholarship

The William Kashatus Endowed Scholarship, created in 2017 by William Kashatus ’81, is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with demonstrated financial need for their senior year.  Preference will go to a student who plans to go on to graduate school in history or journalism.  Bill, a product of Philadelphia’s Quaker schools, majored in history and played soccer at Earlham.  He has dedicated his life to teaching and coaching adolescent youth.

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 Roha Math Award

William Roha Computer Science Endowed Award

Bill Roha graduated from Earlham with a degree in mathematics in 1969. Earlham first acquired a computer at the beginning of his senior year.  There were, of course, no computer science courses. Bill spent most of his free time using the computer and learning from manuals, other students and just writing programs. Although he went to graduate school in mathematics, his professional life has always involved computers. Fifty years after graduating, Bill created this award to recognize computer science students who share his passion for the subject. The award is for seniors in recognition of outstanding work in computer science. The William Roha Math Award is to be awarded annually to Earlham College.  The following year he created the math award for juniors in recognition of outstanding work in math.

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.


Location scholarships

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.


Religious scholarships

Because of Earlham’s Quaker heritage, many of these scholarships support Quaker students.

Charles Stubbs Award Endowment Fund

This award is presented to Earlham seniors who have demonstrated strong leadership in campus religious life and leadership of worship.

Eleanor Ballard Thorp Endowed Scholarship Fund

Dr. James Thorp, Class of 1920, established this scholarship in 1965 to honor his wife, Eleanor Ballard Thorp, Class of 1921. This award is given to a student with a background in the Society of Friends who supports the moral and spiritual standards traditional at Earlham and who is able to maintain a satisfactory scholastic record.

Elijah and Naomi Coffin Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1931 by Hannah Amelia White, Class of 1859, in memory of her parents, this scholarship assists the sons and daughters of Quaker ministers and other Friends who do not have the means to educate their children.  Recipients are known as Elijah and Naomi Coffin Scholars.

Florence Elliott Rees Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1973 by Alice Rees, class of 1913, in memory of her mother.  It is awarded to Quaker students.

Irma Smith Kimmel Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1954 by Irma Kimmel, a friend of the College.  Preference is given to members of Chicago Monthly Meeting and, then, to members of Friends churches in Grant County (Indiana).  If no student fits that criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a student with financial need.

J. Edward and Ella P. Haines Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created to honor the Haines family with a gift from Ella P. Haines.  Her gift to Earlham demonstrated the Haines family support of the College and her life-long commitment to the values and mission of the Society of Friends. It is awarded to students with demonstrated financial need who are in their junior or senior year, carrying a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA. First preference is given to Quakers.

Jay Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1984 by Jay ’49 (deceased in 2003) and Louise Beede, in honor of Eli and Mahalah Pearson Jay.  The Jays served Earlham in a variety of teaching and administrative capacities between 1864 and 1884.  The scholarship also honors their daughter Mary A. Ballard, who served as registrar and Spanish teacher from 1906-19. The scholarship is used to assist outstanding Quaker sophomore, junior or senior students.

Joseph and Mary Thorne Moore Graduate Scholarship in Religion

This scholarship honoring Lucy Moore Grave’s mother and father is awarded to a student pursuing the Quaker Ministry in its fullest meaning.

Landrum Bolling/Class of 1961 Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship, created in 2010, is to be awarded students with demonstrated financial need.  Preference will be given to Jewish, Christian or Muslim students from the Middle East, preferably from the Israel/Palestinian area.  In the event that the fund is able to provide multiple scholarships, the College will attempt to provide an equal number of scholarships to students from each religion.

Laura P. and Augustus Cadwallader Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1981 with a bequest gift from the Cadwallader family, this scholarship goes to Quaker students who need financial assistance.

Lawrence “Pete” and Hazel Leland Endowed Scholarship Fund

The College initiated the scholarship through a deferred compensation agreement with Lawrence ‘Pete’ Leland `38 for his contributions as acting college president during the 1984-85 academic year.  This scholarship is awarded to a Quaker student.

Lawrence and Edythe Newlin Endowed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established in 1996 with gifts from Thomas ’57 and Nancy ’56 Newlin and Mark Newlin `80 and is for Quaker students from Western Indiana Yearly Meeting or Indiana Yearly Meeting, Midwestern Quaker students or any Midwestern student with a Quaker or Earlham connection.

Lewis A. and Margaret Nicholson Taylor Endow. Scholarship

Established with a bequest from Lewis Taylor ’19 in 1990, this scholarship is for students who are members of the Society of Friends and who need financial assistance.

Mark and Anna Myers Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1995 with a gift by Mark ’60 and Anna ’59 Myers, this scholarship supports students from Quaker and/or alumni families.

Olive Charles Endowed Scholarship

This fund was established in 2002 with a bequest from Olive Charles, class of 1926.  Olive is to be remembered for her commitment to Quaker education and values.  The scholarship is to be awarded to a student who is a member of the Society of Friends.

Oliver and Ina McGraw Endowed Scholarship Fund

A 1977 gift from Eugene McGraw `32 provides a scholarship in memory of his parents.  Priority is given to students from Centerville United Methodist Church and Centerville (IN) High School.

Ruth Cox Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to first-year Quaker women from Indiana.  Ruth Cox Rudy, Class of 1952 and missionary to many African countries, established this fund in 2000 through her will.

Ruth Newby Schweitzer Endowed Scholarship

Established in 1997 by Ruth Newby Schweitzer, this award is given to an Indiana Quaker student with priority to New Castle Friends Meeting and Knightstown Meeting.

Union High School – Westfield Endowed Scholarship Fund

Established in 1939, this scholarship was created from the remains of the Friends Seminary and Union High School funds.  It is awarded to students from Westfield Monthly Meeting, Westfield Quarterly Meeting or Western Yearly Meeting.

Virginia H. Bascom Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Virginia H Bascom Endowed Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 from the estate of Virginia Bascom ’40.  It supports Quaker students, with preference given to students from New England Yearly Meeting.


Other restricted scholarships

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.

Griffin Brothers Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Griffin Brothers Endowed Scholarship was started in 2020 by Phil Griffin ‘69 to honor his father and his uncle Nelson. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an Earlham College student or students with a significant gap between their demonstrated financial need and their existing financial aid and who are at risk of having to leave school because of financial difficulties.  Preference is given to first generation students.

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.

Houtman Prouty Family Endowed Scholarship

The Houtman Prouty Family Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to an Earlham College student or students with a significant gap between their demonstrated financial need and their existing financial aid and who are at risk of having to leave school because of financial difficulties.

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.

Peggy Ruth Rieman Endowed Scholarship

The Peggy Ruth Rieman Endowed Scholarship was created in 2018 through the estates of Beth Glick-Rieman and Glenn Walker Rieman in honor of their daughter Peggy who died in 1972 at age 19 from a car accident. Even at her young age she was an advocate for women’s equality. This fund will provide scholarships to women dedicated to improving the lives of women in the United States and abroad, with preference to women students majoring in Women’s Studies who have demonstrated financial need.

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.

Sweitzer Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Jean Sweitzer thru a charitable gift annuity to honor her family’s long time Earlham connection. Her husband John served as Director of Physical Plant from 1952-1983 and all five of her children graduated from Earlham. The scholarship should be awarded to students who have demonstrated a long standing commitment to community service and volunteerism. Recipients need not have exceptional grades but should exhibit qualities of academic potential, a good heart, the ability to make people laugh and exceptional common sense.

The 440 Endowed Scholarship Fund

The 440 Scholarship was created in 2020 by a group of friends who have maintained their close bonds since their time at Earlham in the 1970s. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with demonstrated financial need with preference to a female student.

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 family’s 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.


Unrestricted/need-based scholarships

In a typical year, 85 percent of Earlham students receive need-based financial aid. These endowed scholarships support Earlham’s commitment 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.

Birenbaum Family Endowed Scholarship

The Georges and Mary Friedman Birenbaum Family Endowed Scholarship is to be awarded annually to students with demonstrated financial need.  This scholarship was created in 2016 by Georges ’63 and Mary ’61 – they met at Earlham in 1959.  Two of their three children attended Earlham – David ’88 and Rebecca ’92.

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.

Class of 1988 Endowed Memorial Scholarship

The Class of 1988 Endowed Scholarship created this scholarship on the occasion of its 30th class reunion to remember and honor classmates who have passed since graduation. It is to be awarded annually to Earlham College students with demonstrated financial need.

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.

E. Kirk and Janet Roberts Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship for a student with financial need was created in 2017 through the estate of Kirk and Janet Roberts, both class of 1949.  Both of them came from families with many Earlhamites.

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.

H Ruth Boteler Endowed Scholarship

Ruth Boteler attended Earlham from 1953-1956 and created this scholarship for Earlham students through her estate in 2015.

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.

May & Crossen Endowed Scholarship

Jeffrey A. May grew up on a dairy farm in northeastern Ohio and was the first in his family to complete a 4-year college degree.  After graduating from Earlham in 1975 with a major in geology, he went on to complete an MS at Duke University and PhD at Rice University.  Jeff spent over 30 years in the oil and gas industry, focusing on the technical side of hydrocarbon exploration and the training of young geologists.

Karen Anne Crossen grew up in Lexington, KY, and attended Earlham from 1972-1974, ultimately finishing her BA in Spanish Translation at Rice University.  Her love of language came to fruition on Earlham’s Intensive Spanish Program in Mexico.  Karen utilized her linguistic talents during a long and varied vocation as a volunteer and community activist.

This scholarship was established in 2015 by in honor of their 40th Reunion.  It is to be awarded annually to an Earlham College student with demonstrated financial need.

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 Gambrell Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was created in 2016 through a bequest from Richard Gambrell ’55 and supports students with 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.

Sara Kellum Ryan Endowed Scholarship

Larry Ryan created this scholarship in 2018 in memory of his wife Sara Kellum Ryan ’63.  Sara, who was a birthright Quaker, was teacher most of her life and also served 3 terms on the Earlham Board of Trustees.  She died in 2014 of cancer.

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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