Scholarship and Tuition Awards from Endowment

Besides the scholarships previously described, which are assigned on the basis of terms set forth in the supporting funds, the College offers a number of scholarships financed from endowment. These are available to assist students who otherwise would be unable to attend Wabash. To establish eligibility, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. Awards vary in number and value from year to year and are related always to the need of the individual. These awards may continue throughout the student’s college course, provided that he maintains a satisfactory college record and that his need for assistance continues. In granting these scholarships and tuition awards, the Financial Aid Office takes into consideration four principal criteria:

1. The extent of need.

2. Academic record.

3. Personality, character, and qualities of leadership.

4. Excellence in student activities.

The income from the following funds contributes to the support of the program described in the preceding paragraph:

June D. Allman Scholarship, established by Wallace W. Allman ’51 in loving memory of his wife, provides support for Wabash scholarships.

Byron Randolph Russell and Edward Elbridge Ames Scholarship: This fund was established by Elsie R. Ames in memory of her father, Byron Randolph Russell (Class of 1872), and her husband, Edward Elbridge Ames, Class of 1871.

Georgia F. Arnkens Memorial Fund: The fund was established in memory of Conrad Arnkens, Class of 1953, by his widow, to be used for poor, needy and deserving students.

Ruth M. Asbury Scholarship: The fund was established by the wills of Max Asbury, Class of 1931, and his wife Ruth.

Athens City Scholarship: The scholarship was established by members of the Crawfordsville Wabash Club.

George M. Baldwin Fund: Established by Colonel George M. Frazor, the fund is to be used to meet the financial needs of a worthy student.

Dr. Rudolph C. Bambas Scholarship: This fund was established by his wife, Frieda Bambas, in honor of Dr. Bambas, Class of 1937. He had an outstanding academic life as a professor of English and was a loyal alumnus all his life. The Bambas Fund is a permanent part of the Endowment Fund.

Robert J. Beck-James D. Price Scholarship: This scholarship was established in memory of Robert J. Beck, Class of 1920, by his friends and by his associates in Thomson McKinnon Securities, Inc., and in honor of James D. Price, Class of 1960, by Alex S. Carroll, Friend of the College.

Barry Bone Scholarship: Established by Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers and friends, the fund honors the memory of Barry P. Bone, Class of 1983.

Ruth McB. Brown Scholarship

R. D. Brown Memorial Scholarships: These scholarships were established by Jean Brown Hendricks.

Howard Buenzow Scholarship: The income from this fund is to be used for student financial assistance with preference to students from Lane Technical High School in Chicago.

Edward Buesking Scholarship: Income from this fund is to be used for scholarships for worthy students who are residents of the state of Indiana.

Cynthia Campbell Byrne Memorial Scholarship: This fund was established by Virginia B. Campbell.

Joseph E. Cain Memorial Scholarship: This fund pays tribute to the memory of Joseph E. Cain, who served as President (1946-60) and Co-Chairman of the Board (1960-63) of P. R. Mallory and Company, Inc., and for many years served as a civic leader in Indianapolis and Indiana. The fund is made possible by an initial grant from the P. R. Mallory Company Foundation, Inc., supplemented by gifts from numerous friends and business associates of Mr. Cain. Both academic ability and financial need are taken into consideration in awarding this scholarship, but these considerations are less important than the character, personality, and leadership potential of the candidates.

Martha A. Caperton Scholarship: This fund was established by a bequest from Mrs. Caperton, mother of Woods A. Caperton, Class of 1932.

Central Newspapers, Inc., Scholarship: This fund provides scholarship support with preference for students interested in journalism.

Class of 1907 Memorial Fund: This fund was established by members of the class upon the 50th anniversary of their graduation.

McMannomy and Elizabeth Coffing Educational Foundation Scholarship: Established in 1949 by the late McMannomy Coffing, Class of 1913, funds are used to help meet the financial needs of worthy and qualified students. Special consideration is given to residents of Fountain County, Indiana.

Wayne M. and Katherine G. Cory Scholarship: Income from this fund is used for scholarship purposes.

Edward Daniels Scholarship: This fund was established by Parke Daniels in memory of his brother Edward, Class of 1875 and a Trustee of the College from 1896-1918.

William H. Diddel, Class of 1908, and Helen C. Diddel Scholarship

Lawrence and Velma Dill Scholarship: Created in 2002 by their sons, G. Michael Dill ’71 and J. Mark Dill ’75, the fund provides scholarship assistance to all Wabash students who are graduates of Jasper and Warren county high schools. This scholarship is to be awarded without regard to financial need. The Dill Scholarship is a financially variable scholarship and will be awarded to all eligible candidates on an equal basis.

Joseph Foster Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Russell Foster Abdill in memory of his grandfather, Joseph Foster.

Theodore C. Frazer Scholarship: This scholarship is supported by a fund bequeathed to Wabash by Ada W. Frazer, in memory of her husband, Theodore C. Frazer, who graduated from Wabash in 1903. The income from the fund provides scholarships for students selected by the scholarship committee of the College on the basis of academic record, citizenship, and the need for financial assistance. Preference is given to applicants who are residents of Kosciusko County.

Donald C. Frist Scholarships: This scholarship was established by Enid F. Lemstra in memory of her brother, who was a member of the Class of 1920.

Lynn Garrard Scholarship Award:  The award will be used to assist a student in purchase of textbooks or lab equipment, selection based on financial need, academic performance, and extracurricular involvement with first preference to a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.

Ira D. Goss Scholarship: This fund provides scholarships to deserving students who need assistance to attend Wabash College, with preference to men from Fulton County, Indiana. Mr. Goss was a member of the Class of 1903.

Theodore G. Gronert/Harvey Price Class of 1935 Scholarship: Established in memory of Professor Gronert by his former students, particularly those from the Class of 1935, the scholarship is granted at the start of each academic year to a freshman. Such factors as personal character, financial circumstances, interest in history, leadership in high school, and community service are considered.

William H. (W1938) and Margaret R. Hamlin Scholarship: This fund was endowed by a bequest from Mrs. Hamlin.

Frederick Rich Henshaw, Jr. (W1920) Fund: This fund was given to Wabash by his father.

Hollett Family Scholarship: This fund was established in memory of John E. Hollett, Jr., Class of 1928, by his sons, John E. Hollett III, Class of 1959, and Thomas S. Hollett, Class of 1956, and by his brother, Byron P. Hollett, Class of 1936. The income from the fund is granted to a needy student who combines above average academic achievement with high promise of achievement in extracurricular activities.

Inland Container Corporation Scholarship: Established by the Inland Container Corporation Foundation, Inc., income from the fund supports the College’s general scholarship fund.

George and Yvonne Kendall Fund: This scholarship was established by a bequest from Mrs. Kendall. George Kendall was Dean of the College (1923-1940), Dean of the Faculty (1944-1957), and Milligan Professor of English (1920-1957).

William F. Kraas, Jr. and Julia Kraas Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Lisa Kraas in honor of her grandparents. Income from this fund is used for scholarship purposes.

Frederick W. (W1945) and Lois G. Lowey Scholarship: This fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Lowey.

Roy Massena Scholarship: This fund was established through the will of Mrs. Mabel Massena to honor her husband, Roy, Class of 1902.

Anne Darby McCann Scholarship: This scholarship was established by the will of Mrs. McCann in 1964 in memory of her father, O.V. Darby, Wabash Class of 1878.

Thomas G. McCormick Scholarship: Mr. McCormick was a member of the Class of 1929.

C. Raymond Miller Memorial Scholarship: Established by the Board of Trustees, the fund honors C. Raymond Miller, a member of the Class of 1921 and former Eli Lilly and Company executive.

William S. (W1923) and Catherine G. Miller Scholarship: These scholarship grants are made and continued on the basis of both financial and academic achievement.

Caleb Mills Scholarships: These scholarships honor Caleb Mills, first professor of Wabash College and founder of the public school system in Indiana. They were made possible by the generous bequest of Helen Condit, granddaughter of Caleb Mills. These awards are made to Indiana students who show extensive financial need and who have outstanding personal characteristics and good academic potential. Preference is given to students from rural areas and small communities. Each scholarship is for four years.

Nicholas H. Noyes, Jr. Memorial Foundation Scholarship:  Supports the financial aid program at Wabash College.  In 1951, Nicholas H. Noyes and his wife Marguerite Lilly Noyes, established the family foundation in memory of their son, who died at the age of 28. 

William Pearlman Scholarship: This fund was bequeathed to Wabash College by Charlotte S. Pearlman in memory of her husband who was a business leader in Crawfordsville for many years.

Byron and Pauline Prunk Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Ms. Helen L. Prunk in honor of her parents, Dr. Byron F. Prunk, Class of 1892, and Pauline D. Prunk.

Russell E. Ragan Scholarship: This fund was established by his daughter, Peggy Ragan Hughes, and his son, Robert R. Ragan, Class of 1949. It is expended annually for a deserving student selected by the Dean of the College.

Reader’s Digest Foundation Scholarship: This scholarship was established in 1965.

Erna F. Rhoads Scholarship: This fund provides scholarship aid for deserving Wabash students.

Robbins Brothers Memorial Fund: Created by members of the Robbins family, the fund honors Virgil Robbins, Class of 1924, and his brother, Ananias Robbins, Class of 1928.

Schultz Family Scholarship Endowment: This fund was established by Florence Schultz, whose family was in business in Crawfordsville over 50 years.

Theodore T. Schweitzer Scholarship: This fund was established by a bequest from Mr. Schweitzer, Class of 1925.

Melvin Simon and Associates, Inc. Scholarship: Income from this fund is used for scholarship purposes.

Lester Sommer Scholarship: This scholarship was established by friends of Lester Sommer H’41 on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Harriet Benefiel Stokes Memorial: Established by Merle B. Stokes, Class of 1905, this fund honors the memory of his mother.

Michael Swank Scholarship: This fund was established by a bequest from Mr. Swank, Class of 1961.

Robert Alden Trimmer Memorial Scholarship: Established by his family in memory of Robert Alden Trimmer '66, to be awarded in part to a student "interested in building a better world." Bob graduated from Wabash and died before he could begin graduate school. His mother wrote a book about his life, So Small A Thing. "In the beginning, Bob Trimmer cared about getting the most out of life; toward the end, he cared about what he would give it."

Wolcott Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship comes from funds made available by friends of the late Roger G. Wolcott, a member of the Class of 1915, who served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the College from 1953 until his death in 1958. In addition to the annual scholarships listed above, a varying number of special single gifts are available each year for awards.