These scholarships are awarded automatically by the College to students with demonstrated financial need. Applications are not required.
William D. Backman, Sr. Scholarship: This scholarship was established by William D. Backman, Jr., Class of 1953, in memory of his father, a former trustee of the College and a member of the Class of 1924. The income is designated for financial aid to a student residing in Indiana.
Bank One Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Bank One, Indianapolis, N.A., and is given to a deserving high school graduate from the State of Indiana who is also a resident of Indiana.
Merle L. Bartoo Scholarship: This scholarship was established to help a non-fraternity student with financial need who is a Rhetoric and/or English major.
Thomas R. Bauman Scholarship: Established in memory of Thomas R. Bauman, Class of 1985, by his family and friends, the income of this fund is used for a scholarship for an incoming freshman with preference first to a graduate of Zionsville Community High School, then any Boone County high school, then any student from Central Indiana, who best exemplifies Thomas R. Bauman’s extra-curricular high school activities and rank.
J. Robert and Joanne N. Baur Family Scholarship: Awarded to a student with financial need who maintains academic performance as stated in the Academic Bulletin, with first preference to residents of Delaware County, IN, then adjacent counties, then Indiana. Mr. Baur is Class of 1949.
Theodore Bedrick Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Bedrick H’52 by his family, friends, students, and colleagues as a fitting memorial to a devoted teacher and colleague. The scholarship is awarded to juniors majoring in a field in the humanities who expect to enter teaching at the secondary or college level.
Gordon G. and Julia Gregg Beemer Memorial Scholarship: Established by their sons, Michael Gregg Beemer and Charles Gordon Beemer, and by their grandchildren, Leslie Beemer Wegner, Kathleen Beemer Filardi, Robert Michael Beemer, Jeffrey Marshall Beemer, and Jennifer Lynn Beemer, this scholarship honors Gordon G. Beemer H’96 and Julia Gregg Beemer. As the only presently living descendants of Caleb Mills, first principal and only teacher at the founding of Wabash College and founder of the Indiana Public School System, they wish to honor him and his deceased descendants and other ancestors of the donors who had a close relationship with Wabash College. The recipient should be a young man of vision, integrity, and leadership as exemplified by Caleb Mills and the Founding Fathers of Wabash, and continued by the fiercely loyal members of the National Association of Wabash Men. Special consideration is given to any student in the Teacher Education Program and to any student interested in archival or biographical research.
Helen Oppy Binns Scholarship : Established by Helen Oppy Binns in memory of her parents, Thomas Franklin Oppy and Anna Gertrude Oppy, this fund assists deserving students with financial need, preference to be given to students from Coal Creek Township, Montgomery County, Indiana, and then to students from elsewhere in Indiana.
Dr. John and Helen Birdzell Scholarship: Established in honor of Dr. John P. Birdzell and in memory of Helen M. Birdzell with gifts from their children, John R. Birdzell ’61 and Susie Birdzell Cumming, this scholarship provides need-based aid for qualified students who demonstrate interest in a career in medicine, hospital management, or healthcare in general (in that order). First preference is given to students from Crown Point High School, then area of residence will extend to Lake County, Indiana, northwest Indiana, or the rest of Indiana in that order.
David E. Bishop Scholarship Trust: This fund was endowed by David E. Bishop, Class of 1952.
Black-Vrooman Scholarship: Established by Mrs. M. Lewis Marsh, Jr., in memory of her grandfather (John Charles Black, Class of 1862), her great uncle, (William Perkins Black, Class of 1864), and her cousin (John Black Vrooman, Class of 1921), the income from this fund is used for deserving students.
Brian Bosler Overseas Memorial Scholarship: This fund was established by the alumni, the parents of members, and the members of Phi Delta Theta in memory of Brian Bosler, Class of 1987. The scholarship, with a $1,000 stipend for appropriate expenses, is awarded to a student, preference given to a member of Phi Delta Theta, planning on studying abroad in his junior year. Selection is based on overall accumulative grade point average with some consideration of campus involvement and personal character.
Ralph M. and Harry M. Bounnell Scholarships in Law and/or Medicine: This fund was established by Mrs. Jewell I. Bounnell in memory of her husband, Ralph M. Bounnell, Class of 1930, who practiced law in Crawfordsville for 47 years, and his father, Harry M. Bounnell, M.D., who practiced medicine in Waynetown for more than 50 years. Awarded to members of the junior and senior classes who plan to study law or medicine, these scholarships may be continued for limited periods of graduate study in those fields. Awards are made on the basis of moral character, financial need, and other factors giving evidence of probable success in the respective professions, with first preference given to residents of Montgomery County, Indiana.
Austin H. Brown Scholarship: This scholarship is administered outside the traditional financial aid program. It is used to meet special needs and provide a special recognition for Wabash students.
William Penn Bullock Scholarship: Established in honor of William Penn Bullock, Class of 1940, by his daughter Joanne B. O’Neal and friend, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior in the Economics Department with a high grade point average.
Burgess Family Scholarship: This scholarship supports a student who is enrolled in the College’s Education Studies Program. It is awarded for the student’s junior and senior years as long as he remains enrolled in the Education Studies Program. The scholarship was created to support young men who plan to put their education to work in the critical field of educating others.
Albert M. and Virginia B. Campbell Memorial Scholarship: This fund provides awards based on need to juniors and seniors majoring in Economics who want to increase their understanding of the market economy, or to such students majoring in political science who want to increase their understanding of a limited, decentralized federal form of government.
Alex S. Carroll and Robert J. Beck Honorary Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman who is ranked in the top ten per cent of his high school graduating class, demonstrates integrity and high ethical standards, has a record of community service, and demonstrates the character and qualities normally associated with Eagle Scouts and 4-H or similar leadership organizations. The scholarship is renewable each year to one student in each grade level, provided they maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA and continue to hold the qualities previously listed. Mr. Carroll and Mr. Beck upheld a lifelong dedication to teaching and encouraging honor, character, scholarship, and hard work.
Cavanaugh Family Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded based on financial need and demonstrated leadership in the student’s home community, with potential for leadership at Wabash College and beyond as a responsible leader and citizen. Eric M. “Rick” Cavanaugh is Class of 1976 and a corporate attorney.
Class of 1936 Scholarship: Income from this fund is available to a junior or a senior who has financial need, is in the upper half of his class, and has demonstrated his capacity for leadership by effective participation in extracurricular activities.
Class of 1937 Scholarship: This scholarship was established by members of the Class of 1937 upon the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
Class of 1938 Scholarship: This scholarship was established by members of the Class of 1938 upon the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
Class of 1940 Merit Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior of distinction who did not receive a merit scholarship as a freshman or who has lost his financial support, but whose performance since then deserves recognition.
Class of 1941 Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the members of the Class of 1941 for young men showing intellectual, academic, artistic, athletic promise, or some combination of those qualities.
Class of 1943 Memorial Scholarship: Established in May, 1998, at the 55th anniversary of the Class of 1943, this scholarship honors the members of the class who have passed away and will be awarded to qualified and needy students.
Class of 1969 Dean Moore Scholarship: Awarded to a student based on financial need and meeting College guidelines to be on a good track for graduation in four years. He is encouraged to give back to Wabash financially throughout his lifetime and become an active fundraiser after graduation. The scholarship was created in memory of Norman C. Moore, Dean of the College 1959-1984.
Clauser Family Scholarship: Established by Allan D. Clauser, Class of 195, and supported by his wife, son, Allan Jr. ’81, and friends, this fund is used for the benefit of a student from Montgomery County, Indiana.
Albert M. Cole Scholarship: This scholarship was endowed by a bequest from Mr. Cole and is given to students desiring to enter the teaching profession.
Jeanne C. and W. Dale Compton Scholarship: Endowed by gifts from Dr. and Mrs. Compton and the Ford Motor Company, this fund supports scholarships for students who plan majors in Division I (science/math).
Don and Marilyn Cory Scholarship: This award provides a support for a student who merits financial need, as best determined by the Wabash College Office of Financial Aid. As strong proponents of education, Cory Family members pursued careers as public educators in Indiana.
Crabbs-Shaw Family Fund: Established in honor and memory of four Wabash generations of the Crabbs-Shaw family, this fund is to be used for faculty salaries or student scholarships.
Arthur D. Cunningham and Ernest A. Cunningham Scholarship: This scholarship was bequeathed by Alida M. Cunningham to provide aid to worthy junior and senior science students.
Fred and Elizabeth Daugherty Scholarship: This fund provides income for prospective students, based on need.
Davlin-Salter Pep Band Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Davlin V '85, the scholarship is awarded to a student who is an active member of the College Pep Band. Dr. Salter H’57 was a physics professor, President of the College from 1978 to 1988, and an active member of the student Pep Band.
Paul U. and Elizabeth K. Deer Scholarship: Established in memory of Paul U. ‘23 and Elizabeth K. Deer, this scholarship provides support for African American students who intend to pursue careers in business. Mr. Deer was a native of Crawfordsville and a leader in the oil industry, agriculture, and the community.
Mary Louise Denney Woodwind Scholarship: Mary Louise Denney Mielke, wife of Professor Paul T. Mielke, participated in College musical organizations 1957-1985, as principal flute in the concert band and chamber orchestra and as a member of a baroque quartet. Established in recognition of her service to the College, the scholarship is awarded to a flutist who is active in Wabash musical organizations. If there is not an enrolled flutist, preference will be given in order to performers of oboe, bassoon, clarinet, or French horn.
Victor A. DeRose “Legacy of Philanthropy” Scholarship: Established in 1990, this scholarship provides assistance to sophomore, junior, or senior students of good character. The goal of the fund is to assist as many qualified students as possible by selecting students who are of good character and stand in the top third of the class. Importance is placed on students who are interested in pursuing an M.B.A, majoring in economics or science, fluent in foreign language, and who have demonstrated leadership.
Lee Detchon-Beta Theta Pi Scholarship: Established by the estate of Lee Detchon, Class of 1923, income from this fund is to be given each year to a member of Tau Chapter of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity.
Paul Logan DeVerter, Sr. Memorial Scholarship for Chemistry: Established by Ruth Hendricks DeVerter in memory of her husband Paul, Class of 1915, it is awarded to an outstanding native Indiana upperclassman who is likely to pursue a career in chemistry or chemical engineering upon graduation.
Lucinda Diddie Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1987 by Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Diddie to honor and memorialize Dr. Diddie’s mother. Lucinda Diddie was a very enthusiastic supporter of Wabash, and the scholarship is awarded to a graduate from the Crown Point area high schools. The selection will be made on the basis of scholarship, character and participation in high school activities.
Donald M. DuShane Memorial Scholarship: This fund provides scholarship support with preference for a student in political science. Mr. DuShane was Class of 1927.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Dyer Memorial Scholarship: Awarded to a student from Indiana who was a member of his high school National Honor Society. The student will maintain good personal conduct and citizenship and remain on track to graduate in four years.
Luther E. Ellis Memorial Scholarship: Established by his widow, this scholarship is awarded annually to a senior with financial need who demonstrates the high intelligence, citizenship, and integrity characteristic of Mr. Ellis, Class of 1914.
Isaac C. Elston, Jr., Scholarship: Established by Mrs. Florence Elston-Beemer, this fund provides a scholarship each spring to an outstanding and worthy junior entering his senior year the next fall. Mr. Elston was a member of the Class of 1894.
Ross N. Faires - James K. Baker Scholarship: Awarded to a student who permanently resides in the state of Indiana. The student will have demonstrated financial need and maintain academic performance in accordance with requirements as stated in the Academic Bulletin. Mr. Faires was Class of 1958 and Trustee Emeritus. Mr. Baker was a successful businessman and a good friend to Mr. Faires and Wabash College.
Foster-Ames Scholarship: This scholarship is maintained by funds given in 1946 and 1982 by families, friends, and members of the wire-bound box industry in memory of E. E. Ames, Class of 1903, and Thomas I. Foster, Class of 1914. The student qualifying for this scholarship must be able to do satisfactory college work, but academic excellence is less important than character, qualities of leadership, and need for financial assistance. Preference is given to sons and grandsons of employees’ families of the wire-bound box industry. If no such candidate from the industry qualifies, Wabash College may grant this scholarship to any student meeting the qualifications with demonstrated need.
John and Katherine Fox Scholarship: Awarded to a freshman in the top ten per cent of his class who has demonstrated leadership in his high school associated with Eagle Scouts, student government, and other organizations, and continues such leadership both on the Wabash campus and in the community.
Barbara and Galan W. “Dutch” Freise ’48 Scholarship: This scholarship provides need-based financial assistance to Wabash students from the rural areas of Illinois. Need should take precedence over academic credentials when awarding this scholarship.
Garner-Gustafson Scholarship in Chemistry: This scholarship is awarded based on merit and financial need, supporting students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry. Students must maintain a 3.6 academic GPA in their major and be ranked in the top 10% of their class, and dedicate at least two years to a volunteer activity. Dr. James Bert Garner, Class of 1893, earned multiple advanced academic degrees in chemistry from various institutions, including Wabash, where he was the distinguished Peck Professor of Chemistry (1901-14). In addition to being an educator and director of research careers, he was a distinguished inventor who held 23 patents.
Albert M. Gavit Scholarship: Established by his widow, Mrs. Ann Gavit, the scholarship is awarded to a Wabash student entering the sophomore year whose freshman record shows the greatest potential for original and creative work in the humanities. Mr. Gavit was a member of the Class of 1947.
Joe and Mary Genung Scholarship: This scholarship supports students who have financial need and are from the Roachdale, Indiana, area and/or are Religion majors.
Gilbert Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1943 in memory of Major George A. Gilbert, Class of 1939, who was killed in an accident May 23, 1943, while serving with the Army Air Force. Following the death in 1958 of Major Gilbert’s brother, Oscar M. Gilbert, Jr., Class of 1938, the Gilbert family asked that the scholarship memorialize both men.
Givens Endowed Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. David W. Givens ’56, this scholarship may be awarded annually. The Scholarship(s) is applicable to the cost of tuition, housing, transportation, and books for a semester of study in Europe. A student with a declared major, minor, or area of concentration under the Department of Art, Division II will not be eligible as a candidate for the Scholarship. The Scholar(s) are to enroll in a program, approved by the Off-campus Study Committee, at a European Institution. Courses taken by the Scholar(s) must include one or more in the history of Western Art. The Scholarship(s) will be awarded without regard to need.
P. G. Goodrich Memorial Fund: This fund was endowed by Mr. Goodrich’s sister, Elizabeth G. Terry. Mr. Goodrich was a member of the Class of 1930.
John B. Goodrich Charitable Trust: The income from the Trust is used to maintain two separate financial aid and scholarship programs, which taken together provide support for the kinds of students Mr. John B. Goodrich (Class of 1919) wished to help.
John B. Goodrich Grants in Aid: These need-based grants provide financial aid to students who show promise of contributing, in one or several of a wide variety of ways, to the life of Wabash College.
John B. Goodrich Scholarships: These scholarships are awarded without regard to need and on the basis of capacity for both leadership and academic achievement.
Lucy Moore Grave Bequest: Wabash College, Earlham College and DePauw University share the income from a bequest made by Lucy Moore Grave, the wife of Dr. Benjamin Grave, who was a faculty member at Wabash College from 1920 to 1928. The funds are available as scholarships for study at a marine biological laboratory with priority being given to the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
Haenisch-Howell-Hart Scholarship: Established by Dr. Robert R. Hart ’57 in memory of chemistry professors Dr. Edward L. Haenisch H1971 and Dr. Lloyd B. Howell, Class of 1909, the fund supports need-based scholarships and activities for students studying chemistry.
Hays Scholarship: Established in 1946 by Will H. Hays, Wabash 1900, the income is used for students with disabilities. Should the income of the fund exceed the amount needed to support disabled students, the excess will be awarded to upperclassmen interested in a career in public service.
Thomas A. and Martha L. Hays Scholarship: This is a scholarship for students from Wabash County, Indiana and/or metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri. The scholarship may be awarded to any student if there are no eligible recipients from Wabash County, Indiana or metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri. Mr. Hays is a member of the Class of 1955.
Charles Maurice Hegarty Fund: Established by Dr. W. Harvey Hegarty, in memory of his father, Class of 1931, this fund is used for the financial needs of a worthy student, with preference given to men from Vermillion County, Indiana.
Thomas Corwin Hood Memorial Scholarship: This fund was established by the estate of Thomas S. Hood in memory of his father, Thomas Corwin Hood, Wabash Class of 1881. Preference is given to applicants who are sophomores, juniors, or seniors and who have indicated their intention to attend medical school following their graduation.
Carl P. Horneman ’61 Endowed Scholarship: A need-based scholarship for students who have met the admissions requirements of Wabash College and are judged by the appropriate committees to be representative of students who will support the mission, programs, and activities of Wabash College during their undergraduate years and afterwards. The scholarship may be awarded initially to a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior recipient. If the recipient has met the criteria of the scholarship as judged by the appropriate person or committee, the award may be repeated for the next year until his graduation from Wabash College.
James H. Howard Memorial Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Vesper Howard in memory of their son James, Class of 1986, the scholarship is awarded on the basis of need to the member of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity who best personifies the personal characteristics of James H, Howard.
Lawrence F. and Ruth Hunter Memorial Scholarship: Established by the estates of Lawrence F. Hunter, Class of 1929, and Ruth Hunter, the scholarships are to be awarded to needy members of the junior and senior classes majoring in economics who want to increase their understanding of the market economy and its great benefits; and to juniors and seniors majoring in political science who want to increase their understanding of the salutary effect of a limited, decentralized, federal form of government on freedom.
Journal-Review Scholarship: Established by the Crawfordsville Journal-Review, the scholarship is for one or two Wabash men with a keen interest in the newspaper field. This might include students with an interest in investigative reporting, photography, public affairs writing, scientific journalism, or any other field directly related to newspaper journalism.
The Robert & Ellen Kellogg Family Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded based on financial need, with first priority to any student from Whitley or Noble Counties, Indiana. If there are no students from these counties, it may then be awarded to any student based on need and maintaining academic performance towards graduation. Mr. Kellogg is Class of 1955. He worked hard to be able to attend Wabash College, and valued his liberal arts education.
Kendall Family Scholarship: The scholarship will be awarded with first preference to a student from a public high school with a graduating class of 150 or fewer students. Second preference will be to a deserving student from a community with a population of 25,000 or less. Mr. Kendall, who came to Wabash from a small Indiana town, was Class of 1966, a Rhodes Scholar, and has enjoyed a successful career as an attorney.
E.O. and Lulu Kirkpatrick Memorial Scholarship: This fund provides scholarships for a deserving student from Montgomery County, Indiana, with financial need. Mr. Kirkpatrick was a member of the Class of 1917.
Robert G. Knight, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the Knight Family in honor of their husband and father, a 1955 graduate of the College and proud member of Phi Kappa Psi, and enjoyed a successful banking career. The scholarship is intended to provide tuition support for deserving Wabash students who are of good character, are excellent students, and are active in the College and/or the Crawfordsville community. Prospective students must, be ranked in the top ten percent of their high school graduating class. Prospective and returning students must achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher to be awarded and to retain the scholarship.
George M. Lee Scholarship: Established by his widow, Elizabeth C. Lee, this fund provides scholarship assistance to worthy students from Madison County, Indiana.
Kenneth C. ’36 and Grace P. MacKay Scholarship: This scholarship is based on need and will be awarded to benefit students of high scholastic standing who attend or aspire to attend Wabash College, as its Board of Trustees may determine.
Mastin Foundation Scholarship: Awarded to students majoring in one of the natural sciences, including Mathematics, and who were finalists or semi-finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program or had an ACT score of 27 or above or the SAT score equivalent.
Robert M. Matthews ’38 Scholarship: Awarded to a student with financial need who maintains academic performance as required by the College. Mr. Matthews was Class of 1938 and active on campus. He remained grateful for the outstanding education he received.
Mary McCallister Scholarship: Established by the estate of Mary McCallister, the income of this fund shall be used to provide scholarships for students who without the assistance of the scholarship would be unable to attend Wabash College.
Sarah F. McCanliss Scholarship: This scholarship honors a pioneer resident of Parke County, Indiana, Sarah F. McCanliss, mother of Lee McCanliss, Class of 1907. Preference is given to Parke County high school graduates.
Paul Caylor McKinney ’52 Memorial Scholarship: This is a two-year scholarship awarded to a junior with demonstrated need, whose major and minor fields of study are in different academic divisions and whose GPA is consistently 3.0 or higher. Dr. McKinney taught chemistry at Wabash for 45 years until his retirement in 2001, and was Dean of the College from 1981-1993. His undergraduate years at Wabash broadened his intellectual horizon and led to friendships that accompanied him throughout his life.
Lee ’62 and Rose McNeely Scholarship: This fund provides need-based financial assistance to Wabash students from the state of Indiana. Mr. McNeely was a Trustee of the College. The Lee and Rose McNeely Scholarship is but one sign of the McNeely’s dedication to Wabash College and higher education in Indiana.
Mefford Scholarship for Political Science: This scholarship established by a bequest from Gordon Mefford, Class of 1938.
Jack Meng Endowed Scholarship: A gift from John C. “Jack” Meng, Class of 1966, loyal Son of Wabash, this need-based, four-year scholarship assists qualifying and deserving young men so that they might have the educational opportunities afforded to them by Wabash College. Preference is given first to students from Midwest states, then elsewhere, from single-parent or non-traditional families. Mr. Meng is a successful businessman and active in his community
Paul Mielke Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need with an interest in mathematics, who has demonstrated progress in mathematics courses in high school. The scholarship honors Dr. Paul T. Mielke, Class of 1942, professor of mathematics (1946-1985), and founder of the computing laboratory, teaching the first courses in computer programming at Wabash.
R. Robert Mitchum Memorial: The fund provides a scholarship on the basis of financial need for a “B” student who is active in the extracurricular life of the College. R. Robert Mitchum H’59 founded the music department, served as Director of the Glee Club and band 1949-69, head golf coach, and Director of Alumni Affairs 1974-1982.
R. Robert Mitchum-Thomas D. Marchando Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to students with preference given to those from Western Pennsylvania who reflect the high ideals that were manifested in the lives of Bob Mitchum H’59 and Tom Marchando ’57.
Montgomery County Scholarships: Initiated by gifts from the Board of Commissioners of Montgomery County, Indiana, the scholarship provides an amount equal to full tuition and continue throughout the student’s course, provided that he maintains a satisfactory college record. Candidates are nominated by the Montgomery County Commissioners.
Stephanie Netherton Montgomery Scholarship: Established by Samuel L. Montgomery '64 in memory of his wife, Stephanie.
Frank A. Mullen ’53 Scholarship: This fund provides scholarship assistance to one or more Wabash freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior student(s) of good character who have demonstrated financial need and have a “B” standing.
LaVerne Noyes Scholarship Foundation: This foundation provides scholarships for direct descendants of American veterans of World War I.
Pancost/Franklin Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded based on financial need and academic performance towards graduation. David Pancost ‘69 and his wife, Paige Franklin, established this scholarship to ensure that a Wabash education continues to remain an affordable option for a top-notch four-year liberal arts living and learning experience.
The Todd M. Peters ’87 Fund for Athletic Team Managers/Trainers: This scholarship is awarded to a student athletic team manager or trainer who is a sophomore, junior, or senior with at least one season of experience as manager or trainer of a varsity sport, with first preference to the basketball program and then other sports. Consideration will be given to a student who served as athletic manager or trainer during the preceding academic year, and he is not required to be a manager/trainer during the year he receives the scholarship. Student-athletes are not eligible to receive this award. Students must be on track to meet all minimum requirements towards graduation as outlined in the Wabash College academic bulletin. This scholarship maybe awarded with or without regard to financial need to any student who fits the above criteria. It may be awarded for more than one year to the same student.
Robert Owen Petty Scholarship: Awarded annually to a Biology or Biochemistry major with significant financial need who maintains academic performance towards graduation, as stated in the Academic Bulletin. Established by James L. Hutcheson '68, to whom Dr. Petty was a mentor, colleague, and friend.
Plumley Family of Tennessee Scholarship Fund: This fund was established to award an annual scholarship to a student from Tennessee.
Marion & Victor Powell-Nate Quinn Scholarship: Established by Rhetoric Professor Victor and Mrs. Marion Powell, this award honors Nate Quinn, an exceptional Wabash College art student. Nate overcome tremendous odds and tragic circumstances, and deeply impressed the Powell’s with his talent and hard work before he moved on to New York to pursue graduate studies and work on the sets of Broadway shows. He is now a successful artist.
Byron and Priscilla Alden Price Scholarship: This fund was established by Byron Price, Class of 1912, to endow scholarships.
John Charles Rafferty Scholarship: Established by Joan Rafferty Harrington and Edwin Harrington, this fund is named in honor of her brother, John Rafferty, Class of 1954, and is given to an upperclassman with financial need and in the upper half of his class. Preference is to students from Fountain and Montgomery Counties in Indiana, and then to other students from elsewhere in Indiana.
Dr. James Harvey Ransom Scholarship: Income from this fund is used for worthy and needy students majoring in chemistry. Dr. Ransom was a member of the Class of 1890.
Alice L. and Benjamin A. Rogge Scholarship: Established in 1999 to honor longtime Wabash professor of economics and Dean of the College Ben Rogge H’53 and his wife, Alice, the Rogge Scholarship has as its guiding principle significant financial support for young men who have demonstrated leadership skills, academic achievement, and concern for others. Further, preference will be given to those young men who have met the guiding principles but might not be able to attend Wabash without financial assistance.
Norman P. Rowe Endowed Scholarship: Established from the estate of Norman P. Rowe ’60, the scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who have demonstrated financial need and who rank in the top 25 percent on the SAT or other test used nationally for the purpose of determining suitability for college and university admission. The intent of this scholarship is to allow qualified students to attend the College who would otherwise lack the financial resources to do so. Mr. Rowe was a successful attorney.
Kenneth Rhys Rudolph ’05 Memorial Fund for European Summer Study Abroad: Provides need-blind financial support for a student or students who choose to study abroad in a European country during the summer months. The scholarship was established to provide opportunities for the same life-changing international experiences that meant so much to Kenneth during his studies abroad.
George S. Sando Scholarship: Established by George S. Sando, Class of 1922, the scholarship is to be used by scholars who are inquiring into Causes of Freedom and Liberty, or maintaining high-minded theories of liberty.
John C. Schroeder Fund for Study Abroad: This fund provides support for students with financial need who participate in College-approved study abroad programs. First consideration is given to students who study in Harlaxton, England and to students who are modern language majors who need to study abroad to further their language studies. It may then be awarded to other eligible students who have been approved by the College for study abroad.
Tom and Lynn Shearman Family Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to a student who meets academic requirements toward graduation. Mr. Shearman is Class of 1950. He is pleased to be able to help young Wabash men fulfill their dreams in their educational and life journeys.
Atwood, Adeline, and Bonnie Smith Scholarship: Established by Atwood Smith, Class of 1934, to honor his wife and daughter who shared his love for Wabash College, the fund provides a need-based scholarship to students who live in Calumet City, East Chicago, or Hammond, Indiana. If no students from these three cities are eligible, then scholarships may be awarded to eligible students from Lake County or Porter County. If no students from Lake County or Porter County are eligible, then scholarships may be awarded to eligible students from anywhere in Indiana.
Smith Family Scholarship: Established by Mr. and Mrs. Donald E. Smith, Class of 1959, the income from the fund provides assistance to an outstanding high school graduate regardless of financial need. Each scholarship is awarded for four years and is conditional on satisfactory progress towards graduation. Mr. Smith was a successful healthcare administrator and Trustee of the College.
James and Susan Smith Family Scholarship: This fund supports Wabash College’s 3-2 dual degree engineering program with Purdue University. Any student who enrolls in the program is eligible for this scholarship, which is renewable on an annual basis if the recipient student remains enrolled at Wabash and in the Wabash-Purdue engineering program. Jim Smith was a local businessman who grew up and resided in Crawfordsville, and maintains close ties to Wabash. Four of their sons are Wabash alumni.
Frank H. and Abbie M. Sparks Memorial Scholarship: Established by President and Mrs. Sparks and their friends, the fund helps meet the scholarship needs of young men attending Wabash College. The scholarship awards are made on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Consideration is given first to applicants from Marshall County, Indiana, Dr. Sparks’ boyhood area, and then to residents of Indiana. Preference is given to students with high personal character and community service.
Nancy A. and Wayne E. Stanberry Scholarship: This scholarship supports students at Wabash College, and was established in their memory by their son, Thomas E. Stanberry ’76, former Trustee of the College.
Waldo E. Stephens Scholarship: Established in memory of Dr. Waldo E. Stephens H’72, by his wife Doris, the scholarship is awarded annually to a junior who plans a career of government service. When possible, preference will be given to students whose special interest is in international relations or international law.
Dr. Joseph A. Stepka Class of 1934 Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded with first consideration to a biology major who is a resident of New York state, and then to other students.
David Russell Stone Scholarship: The fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Stone in honor of their son, David, Class of 1991.
Tannenbaum Scholarship: The Tannenbaum Scholarship covers an amount equal to full tuition cost for four years, provided that the student maintains a good college record. Selection is made on the basis of promise as a scholar and as a person, and on the basis of financial need. The scholarship was established by Mr. Ferdinand Tannenbaum, Class of 1912, of New York City, and is now supported by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Ratliff of Indianapolis.
John Steele Thomson Scholarship: This fund was established by Richard H. Maxwell ’50 and other descendants of Rev. Thomson, one of the founders and original trustees of Wabash College and professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy. The scholarship provides need-based support to recipients who must maintain a 3.0 or B-average and be of good character. The scholarship may be awarded initially to a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior and may be awarded until graduation if he has met the criteria of the scholarship.
Dr. Thomas E. Topper ’70 Scholarship: Established through a gift from his estate, the fund provides need-based scholarships to qualified young men from F. J. Reitz High School and/or Mater Dei High School in Evansville, Indiana. If no F.J. Reitz High School or Mater Dei students qualify or choose to attend Wabash, the College may award the scholarship to qualified students from any Evansville high school. If no Evansville students qualify or choose to attend Wabash, the College may award the scholarship to qualified students from Southwest Indiana, Southeast Illinois, or North central Kentucky. The Topper Scholarship will provide up to three partial scholarships per year. Each recipient will maintain the Topper Scholarship for his freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years provided he continues to demonstrate financial need and good academic standing. The Topper Scholarship will provide additional partial scholarships as the fund income allows.
Trippet Family Scholarship: This fund was established by C. Kightly Trippet ’36 honoring former President Byron K. Trippet ’30, C. Kightly Trippet and their parents, Sanford and Edith K. Trippet, who during the 20th century have sought to set an example that encourages young people to pursue higher education. Preference is given to men who are majoring in some form of communications.
Turk Family Scholarship: Awarded to a freshman who is ranked in the top 10% of his high school graduating class; participated in multiple extra-curricular activities; and held elected or appointed leadership positions in those activities. The scholarship is renewable each year. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA. The Turk Family at Wabash: Joseph Turk, Sr. H'00; and sons Joe Turk, Jr. '89, Steve Turk '91 and John Turk '93.
Peter Valentine Scholarship: Established by Merrillee D. Valentine in honor of her son, Peter, Class of 1982, the scholarship is given to an incoming first-year student or upperclassman from the state of Illinois and preferably to those from Peoria County, Illinois. The student must be outstanding in character, scholarship, personality, and leadership. The financial need of the student is taken into consideration.
Harry L. “Red” Varner ’34 and Juanita Varner Scholarship: Income from this fund shall be used to provide tuition and room and board for an entering freshman student at Wabash College.
Dr. L. John and Margaret K. Vogel Endowed Scholarship: Established by Dr. and Mrs. Stanley J. Vogel ’66 and Dr. and Mrs. Gordon A. Vogel ’72, the fund honors their parents. It is used to provide financial assistance to an entering freshman with high-quality academic achievement.
Wabash Club of Chicago Scholarship: The scholarship will provide assistance to students who have distinguished themselves in high school through a combination of academic work and extracurricular leadership and involvement. This scholarship is open to Illinois high school seniors living in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, Will, McHenry, and Iroquois counties. Students who are home-schooled are also eligible for the scholarships as long as they reside in one of the previously identified counties.
Ivan Wiles Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to an entering freshman and may be continued with the same student for four years. Ivan L. Wiles, Class of 1922, was a mathematics and psychology major whose automotive career led to him being named General Manager of the Buick Motor Division and then Executive Vice-President of General Motors. He was a member of the Wabash College Board of Trustees from 1952-1981 (and its President from 1958-1965). He received the Alumni Award of Merit and an Honorary LLD from Wabash.
Mary E. Wilson Memorial Scholarship: This fund was established by Frederick W. Wilson, Jr., Class of 1969, in honor of his mother.
Robert H. Winter, MD ’60 and Nancy R. Winter Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Biology.
William Yackel Endowed Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student or students in good academic standing.