The following scholarships are awarded by the Financial Aid Office according to the criteria outlined by the benefactors at the time the scholarship was established. Students must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually in order to receive any need-based scholarships; there is no separate application for any of the items listed below. Awards may vary in number and value from year to year, and many may be renewable provided the recipient continues to meet the criteria established by the donor.
June D. Allman Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Wallace W. Allman ’51 in loving memory of his wife to provide 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 1903.
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.
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.
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.
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 residents of Indiana. Mr. Baur is Class of 1949.
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.
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.
David R. and Sue A. Benak Mathematics Scholarship: Established in 2020 by Dr. David Benak '78 and Sue Benak. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide need-based support for Wabash students pursuing a major in mathematics. Dr. Benak was a K-12 Indiana public educator for 39 years serving as a mathematics teacher, a football coach, and a district and building level administrator. Sue A. Benak graduated from Indiana University in 1983 with a Bachelor's of Science in Education. She earned an Indiana State Teacher's License with endorsements in Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts.
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.
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.
Walter A. Blake Scholarship: Established in 2021, Munawar Ali '93, Terrence Butler '96, and Alonzo Weems '92 represent a group of Wabash alumni leaders from the 1990s and 2000s who wish to honor their friend and mentor, Walter A. Blake, and celebrate Walter's many contributions to the College and the many students he recruited and befriended during his long tenure on the Admissions staff from 1990-2016. The group has identified this endowed scholarship as an appropriate and meaningful way to honor Walter. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students who would further the College's interest in achieving the educational benefits of diversity. Students should demonstrate promise for academic success at Wabash and show leadership qualities and community involvement during their high school years and while enrolled at Wabash.
Barry Bone Scholarship: Established by Phi Gamma Delta fraternity brothers and friends, the fund honors the memory of Barry P. Bone, Class of 1983.
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.
John A. Bowerman Scholarship for History Majors: Established by Joyce E. Byllesby to honor her longtime friend, John A. Bowerman ’43, who was an alumnus and avid supporter of Wabash College. Joyce was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She pursued a career in medicine and received her medical degree from the University of Kansas in 1962, one of only two women in her graduating class. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide need-based support for Wabash students majoring in history.
William P. ’85 and Jennifer J. Brady Scholarship: Established by Bill '85 and Jennifer Brady, this scholarship provides support for students with demonstrated financial need, with preference given to students who would further the College's interest in achieving the educational benefits of diversity. Bill and Jennifer credit Wabash College for changing their lives. They are ardent supporters of the liberal arts curriculum and Wabash's mission to educate young men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely. Bill credits much of his success not only to the education he received in the classroom but also the interactions and experiences with his fellow classmates outside the classroom. To effectively educate future Global leaders, Wabash needs to foster a diverse student body to better enrich the educational experiences for all students. Bill and Jennifer are honored to endow a scholarship for students to help Wabash fulfill this need.
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.
Ruth McB. Brown Scholarship
R. D. Brown Memorial Scholarships: These scholarships were established by Jean Brown Hendricks.
William Penn Bullock Scholarship: Established in honor of William Penn Bullock, Class of 1940, by his daughter Joanne B. O’Neal and friends, this scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior in the Economics Department with a high grade point average.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Martha A. Caperton Scholarship: This fund was established by a bequest from Mrs. Caperton, mother of Woods A. Caperton, Class of 1932.
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 grade point average 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 was established by Eric M. “Rick” ’76 and Patti Cavanaugh with the support of his brother Gary ’79, their daughter Caitlin, and son Sean ’16. It 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. Rick is a retired corporate attorney, who served in leadership roles in the Indianapolis legal community, served his fraternity, Phi Gamma Delta in several leadership roles, was President of the Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men, and served on the board of the National Association of Wabash Men before being elected its President (2016-2017).
Central Newspapers, Inc., Scholarship: This fund provides scholarship support with preference for students interested in journalism.
Maurice W. Chadwick ’25 Scholarship: Established in honor of Maurice W. Chadwick, Class of 1925, by his daughter Ann Chadwick Sweeney, this scholarship provides merit or need-based assistance to students attending Wabash College.
Chase Family Scholarship: Established in 2021 by Kip and Nicole Chase. Kip Chase was originally from Bedford, Indiana. As an undergraduate at Wabash, Kip was a History major, served as a Resident Assistant in Martindale Hall, was involved in Student Senate, and was a member of the Basketball Team. After graduating from Wabash in 2003, Kip went to work for Eli Lilly and Company as a Sales Representative. Nicole Chase was originally from Wabash, Indiana and attended DePauw University. As an undergraduate, Nicole was a Communications major, and was involved in the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Upon graduating from DePauw in 2001, Nicole started her career with Eli Lilly and Company as a Sales Representative. Kip and Nicole met in their early years working together at Lilly. Kip and Nicole's belief in the power of philanthropy and a liberal arts education to transform young people's lives inspired them to take a giant step for future generations of Wabash students and establish the Chase Family Scholarship. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled full-time at the College, and who are in their sophomore, junior, or senior years of study. Recipients should be exceling academically and taking full-advantage of the many curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities available at the College. The Wabash Financial Aid Office will identify the student recipients for the scholarship.
Class of 1907 Memorial Fund: This fund was established by members of the class upon the 50th anniversary of their graduation.
Class of 1936 Scholarship: Income from this fund is available to a junior or a senior who 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 1950, 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.
Dennis R. Cleaver Memorial Scholarship: Established by Chad '00 and Maheen Cleaver, in memory of Chad's father. Dennis Cleaver was an impassioned educator, who taught high school math and science for over 25 years. Mr. Cleaver was also a guest lecturer at Purdue University, where he taught math in the continuing education and Upward Bound programs. As a mentor and role model in the Lafayette community, Mr. Cleaver coached high school and youth baseball, while advising the Academic Decathlon teams at McCutcheon High School. Following a battle with kidney cancer, Mr. Cleaver passed away on September 18, 2004, though his legacy lives on through the many lives he touched through education, mentorship, and coaching. The scholarship will be awarded annually to students who have declared an academic major in the Natural Sciences Division I (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or other majors that might be added to this Division) and who have demonstrated academic excellence by being named to the Dean's list in at least one of the two semesters prior to the year of being awarded the scholarship.
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.
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.
Brett Coldiron and Lana Long Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Brett Coldiron '78 and Lana Long to provide scholarships for qualifying students which first and foremost recognizes their merit achievements, but who are also selected for their well-rounded, exceptional leadership qualities as demonstrated by involvement in their communities, churches, civic organization, scouting programs, school extracurricular programs including to not limited to sports, theater, and clubs. First preference will be given to students from Kentucky. If no one is enrolled from Kentucky, then second preference is given to students from Oklahoma. Brett Coldiron, MD, attended Wabash as a scholar athlete from 1974 to 1978, followed by entrance into medical school at the University of Kentucky, subsequently completing his residencies in Internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Mohs Surgery. He married Lana Long, MD, in 1996. During his career, Dr. Coldiron has served as President of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgery
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 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.
Wayne M. and Katherine G. Cory Scholarship: Income from this fund is used for scholarship purposes.
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.
James R. Cumming, M.D. Scholarship: Established by Jim’s wife, Susan B. (Susie), and her brother, John R. Birdzell, Wabash Class of 1961, and fraternity brother of Jim. Jim and Susie married in 1962 and were married for 57 years until Jim’s passing in October 2019. Jim graduated from Wabash College in 1961 where he was a biology major, a standout player on the basketball team, and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Jim attended IU medical school where he graduated in 1965 before completing pediatric residency at Methodist Hospital in 1968. After a fellowship year in pediatric cardiology at Riley Hospital in 1969, Jim began his pediatric practice in Indianapolis and a deep commitment to thousands of patients and their families whom he was blessed to serve over the course of 48 years. Jim served on the National Association of Wabash Men Board of Directors and the Wabash College Board of Trustees. This scholarship memorializes Jim’s love of education and of helping people since it will make a Wabash education affordable to many young students. The purpose of the fund shall be to provide scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need.
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.
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.
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, enrolled in the Wabash-Kelley School Master of Science in Accounting Pipeline Program or the Dual-Degree Program in Engineering, fluent in foreign language, and who have demonstrated leadership in the Wabash community.
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.
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.
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.
Richard T. Farrell Scholarship: Established in 2022 by Mrs. M. Jean Farrell, in memory of her husband Richard T. Farrell, Class of 1954. Jean married Richard “Dick” Farrell in 1961. Dick graduated from Wabash College in 1954. He was an Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the History Department at the University of Maryland, where he also served as Chair of the Campus Senate and Chair of the University System of Maryland Council of University Faculty. Jean and Dick moved from Indiana to University Park, MD, in 1965. Jean was a lifelong learner. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in 1957 from Stanford University, a Master’s of Science degree from Indiana University in 1959, and a second Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1959. Jean taught high school English Literature at High Point High School in Beltsville, MD, from 1965 until 1978, and at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD, from 1978 until her retirement in 1998. She was a masterful and beloved teacher known for her wry sense of humor and demand for excellence from all of her students. She had compassionate control of the toughest classes, and her students and fellow teachers all adored her.
Finch Fellowship: This fellowship was established in 1923 by the will of Alice Finch, in memory of her father, Fabius M. Finch, and her brother, John A. Finch.
Flanagan Family Scholarship: Established in 2021 by John F. '66 and Patti M. Flanagan. They understand the importance of education and want to support a worthy individual attending Wabash College. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide annual scholarship support for Wabash students from the Greater Chicagoland Area (which shall be defined to include students from Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will Counties in Illinois and Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties in Wisconsin), and have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.25/4.00, with a preference for students who are active in extra-curricular activities in their high school. The scholarship may be renewed annually by the same student provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA at least 3.25/4.00 and is active in extra-curricular activities while enrolled at Wabash. The Wabash Financial Aid Office will select the recipients.
Flanigan Family Scholarship Fund: Established by Brian E. Flanigan ’96 and the Flanigan family to be awarded to Wabash students with a preference to those who exemplify strong attributes, contributions, and performance in leadership, and who exhibit intellectual curiosity, work ethic, and community service.
The Louis P. Fogarette ’48 Scholarship was established by Mr. Fogarette to provide scholarships to Chemistry or Biochemistry majors based on need and who maintain a minimum grade point average. The scholarship was created to enable students to complete their degree in Chemistry and apply their scientific knowledge to the many challenges ahead.
Joseph Foster Memorial Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Russell Foster Abdill in memory of his grandfather, Joseph Foster.
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.
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.
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.
Galen W. “Dutch” Freise Entrepreneurial Scholarship supports scholarships for sophomores of good moral character who maintain a minimum grade point average; first preference to students who are residents of rural Illinois, and then other rural Midwest towns; and who plan to pursue a business or entrepreneurial career after graduation. Mr. Freise was born in rural Illinois and served in the U.S. Navy/V-12 program in World War II. He graduated from Wabash in 1948 with a degree in Economics and was a proud member of Sigma Chi fraternity. A successful businessman, Dutch was the foundation for the Dallas-Fort Worth Wabash College Alumni Association.
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.
David & Nancy Galliher Family Scholarship: Established by David ’58 and Nancy Galliher, whose desire to give back to Wabash is inspired by the College’s mission to educate men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely. This scholarship will provide support for students with preference given in the following order: a) students from the city of Muncie or Delaware County, Indiana; if no eligible students then b) students from contiguous counties to Delaware County; if no eligible students then c) any student from Indiana.
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 minimum grade point average 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.
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.
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 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 is to enroll in a program, approved by the Off-campus Study Committee, at a European Institution. Courses taken by the Scholar must include one or more in the history of Western Art. The Scholarship 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 Scholarships (Winchester Foundation): Provides scholarships to be known as “John B. Goodrich Scholarships” for students entering or attending Wabash College.
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.
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.
Lucy Moore Grave Bequest: Wabash College, Earlham College and DePauw University shared 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.
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.
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.
James M. Hains Fund: This fund was established in 1867 by a gift from James M. Hains, a Trustee of the College from 1876 to 1893.
William H. (W1938) and Margaret R. Hamlin Scholarship: This fund was endowed by a bequest from Mrs. Hamlin.
Hartzog Family Scholarship: Established in 2022 by Ryan S. Hartzog, an alumnus of Wabash College Class of 1988 and his wife, Jean M. Hartzog. Both hold a special place in their hearts for Wabash and the numerous lives that the college experience at Wabash College creates, changes and enhances once a student is fully immersed in the available programs. This gift will help those in need to gain the skill set Ryan gained and the memorable experiences that both Ryan and Jean had. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled full-time at the College, and who are in their sophomore, junior, or senior years of study. The first preference is for the scholarship to be awarded to students who are majoring in Art. If there are no eligible Art majors, then the scholarship may be awarded to the student who demonstrates the most significant need.
Vic and Karen Hasler Family Scholarship: This scholarship was established by H. Victor Hasler ’6o and Karen Cochran-Hasler. Vic and Karen (Indiana State University graduate) were married in 1961. Karen shares Vic’s deep feelings of appreciation for the positive impact the Wabash experience has had on their lives and they’re equally proud that their son, B. Lane Hasler is also a Wabash graduate, Class of 1986. Karen and Vic are pleased to provide this scholarship and they wish every recipient the very best for their years at Wabash College and in their future endeavors – with God’s richest blessings on all. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need with first preference being a student whose family resides in Greene County, Indiana.
Paul D. "Howie" Hawksworth Jr. '56 Memorial Scholarship: The scholarship was established by Paul's youngest son Jim Hawksworth, class of 1995 and his wife, Brenda. Paul came from humble beginnings, he grew up on Chicago's Southside. He aspired to be a foreman, like his father, at the local canning factory. But that all changed one day when he was noticed on the football field by some scouts from a small school in Crawfordsville, Indiana called Wabash College. Paul never dreamed of going to college; his family could not afford it. Wabash changed his life forever and for the better. It made the impossible possible and led to a life full of experiences of which he would have only dreamt earlier in life. Paul never forgot what Wabash had done for him, the opportunities it afforded, and the people who had made such a lasting impact on his life. He made it his life's mission to not only pay it back, but to pay it forward; giving of his time, talent, and treasure however and wherever he could to say thank you. He married Dorothy, his wife of 52 years and had four children: Paul D. Hawksworth III '88, Suzette Hawksworth, Michael Hawksworth '91 and James Hawksworth '95. It made him so proud that all three of his sons attended Wabash and shared a common love for the school. Paul Hawksworth passed away in 2017, but his legacy lives on through his family, his friends, and, in some small way, through this scholarship. He was a kind, loving, and humble man; a gentleman in every sense of the word. A Wabash Man. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled full-time at the College, and who intend to pursue or are actively pursuing a major in Economics, Financial Economics, or 'Philosophy, Politics, and Economics,' or are pursuing the Accounting Pipeline Program. Recipients should be exceling academically and taking full-advantage of the many curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities available at the College. The Wabash Financial Aid Office will identify the student recipients for the scholarship.
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.
Robert J. Healey M.D. Scholarship Fund: Established by Patrick J. Healey ’76 and Diane W. Healey in honor of Patrick’s father, Robert J. Healey M.D., as a small token of appreciation for the privilege of completing his Wabash College degree during his fifth year at Wabash. This scholarship provides support for Wabash students who need to take classes beyond eight semesters in order to complete requirements for graduation at Wabash. Recipients will be determined by the Dean of Students in consultation with the Dean of the College and the Director of Financial Aid.
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.
Frederick Rich Henshaw, Jr. (W1920) Fund: This fund was given to Wabash by his father.
Corinne U. and Michael T. Hodges Scholarship: Established in 2020 by Corinne (Indiana University ’87) and Michael Hodges (Wabash ’85) share a profound belief in the values declared in the mission of Wabash College: thinking critically, acting responsibly, leading effectively, and living humanely. They have worked to uphold these values during the course of their lives in endeavors both personal and professional and believe that doing so has contributed to a greater societal good. With this conviction, it is their desire to create a scholarship fund supporting the objective that no student seeking an education at Wabash College in pursuit of these values should be prevented from doing so by financial need. Awarded annually to students with financial need who maintain academic performance in accordance with the requirements found in the Wabash College Academic Bulletin.
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.
Miles E. and Barbara J. Holsworth Scholarship: Miles Holsworth graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wabash College in 1978 with a degree in Economics. Miles was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Barbara Holsworth graduated from Ball State with a degree in Nursing. The College instilled in Miles the ability to think critically, solve problems, and write and communicate effectively. Both critical thinking and good writing were central to his academic and professional development. Through this Scholarship, Miles and Barbara take joy in providing current and future generations of Wabash students with the opportunity to pursue a career in Accounting while obtaining a world-class liberal arts education from Wabash College. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for at least one Wabash student each year, who is enrolled full-time at the College, who is in the Accounting Pipeline Program, and in their junior or senior year of study. In the event that the Accounting Pipeline Program is no longer an option for students, the Fund shall support a student in their junior or senior year of study with a declared academic major in economics.
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.
Budimir and Angie Jovanovich Wabash Scholarship: Established by Ray Jovanovich '84 in honor of his parents. Budimir Jovanovich stressed that "the greatest measure of a man is his legacy - improving the life of others and doing for those other than yourself." The scholarship will be awarded annually to students in their sophomore, junior, or senior years. Junior and senior recipients must have declared a minor in Asian Studies; sophomore students will be selected based on their interest in declaring a minor in Asian Studies, and must declare an Asian Studies minor in order to continue to receive the scholarship. Students must be U.S. citizens and residents of the State of Indiana, with first preference given to students from Northwest Indiana. Recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.25/4.00 GPA, and must participate in one extra-curricular activity either on- or off-campus. As recipients of this Scholarship, students should demonstrate and further develop intellectual agility, confidence, and courage during their time at Wabash.
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.
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).
Kenney Family Endowed Scholarship: Established by Philip and Colleen Kenney, parents of Wabash graduates Vincent (Class of 2013) and Patrick (Class of 2018), to provide support for unrestricted scholarships.
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 who 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 incoming freshmen students who have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher, have made a demonstrable impact on their local community, and are ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class, will be eligible for this scholarship. If class rank is not available, then the sole academic requirement will be a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. The scholarship may be renewed for each of four years provided the student maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, and has made a demonstrable impact on the local community, ideally on campus or in Crawfordsville. If a student becomes ineligible to retain his scholarship, or if not enough incoming freshmen students meet eligibility requirements, then the scholarship may be offered to currently enrolled Wabash students who meet eligibility requirements, and these awards will be renewable for their remaining years at Wabash so long as they continue to meet the eligibility requirements.
Cyrus W. Knouff Loan Fund: Endowed by Cyrus W. and June D. Knouff, Class of 1898, to assist worthy students in acquiring an education.
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.
David and Anne Krattebol Family Scholarship: Established in 2021 by David M. Krattebol ’66 and Anne B. Krattebol, this scholarship, through leadership-related programming, will endeavor to provide students with the skills and attributes to become involved, informed, and courageous leaders while at Wabash and throughout their lives. Men will be selected on the basis of their probability of becoming a leader with a substantial impact on their communities; high ethical standards and integrity; and strong written and interpersonal communication skills.
George M. Lee Scholarship: Established by his widow, Elizabeth C. Lee, this fund provides scholarship assistance to worthy students from Madison County, Indiana.
Ernest E. Lewis Scholarship: Laura Lewis, daughter of the late Ernie Lewis, Wabash Class of 1958, established this scholarship in 2021 to honor her father and the wonderful legacy he's left for his family and those who knew him so well. The scholarship provides support for students who are 1st generation college students. Laura is a retired Special Needs Teacher. She strongly believes in the power of education to help individuals and families improve their lives.
Dr. Byron S. Lingeman '50 Scholarship: This scholarship honors the legacy of Dr. Byron S. Lingeman by his wife Suzanne and daughters Sarah and Anne. Byron Spencer Lingeman was born and raised in Crawfordsville, Indiana, the son of Vera Spencer Lingeman and Byron Newton Lingeman, an eye, ear, nose and throat physician. In 1946 he entered Wabash College where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and wrote and edited for The Bachelor. Dr. Lingeman took early admission to the Indiana University Medical School, receiving his MD degree in 1953 and graduating as a member of the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. While interning at the Philadelphia General Hospital, he decided to specialize in ophthalmology. Following a three-year tour as a US Army Air Force flight surgeon, with the rank of captain, he commenced a residency at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. He practiced in Wellesley MA for the next 35 years. He particularly enjoyed working with students as a clinical instructor in Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School. The purpose of the Fund shall be to support the mission and activities of Wabash College by providing scholarship assistance to Wabash students, with first preference to students from Montgomery County, Indiana.
Class of 1968 George A. Lipsky Scholarship: This scholarship was established upon the 50th reunion of the Class of 1968 to honor Professor Lipsky, a distinguished member of the Political Science faculty from 1963 until his death in 1971. He served as Chair of the department, and received the Clair McTurnan Faculty Award for excellence and achievement as a teacher. Professor Lipsky was a man of enormous energies who taught in a variety of fields and who year after year was cited by seniors in their Dean's interviews as one of the teachers who had the most effect on them. Dr. Lipsky's extensive knowledge and firsthand experience with a wide array of cultures, religions, civilizations and natural resources provided students with a framework to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of nations and geographic regions. His enthusiasm for the subject matter at hand was infectious. George delighted in teaching Wabash students, and is fondly remembered by the many students who profited so much from his kind advice, counsel and concern. The scholarship provides support for juniors and seniors majoring in Political Science. To broaden their knowledge and interest in the study of geopolitics with a particular interest in Asia, each year the Department Chair will select a text representing the themes of world politics, geopolitical studies and/or international relations for presentation to each Lipsky Scholarship recipient.
Robert H. Long Family Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship honors the memory and extraordinary Wabash career and life of two beloved men, Robert Hargrave Long Sr. ’39 (Bob) and Robert Hargrave Long Jr. ’71 (Skip). In recognition of the thoughtful and giving spirits of the Long men, Skip’s family established this scholarship to enrich the lives of future Wabash men by providing support to students who excel in academics, and demonstrate leadership and integrity. To be awarded to an incoming freshman, the recipient must have demonstrated financial need, with preference given to a student who would further the College’s interest in achieving the educational benefits of diversity. Preference should be given to a student who received the scholarship the prior year provided he continues to meet the selection criterion and is a full-time student in good standing.
Frederick W. (W1945) and Lois G. Lowey Scholarship: This fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Lowey.
Michael and Lacey Lynch Family Scholarship: Established in 2021 by Michael R. Lynch Class of 2004 and Lacey Lynch, this scholarship provides support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled full-time at the College, and who are in their sophomore, junior, or senior years of study. The first preference is for the scholarship to be awarded to students from either Hendricks County or Vanderburgh County, Indiana. If there are no eligible students from either county, then the scholarship may be awarded to students who have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 or higher from their Freshman to Sophomore year. Recipients should remain in strong academic standing and taking full-advantage of the many curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities available at the College. The Wabash Financial Aid Office will identify the student recipients for the scholarship.
Roy Massena Scholarship: This fund was established through the will of Mrs. Mabel Massena to honor her husband, Roy, Class of 1902.
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.
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.
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 who consistently maintains a minimum grade point average. 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 was 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. 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.
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.
R. Robert Mitchum Memorial: The fund provides a scholarship on the basis of financial need and maintaining a minimum grade point average, 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 of study, provided that he maintains a satisfactory college record. Candidates are nominated by the Montgomery County Commissioners.
Frank and Jill Navarro Family Scholarship: This limited-term scholarship was established by Ben and Kelly Navarro to honor Coach Frank Navarro and his wife Jill. Coach Navarro served as the Head Football Coach from 1974 to 1977. Coach Navarro’s 1977 team posted an 11-2 record and advanced to the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl (the Division III National Championship game.) The Frank and Jill Navarro Family Scholarship will support low-income students by providing scholarship support exclusively to students with extraordinary need. In selecting scholarship recipients, the College will prioritize students demonstrating interest in engaging in the fullest Wabash experience, including co- curricular programs, as well as opportunities to be mentored by Wabash alumni – including former players of Coach Navarro.
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 maintain a minimum grade point average.
Robert R. Neal '33 Scholarship: This scholarship was established by Robert R. Neal, Jr. Class of 1960 and his wife Barbara Ann Neal to memorialize Bob's father, Robert R. Neal, Sr. '33, who paved the way for seven Neal men to attend Wabash College. Robert, Sr., served as President of the National Association of Wabash Men Board from 1962 to 1965. The purpose of the Fund shall be to support the mission and activities of Wabash College by providing scholarship support to Wabash students who maintain a 3.0 GPA, have declared an academic major area of study in Division I (Natural Sciences), and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who are regularly involved in extracurricular and co-curricular activities outside the traditional classroom. If no students meet these criteria, then any student meeting the GPA requirement shall be considered.
LaVerne Noyes Scholarship Foundation: This foundation provides scholarships for direct descendants of American veterans of World War I.
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.
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.
Matt and Emily Parker Family Scholarship: Dr. Matthew M. Parker graduated from Wabash College in 1995 after pursuing studies in history and chemistry. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Matt was introduced to Wabash by John Linnenberg ’65, a friend of the family. After medical school at Ohio State University and earning a doctorate in dental surgery, and service in the U.S. Navy, Matt established Parker Periodontics & Implant Dentistry of Cincinnati Ohio. Matt’s wife, Emily A. Parker, holds a firm belief in the merits of a rigorous education focused on critical thinking and developing skills to be an effective leader. The Parkers established this scholarship fund as a means of giving back to aid in the education of future students of Wabash College. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled full-time at the College. First priority in the granting of this scholarship shall be to any student from the greater Cincinnati, Ohio, area. If there is no eligible student that can be identified by the Wabash College Financial Aid Office as fitting this geographical preference, the scholarship may be awarded to any student based on need and maintaining academic performance towards graduation. Recipients should be exceling academically and taking full-advantage of the many curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities available at the College. The Wabash College Financial Aid Office will identify the student recipients for the scholarship.
Christopher Passodelis, Sr. Scholarship was established by Chris '84 and Bill '80 Passodelis and other Loyal Sons of Wabash to serve as a tribute to their father and friend, Chris Passodelis, Class of 1955. It will provide scholarships to be awarded annually on an equal basis and is renewable to eligible students in good standing.
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.
Charles A. Penzel, Sr. Honor Scholarship: Established by David A. Moore in memory of David’s maternal grandfather Charles A. Penzel. Provides annual scholarship support for Wabash students in the form of Honor Scholarships as part of the College's Honor Scholarship program, with preference to students who are residents of Delaware County, Indiana.
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 overcame tremendous odds and tragic circumstances, and deeply impressed the Powells 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.
Powell Family Scholarship: Established by John B. Powell ’79 and his wife, Kathryn D. Callen to be awarded to a student who is a sophomore or higher, demonstrates promise/potential for academic excellence by maintaining a 3.0 GPA or higher, and has demonstrated financial need according to Wabash's standards for need-based scholarship support.
Byron and Priscilla Alden Price Scholarship: This fund was established by Byron Price, Class of 1912, to endow scholarships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David B. Rea Family Scholarship: Established by David B. Rea ’77, this scholarship provides support for Wabash students from Northwest Indiana with demonstrated financial need. David is pleased to be able to create this scholarship and help Wabash men pursue their dreams with the hope that those men who benefit from his generosity will later do likewise.
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.
Paul "Robbie" Robinson Family Scholarship: Established in 2021 by Paul J. "Robbie" Robinson '67, this scholarship provides support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, with a first preference given to students who are first-generation college students, defined as neither parent having completed a four-year college or university degree. The Financial Aid Office will identify the student recipients for the scholarship. Robbie has always been grateful for the lasting opportunities Wabash provided him and his grandsons, Paul Haesemeyer '21 and Wade Haesemeyer '22, and he believes in Wabash's time-honored mission of educating men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely.
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.
Rudicel Family Scholarship: Established by Dr. Robert Rudicel '92 and Leigh Rudicel, this scholarship provides support for Wabash students from Indiana with demonstrated financial need. The Rudicel family strongly believes in Wabash's tradition of developing young men to think critically, act responsibly, lead effectively, and live humanely. They believe that Wabash College will inspire students, and give them the same opportunity for an unmatched education experience it has given to three generations of Rudicel men: Dr. Max H. Rudicel '66; Dr. Robert Rudicel '92; Alex Rudicel '19, and Austin Rudicel '20.
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.
Fred and Beverly Ruebeck Family Scholarship: Established to honor Fred Ruebeck '61 by his wife Beverly Ruebeck and sons Chris and David. The purpose of this fund shall be to support the mission and activities of Wabash College by creating a scholarship to be awarded to a first generation college student who maintains academic performance in accordance with the requirements found in the Wabash College Academic Bulletin and has demonstrated financial need according to Wabash's standards for need-based scholarship support. It is intended that this scholarship will follow the student through his time at Wabash College.
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.
Schultz Family Scholarship Endowment: This fund was established by Florence Schultz, whose family was in business in Crawfordsville over 50 years.
Dr. Martin R. See ’74 Scholarship: Established by Patricia Brennan See to honor her husband, Dr. Martin R. See, this scholarship provides support to one or more Wabash students. The scholarship will be awarded annually with first preference to students in their junior and senior years who have declared a distinct interest in attending medical school after graduation and who have the academic preparation necessary to be accepted to medical school as identified by the Wabash Pre-Health Professions Advisor or their equivalent. If there are no eligible students who meet these criteria, then second preference will be to juniors or seniors who have declared a major in Biology. Third preference will be to award the scholarship to juniors or seniors who have declared a major in Biochemistry. The scholarship will be renewable to the same student during their junior and senior years, as long as the student meets the minimum requirements for continuation at the College each year as outlined in the Wabash College Academic Bulletin.
Roger ’68 and Carol Senkbeil Glee Club Scholarship: Established by Carol Senkbeil in honor of her husband, Roger Senkbeil, Wabash Class of 1968, to provide scholarship support to active members of the Wabash College Glee Club. Roger Senkbeil loved music, tennis, golf and was very active in the life of South Bend Civic Theater. Roger was President of the Civic Theater Board and a member of their board for a number of years as well. He was also an active member of this church choir at Clay United Methodist in South Bend, IN, for over 25 years. His love of music stems from his time at Wabash College when he sang in the Glee Club and tried to attend all of their reunions. The vision of this scholarship is for future generations of Wabash men to have their lives changed by attending Wabash college and experiencing the same Glee Club affiliation that roger enjoyed during his undergraduate years and throughout his adult life.
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.
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.
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 maintained close ties to Wabash. Four of their sons are Wabash alumni.
Snodell Scholars: This limited-term program was established by Walt ’68 and Kathy Snodell to make a Wabash College education available to a greater number of students from outside the state of Indiana, with a primary focus aimed at the greater Chicagoland region. The Snodell Scholars program provides support in the form of both need-based and merit-based scholarships for students from the Chicagoland region.
Lester Sommer Scholarship: This scholarship was established by friends of Lester Sommer H’41 on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
Son of Freedom Scholarship for ROTC: David Woessner graduated from Wabash College in 2001, majoring in both Physics and German. Tudo Pham graduated from the University of Michigan in 2002, and from Wayne State University Law School in 2006. Tudo's exemplary service in the Army JAG Corps, including a combat tour in Iraq, the Army Reserves, the Michigan National Guard, and her continued leadership as a legal adviser at the US Department of State provide the inspiration for this endowed fund to enable young men at Wabash to pursue public service to advance freedom in our country and our world. Through this scholarship they want to provide current and future Wabash students with the opportunity to benefit from an unrivaled Wabash liberal arts education and specifically support students pursuing a career of national service through the ROTC program. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for students enrolled in the ROTC program at Wabash College. The Fund can provide tuition assistance during a student's freshman year, and/or room and board assistance for all four years. Recipients will be identified by the Wabash Financial Aid Office. This scholarship is renewable each year to the same students as long as the students meet the requirements for continuation at the College each year as outlined in the Wabash College Academic Bulletin.
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.
Harriet Benefiel Stokes Memorial: Established by Merle B. Stokes, Class of 1905, this fund honors the memory of his mother.
David Russell Stone Scholarship: The fund was established by Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Stone in honor of their son, David, Class of 1991.
Lloyd Stull and James Lee Scholarship: Established in 2016 by Dr. James Lee in memory of his husband, Lloyd Stull ’83. This scholarship will be awarded with first preference to a student(s) from Montgomery County, Indiana, and with second preference to a student(s) from the State of Indiana, the State of Hawaii, or the State of Washington. Preference will be given to those students with an academic interest in Spanish or Pre-Health Professions. The recipients should also have an interest in public and community service. It is suggested that recipients read Mr. Stull’s book “The Souls of Quaking Pond.”
Michael D. Swank Scholarship: This fund was established by a bequest from Mr. Swank, Class of 1961.
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.
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 minimum grade point 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.
Thrush-Thompson Scholarship: The mission of the Thrush-Thompson Foundation is to make an appreciable difference in the lives of people through financially supporting Christian and Educational organizations. The Foundation was founded in 1936 by Homer A. Thrush in Peru, Indiana. Now in its fifth generation, the Foundation continues to be managed by family members including Stanley T. Thompson, Class of 1981 who established this scholarship in 2021. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for a Wabash student(s) during the entirety of his tenure at the College. The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who has a GPA of 3.75 or higher and who has participated in extracurricular activities, preferably in leadership positions. Selection is made based on financial need. The scholarship will be renewable as long as the student meets the minimum requirements for continuation at the College each year as outlined in the Wabash College Academic Bulletin.
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.
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."
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 as long as the student maintains a minimum grade point average. The Turk Family Scholarship at Wabash was established by 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. The student must be outstanding in character, scholarship, personality, and leadership. The financial need of the student is taken into consideration.
Adam Van Zee '07 Scholarship: Established in 2021 by Adam Van Zee, Wabash Class of 2007, was originally from Logansport, Indiana. As an undergraduate at Wabash, Adam was a Psychology major and History minor. He was a four-year letter winner and two-time captain on the varsity tennis team, and a member of Delta Tau Delta. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need. The first preference is for the recipient to be an entering freshman. Recipients should be exceling academically and taking full-advantage of the many curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities available at the College. The Wabash Financial Aid Office will identify the student recipients for the scholarship.
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.
Wabash Leaders Scholarship and Program: Established by Stephen L. Ferguson ’63 to provide full tuition scholarship(s) as well as room and board support for Wabash students selected as Wabash Leaders Scholars.
Jonathan and Vanessa Walsh Family Scholarship: Established by Jonathan D. Walsh, Class of 1998 and Vanessa Walsh, this scholarship provides scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need and who are enrolled full-time at the College. The first preference is for the scholarship to be awarded to a student(s) who graduated from Calumet High School in Gary, Indiana. If there are no eligible students from Calumet High School, then the scholarship may be awarded to student(s) from a single parent household from Lake County, Indiana. If there are no eligible students from Lake County, then the scholarship may be awarded to student(s) from a single parent household from the state of Indiana. If there are no eligible students matching the first three preferences, then the scholarship may be awarded to a student who demonstrates the greatest financial need.
Terrance P. Walsh Endowed Scholarship: Established with a gift from the estate of Terrance P. Walsh ’68, this scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need who is at least a sophomore and majoring in English; the scholarship may be renewed as long as the student meets the criteria.
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.
David E. Wilson H’70 Scholarship in Mathematics: David E. Wilson H’70 was a professor of mathematics at Wabash College from 1966 until his retirement in 2000. Over his 34 years at Wabash, David taught and mentored several hundred mathematics majors and minors as well as a significant number of students completing their general mathematics requirement. David was the quintessential math professor: brilliant, soft-spoken, and kind. David’s wife, Aleeta Wilson, has established this scholarship in David’s name to support future Wabash men who share David’s love of mathematics and of Wabash College. The scholarship will be awarded annually to students in their junior and senior years who have declared their interest in completing their Wabash degree as a mathematics major. If there are no junior or senior mathematics majors eligible to receive the scholarship, then the scholarship may be awarded to students in their freshman or sophomore years who have demonstrated an interest in declaring mathematics as a major as reported to their academic advisors and the Chair of the Mathematics Department, and as confirmed by demonstrated proficiency in lower-level mathematics courses.
Mary E. Wilson Memorial Scholarship: This fund was established by Frederick W. Wilson, Jr., Class of 1969, in memory of his mother.
Peter C. Wilson Scholarship: Peter C. Wilson ’84 values his education and is grateful that it extended beyond the classroom. As a member of the football team and an active member of his fraternity he felt it taught lessons and formed relationships he has drawn on throughout his life. Pete was a recipient of a merit scholarship while at Wabash, as were a number of his friends. One of his life goals is to provide that opportunity to others. This scholarship will be awarded to a student with need equal to or above the cost of full-tuition, and shall be renewable to the same student each year, for four years, as long as the student meets the minimum requirements for continuation at the College each year as outlined in the Wabash College Academic Bulletin. A new recipient will be chosen every four years.
Robert H. Winter, MD ’60 and Nancy R. Winter Endowed Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded annually to a student in Biology.
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.
William Yackel Endowed Scholarship: Awarded annually to a student or students in good academic standing.
John B. and Jeananne Yanko Family Scholarship: John and Jeananne believe in the power of a liberal arts education to transform young people's lives and this inspired them to take a giant step for future generations of Wabash students and establish the John B. and Jeananne Yanko Family Scholarship in 2021. While at Wabash, John was a member of Phi Delta Theta, a member of the Sphinx Club, and served as manager and statistician for the football team. John and Jeananne were married in August 1956 and lived in Mud Hollow during John's senior year at Wabash. While living in Mud Hollow, Jeananne worked at Yandes Library - now the Detchon Center - and served as an unpaid and unofficial architectural assistant while the College's "new" library was being designed. Jeananne graduated from Cottey College (Nevada, Missouri) in 1955 and received a Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1978. Along the way John remained connected to Wabash and since 1972 served as a Class Agent for the Wabash Class of 1957, and for his exemplary work as a Class Agent was awarded the Warren Shearer award in 2004. He also served two terms on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Wabash Men. The purpose of the Fund shall be to provide scholarship support for Wabash students with demonstrated financial need, who are enrolled full-time at the College, and who are in their sophomore, junior, or senior years of study. The first preference is for the scholarship to be awarded to students who are majoring in mathematics. If there are no eligible mathematics majors, then the scholarship may be awarded to mathematics minors or students majoring in academic Division I - Mathematics and Natural Sciences.