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Earlham College
801 National Road West
Richmond, IN 47374-4095

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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.

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