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University

University Scholarships

Callander Family Scholarship for International Study Endowed by Dr. Marilyn B. Callander G’85,’87, A’14 and Mr. Robert J. Callander A’14 in honor of Dr. Callander’s international research in Nepal as well as her influential role as a board member and president of the Fulbright Association in Washington, D.C. To support one or more outstanding students, in the College of Liberal Arts or Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, whose major, minor, or research is international in focus or scope. Renewable.
Alton Sawin Jr. Scholarship Endowed in 1987 by friends and colleagues in honor of his retirement as dean of student services. Awarded annually on a need basis to children of Drew University alumni/ae.
Caroline B. Westlake Scholarship Endowed in 1961 by the estate of Caroline B. Westlake in honor of Methodism and liberal arts education. Awarded for academic excellence to students with financial need.
Cathrine C. Baxter Scholarship Endowed in the year 2000 by this lifelong United Methodist churchwoman from Summitville, New York. Awarded as a two-year scholarship to one or more United Methodist students contemplating parish ministry, with standing as either a junior in the College or a second-year MDiv student in the Theological School, with a preference for young men and for students from New York State.
Darwin R. and Yen M. Chang Scholarship Endowed by Darwin R. and Yen M. Chang of Madison. Awarded annually, in memory of Dr. Robert J. Bull, a dear friend of the Chang family, to a student of Chinese descent who demonstrates good character.
Harold N. and Margaret F. Jones Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1989 by the estate of Harold N. Jones. Awarded to a deserving student in need of financial assistance.
Merrill Trust Scholarship Endowed in 1970 by the Charles E. Merrill Trust, and awarded to United Methodist students.
Mrs. Richardson Pratt Scholarship Awarded to deserving students.
Ralph E. Porzio Scholarship Established in 1972 by Ralph Porzio C’38 and his wife in memory of their son, Ralph E. Porzio, at one time a student in the College of Liberal Arts. Awarded to a needy and deserving student regardless of race, color, creed, national origin or gender.
Richard and Marian Berkefeldt Student Help Fund Established in 1968 by Richard N. Berkefeldt, a generous Methodist layman, and his wife, Marian Berkefeldt, to help needy and worthy students.
Taiwanese Student Scholarship Awarded annually by Mr. and Mrs. Shing-Long Lin in honor of fellow Taiwanese who are seeking a quality education. Mr. Lin is a former member of the Drew community who appreciates the value of the university in our global community. Awarded to Taiwanese students with need at Drew who are in good academic standing.
The Rev. and Mrs. Matchett Poynter Scholarship Awarded to deserving students.
Van Wagonen Scholarship Awarded to deserving students.
William M. Reider Scholarship Endowed by Mr. Reider. Awarded to students from New Jersey.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Endowed by the Hearst Foundation in 1992 and awarded to minority students seeking teaching careers in the United States.

University Prizes

Edward D. Zinbarg Prize Established in 1999 by Barbara Zinbarg to honor her husband upon the completion of his Doctor of Letters degree at Drew. Awarded annually to a student in any of the university’s schools who has creatively linked Jewish studies and the study of other religious traditions.
Irene and Simon Raicer Prize for SHOAH Education Established in 1995 by Howard and Abbie Raicer Halperin, Jerome and Hildred Raicer Nozick G’94, and Barry and Naomi Raicer Schimmer in honor of their parents. For a graduating senior who has achieved excellence in Holocaust education.

University Program Funds

Ambassador Richard L. Walker Fund Endowed in 2014 by Epsey C. Farrell and her husband, Donald E. Weatherbee, in memory of Richard L. Walker C’44, distinguished scholar of East Asian and Ambassador to Korea and recipient of a Doctor of Laws from his alma mater. Provides financial support for the Walker Collection in the Drew University Library and for library resources supporting the study of the history, culture, and politics of East and Southeast Asia.
Baltimore Annual Conference Fund
Bard Thompson Lecture in Liturgical Studies Established by Bertha Thompson in memory of her husband, late Dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.
Bard Thompson Lectureship in Renaissance and Reformation Established by Bertha Thompson in memory of her husband, late Dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.
Bela Kornitzer Book Award Established in 1992 by Mrs. Alicia Karpati and her late husband, George Karpati, to honor Bela Kornitzer, Mrs. Karpati’s brother. The award, given biennially at the University Library Gala, celebrates works of non-fiction written by Drew University faculty and graduates deemed outstanding by a committee of Drew faculty.
Bell Scholars Room Endowed in 1995 by William A. Tieck T’42, in memory of Florence Ellen Bell, to support Methodist studies.
Board of Visitors Special Endowment Created to endow program expenses for the Board of Visitors, including semi-annual meetings and experiential learning experiences for student fellows.
Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study Program Endowment Founded in 1992 to commemorate those who perished in the Holocaust and to celebrate those who survived; to educate upcoming generations to "remember for the future"; and to dedicate the Center’s energies to ongoing research and scholarship.
Center on Religion, Culture and Conflict Endowment Established in 2007 with the generous support of the Wallerstein Foundation and the Johanette Wallerstein Institute, the center focuses critical attention on the complex ways in which cultures and religions interact, especially in moments of crisis and conflict. The center seeks to encourage and facilitate scholarly understanding of a conversation about the most problematic and often tragic, intersections where religions and cultures meet.
Fabrizio-Kopech Endowment Endowed in 2002 by Michele E. Fabrizio C’73 and Robert I. Kopech C’73, to support Drew International Seminars.
Faculty Fellowship in Everyday Ethics Created in 2015, the Faculty Fellowship in Everyday Ethics at Drew University will help the University realize its mission to prepare its students to flourish both personally and professionally as they add to the world’s good by responding to the urgent challenges of our time with rigorous, independent, and imaginative thought. The Faculty Fellow in Everyday Ethics will contribute to this project by offering all members of the Drew community both in and outside the formal classroom opportunities to explore the ethical notion and concept of the good operating in various sectors of human life, including religion, the family, business, government, the media, and healthcare. He or she will work to expand and deepen the capacity of students to understand and apply diverse ethical principles and practices operating in everyday life.
Florence and Robert Zuck Arboretum Established to endow the Zuck Arboretum, in memory of long-time Professors of Botany Florence and Robert Zuck.
Florence Ellen Bell Center for Methodist Studies Endowed in 1995 by William A. Tieck T’42, in memory of Florence Ellen Bell, to support Methodist studies.
Ford Foundation Fund Endowed in 1956 with grants from the Ford Foundation, to be used for faculty salary increases and for other pressing academic needs.
George Karpati Lectureship Established in 2005 by Michael and Noemi Neidorff, to bring the campus internationally recognized scholars in the areas of Judaic studies, Eastern European history and Holocaust studies, creating an event that will honor George Karpati, enlarge the reputation of the university and deepen the resources of the library.
Halstead Lecture Series Established in 1991 by Frank and Florence Halstead. To fund special lectures focusing on ancient religions and the Middle East, especially Egypt. Topics may include the mystery religions of the Middle East and esoteric treatments of Judaism, and Japanese and Chinese religions and art.
Jacqueline Berke Fund Established in 2011 through a generous gift from Jacqueline Berke, Professor Emerita, to support the activities of the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study.
Jake Stults C’01 Memorial Fund Established in 2013, by alumni, friends and family, to celebrate Jake’s passion for music and to provide resources to motivated and deserving students who are seeking to enrich and deepen their music education outside of the traditional classroom. The fund provides support for music learning experiences for students, including workshops, conferences, lessons, rentals and other enrichment activities, such as bringing musicians to campus.
Jeanne T. and David Zenker Endowed Fund for the Restoration and Preservation of Historic Mead Hall Established in 1998 by Jeanne T. and David Zenker, to support in perpetuity the restoration and preservation of historic Mead Hall.
Kean Women’s Self-Defense Fund Endowed in 2005 by Thomas H. Kean to fund self-defense programming for women. Administered by Professor Jill Cermele to conduct self-defense training for students as well as faculty and staff.
Library Book Endowment For the benefit of the University Library collection thanks to the generosity of Dr. Joan E. Steiner and other friends of the University Library.
Marion T. B. Lee Library Fund Endowed in 1983 by the Estate of Marion T. B. Lee, for the support of the University Library.
Mr. Samuel Bowne Fund
Mrs. S. Bowne Fund
Paul Drucker Endowment for the Arts of Respect Established by Paul Drucker C’51, P’83, to encourage Drew University’s students to explore issues of self-respect and mutual respect among the world’s citizens through their participation in an annual campus arts program, The Arts of Respect. The program shall invite students to produce artistic works, in any of the visual, literary, or performing arts, that address the theme of mutual respect across mankind’s many difference, including religion, ethnicity, gender, race or nationality.
Robert Porter Fund
Summit Church Fund
The Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum Established in 1991, and endowed by Dr. Shirley Sugerman G ’70, Drew trustee emerita, and other donors, to provide a venue for interdisciplinary exchanges between and among scholars, teachers, religious leaders, and members of the larger community interested in exploring issues of interfaith understanding, the diversity of religiously-based ethical perspectives, and the political, social, and cultural conflicts caused by the clash of religious traditions.
Violet Demarest Fund Endowed by a bequest from the estate of Violet B. Demarest and used for the benefit of the university library.
Wallerstein Chair in Jewish Studies Endowed by the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement in 1990, to create a professorship which shall display to students those elements of Jewish wisdom which are instructive to all people; to discuss the unique features of Jewish life and history; and to teach about classical and modern Judaism as an integral element of Western and modern civilization.

CLA

CLA Scholarships

Becton Dickinson and Company Scholarship Awarded through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey to a high-achieving science major.
Dogwood Scholarship Established in 2004 by Michael J. Jarman C’80 in gratitude for the support he received as a student. Awarded to students with exceptional need, with preference for those who participate in the work/study program.
Floyd W. Webster Scholarship Established in 2002 by Marion P. Webster in memory of her husband, Floyd W. Webster C’56. Awarded annually to a student with financial need, with preference for students with an interest in economics. Renewable.
Victor L. Wegard Scholarship Established in 1995 by Lillian Wegard, family, and friends in memory of Victor Wegard, a liberator of Flossenberg Concentration Camp and a member of the American team apppointed to defend the Dachau war crimes defendants. To assist students who will attend the International Summer Program on the Holocaust, co-sponsored by the Center for Holocaust Study.
UPS Undergraduate Scholarship Established by The UPS Foundation and awarded through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. For students with outstanding academic records who can make significant contributions to our community.
Sol J. Barer Scholarship in Life Sciences Established in 2007 by the Celgene Corporation through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. Awarded to students majoring in the life sciences.
Katie Lynch Memorial Scholarship Established in 2010 by family, friends, and Ernst and Young colleagues, in memory of Katherine E. Lynch C’00. Awarded on the basis of need or merit to women of high academic standing who are interested in information technology, with a preference for students who are involved in extracurricular activities. Renewable.
Novartis Science Scholarship Established in September 2008 by the Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, to recognize students majoring in a science field.
Johnson and Johnson Pre-Professional Health Care Scholarship Established in 2009 by Johnson and Johnson through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. Awarded to students preparing for health care careers in medicine, dentistry or allied health professions.
Merck Undergraduate Science Endeavors Grant The MUSE program recognizes and rewards undergraduate science majors who are conducting research at colleges and universities by awarding grants to support academic, research, and professional advancement in their field.
Rebecca M. Wiggins Opportunity Award Established in 2011 by Cordelza Haynes C’78, T’11, in honor of her mother. Awarded annually to students in financial need who are attending Drew University through the Educational Opportunity Scholars Program. Award is renewable.
HSBC First Opportunity Partners Scholarship Funded by HSBC through the Council of Independent Colleges, and administered through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey. Awarded to support college acess, success and affordability for students from underserved populatons.
Schering-Plough Undergraduate Research Scholarship Established in 2010, and administered by the Independent College Fund of New Jersey  This scholarship recognizes and rewards undergraduate science majors who are planning to conduct independent scientific research at the Independent College Fund of New Jersey’s member colleges and universities.
Coccia Foundation Scholarship Established by the Coccia Foundation, and awarded for study in Italy to a student of Italian who is a member of CIAO, the student Italian organization.
United Methodist Foundation Scholars Program Scholarship Established in 2006 by United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Awarded to full-time students who have been active, full members of The United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to consideration for the award and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Renewable.
Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship Established through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, The PNC – Barry Gillman Humanitarian Scholarship honors the compassion and spirit of volunteerism embodied by the late Barry Gillman by encouraging undergraduate students to continue in their humanitarian work while attending college. Awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate a commitment to serving the community through volunteer service.
PSE&G Scholarship for Advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Majors
Robert Sydney Needham Memorial Scholarship Established in 2014 by the Robert Sydney Needham Foundation to annually support a full-time student with significant need who is a graduate of a New Jersey high school. Awarded to students who have already completed at least one full academic year at Drew, who have a GPA of 3.3 or above, and who are involved in community service or campus leadership.
Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. Scholarship Established through the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, to recognize and promotes high achieving students who excel in areas of Engineering and the related fields of Environmental Science.
Continuing Education Scholarship Endowed in 2000 by trustee Jayne Becker C’88. Awarded annually to one or more full- or part-time students in the Continuing University Education program, with preference for students with financial need. Renewable if recipients remain in good academic standing.
Charles A. Hogan Scholarship Endowed in 2005 by Francis W. Nevis, Patrick G. Nevis G’74, Lindsay O. Nevis, and Ryan O. Nevis, to honor the memory of former Drew Professor Charles A. Hogan. Awarded to students with a major or minor in political science or philosophy or to those with any of the interdisciplinary minors related to the study of international relations, with preference for students participating in off-campus semester programs. Renewable.
Bernard Compagnone Memorial Scholarship in Mathematics Endowed in 1981 by his family and friends in memory of Bernard Compagnone C’80. Awarded to a mathematics major, preferably with financial need, who has consistently done superior work in mathematics and demonstrated great ability in pure mathematics.
Dorothy R. Baldwin Scholarship Endowed by Donald R. Baldwin in honor of his sister. Recommended by the dean of student life and awarded annually, in full or in part, to a woman or women of high academic record and Christian character who show promise of leadership.
Elizabeth DeCamp McInerny Scholarship Endowed by the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation and Drew alumni in health-related professions for premedical students.
Martyvonne Dehoney Scholarship Established in 1999 with an outright gift and a bequest from the estate of Professor Dehoney. Awarded annually to a third-year or fourth-year student majoring in art, selected by the department because of his or her interest in the creative, historical, and critical aspects of the visual arts.
Alfred Ayoub and Elaine Ornstein Ayoub Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 2005 by Dr. Alfred Ayoub C’48, in memory of his wife, Elaine Ornstein Ayoub C’49, and re-named by the Ayoub family in honor of both of their parents. Awarded annually on the basis of both need and merit, with preference for students with a particular interest in English literature.
Everett Balch Memorial Scholarship Endowed by Hazel Balch in memory of her husband, Everett Balch, for the promotion of goodwill and understanding. Awarded to an international student with promise of leadership who plans to return to his or her native country.
Cegedim-Dendrite Scholarship Endowed in 2003 by Cegedmin-Dendrite International, Inc. Awarded without regard for need to one or more students who demonstrate potential for achievement and an exceptional interest in information technology. Renewable annually if student maintains good academic standing.
Donald G. Jones Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by alumni and friends, led by Bruce R. Grob C’73, G’84 and JoAnn Keatz C’79 to honor the influence of Donald G. Jones upon his students and upon the study of ethics over his long career at Drew University. Awarded to students in the College of Liberal Arts who have a record of accomplishment in extracurricular activities, with a preference for economically or educationally disadvantaged students who are members of minority groups. Renewable.
Cleon H. and Elsie Fisher Scholarship Endowed by the estate of Elsie Fisher in 1989 to promote leadership and to assist young people who are making a visible effort to help themselves.
Richard C. and Patricia Fowler Scholarship Endowed by Richard C. and Patricia H. Fowler in 1993. Awarded to international students intending to pursue a degree program of study in the College of Liberal Arts at Drew University. Specifically, students should be citizens of England, France, Germany or Sweden.
Dona and Roland Young Scholarship Endowed in 2005 by Dona Davis (Gagliano) Young, C’76, G’76 out of affection for Drew University. Awarded to deserving students, with preference for students who demonstrate financial need and live in Hartford County, Connecticut.
Grohowski Family Scholarship Endowed in 2007 by Drew trustee Leo Grohowski C’80 and his wife, Nancy. Awarded to academically talented and economically disadvantaged students majoring in economics who have a record of accomplishment in extracurricular activities. Renewable.
The Gilbert Family Scholarship in Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics Endowed in 2005 by Steven M. Gilbert, in memory of his parents, Dr. Everett E. Gilbert, an esteemed industrial chemist, and Dr. Norma M. Gilbert, Professor of Mathematics Emerita. Honors and perpetuates Dr. Norma Gilbert’s fierce commitment to excellence in mathematics and the sciences as well as her legacy of helping exceptional students in these fields overcome generally unforeseen and pressing financial challenges. Provides much-needed financial support to outstanding students in mathematics, computer science, chemistry, and/or physics, with a strong preference for those who also face unforeseen financial challenges and are in jeopardy of not continuing matriculation.
Betty and Jack Fenstermacher Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by Barry W. Fenstermacher C’69 to gratefully acknowledge the dedication of his parents to the education of their children. Awarded annually to one or more students who demonstrate financial need and academic promise.
William C. Gunsel Scholarship Endowed in 1996 by the estate of Josephine Gunsel in honor of her husband, a member of the Class of 1936. Awarded annually to a needy first-year student.
Norman M. Guy-Joseph E. Pooley Scholarship Endowed by Ralph Porzio C’38 in memory of the College’s first professor of economics and of his friend, the headmaster of a local private school. Awarded to promising students majoring in economics.
Richard W. Goralsky Memorial Scholarship Established in 1997 by Trudy Goralsky Bauer C’62 in memory of her late husband. Awarded annually to one or more first-year students with financial need who demonstrate outstanding promise.
Ruth W. Herslow Scholarship Endowed by James Herslow C’36 and awarded to a deserving student in the College of Liberal Arts, with preference for a student with a record of accomplishment in extracurricular activities.
Cynthia Baldwin Haselton Scholarship Endowed in 1999 by Eleanor Haselton Barrett to honor her mother. Awarded to well-rounded students of good academic standing and character.
Philip H. Haselton Scholarship Endowed in 1949 by Mrs. Haselton in memory of her husband. Recommended by the dean of student life. Awarded annually to a man of good academic standing and character.
Glenn and Carol Head Scholarship Established in 2001 by Glenn and Carol Head, Class of 1974, to strengthen Drew’s future. Awarded annually to deserving students, with a preference for Madison area students, who demonstrate financial need.
Kirk A. Igler Scholarship in the Arts Endowed in 2004 by family, classmates, and friends in memory of Kirk A. Igler C’66. Awarded to promising students of the fine or performing arts, of sophomore or higher standing, with financial need. Renewable.
Inez G. Nelbach Scholarship Endowed in 1993 by the estate of Inez G. Nelbach and former Drew Scholars. Awarded to undergraduates in the Drew Scholars Program.
William G. Hosking Scholarship Endowed in 2003 by Dennis M. O’Connor, C’89, other alumni/ae, and friends of “Billy” Hosking of the College’s athletic department. Awarded annually to one or more students who demonstrate financial need and who show high promise for contributing to extracurricular life.
Lois Schultes Harding, MD Scholarship Endowed in 1996 by John R. Harding C’77 to honor his wife, Lois C’77, upon completion of her medical studies. To be awarded to an undergraduate planning to pursue a medical degree through Drew University’s pre-medical studies program.
James B. Burke Scholarship Endowed in 1986 by family members and friends to honor James B. Burke, longtime Drew trustee. Awarded annually to students of high merit who are majoring in the humanities.
James Marshall Boyd Scholarship Endowed in 1971 by family, friends, and colleagues, in memory of James Marshall Boyd, Jr., a much-loved Drew chaplain and professor in the philosophy and religion departments from 1953 to 1971. Awarded to a student with need, preferably the son or daughter of a minister.
James H. McGraw Scholarship Awarded to a student whose high school record is unusually worthy of recognition.
John D. Bosworth Scholarship Endowed in 1975 by Mr. and Mrs. Emerson H. Bosworth, relatives, and friends in memory of John D. Bosworth C’71. Awarded annually to an economics major.
Feng Kin-Pei Scholarship Established in 2002 by Darwin R. Chang and the late Yen M. Chang, to honor their friend, Feng Kin-Pei counselor to the Chinese Delegation to the United Nations during the 1940s and 1950s. To be awarded annually to a needy College of Liberal Arts student of Chinese descent majoring in politics or international relations. Renewable.
Elizabeth P. Korn Scholarship Endowed in 1991 by family, friends, and alumni in honor of Drew’s first professor of art, Elizabeth P. Korn. Awarded to a first-year student or sophomore studio art major who shows exceptional promise in the field.
John M. Warner Scholarship in English Endowed in 2004 by Deborah Reider Bazes C’70, G’72 to honor this scholar of British literature and long-time professor of English. Awarded annually to a student majoring in English who demonstrates financial need. Renewable.
Thomas H. Kean Minority Scholarship Endowed by the Amelior Foundation and colleagues and friends in honor of Thomas H. Kean upon his arrival at Drew in 1990 as president of the university. Awarded to academically strong ethnic minority students.
Kathryn D. Stanley Scholarship Endowed in 1994 by family and friends in memory of Kathryn Stanley C’95 for a French major to help him or her study in France for a semester. Airfare to France is included.
J. Laurence Kulp Scholarship in Chemistry Established in 1997 by the Kulp family in appreciation of the teaching and inspiration of Louis Cleveland Jordy, Drew’s first professor of chemistry. Awarded annually on the basis of need to a deserving first-year student who has demonstrated a strong record in mathematics and the sciences and who plans to major in chemistry.
James Pain Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by Edward J. Landrigan, C’63 and president of Verdura Inc., to honor the teaching legacy of Dr. Pain, a longtime professor of religious studies and Graduate School dean. Awarded annually to one or more students of high academic achievement who demonstrate financial need. Renewable with good academic standing.
Elizabeth Nielsen Kelly Scholarship Endowed in 2001 by Philip H. Kelly to honor his wife, a 1959 graduate of Drew Theological School. Awarded annually to one or more educationally disadvantaged or non-traditional students who demonstrate financial need. Renewable.
George D. Kelsey Scholarship Endowed in 1990 by Elizabeth T’59 and Philip Kelly to honor Dr. Kelsey, professor emeritus of Christian ethics. To be awarded to educationally disadvantaged students or non-traditional students with financial need.
Morris S. Macovsky Scholarship Endowed in 2005 by the Macovsky family, to honor the life and memory of Morris S. Macovsky C’41 and his interest in and affection for Drew University. Renewable.
Julius J. Mastro Scholarship Endowed in 1986 by alumni/ae, friends, and family members to honor Dr. Mastro C’50, professor of political science and university trustee, upon his retirement from full-time teaching. Awarded annually to two first-semester senior political science majors who are interested in careers in politics and public service.
Lehrer McGovern Bovis Group Scholarship Endowed in 1986 by the Lehrer McGovern Bovis Group of Companies. Awarded annually to one or more undergraduate student(s) in need of financial assistance.
Nancy Lou Albert-Meskill Scholarship for CUE Women Established in 2000 by Judith E. Meskill C’00 in memory of her mother. Awarded annually to one or more continuing, full- or part-time women students who are matriculating in the Continuing University Education program and who have dependent children.
Mabel Thurber Barrett Scholarship Endowed in 1949 by Mrs. Donald R. Baldwin in memory of her mother. Recommended by the dean of student life. Awarded to a woman of high academic record and Christian character.
Mele Foundation Scholarship Endowed in 2006 by Joseph E. Mele C’47 and the Mele Foundation. Awarded to students ifrom New York State, with a preference for residents of Oneida, Herkimer, or Madison County, on the basis of need or merit. Renewable.
McMinn-MacDonald Scholarship Endowed in 1994 by Tamzin McMinn G’78 for an undergraduate who has need and is serious about his or her studies, preferably a political science major.
Catherine, Cheryl, Ray and Madeline Morrow Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by Catherine R. Morrow, C’72 to honor her parents for their dedication to her education. Awarded annually to a student who demonstrates financial need, with preference for a student in changed financial circumstances.
Molly Porcelli Scholarship in the Fine Arts Established in 1997 by Vincent N. Porcelli, in memory of his 16-year-old sister. Awarded annually to a sophomore or junior fine arts major in recognition of outstanding contributions to art at Drew, and with a strong academic record.
Stringfield Family Scholarship Endowed in 2005 by Mary A. Stringfield, Drew Trustee and member of the Class of 1970, in honor of her parents, H.C. and Marguerite Stringfield. Awarded to promising students in the College of Liberal Arts who demonstrate financial need. Renewable.
Vincent and Genovina Porcelli Scholarship in Theatre Arts Established in 1995 by Vincent N. Porcelli in memory of his parents. Awarded annually to a sophomore or junior theatre arts major in recognition of outstanding contributions to theatre at Drew and a strong overall academic record.
Anne L. and Jeffrey B. Noss Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by Anne L. and Jeffrey B. Noss, members of the Class of 1975, in memory of Mrs. Noss’ grandparents, Leo and Sophie Trencher, whose support made her education at Drew possible. Awarded annually on the basis of merit or need, with a preference for students for whom Drew is their first choice.
Reede Family Scholarship Endowed in 2005 by Ronald H. Reede C’81 to honor the teaching career of Professor of Political Science Emeritus Douglas Simon. Awarded to students in the College of Liberal Arts who are participating in off-campus programs and demonstrate financial need.
Ralph Porzio, Esq., Scholarship Established in 1997 by the family, friends and colleagues of Ralph Porzio C’38, in memory of this accomplished attorney, scholar, community servant and university alumnus and trustee who was respected for his integrity and honesty and admired for his lifelong example as a humanitarian, gentleman and good friend. Awarded annually to one or more fully matriculated students with financial need who demonstrate significant potential for academic achievement and contribution to Drew University campus life with preference for students who have overcome significant financial obstacles to attending college.
Charles and Liora Peck Scholarship Endowed in 2006 by Charles M. Peck C’74, to honor the teaching career of Professor of English Emerita Joan Steiner. Awarded, on the basis of need or merit, to students majoring in English who excel in analytical writing. Renewable.
Pat and Tom Sayles Scholarship Endowed in 1998 by the Sayles family to honor the leadership of President Thomas H. Kean. Awarded annually to one or more continuing students who because of unforeseen financial circumstances may not otherwise be able to return to Drew. Renewable as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.
Robert C. Morris Scholarship Endowed in 1955 in appreciation of his service to Drew as president of the board of trustees by John J. Watson, family, and friends. Awarded annually to a student from Morris County, New Jersey.
Lenox S. Rose Scholarship Established in 1937 by the Lenox S. Rose Trust, which created the Rose Memorial Library and a fund for student scholarships. Awarded to outstanding students with financial need, chiefly in the College of Liberal Arts.
Charles and Lillian Rosenthal Endowed Scholarship Endowed in 1992 by Howard A. Rosenthal C’74, in memory of his grandparents. Given annually to a student majoring in political science.
Schering-Plough Foundation Scholarship in the Sciences Endowed by the Schering-Plough Foundation in 1988 and awarded annually to junior or senior science majors with financial need and strong academic achievements.
Jonathan and Lilly Schwieger Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by Jonathan Schwieger, C’65, to strengthen Drew’s future by assisting talented students in the College of Liberal Arts. Awarded annually to one or more students who demonstrate financial need and academic promise.
Richard Early Reeves Scholarship Endowed in 1948 by members of the Reeves family.
Robert G. Smith Scholarship Endowed by alumni and friends to honor Robert G. Smith C’36, scholar, master teacher, athlete, counselor, and friend of the student. Awarded annually to a junior demonstrating high scholastic achievement and involvement in extra-classroom activities, with preference given to political science majors. Award is renewable through the senior year.
Merritt W. Sanders Scholarship in Psychology Endowed by Gundie Holly Sanders in 1994 to honor her husband, a member of the College Class of 1940 and the Theological School Class of 1943. Awarded annually to a psychology major.
Class of 1949 Memorial Scholarship Endowed by members of the Class of 1949 at its 40th reunion, in memory of deceased classmates. Awarded to a student of merit, with preference for a student with financial need.
Elizabeth Cox Leach Class of 1954 Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by Benton R. Leach and members of the C’54, in memory of Elizabeth Cox Leach C’54. Awarded to students of the liberal arts, with a preference for women students. Renewable.
Class of 1956 Scholarship Established by the Class of 1956 in honor of their 50th reunion year, and endowed in 2003 with gifts from members of the class. Awarded annually to disadvantaged inner-city students, with preference for applicants from the greater New York-New Jersey area, who have a strong academic record and demonstrated financial need.
Class of 1962 Scholarship Established in 2002 by the Class of 1962, in honor of their 40th reunion, and endowed in 2004. Awarded to students who have demonstrated academic achievement and financial need, with preference for students beyond their first year in the College of Liberal Arts. Renewable.
Kristine Aurbakken Scholarship Endowed in 2006 by Else M. Adjali, John L. Aurbakken, Madani A. Adjali, and friends of long-time Drew professor Kristine Aurbakken, in memory of her inspired teaching. Awarded to students majoring or minoring in French with interest or specialization in North African literature, preferably Algerian, or other African literature in French, and demonstrating financial need.
Anthony Ayoub Memorial Scholarship Established in 1997 by Dr. Alfred Ayoub C’48 and Mrs. Elaine Ayoub C’49, in memory of Dr. Ayoub’s father. Awarded annually on the basis of need to a deserving first-year student in the College of Liberal Arts who has demonstrated the ability to succeed at Drew and in his or her future profession.
Bernard L. Belsky Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1987 by family members and friends of Bernard Belsky C’51 and awarded annually to a promising student with need.
Antoinette C. Bentley Scholarship Endowed in 1998 through a gift from the estate of Antoinette C. Bentley, university trustee, accomplished attorney and community leader. Awarded initially to first-year women students on the basis of need with preference for women of the highest achievement.
Julia and Stanley Baker Scholarship Endowed in 1991 by E. G. Stanley Baker, professor emeritus of zoology. Awarded to a student majoring in biology and, preferably, planning to pursue a career in that field.
Judith Ahlstrom Barrowclough Scholarship Established in 2000 by William R. Schumann, Class of 1964, and Gerie Snell Schumann, Class of 1963, in memory of their classmate and dear friend Judith Ahlstrom Barrowclough, Class of 1963. Awarded annually to one or more students of sound academic achievement, who have an interest in public and/or social service, demonstrate initiative and determination, and have financial need. Renewable.
Harriet Gilbert Davis Scholarship Endowed in 1990 by her daughter, Catherine Davis Bridwell C’67, and Mrs. Davis’s family to be awarded to a woman with need, majoring in religion.
David and Pauline Bodle Scholarship Endowed in 1988 by the estate of Pauline Bodle. Awarded annually to entering first-year students with scholastic ability who will study the natural sciences.
Helen Charlotte Brown Scholarship Endowed in 2001 by Jonathan W. Reader, professor of sociology, in honor of his mother. Awarded annually to one or more deserving students majoring or minoring in women’s studies who have demonstrated promise for continued achievement. Renewable.
Raymond Strelecki Scholarship Endowed by friends, family, and classmates in memory of this member of the Class of 1957. Awarded to the junior or senior biology major with the greatest financial need.
John von der Heide Scholarship Endowed in 1998 by alumni/ae, friends and colleagues to honor this long-time professor of history. Awarded annually to a history major with need, preferably one with a record of accomplishment in extracurricular activities.
Mrs. Harry Terzako Memorial Scholarship Established in 1995 by Agnes Gianakis C’54 in memory of her mother. Awarded annually to a Greek-American student, with preference for a junior or senior majoring in political science.
Noble F. Whittaker Scholarship Endowed in 2002 by Richard Whittaker C’69 in honor of his father, Noble F. Whittaker. Awarded annually to a student or students with proven academic ability and financial need.
Warshaw Family Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by Lillian G. Warshaw C’48, Kirk Warshaw, and Gregory Warshaw, to honor Martin Warshaw C’48 and his devotion to Drew University. Awarded to juniors with financial need who demonstrate success in academics, community service, and extracurricular activities. Renewable.
Baker Family Scholarship Endowed in 2000 by Frances B. Baker P’69, William O. Baker P’69, H’83 and Joseph B. Baker C’69. Awarded annually to one or more juniors or seniors. Renewable for students who maintain good academic progress.
Vivian Chapman Memorial Scholarship Established in 2006 by Bruce C. Woolley C’67 in memory of his mother. Awarded to a deserving student in the College of Liberal Arts.
Merritt W. and Gundie Holly Sanders Scholarship Endowed in 1996 by a bequest from Mrs. Gundie Holly Sanders. Awarded annually to a deserving College student with financial need.
Sherman Plato Young Scholarship Endowed in 1963 by alumni in memory of this beloved professor, coach, minister and friend in honor of his faithful service to and love of Drew University and its students. Awarded annually to a junior on the basis of character, scholarship, and extracurricular participation.
George Percy Whaley and Mary Alice Whaley Scholarship in Political Science Endowed in 1988 by the George P. and Mary A. Whaley Memorial Fund. Awarded annually  to outstanding juniors and seniors majoring in political science with an emphasis on American government and politics. Awarded preferably to students who have participated in student government, government or civic activities.
H.W. William and Kathleen W. Caming Scholarship Established in 2007 by H. W. William Caming in memory of Kathleen W. Caming. Awarded to students who demonstrate academic excellence, financial need, good character, and integrity. Renewable.
Torrens-Hall Scholarship Endowed in 2007 by Joan Torrens-Hall C’57. Awarded to entering students of high academic achievement who have demonstrated an interest in public affairs, politics, or public service. Renewable annually if the recipient maintains a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.
Beverly Balch Allinsmith Scholarship Endowed by a bequest from Hazel Balch in memory of her daughter, and awarded to students in the women’s and gender studies program.
Brinster Family Scholarship Established in 2007 by John F. Brinster C’43. Awarded to College of Liberal Arts students majoring in the sciences, with a preference for students interested in neuroscience.
Mele Family Scholarship Endowed in 2004 by former Drew Trustee Joseph E. Mele C’47 in recognition of his regard for the University. Awarded to students in the College of Liberal Arts who are in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Renewable.
Gilbert Holmberg Scholarship for Pre-Medical Students Endowed in 2007 by the Estate of Gilbert I. Holmberg, a member of the World War II Navy V-12 program at Drew. Awarded to students preparing for a career in medicine.
Edward J. Bazarian, Esq. Class of 1944 Family Scholarship Endowed in 2007 by Margaret Bazarian and family in honor of her husband and their father, a member of the Class of 1944, by his family. Awarded annually to one or more students, preferably majoring in economics and/or political science, who demonstrate outstanding promise and are not receiving any other form of financial assistance.
Arthur Preston Colbourn Scholarship Endowed in 2008 by a bequest from Arthur Preston Colbourn C’33. Awarded to deserving students in the College of Liberal Arts. Renewable
Class of 1958 Scholarship Established in 2007 by the Class of 1958, and endowed in 2008. Awarded to students in good academic standing who demonstrate financial need. Renewable
Head Family Scholarship Endowed in 2012 by the Head Family Charitable Foundation, to help qualified students of color pursue their goals of achieving higher education. The scholarship is offered annually to first-year students of color who demonstrate financial need and outstanding academic promise. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for this award. The scholarship is renewable.
Patrick J. Grant Investors Bank Civic Leadership Scholarship Established in 2010 by Investors Savings Bank Foundation. Awarded annually to outstanding students who participate in Drew University’s Civic Scholars program, and who have demonstrated both dedication and exceptional contributions to community service during their first two years at Drew,  as well as a continuing commitment to undertaking a leadership role in performing community service.
Virginia H. Moriarty Fund for Continuing Matriculation Shall annually provide financial assistance to a student enrolled in Drew University’s College of Liberal Arts who, because of extraordinary financial hardship, would otherwise be unable to continue matriculating in the College. Such financial support will help the recipient(s) meet, among other expenses, the payment of tuition, living and traveling expenses, and the purchase of textbooks and other course materials. Strong preference shall be given to students who are residents of Florida and who have 100 percent financial need. Allocation of monies from the Virginia H. Moriarty Fund for Continuing Matriculation shall be at the discretion of the Director of Financial Assistance or her designee.
Nicholas R. Vecchio Memorial/New Jersey Sales and Marketing Executives Association Scholarship Awarded through the Independent Colleges Fund of New Jersey, this is a one-year scholarship recognizing students who are planning to pursue careers in sales or marketing.
Class of 1970 Scholarship Established by the Class of 1970 in honor of its 25th reunion, and endowed in 2000. Awarded to College of Liberal Arts students with financial need and proven scholastic ability. Renewable.
Class of 1971 Scholarship Established in 2000 by the Class of 1971 and endowed in 2004. Awarded to entering first-year students on the basis of demonstrated academic merit and financial need.
Class of 1981 Scholarship Established in 2001 by the Class of 1981, in honor of their 20th reunion, and endowed in 2004. Awarded to students demonstrating academic promise and financial need, with a preference for entering students with a commitment to community or public service. Renewable.
Class of 1986 Scholarship Endowed in 2013 through generous contributions from members of the Class of 1986 in honor of their 25th reunion. Awarded to deserving students at Drew, who have demonstrated financial need and a commitment to helping others through service learning and civic engagement activities
Class of 1984 Scholarship Endowed in 2012 through generous contributions from members of the Class of 1984. Awarded to deserving students at Drew, who have demonstrated academic promise and financial need, with preference for students who are actively involved in the community through civic engagement and/or campus life activities, as well as legacy students.
Class of 1973 Scholarship Endowed in 2013 through the generous contributions from members of the Class of 1973. Awarded to deserving first-year students, with demonstrated academic promise and financial need, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have potential to succeed. Renewable.
Class of 1975 Scholarship Endowed in 2012 through generous contributions from members of the Class of 1975. Awarded annually to deserving students at Drew, who have demonstrated financial need.
Class of 1965 Scholarship Endowed in 2012 by the Class of 1965. Awarded to deserving students who demonstrate financial need and who have a strong academic record. Renewable.
Class of 1961 Leslie Banks Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 2012 through generous contributions from members of the Class of 1961. Awarded annually to a deserving student who has demonstrated financial need and comes from educationally underserved inner-city neighborhoods. Preference shall be given to applicants who attended a secondary school like Chandler Park Academy School, which was established by Anthony Shipley C’61 as a charter school committed to academic excellence, character development and leadership for urban students.
Emmeline Jeanne Brancato Scholarship Endowed in 2006 by Shelley C. Kappauf P’06, in memory of her daughter. Awarded to a deserving student in the College of Liberal Arts, with a preference to students who are majoring in anthropology or environmental studies. Renewable.
Jane G. Lenahan Memorial Scholarship Established in 2013 by Mr. Grant F. Lenahan C’83, in recognition of his mother’s accomplishments in the sciences and his commitment to Drew University. Awarded to an exceptionally qualified student in the College of Liberal Arts, majoring or intending to major in the natural and physical sciences and/or mathematics, with demonstrated financial need.
Bill and Mimi Stanford Scholarship Fund Established in 2013 by Mr. William E. Stanford C’62 and Mrs. Mary A. Stanford, in recognition of their longstanding generosity and commitment to Drew University. Awarded to a deserving student, in the College of Liberal Arts, with demonstrated financial need.
Oliver Winsett Scholarship Fund Established in 2012 by Anna and Dennis Winsett in memory of their son Oliver J. Winsett C’04. Awarded to deserving students who are motivated to graduate but who require additional academic support to succeed. Students are eligible for the Scholarship after completing one full academic year of undergraduate coursework. Preference shall be given first to a student majoring in Sociology, but, if one cannot be identified in any given year, then to any other eligible student in the College of Liberal Arts.

CLA Prizes

Larry Horner Athletic Leadership Award Endowed in 1998 and named for Larry Horner C’40, two-sport athlete at Drew, active Drew alumnus for 60 years and devoted advocate of athletic teams. Awarded annually to one male and one female student-athlete recognized for their commitment to the promotion and display of the values of sportsmanship and the leadership role they assume for the benefit of their teammates and the success of the team.
Eleanor Mason Intramural Service Award For a student for total service to intramurals through dedication, contribution, and participation.
American History Award Established in 2005 by the Society of Colonial Dames. Awarded annually to a student who has shown interest and accomplishment in early American history.
American Institute of Chemists Award Sponsored by the American Institute of Chemists. Awarded annually to an outstanding senior chemistry major.
James O’Kane Award James O’Kane Award. Established in 2005 to honor Professor of Sociology James M. O’Kane’s long and devoted service to Drew University. Awarded to a sociology major of good character who has done outstanding work in the discipline.
Valerie S. Hill P’13 Holiday Prize Established by the Casement Fund in memory of Valerie S. Hill P’13, a dedicated member of the Drew Club in New York City, the Valerie S. Hill P’13 Holiday Prize is awarded annually to students with firm commitment to improving student life at Drew.
Presidential Purchase Prize in Studio Art Awarded annually to recognize outstanding work of up to three graduating seniors in studio art. The prize provides funding for the University to purchase original creations from these students to be displayed on campus.
American Academy of Poets Prize Established in 2006 by Susan Barba through the American Academy of Poets. Recognizes an outstanding work of poetry by the winners of an open competition.
Chauncey Lester and Elsie Stewart Benedict Memorial Prize Established by Stewart H. Benedict C’44. Awarded annually for the best play script or drama written by an undergraduate student of the College of Liberal Arts at Drew University.
Burke Prize in Language and Literature Endowed by Inez Nelbach in 1990 in honor of James B. Burke, trustee emeritus of the university. Awarded to a graduating senior who has majored with distinction in language or literature and who has also demonstrated a high level of competence in classical studies.
Arnold S. Boxer Memorial Prize in Physics Endowed by colleagues and friends in memory of Arnold S. Boxer, former part-time Drew professor. Awarded for dedication, diligence, and distinction in the study of physics.
Tracey J. Shors Neuroscience Prize Endowed in 1999 by John F. Brinster C’43 and Doris A. Brinster. Awarded to an outstanding Drew student for collaborative, multidisciplinary research in the neurosciences.
John G. Berg, Jr. Memorial Prize Endowed in 1985 by Mr. Robert Callander as a gift to his wife, honoring her father, John Berg, Jr., Awarded annually for excellence in English to an outstanding English major.
Anna-Lisa Barofsky Prize in Biology Endowed by family and friends in memory of Anna-Lisa Barofsky C’62. Awarded to a junior or senior majoring in biology or psychobiology who presented the best research paper at a scholarly biology conference.
Christopher Goin Memorial Prize in Writing Endowed in 1989 by New Jersey Bell colleagues and family in memory of Chris Goin C’78. Awarded to one or more seniors winning a manuscript contest sponsored by the English department. The manuscript must merit distinction for its substance, style, and imagination.
Walter F. and Alice Gorham Foundation, Inc. Prize in Jewish Studies Awarded to graduating CLA seniors who, in the course of their years at Drew, have best exemplified the Jewish value of integrating excellence in Jewish study with exemplary service to campus and community.
Donald J. Fariello Memorial Prize Awarded on the basis of both outstanding accomplishment and future promise to an economics major who plans a career in the legal profession.
Peter Jennings Prize Endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Zuck to honor a former student, Peter R. Jennings C’53. Awarded for high promise in botany, particularly for work in plant improvement.
Jane Brown and Albert Norton Wettstein Prize Endowed in 2004 by J. Edward Jarvis in memory of Albert Norton Wettstein C’58 and in honor of Mr. Wettstein’s friend, Jane Brown C’62. To be awarded to the graduating senior who successfully completes the requirements for a double major with the highest grade point average.
Stanley Prescott Hooper Memorial Prize Endowed in 1989 by the estate of Stanley Hooper C’85, family, and friends. Awarded to a graduating senior with promise and integrity in art.
Marshall C. Harrington Prize in Physics and Astronomy Endowed in 1990 by friends and former students to honor Drew’s first professor of physics, Marshall C. Harrington. Awarded to a junior or senior for completion of an outstanding independent study or research project in physics or astronomy.
Hardin Prize Endowed by Winifred Baldwin and Inez Nelbach in honor of Paul Hardin, former president of the university. Awarded to one or more graduating seniors whose active and productive participation in the academic and community life of the College best exemplifies the ideals and accomplishments of former President Paul Hardin.
Steve A. Lemanski Prize Endowed in 2006 by Steve A. Lemanski C’89. Awarded to students excelling in applied mathematics, with preference given to students intending to pursue a career related to the field of actuarial science.
Leavell-Oberg Prizes in History Established in 1998 by Professor J. Perry Leavell, who taught at Drew for over forty years, and his wife, Professor Barbara B. Oberg, who has taught at Yale and Princeton Universities, in recognition of their mutual love of history, with support from family, friends and former students. Awarded to a graduating senior for outstanding achievement in history and, when merited, to a history major for an outstanding honors thesis or similar project.
Ralph R. and Ruth K. Johnson Shakespeare Prize Endowed in 1998 by the family, friends, colleagues, and former students of this beloved professor emeritus of speech and dramatics and his wife, in celebration of their lifelong nurture of esteem for Shakespeare’s work. Awarded annually to an undergraduate or graduate student demonstrating appreciation for and outstanding achievement in the study of Shakespeare’s plays.
Albert Norton Wettstein Prize Endowed in 1999 by friends, family, and classmates in memory of this member of the College Class of 1958 and the Theological School Class of 1961. Awarded annually to an actor and an actress for outstanding achievement in a Drew theatrical production.
James A. McClintock Award for Excellence in Psychology Endowed by friends and colleagues in honor of James A. McClintock T’30, dean emeritus of the College and professor emeritus of psychology. Awarded to graduating seniors, one for academic excellence in psychology and potential contribution to the science of psychology and a second for excellence in exemplifying and promoting the principles and ideals of psychology.
Harry Simester Character Award Awarded annually to a senior who gives such spirit, dedication, and energy to supporting the athletic department that he or she becomes a role model and gives each team and program the drive to excel.
James Higgins Memorial Prize Established in 2006 by family, friends and colleagues to honor James. J. Higgins, Esq., former counsel to Drew University. Awarded to a senior who will be attending an accredited law school following graduation from Drew and who has demonstrated academic merit in their major field of study.
Delores V. Collins Memorial Award Given annually by Gregory Pogue in memory of his mother, Delores V. Collins, who died in 1978. Awarded to the Education Opportunity Scholar student who achieves the highest grade-point average each semester.
Annual Award in Music Establilshed by the music department. Awarded to outstanding seniiors who have made a significant contribution to music at Drew.
Rumi Prize in Choreography Established in 2000 by a friend of Drew theatre arts and dance. Awarded annually to a student for excellence in choreography.
Novartis Awards in Science Given to Drew’s most promising seniors graduating with degrees in biology, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, and neuroscience as well as in mathematics and computer science. The students chosen to receive these awards are those who not only display exceptional talent in the classroom and research lab but also demonstrate exceptional promise as future scientists, researchers, doctors, health-care professionals, and educators.
LGBTQ Student Activist Prize Established in 2011 to honor a Sophomore or Junior student who has shown exceptional service to the LGBTQ community at Drew. Such an award will help give back to those who have made a commitment to LGBTQ diversity on campus.
Class of 1983 Senior Gift Award Endowed by the Senior Gift Fund of the Class of 1983. Awarded to one or more outstanding juniors with proven dedication to the improvement of student life.
Bessie Stak Schiffman Award for Excellence in Women’s Studies Established by Professor Ann Saltzman (1994 recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching) family, and friends in honor of Dr. Saltzman’s grandmother, who, as a young woman, learned Hebrew and became the “prayer reader” for the women of her synagogue, enabling them to participate in activities otherwise restricted to men. Awarded to a senior who has demonstrated outstanding achievement both in academic work in women’s studies and in campus or community activism.
Thomas D. Sayles, Jr. Student Award for Outstanding Service to the Community To be awarded annually to a third-year undergraduate student who, like the award’s namesake, has demonstrated an exceptional commitment and unselfish dedication to the Drew family and to the larger community through exemplary volunteer service.
Sidney Udenfriend Prize Established in 2000 by family and friends in memory of Sidney Udenfriend, second director of the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti. Awarded annually to one or more students majoring in science who demonstrate exceptional promise for fundamental or applied research.
Elbridge and Edna Smith Prize Endowed in 2008 by Elbridge M. Smith C’35 and Edna W. Smith. Awarded to students of outstanding achievement, majoring or intending to major in sociology or French, who have not yet begun their senior year at Drew. Renewable.
Irene Weyer Memorial Prize Endowed in 2002 by Donald and Arlene Roden P’92 and Frederick S. Roden C’92 in memory of Irene Weyer. To be awarded to a student of promise enrolled in the teacher certification program who is pursuing travel related to her/his degree.
Grace K. Weggeland Prize Established in 2002 by Robert Layne Weggeland C’61, P’84, Monique Weggeland Flynn C’84, and family and friends in memory of Dr. Grace K. Weggeland C’58, G’67, P’84. To be awarded to a student, active in campus life, who will achieve junior standing by the beginning of the next academic year and has arranged to participate in an off-campus program in that year.
Robert Fisher Oxnam Ensemble Studio Theatre Award in Playwriting Endowed in 1992 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jaecker, in honor of Mrs. Jaecker’s late husband, Robert Fisher Oxnam, former president of the University. Awarded for excellence in playwriting.
Janet T. Siler Memorial Prize Endowed in 1993 by friends, in memory of Janet Siler G’89. Awarded for excellence in the research and writing of a paper on the United Nations Semester and for overall academic accomplishment to a student whose character exemplifies the international spirit of the United Nations.
Sherman Plato Young Award Endowed in 1963 by alumni/ae in memory of this beloved professor, coach, minister, and friend, in honor of his faithful service to and love of Drew University and its students. Awarded annually to a graduating student-athlete on the basis of character, scholarship, and extracurricular participation.
Class of 1988 Senior Gift Endowed Prize Endowed by the Senior Gift Fund of the Class of 1988. Awarded to a senior in the sociology department who has done significant work in one of the area studies programs.
Allen Ware Rodes Memorial Prize Endowed in 1986 by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Rodes in memory of their son, Allen. Dr. Rodes is a professor emeritus of political science at Drew. Given annually to the graduating senior who has demonstrated the most significant academic improvement during his or her college career.
Slipper-McClintock Prize Endowed in 1977 by family, friends and colleagues to honor two of the original architects of the Trustee/Drew Scholar Program, James A. McClintock T’30 and Louise Slipper. Awarded annually to the graduating Baldwin Honors Scholar who has made the most outstanding contributions to the success of the Baldwin Honors Program and to campus life.
Harry Simester Intramural Memorial Award For non-varsity students in recognition of their outstanding contributions and service to Drew University intramurals.
President’s Award in Theatre Arts Established in 1992 by the theatre arts department, and endowed in 2005 by Drew President Thomas H. Kean. Awarded to a graduating senior who has made outstanding contributions to the theatre arts at Drew in a variety of disciplines.
John F. Ollom Prize in Physics Established by friends, family and colleagues in 1989 to recognize Dr. Ollom’s retirement from the physics department. Awarded to a prospective physics major for promising performance in physics courses to date.
Paul Seymour Memorial Service Award Established in 1984 to honor Drew’s late athletic trainer who was fatally struck by a car in March 1983. Awarded to the student – perhaps a manager, but open to any student – whose spirit, support, and aid to the entire athletic department has been exemplary and, if he or she works within the department, has gone above and beyond any assigned duty.
Norman Guy Prize in Speech Endowed by Ralph Porzio C’38, trustee emeritus of the university, in memory of the College’s first professor of public speaking, Norman Guy. Awarded for distinction in public speaking
James Lyman McFadden Award Endowed in 1982 by Mrs. Dorothy Bruegger in honor of her husband, James Lyman McFadden, founder and president of Gow-Mac Instrument Company in Madison. Awarded for outstanding work in chemistry.
Robert Fisher Oxnam Prize Endowed by Dean Inez Nelbach and Louise Slipper in memory of Robert F. Oxnam, former president of the University. Awarded annually to a graduating senior majoring in political science who has shown both outstanding ability in that field and a thorough competence in at least one foreign language.
Class of 1985 Senior Gift Award Prize Endowed by the Senior Gift Fund of the Class of 1985. Awarded to a college student with financial need whose academic promise and vision for a more just community are strong.
Shilpa Raval Memorial Prize in Classics Established by her family and friends in loving memory of Shilpa Raval C’91 (1969-2004), Ph.D. 1998 (Brown), assistant professor of Classics at Yale University and a brilliant scholar. Awarded annually to a student who has pursued Classical Studies with distinction, enthusiasm, and scholarly promise.
Raval Prize in Women’s Studies and Humanities Established by her family and friends in memory of Shilpa Raval C’91 (1969-2004), the prize is awarded annually to a junior or senior whose interdisciplinary work, like Shilpa’s lively and innovative scholarship on gender and sexuality in the ancient world, connects women’s studies with study in an area of the humanities, languages, or literature
Robert Chapman Poetry Prize The Chapman Prize celebrates the rich legacy of Robert Chapman, a distinguished teacher, linguist, lexicographer, medievalist, and poet who taught at Drew from 1966 to 1986, by honoring extraordinary undergraduate achievement and promise in the poetry of a rising Drew senior.

CLA Programs

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professorship in History Endowed by the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust to support and encourage a scholar-teacher whose enthusiasm for learning, commitment to teaching, and sincere personal interest in students will broaden the learning process and make an effective contribution to the Drew community.
Thomas H. Kean Internship in Public Policy Endowment Endowed in 2013 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in honor of Thomas H. Kean. To support student internship experiences that provide a real-world introduction to public policy, with a strong emphasis on health and health care policy. Awarded to students who are studying public health, political science, sociology, anthropology, economics, and/or related fields and who have a demonstrated interest in exploring a professional career in public policy and health policy.
McEvoy Internship Endowment Endowed in 2012 by The Nan T. McEvoy Foundation Fund to help qualified students participate in professional internships in the fields of media, publishing, and communications. The internship stipend is awarded annually to qualified students who demonstrate financial need.
Thomas D. Sayles, Jr. Internship Award Established in 2007 by the Page Hill Foundation in memory of Drew Trustee Thomas D. Sayles, Jr., honoring his concern for Drew students and his dedication to the Drew community. Awarded to students who otherwise might be unable to participate in an unpaid credit internship.
Thomas H. Kean Government Internship Program Kean Government Internships, established by Thomas H. Kean, 10th President of Drew University, are awarded to students who are interested in a career in government or public service and who have been chosen to participate in unpaid or partially paid internships with local, state, and federal government offices and agencies during the summer or academic year. Through the internship program, students receive both stipends and travel and lodging subsidies.
Joseph Patenaude Theatre Internship Established in 2007 by Thomas H. Kean, 10th President of Drew University and named in memory of Joe Patenaude, beloved long-time Professor of Theatre, awarded to students who are interested in a career in theatre and have chosen to participate in unpaid internships with professional theatres.
Jeannette V. Balber Endowment Endowed in 2005 by Andrew E. Balber, to honor the long-time efforts and widely-appreciated and abiding interest of his mother, Jeannette V. Balber, in Madison and Morris County public service and Democratic Party politics and to continue the vital tradition of grassroots politics that she embodied. Awarded to students engaged in internships in Morris County at the county or local municipal level.
Vivian A. Bull CECM Emerging Leaders Fellows Program Established in honor of Vivian A. Bull who served as President from 2012-2014 by the Chief Executive Council for Madison (CECM), a coalition of senior executives living in or leading large corporations in Madison. A Drew upperclassman will be selected by the Drew President to support the CECM during the academic year, represent the University in the community, and foster collaboration between the University, the Borough of Madison, and local corporations.
Lundbeck Internship Fund To support internships for science students.
John T. Cunningham Internship for Excellence in Journalism Established in 2010 by Michael K. Smullen C’03, to promote journalistic excellence in the community at large, and in University-related publications; to attract prospective students who have an affinity for journalism; and to benefit students who dedicate significant time and effort to producing excellent journalism and who are interesting in pursuing careers in journalism after graduation.
Helen C. Fenske Internship Fund Endowed in 2007 by Arthur G. Fenske P’74,’78, Karl A. Fenske C’74, Susan Fenske McDonough C’78, Mark Fenske, friends and colleagues in memory of Helen C. Fenske, conservation pioneer and environmental activist. Awarded to students pursuing an internship in environmental studies, sustainability, or public policy pertaining to these issues.
John H. Ewing Center for Public Service Established in 1997 by Professor of Political Science Julius Mastro and colleagues and friends of New Jersey State Senator John Ewing. For undergraduate education in public service careers providing selected students with mentor contacts in federal, state, and local governments, and non-profit groups.
A. David Brown Endowment Endowed by A. David Brown, University Trustee, to assist the work of Drew University’s Career Center through support of internship stipends and special projects.
John M. Warner Endowed Writing  Internship Created in 2010 by The Casement Fund Ltd. to honor Professor Emeritus John M. Warner as an exemplary teacher of English literature and language. The John M. Warner Writing Internship Endowment will provide Drew students of English with stipends to support undergraduate academic internships in industries related to writing.
College Class of 1960 Internship Endowed in 2015 by the College of Liberal Arts Class of 1960, to support students participating in academic internships. Awarded to full-time juniors or seniors majoring in each of the academic divisions of the College of Liberal Arts, in rotation.
Mary Hepburn Internship in Civic Engagement Endowed in 2012 by Mary Hepburn C’54, to support students participating in academic internships involving substantive engagement with the community.
Robert G. Smith Endowment for Experiential Learning Established in 2013, by alumni and friends to honor Professor Robert G. Smith C’36 and celebrate his legacy as an innovative educator who had a remarkable impact on shaping the intellectual and professional growth of his students. This endowment supports experiential learning opportunities, including internships and academic off-campus programs, focused on municipal finance, public policy and administration, and law – disciplines of study and practice that Professor Smith brought to life for many generations of Drew students and alumni.
Thomas H. Kean Visiting Professorship of History and Political Science The Kean Visiting Professorship, established by Thomas H. Kean, President of Drew University, annually brings to campus a political scientist, historian, or statesman of exceptional national or international prominence to deliver a lecture to the entire Unviersity community and members of the general public. The Kean Visiting Professor also meets with students, faculty, and other members of the Drew community in a variety of formal and informal sessions.
Ross Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series Endowed by Ross Traphagen, University Trustee Emeritus and member of the Board of Visitors, to bring to campus alumni who have exhibited special accomplishment and prominence in their professional or personal lives in order to provide opportunities for meaningful dialogue between distinguished alumni and members of the Drew community.
Wyeth Seminar Series Established in 2007 by Wyeth to support seminars, lectures, and panel discussions in neuroscience and pharmaceutical research and poster sessions for students involved in the Drew Summer Science Institute.
Jordy Research Scholarship Lecture Series Established to endow a lecture series in honor of Louis C. Jordy, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry.
Herslow Fencing Endowment Established by James Herslow C’36 for the benefit of Drew University’s fencing program.
Henry S. and Agnes M. Truzack Fund for Civic Engagement Endowed in 2013 to support the Center for Civic Engagement at Drew University, with a preference for community-based learning opportunities, programs, activities, research and/or other experiential learning projects that are focused on music.
Weddell Family Scholarship Endowed in 2014 by a generous gift from the estate of Beatrice Weddell, widow of Drew alumnus James B. Weddell C’49, the Weddell Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more students majoring in physics.
Shapero Family Scholarship The Scholarship shall be awarded annually to students who have not achieved their full potential in secondary school but are considered to have ambition and ability that could be fostered at Drew. Preference shall be given to students who have demonstrated an open-minded approach to learning, have shown a willingness to challenge conventional wisdom and may have a desire to pursue a course of independent study while at Drew.
Christian and Teresa M. Dingler Foundation Scholarship Awarded annually since 1991 by the Christian and Teresa M. Dingler Foundation to a student from Newark or Essex County with financial need. Renewable for recipients maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
Ellen and William M. Freeman Seminars in African-American Studies To fund, annually, one or more visiting or adjunct lecturers or professors in African-American/African studies who will have the opportunity to teach at least one course in a College discipline or department requiring such support, as deemed by the director of African-American/African studies.
National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Teaching Professor Established to honor members of the College of Liberal Arts faculty, selected for four-year terms and committed to excellence in the humanities, who will enrich current offerings in the humanities through course development, encouraging faculty exposure to recent scholarship, and facilitating discussion about issues in the humanities outside the classroom.
Donald R. and Winifred B. Baldwin Professorship The Donald R. and Winifred B. Baldwin Professorship was endowed in 1980 by Winifred B. Baldwin in memory of her husband, a long-time Drew Trustee. Awarded for terms of varying length to highly deserving members of the faculty.
Robert Fisher Oxnam Professorship in Science and Society Initiated by the Aquinas Fund of New York in 1975, and endowed by the Fund and by many friends and members of the Drew community to honor the broad interdisciplinary view of education of Robert Fisher Oxnam, eighth president of Drew University.
Henry and Annie M. Pfeiffer Professorship Endowed in 1939 by Mrs. Henry Pfeiffer, to establish a chair of Biblical literature in the College of Liberal Arts.
Baker Family Professorship Established by William O. Baker P’69 and the Baker family in 2000, to create an endowed professorship in sociology.
Dr. George deStevens Award for RISE Research The George deStevens Award for RISE Research, established by Mrs. Ruby deStevens in loving memory of her late husband, a leading research chemist and the founder and first director of the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), annually provides generous support to students engaged in cutting-edge research projects under the tutelage of RISE Fellows
Weddell Family Summer Research Fellowship in Physics Endowed in 2015 by the estate of Beatrice Weddell to benefit outstanding Drew University students seeking to participate in summer research in physics or a related field. Preference shall be given to declared physics majors. This fund may also benefit students attending or participating in an academic conference.
Suzanne and Ronald Saldarini Research Fellowship in the Sciences Endowment Established in 2015 by Dr. Ronald J. Saldarini C’61 and Mrs. Suzanne T. Saldarini C’62 to provide annual funding in support of students conducting faculty-mentored research in the natural and physical sciences or psychology.
William O. and Frances B. Baker RISE Fellowship Established in 2014 to support the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientist Emeriti (RISE) by Joseph B. Baker C’69 in loving memory of his parents and their longstanding commitment to Drew University and the sciences, with special recognition of Mr. Baker’s father, Dr. William O’Baker, who received an honorary degree from the university in 1983 and who was an esteemed physical chemist, a scientific advisor to several U.S. presidents, the former head of Bell Laboratories, as well as an early advocate and advisor to the RISE program Provides much-needed support for mentored research opportunities provided by a RISE fellow to Drew students.
James F. Pfeiffer Fellowship for Research in the Sciences Endowed in 2014 through the generosity of Dr. Heinz G. Pfeiffer C’41 and Ms. Leslie D. Smith to celebrate the memory and legacy of James F. Pfeiffer C’73. Awarded to support the research work of talented second and third year undergraduates majoring in biology, chemistry, and biochemistry who are working in partnership with Drew’s esteemed science faculty and fellows.
Woods Hole Scholarship Awarded annually by the biology department at Drew to a biology major for a summer course at a field station.
Winifred B. Baldwin Fellowship Endowed by Inez Nelbach in memory of Winifred B. Baldwin, wife of former trustee Donald Baldwin. Awarded to one or more Baldwin Honors students with excellent academic records at Drew who show great promise of continued distinction in graduate or professional school.
Stephen M. Rao, PhD C’82 Fellowship for Research in the Sciences Established in 2014 through the generosity of family and friends to celebrate the memory and legacy of esteemed psychologist Stephen M. Rao C’82. Awarded to support the talented undergraduates engaged in faculty-mentored research, with a preference for those pursuing studies in psychology.
Albert and Margaret Luderer Summer Research Fellowship Established in 2013 by Dr. Albert A. Luderer C’70 and Mrs. Margaret A. Luderer to support summer research by Drew University students who are doing research in the natural sciences.
Mary Hepburn Civic Engagement Fellowship Fund Endowed in 2013 by Dr. Mary Zoghby Hepburn C’54 in support of Drew’s Center for Civic Engagement. The fellowship supports community-based learning and civic scholarship for students with a high interest in civic engagement, in the third or fourth year of undergraduate study, who will conduct collaborative community and campus research on contemporary local, state or national public issues.
Robert Fenstermacher Summer Research Fellowship Endowed in 2011 by family, friends, students, and colleagues of Robert L. Fenstermacher C’63 in honor of his long career of teaching, his continued interest in his students, and his dedication to the entire Drew community. The Fellowship provides annual funding to support summer research by physics students or students in a related field.
Carrie Hendrickson McMahon Summer Research Fellowship Established in 2012 by Carrie A. Hendrickson McMahon C’94 to support summer research by Biology and Biochemistry students or students in a related field.
Neil Van De Putte C’16 Fund for Excellence in Physics and Math Established in 2015 by Mrs. Yvonne Yaar-Sharkey P’16, friends and family in memory of Neil Van De Putte C’16, a brilliant and beloved student. To support outstanding undergraduates pursuing research in physics and math.
Dean Paolo Cucchi Student Research Fund Endowed in 2012 by friends and colleagues of Dean Paolo Cucchi in honor of his long career at Drew University and to sustain his legacy of supporting, during his 24 years as Dean of the College, student research, international experiences, and academic excellence. The Fund provides annual funding to support students who are undertaking academic research projects outside of the classroom (e.g., senior theses, student-faculty research collaborations, etc.). Preference will be given to students who are in the Baldwin Honors Program and to research projects conducted abroad.
Leavell-Oberg Summer Fellowships in History Established in 2007 by alumni, friends and colleagues of J. Perry Leavell, William Kenan Professor of History and Chair of the History Department, in honor of his four decades of service to Drew University and its students, as well as the mutual commitment of Dr. Leavell and Dr. Barbara B. Oberg to the field of history. The fund supports up to three research fellowships or academic internships for history majors, usually during the summer after their third year of study.
Margaret E.L. “Peggi” Howard Internship Fund for Leadership and Service Endowed in 2014 by the Honorable Governor Thomas H. Kean, trustees, alumni, friends, and colleagues of Peggi Howard to honor her 25 years of dedicated service to Drew University. The Internship shall be awarded annually to exceptional students who, like Dr. Howard, have a record of leadership and service to the Drew and larger communities. Preference will be given to students who are pursuing internships with organizations that are committed to social justice, civic engagement, spiritual exploration and celebration, diversity, and international community building.
Middle East Studies Established in 1998 by C.W. Carson, Jr., university trustee, to support the Middle East studies program.
Gale Eisner Fund for International Study Established in 2014 by Ms. Gale Eisner C’82, in recognition of her generosity and her longstanding commitment to international education and Drew University. To fund deserving students in the College of Liberal Arts with demonstrated financial need participating in a study abroad program, with preference given to those who are enrolled in Drew University’s London Semester Program.
Arts and the Common Good Established by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a new initiative that will bridge the school’s arts programs with its rigorous liberal arts program of study and equally strong tradition of service. Anchored by the appointment of an artist-in-residence, the Arts and the Common Good will apply theatre, music, and studio art to raising awareness and increasing understanding of the issues that impact the community, nation, and world.
New York Semester on Communications and Media The New York Semester on Communications and Media brings Drew University students into  the heart of it all, to learn from professionals who work in the interconnected world of  communications, public relations, advertising, and media, and to visit the places in which  meaning is created, stories conveyed, and information consumed. In this semester, the  student will take a critical look at the operations of New York City’s media and  communications industry, critically examine the making of and meaning behind the  messages, and discussing the ethical and moral issues at play. At the end of the semester,  they will have a deep understanding of the issues and controversies at the heart of media  and communications in New York and of the role of media and communications within  American culture.
Joan Albanese and Louis Eccleston Scholarship for Experiential Learning Endowed in the year 2000 by these College graduates to support scholarships for students engaged in experiential learning or research, program costs for such initiatives, costs incurred by students for internships and other learning opportunities, and faculty development of new and progressive experiential learning opportunities or courses.
Gilbert Holmberg Endowment Endowed in 2007 by the Estate of Gilbert I. Holmberg, a member of the World War II Navy V’12 program at Drew, to create a tutoring program in the College of Liberal Arts.
Music Department Endowment Endowed by the music department in 1987. Awarded to students who participate in campus musical organizations to defray the cost private instrumental instruction at the intermediate or advanced level.
Shirley and Robert Max Endowment in Chemistry Endowed in 2005 by Kofi B. Kwarteng C’80 to honor Shirley and Robert Max, without whose support the donor’s Drew University education would not have been possible. Used at the discretion of the Department of Chemistry to support the work of students majoring in chemistry.
Wall Street Semester Endowment Endowed by Ross Traphagen, University Trustee Emeritus and member of the Board of Visitors, to support the Wall Street Semester program.
Mary A. Stringfield C’70 Endowment Mary A. Stringfield C’70 Endowment for Faculty Development. Endowed by Mary A. Stringfield, university trustee, to enhance Drew’s historical strength in pedagogy.
Harry and Dalys Jaecker Endowment for the Arts Established in 1991 by Harry and Dalys Oxnam Jaecker, to support the theatre arts department by funding Visiting Robert Fisher Oxnam Distinguished Theatre Artist(s) or Scholar(s) and to provide scholarships to students in theatre arts or other arts programs.
Janet T. Siler International Affairs Endowment Endowed in 1993 by friends, in memory of Janet Siler G’89. the fund supports an annual forum sponsored and coordinated by the Department of Political Science on topics in international affairs. The endowment also supports the Janet T. Siler Memorial Prize.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – Environment Studies Endowment Initiated in 2008 with the generous aassistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to create and grow a major in the field of environmental studies.
Women’s Studies Endowment Endowed by Nancy Schaenen, university trustee emerita, to benefit the women’s and gender studies program.
Theatre Enrichment Fund Endowed in 2013 by the Jorgensen Family (Rickard and Carol-Jeannette Jorgensen P’10, P’14, Olivia J. Jorgensen C’10, and Alexander N. Jorgensen C’14) to provide resources to motivated and deserving undergraduate theatre students who are seeking to enrich and deepen their education outside of the traditional classroom. The fund supports student learning experiences, for example, student productions, theatre workshops, educational field trips and travel, as well as other enrichment activities, such as bringing theatre artists to campus.
Jill S. Titus Scholarship (Music Lessons) Established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. James Titus in memory of their daughter, Jill C’89. Awarded to students taking advanced instrumental music instruction to defray the cost of that instruction.
Baldwin Honors Program Established in 2008 by the Baldwin Foundation, to create a unique learning community for a select number of students with exceptional academic talent. Students enrolled in the Baldwin Honors Program receive scholarships to support their studies.
Writers@Drew Series Co-Sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English Department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year.
Alan Candiotti Fund for Innovation in Technology and Education Endowed in 2013 in memory of Dr. Alan Candiotti, in recognition of his legacy of leadership at Drew, his enthusiastic commitment to innovation in the integration of technology and the liberal arts, and his longstanding dedication to his students, and colleagues and Drew University. Awarded annually to faculty and staff members for innovative technology projects that improve the quality of instruction and enhance learning opportunities and experiences for Drew University students.
Robin Powers Endowment for Student Research in Psychology Endowed in 2015 by the estate of Robin Powers C’70 to support psychology students conducting  research, students who are pursuing psychology-related internships, or students who are attending or participating in an academic conference.
Shirley Haselton Endowment for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research Established by Philip Haselton in loving memory of his late wife, annually provides support for students conducting undergraduate research in Neuroscience.
Center for Civic Engagement The Center works to integrate academic learning with action in the world beyond Drew’s campus, to develop skills leading to well-informed civic participation and an active pursuit of the common good, crucial to a strong democracy and the vibrant communities that make up its fabric. It seeks to support faculty teaching, research, scholarship, and creative work that benefits communities and to develop sustainable and equitable partnerships that can help both Drew and its partners meet their goals.

Theological

Theological School Scholarships

Alfred Morgan Waller, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 2000 by family, friends, students, staff, faculty, and Mrs. Bernita S. Waller, to honor her late husband, Alfred M. Waller, Jr., a graduate of Drew’s theological and graduate schools. Awarded to one or more Master of Divinity students during their second year of study who demonstrate financial need.
Andrew Cheng Scholarship Endowed in 2002 by Andrew Cheng T’41. Awarded to Chinese students training for the ministry, with preference for nationals of the People’s Republic of China who would not otherwise be able to come to the United States for such training.
Appenzeller Chungdong Scholarship Established in 2012 by the Chungdong First Methodist Church in Seoul, Korea to support students of Drew Theological School in memory of the 110th year of the martyrdom of the missionary Reverend Dr. Henry G. Appenzeller’s T’15, and in celebration of the First Appenzeller International Conference held on June 9-11, 2012.
Appenzeller Missionary Committee of NY/NJ Scholarship Fund Established by the Appenzeller Missionary Committee in 2015 to support South Korean students who are studying to become pastors in the United Methodist Church
Barbara W. Bostleman Scholarship Endowed in 2008 by the Estate of Barbara W. Bostelman. Awarded to deserving theological students.
Bertha A. and Emma L. Schur and Arthur C. and Matilde Mundle Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1978 by bequest of Bertha A. Schur. Awarded annually to students with financial need.
Betty H. Welsh Scholarship Endowed in 1997 by this noted churchwoman. Awarded annually to one or more students on the basis of financial need or merit who demonstrate promise for ordained ministry in the church. Renewable annually as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing.
Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke and Family Scholarship Endowed in 1981 by United Methodist Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke, Class of 1926 and trustee emeritus, and his family. Awarded annually to one or more students entering the MDiv program who intend to pursue parish ministry, with preference for United Methodists from the West Virginia, New Jersey, Western Pennsylvania, New York, or Troy Conferences who plan to return to their conference for ministerial service.
Bishop Prince A. Taylor, Jr. Scholarship in the Liturgical Studies Program Endowed in 1997 by United Methodist Bishop Prince A. Taylor, Jr., trustee emeritus of the university. Awarded to a deserving student in the liturgical studies program who, through commitment to ecumenical scholarship and homiletics, demonstrates an interest in preparing pastors to engage in Christian/non-Christian dialogue in preaching, public speaking, and teaching.
Bishop Rev. Dr. In Hwan Kim T’85 Scholarship Established in 2014 through the generosity of Bishop Revered Dr. In Hwan Kim, the first Korean Drew Theological School Graduate to receive an honorary doctorate degree from the University. Awarded annually to one or more Master of Divinity who are passionately seeking their vocation in local church ministry.
Bockoven-Arnold Scholarship Fund Endowed in 2008 by the estate of Betty B. Arnold, a long-time Drew employee. To be awarded to needy and worthy students in the Theological School.
C. Maxwell Brown Scholarship Endowed in 1977 by Evelyn Berger Brown in honor of her husband, C. Maxwell Brown T’32. Awarded to second or third year M.Div students with demonstrated need.
Carl Michalson Scholarship Endowed in 1988 by the Carl Michalson Society in memory of Dr. Michalson T’39, the Henry Anson Buttz professor of systematic theology at Drew. Awarded in the spring to a first-year M.Div. student who has shown outstanding scholarship and unusual promise as a preacher and pastor.
Charles F. Sitterly Scholarship Endowed in 1979 via bequest from Bancroft Walker Sitterly to honor his father, an 1886 alumnus and long-time professor of Greek, New Testament, and biblical literature. Awarded annually to one or more Theological School students with financial need.
Chatham United Methodist Women’s Scholarship An award to a woman in the M.Div. program, usually given to an entering student, but renewable if need continues. Generously supported by the Chatham, New Jersey, United Methodist Women and awarded through the Drew Theological School Financial Assistance Committee.
Clarice M. and Herbert E. Howe Scholarship Established in 2004 by Herbert E. Howe, Jr., Wesley Howe, and Clarice Howe Johnson, in memory of their mother and father. The scholarship honors Clarice M. Howe’s accomplishments as a life-long active Methodist churchwoman. Awarded to students whose goal is the Methodist ministry, with preference for first-year women students over the age of 35.
Dan M. Potter Scholarship Endowed in 2000 in memory of this ecumenical leader and pioneering religious broadcaster. Awarded annually to one or more students preparing for the ministry and enduring financial hardship.
David and Joan Myers Scholarship Established in 2003 by David M. T’60 and Joan H. Myers. To be awarded to a Theological School student who excels in preaching. Renewable.
David Graybeal Good Community Scholarship Established in 2015 by Dr. David M. Graybeal P’72, Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at Drew Theological School, to promote ministry and/or other activities that enhance and enrich the quality of life in the communities in which scholarship recipients live and/or work. This scholarship provides support to Theological School students in any degree program who aspire to search for and create good communities as studied in Dr. Graybeal’s seminal course, “The Search for the Good Community.” It is renewable as long as the student remains in good academic standing.
Delaplaine McDaniel Fellowship Endowed in 1887. To be awarded to two students based on outstanding accomplishment and promise for ministry.
Dr. Hwain C. Lee T’99 and Dr. William Lee Scholarship Established by Dr. Hwain C. Lee T’99 and Dr. William Lee in 2014 and awarded annually to one or more deserving Master of Divinity students who exhibit a demonstrated passion for ministry as well as a record of academic excellence. Renewable.
Dr. Pyun, Sun Hwan Scholarship
Dr. Robert Drew Simpson and Dr. Megan Demarest Simpson Scholarship Established in 2005 by Edward R. and Helen Hintz, to honor the Reverend Dr. Robert Drew Simpson C’45, T’48,’54 and Dr. Megan Demarest Simpson C’46, G’80, and their contributions to the United Methodist Church and to Drew University. Awarded to students in the third year of the Master of Divinity program who plan to pursue a career in pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church and who demonstrate financial need.
Dr. Stanley R. Hopper Scholarship Endowed by family, friends, and colleagues to honor the first dean of the Graduate School. Awarded annually to a candidate in biblical studies.
Edward L. Wegst Scholarship Endowed in 1993 by the estate of Edward L. Wegst. Awarded to a theological student who shows promise for the ministry, with preference given for a student who is preparing for missionary work.
Edwin Lewis Scholarship Endowed in 1974 by Kenneth B. Grady T’30, a former trustee, and his wife, Velva T’27, in memory of her father, Edwin Lewis, former professor in the Theological School. Awarded to students who have completed the second year of theological study and who show outstanding promise in the study of theology.
Emerson and Helen Willson Scholarship Endowed in 1956 by the Emerson Willson family. Awarded to an entering student with exceptional promise for ministry, with preference for United Methodist students from the Wyoming Conference. Renewable annually.
First UMC in Flushing Scholarship Fund Awarded annually by the congregation of First UMC in Flushing, New York to Korean/Korean-American students pursuing their MDiv.
Florence Ellen Bell Scholarship Endowed by William A. Tieck T’42. Awarded to candidates for the Ph.D. degree in Methodist Studies.
Frank C. and Ethel R. Benitz Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1969 by Frank R. Benitz to honor his parents. Awarded to a young man preparing for United Methodist ministry.
Frank W. Grippin Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1989 by Helen Grippin in memory of her husband, Frank W. Grippin T’30.  Awarded to a student, preferably Asian, in need.
Franklin E. and Bertha E. Allison Scholarship Endowed by the estate of Franklin E. and Bertha E. Allison in 1979. Awarded to assist a student or students in training for the ministry or Christian education.
Fred Herrigel Memorial Scholarship Endowed by the Herrigel family and friends in memory of Fred Herrigel Jr. and Fred Herrigel III, Drew trustees, and Fred Herrigel IV. Awarded to a deserving Theological School student who demonstrates financial need.
G. Roy and Olive Scott Bragg Scholarship Endowed in 1992 by Mrs. Bragg in memory of G. Roy Bragg T’39. Awarded to a second- or third-year student preparing for the ministry who excels in the study of theology.
Geoffrey and Helene Stafford Diversity Scholarship Endowed by the estate of Mrs. Helene Stafford in memory of her husband, Geoffrey, a former Drew professor. Awarded to entering MDiv students with outstanding promise for ministry.
Geoffrey and Helene Stafford International Scholarship Endowed by the estate of Mrs. Helene Stafford in memory of her husband, Geoffrey, a former Drew professor. Awarded to second-year MDiv students in seminaries outside the United States for one year of study at Drew and to international candidates for the STM degree.
Geoffrey and Helene Stafford Regional Scholarship Endowed by the estate of Mrs. Helene Stafford in memory of her husband, Geoffrey, a former Drew professor. Awarded to entering students with strong academic records and outstanding promise for ministry who reside outside the primary recruitment region of the Theological School.
George E. Sovereign Scholarship Endowed in 1989 by the estate of this Methodist layman. Awarded annually to assist students in securing their theological training.
Gertrude S. Mallalieu Scholarship Awarded to deserving students preparing for the ministry.
Gladys Capron Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1990 by the Reverend Richard W. Capron T’73, G’86 in memory of his grandmother, Gladys Capron. Awarded to a second- or third-year student who professes a vocation in urban ministry.
Grace Charity Foundation Scholarship Awarded to a Korean student with financial need, currently enrolled in the Master of Sacred Theology program.
Haller-Wire Scholarship For a deserving student preparing for the ministry.
Harold Paul Sloan Scholarship Endowed in 1983 from a fund established by Dr. Harold Paul Sloan T’07, a former Drew trustee, and his family. Awarded to theological students, with preference given to students from the southern area of the New Jersey Annual Conference, where Dr. Sloan served his ministry.
Harris Memorial Trust Scholarship Established in 1966 by the Harris Memorial Trust. Awarded to outstanding students at the seminary level who are devoting themselves to training for the pastoral ministry.
Haverstraw United Methodist Church Scholarship Awarded annually since 1988 from the Goldsmith bequest to the Haverstraw Methodist Church. Awarded to a student who attended the Haverstraw United Methodist Church, who resides in Rockland County, New York, or who is a member of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Helen L. Sterrett Scholarship Endowed in 2006 by a bequest from Helen L. Sterrett. Awarded to worthy ministerial students, and students studying in any of the fields of Christian education, congregational care, youth ministry, and parish nursing.
Henry G. Appenzeller Scholarship Endowed in 1988 in memory of Henry G. Appenzeller, an 1885 graduate of the Theological School. Awarded to a second- or third-year student who displays commitment to service in the spirit of Henry G. Appenzeller, the first Methodist missionary to Korea.
Henry J. and Georgetta Cassard Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1968 by Georgetta Cassard, Marcella Cassard Chapman, and Georgetta Cassard Webbe. Awarded to deserving theological students.
Henry L. Lambdin Scholarship Named for Dr. Henry Lambdin T’14,’35, long-time professor of homiletics. Awarded annually to one or more candidates in the MDiv prgram.
International Theological Scholarship Awarded to international students in the Theological School.
James Fleming Scholarship Endowed in 1969 by a bequest from the estate of James Fleming. Awarded annually to students with promise for ministry.
John McClintock Association Scholarship Endowed in 1917 by friends, family and colleagues to honor the first president of Drew Theological School. Awarded to outstanding students preparing for the ministry.
John P. Newman Scholarship Endowed in 1903 to honor this bishop of the Methodist Church. Awarded to deserving students with financial need who are preparing for Christian ministry.
John Paterson Memorial Scholarship Endowed by his daughter, Anne, and her husband, Chester B. Dugdale C’39, in memory of her father, who was a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Drew from 1931 to 1957. Awarded to a deserving student of Old Testament studies.
Joseph H. Rainear Scholarship Established in 2001 by the estate of Elizabeth H. Rainear, in memory of her husband, the Reverend Joseph H. Rainear C’40, T’42. For a worthy student or students in the Theological School.
Joseph M. Sloane Scholarship Endowed in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Sloane and awarded to a student preparing for parish ministry, with preference for a current or former member of the Union United Methodist Church of East Northport, N.Y. The award is renewable if need persists.
Judge and Mrs. Lindsay O’Connor Scholarship Awarded to students preparing for the ministry.
Korean Theological Scholarship Awarded to deserving Korean and Korean-American students.
Lawrence Athey Scholarship Endowed by the estate of Lawrence H. Athey T’31. Awarded to deserving theological students.
Leslie and Emma Uphoff Scholarship Endowed in 1961 by Delta Uphoff in memory of her parents, Leslie and Emma Uphoff, completing their gift. Awarded to a second- or third-year seminary student, preferably in the M.Div program, preparing for full-time Christian service.
Leslie J. Nevins Scholarship Endowed in 1972 by Dora E. Nevins in memory of her husband, Leslie J. Nevins T’23. For a student preparing for the ministry.
Lester Berenbroick and Warren Crater Scholarship Fund Established in 2003 by Lester W. Berenbroick, professor emeritus of church music at Drew Theological School, and Warren H. Crater T’59. Awarded annually to one or more students on the basis of financial need or merit who demonstrate promise for lay, ordained or non-parish ministry. Renewable annually as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing.
Lynn Harold Hough Scholarship Endowed in 1984 to honor this Class of 1905 alumnus, long-time professor of homiletics, and dean of the school (1934-1947). Awarded annually to a student who can unite Christian action with homiletic inspiration.
Magee Christian Education Scholarship Awarded since 1980 by the Magee Christian Education Foundation to students preparing for full-time, church-related vocations.
Marjorie M. Simons Scholarship Endowed by the estate of Christian C. Simons in memory of his wife, Marjorie M. Simons, in 1983. Awarded to deserving theological students.
Mary Louise Jarden Maser and Frederick E. Maser Scholarship Endowed in 2003 by the estate of Frederick E. Maser. Awarded to deserving theological students.
Mickel Scholarship in Town and Country Ministry Established in 2000 by Christopher Mickel, T’88,’02. Awarded annually to one or more second- or third-year students who demonstrate an abiding interest in rural or small-town ministry, with preference for students with financial need.
Mildred Moody Eakin Scholarship Endowed in 1987 by bequest form this assistant professor emeritus of religious education who taught at Drew from 1932 to 1955. Awarded with preference to students preparing for work in religious education, especially with children.
Morrow Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1939 by the Morrow Memorial Church in Maplewood, N.J. Awarded to the rising third-year M.Div. candidate who has shown high scholarship and promise as a preacher and pastor.
Myungsung Scholarship Established in 2013 by the Myungsung Presbyterian Church in Seoul, Korea. Provides scholarships to Korean and other international Drew Theological students with demonstrated financial need, and supports cutting-edge scholarly research undertaken by Theological School faculty. To be awarded as eight $5,000 scholarships per year.
Ockershausen Scholarship Endowed in 1981 in memory of John Ockershausen, one of Drew’s first trustees, and his wife, by their granddaughter, Julia Huffington T’33. Awarded to a deserving theological student.
R. Benjamin Garrison Scholarship Established in 1995 by Mrs. Raymond Vogel. Awarded annually to a third-year seminary student, selected by the faculty, who has excelled in preaching.
Raymond Rhoads Scholarship Endowed in 2006 by Raymond Rhoads T’59. Awarded to students in their second year of theological study who have shown interest and promise in New Testament studies. Renewable.
Robert Drew Simpson Scholarship Endowed in 1990 by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Walden in honor of Dr. Simpson’s retirement as pastor of the Chatham United Methodist Church. Dr. Simpson C’45, T’48,’54 is also a Drew trustee emeritus. Awarded to a deserving theological student.
Russell M. Stephens Scholarship Fund Endowed in 2009 by a bequest from Russell M. Stephens. Awarded to deserving theological students who demonstrate financial need.
Sampson-McCann Scholarship Established in 2015 by the Reverend Dr. Johnnie G. McCann, Sr. T’93,’95,’01, with support from Drew alumni of the Black Ministerial Caucus student group and those who regularly attend the annual Hampton University’s Ministers Conference, to celebrate his father-in-law, the Reverend Dr. Shellie Sampson, Jr. T’71,’77 and his legacy of church-building, outreach and educational ministries, and community development. This scholarship provides financial support to Master of Divinity students pursuing social justice work in primarily urban, African-American churches and communities in the United States.
Stanley J. and Betty Menking Scholarship Endowed in 1985 by Stanley J. Menking, T’57, G’66, and former associate dean of the Theological School, and his wife, Betty. Awarded to a second-year theological student who is preparing for ministry in the United Methodist Church and who shows promise of integrating theological understanding with the practice of ministry.
The Rev. Dr. Byoung Hoon Kang Scholarship Established by Hye Kyung Kang T’88 and her siblings, to honor their father Rev. Dr. Byoung Hoon Kang, his lifelong dedication to the local church, and his deep appreciation for service, ministry, and evangelical work of Henry Appenzeller in Korea. To be awarded annually to a student from a developing country seeking his or her Master of Divinity degree.
The Rev. Dr. Clayton Z. Miller T’59, T’75 Endowed Scholarship Endowed in 2013 by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Z. Miller T’59,’75, in recognition of his longstanding commitment to Drew University and The United Methodist Church. Awarded to United Methodist students who are pursuing a Master of Divinity degree and preparing for pastoral ministry in congregations. Renewable.
The Rev. Dr. Howard B. Warren Scholarship Endowed by the Rev. Dr. Howard B. Warren T’40 in 1985. Awarded to students in need who are preparing for the United Methodist parish ministry.
The Rev. Helen Gulick Clement Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 2002 by a bequest from this 1991 alumna. Awarded annually to one or more students who demonstrate both financial need and high academic achievement. Renewable.
Tipple Scholarship Named in honor of former Drew president Ezra Squier Tipple and his wife, Edna White Tipple, these merit scholarships are offered each year to two entering MDiv students with distinguished academic records and unusual promise for ministry.
United Methodist Foundation Seminary Program Scholarship Established in 2006 by United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Awarded to full-time students who have been active, full members of The United Methodist Church for at least one year prior to consideration for the award and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Renewable
Vera C. Mace Scholarship Endowed in 2010 by the Estate of Vera C. Mace T’43, and awarded to women graduate students of theology.
William and Mary Jane Pennington Scholarship Established in 1997 by bequest and named for lifelong supporters of the church. Awarded annually to one or more students on the basis of financial need or merit who demonstrate promise for lay, ordained, or non-parish ministry. Renewable annually as long as the recipient maintains good academic standing.
William F. D. Rodda Scholarship Endowed in 1985 by Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Walden in gratitude for Dr. Rodda’s ministry in the United Methodist Church. Dr. Rodda was also a Drew trustee. Awarded to a deserving theological student with promise for ministry and in need of financial support.
William H. Gray, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1998 by friends and William H. Gray III C’66, former university trustee, former U.S. Congressman and president of the United Negro College Fund, in honor of his father. Awarded annually to an ethnic minority student preparing for parish ministry who shows potential for exceptional leadership.
Yanghwagin Mission Scholarship In the spirit of Henry and Ella Appenzeller, the selected recipients must demonstrate an appreciation for missionary work, as well as a willingness to go beyond known boundaries to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Theological School Prizes

Alfred B. Haas Prize Established in 2006 by the Theological School Class of 1957, and endowed in 2008, to honor the inspired teaching of Alfred B. Haas T’36, G’46, associate professor of practical theology from 1944 to 1968. Awarded to students in the Master of Divinity degree program who have made a significant contribution to the worship life of the Theological School and pursued advanced coursework in the area of liturgics.
Alfred M. Waller, Jr. Memorial Prize Established in 2001 by family, friends, and Mrs. Bernita S. Waller in memory of her late husband, Alfred M. Waller, Jr. Awarded annually for excellence in the practice of Christian ministry to a second-year M.Div. student with exceptional promise and an interest in urban ministry.
Alton Raynor Prize Established in 1998. Awarded annually to a second-year student with financial need who shows great promise for success in town and country ministry.
Annin Memorial Prize in Theology Endowed in 2005 by Anne V. Annin T’00, in memory of William E. and David E. Annin. Awarded to graduating students in the Master of Divinity program who have displayed both interest and excellence in theology.
Bishop Edmund S. Janes Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement Awarded for Academic Excellence by a PhD Student in course work.
Clarence Tucker Craig Prize in Biblical Studies Established by the Class of 1955 to honor the former dean and awarded to the graduating MDiv candidate who has excelled in this field.
Class of 1956 Dr. Franz Hildebrandt Award Established in 2006 by the Theological School Class of 1956, and endowed in 2008, to honor the inspired teaching of Franz Hildebrandt, visiting professor of Christian theology from 1953 to 1967. Awarded to outstanding students who have exemplified Dr. Hildebrandt’s qualities by combining deep faith and excellence in theological studies with effective ministry as an intern or pastor in a field education assignment leading to the Master of Divinity degree.
Class of 1959 Bernhard Anderson Prize Endowed in 2009 by the Theological School Class of 1959, to honor the inspired leadership and teaching of the late Professor of Biblical Theology Bernhard W. Anderson, Dean of the Theological School from 1954 to 1963.
Daniel P. Kidder Prize For the best academic record in the department of practical theology.
David Graybeal Prize For use in a ministry that will enhance community life.
Dean Anne B. Yardley Prize for Hospitality through the Arts Established by the Class of 2011 to celebrate Dr. Yardley’s leadership, her dedication to the arts and her commitment to fostering hospitality in the Drew community. Awarded to a Theological School student in any degree program who enriches and enhances the Theological School community by building hospitality through artistic expression.
Donald K. Baxter Prize for Drew Community Engagement Established in 2015 by Mrs. Christine J. Baxter in memory of her late husband, Donald K. Baxter, a kind-hearted man and engaged Community Fellow at Drew Theological School. Awarded annually to a graduating Theological School student from any of the degree programs who has made the most of his or her entire Drew experience, by fully engaging in the diverse range of events and activities on campus.
Dorr Diefendorf Award Established in 1956 by Robert R. Diefendorf, and endowed by family and friends in honor of Dorr Diefendorf, Theological School graduate and professor of practical theology and applied Christianity. Awarded for excellence in homiletics
Edwards-Mercer Prize Endowed in 1998 by Juanita Edwards Mercer and her family to honor Mrs. Mercer’s mother, Alpha Duncan Edwards. Awarded to a PhD candidate for travel expenses associated with religion-related dissertation research.
F.J. Yetter Prize Fund Awarded to a seminary student of the Old Testament as selected by the appropriate faculty.
George R. Crooks Prize Originated in 1914. For excellence in hymn and scripture reading. Open to graduating MDiv candidates.
George R. Warren Memorial Prize Endowed in 1985 by family in memory of George R. Warren T’28. Awarded for outstanding New Testament scholarship.
Helen LePage and William Hale Chamberlain Prize Established by Joan Chamberlain Engelsman G’77 and endowed in 2001 in her memory by her husband, Ralph G. Engelsman. Awarded annually for the PhD dissertation that is singularly distinguished by creative thought and excellent prose style.
Henry L. Lambdin Prize for Excellence in Pastoral Leadership Endowed in 1989 by friends and colleagues to honor former faculty member Henry Lambdin T’14,’35. Awarded for excellence in pastoral leadership.
J. Newton Davies Greek New Testament Prize Established in honor of the late professor of New Testament J. Newton Davies. Presented to the first-year student who has excelled in New Testament studies.
James McClintock Prize for the Outstanding Student Teacher Awarded to a Ph.D. student who has demonstrated exceptional ability, dedication, and promise as a teacher through their outstanding service as a student teacher.
James Pearsall Prize For outstanding academic achievement. Awarded to a PhD student who has completed the comprehensive exams with exceptional academic distinction.
Jasper and Ann Steele Prize Endowed by Jasper and Ann Steele in 1994. For a student who demonstrates potential for ministry in a multicultural community.
John Heston Willey Prize Originated in 1920. Presented to the student who excels in pulpit oratory and manner.
John Paterson Old Testament Studies Prize Endowed by family and friends in memory of John Paterson, professor of Hebrew and Old Testament from 1931 to 1957. Awarded to the first-year student of greatest promise in Old Testament studies.
Lawrence E. Toombs Prize in Old Testament History For a student who has excelled in this area.
Lester Berenbroick Award in Church Music Established in 2005 by Leary Anna Murphy in honor of Lester Berenbroick’s contributions, over many years, to the teaching of church music at Drew. Awarded to a student who has completed the second year of theological education.
Mead Hall Study Circle Prize Originated in 1926. For the woman student who achieves the best academic record in her first year of study.
Patricia Wickham Prize in Feminist Scholarship Endowed in 1992 by family and friends in memory of Patricia Wickham T’89. Awarded for overall academic excellence and creativity in feminist scholarship to a woman student who has completed two-thirds of the MDiv or three-quarters of the MTS curriculum.
Priscilla Patten Benham Prize in Dissertation Research Established in 2011 by Leary Anna Murphy, in memory of Priscilla Patten Benham G’76. Awarded to PhD candidates of the Graduate Division of Religion in Drew Theological School for expenses associated with dissertation research.
Rabbi Dr. Sheldon J. Weltman Prize for Excellence in Biblical Studies Endowed in 1992 by the estate of Rabbi Weltman G’80,’90. Awarded for the best thesis or dissertation in biblical studies.
The Rev. Dr. Clayton Z. Miller T’59,’75 Prize Endowed in 2013 by the Rev. Dr. Clayton Z. Miller T’59,’75. Awarded to a Drew Theological School student who has excelled in supervised ministry and shows great promise for congregational clergy leadership.
The Rev. William L.D. Lyght T’33 Prize Endowed in 2014 by Bishop Ernest S. Lyght T’68 in loving memory of his late father, The Rev. William L.D. Lyght T’33. Awarded to a Drew Theological School student for excellence in preaching who is in good academic standing, with a preference for African American students from the United Methodist tradition, and a secondary preference for students from the Pan Methodist tradition.
The Rev. Florence Spearing Randolph Prize Awarded to a graduating African-American woman student who demonstrates powerful preaching skills and potential for outstanding pastoral leadership.
Robert Duncan, Sr. Prize Established in 2011 by the Rev. Dr. Robert Duncan Jr., T’83,’99, to honor his father, the Rev. Dr. Robert Duncan Sr. T’59,’71,’01. Awarded annually to a United Methodist student pursuing their M.Div. who shows exceptional promise for pastoral ministry.
Robert J. Duncan, Jr. Prize Endowed in 2006 by the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Duncan, Sr. T’59,’71,’01, and Dorothy Duncan, to honor their son, the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Duncan, Jr. T’83,’99, the first graduate of Drew Theological School’s Global/Online Doctor of Ministry concentration. Awarded to a student in the Global/Online concentration or its successor programs whose project thesis is singularly distinguished by creativity and innovative use of technology.
Robert Jehu Bull Prize Endowed in 1996 by Dr. Henry O. Thompson T’58, G’64, a dedicated alumni leader, and other alumni and friends of Drew, in honor of Dr. Robert J. Bull, Professor of Church History and Archaeology Emeritus, who brought church history to life for more than three decades of students by leading the excavation at Caesarea Maritima. Awarded annually to the graduating student with the best record in church history.
The Rev. Robert W. Edgar Prize for Social Justice Established by Robert W. Edgar T’68 as an expression of his affection for Drew University and his deep concern for social justice. Awarded to students pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy degree in the Graduate Division of Religion whose work connects the academy with the religious, cultural, and socio-political realities and challenges of the larger world, and whose dissertation is distinguished by outstanding transdisciplinary scholarship related to social justice issues.

Theological School Programs

Andrew H. Phelps and Emily Brown Phelps Fund Endowed in 2014, through a gift from the Andrew H. Phelps Trust, to provide fellowship opportunities to PhD candidates in the Graduate Division of Religion and to support the Phelps Family Director in the Graduate Division of Religion.
Bell Bishop-in-Residence Fund
Broderson-Melander Endowment Endowed by the estate of Marion B. Melander in 2002, for the support of students at the Theological School, strengthening programs that meet the spiritual, personal, and educational needs of students.
Cobb Professorship
Communities of Shalom A grassroots, faith-inspired, community development network in the United States and Africa, initiated by the General Conference of the United Methodist Church in Los Angles in 1992. Communities of Shalom, coordinated and equipped by Drew University Theological School in partnership with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, supports local congregations and community groups as they work together with representatives of all faith traditions and community organizations to create economically and ecologically sustainable communities of peace, justice, hope, healing and wholeness in which all God’s people experience shalom.
Drew Center for Christianities in Global Contexts Founded in 2006 with the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the Center was established for reflection, research and “modeling” of the place and practices of Christianity in a global context. Its core mission is to engage contemporary Christians (within the Drew community and beyond) in exploring, reflecting and modeling Christianity’s places in today’s global village.
Edmund Janes Memorial Fund Established in memory of Bishop Edmund S. Janes, advocate of theological education and one of Drew’s first trustees.
Edward Leroy Long, Jr. Fund for Peacemaking Studies and Programs at Drew Theological School Established in 2006 by Dr. Jeffrey L. Rarich G’86,’91, in honor of Dr. Edward L. Long, Jr., Emeritus Professor of Christian Ethics and Theology of Culture at Drew Theological School, to sustain and deepen reflection and dialogue on peacemaking. The Fund supports, among other initiatives, the following: graduate fellowships for Ph.D. students demonstrating special interest in the subject of peacemaking and peace studies; dissertation fellowships for Ph.D. students who are writing dissertations related to the subject of peacemaking; public lectures, symposia, and colloquia; and bringing to Drew visiting scholars working in the field.
Frances Youngker Vosburgh Lectures The Frances Youngker Vosburgh Lectures fund provides an annual lecture series, the Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures, on topics of interest to the Theological School community in conjunction with the school’s annual alumni reunion.
Frederick A. Shippey Lectureship in Sociology of Christianity Established by alumni/ae of the Theological School in 1988 in honor of Frederick A. Shippey, to provide for annual lectures of high academic quality which merit eventual publication in a book format, given by effective, experienced churchmen and/or scholars knowledgeable in one or more primary substantive areas of sociology and able to discuss the Christian Ministry in terms of a sociological perspective.
Frederick W. Smith Fund
Grabhorn Estate Fund
Hackensack Annual Music Conference Endowed by the trustees in the First Congregational Church of Hackensack, NJ to provide an annual lecture/concert in the liturgical studies program.
Haddon-Colt Fund Established in 1938 by the Haddon-Colt Foundation for the Supernatural to provide a lecture series in Drew Theological School.
Hannan Funds Endowed in 1930 and 1931 to support book purchases in homiletics and the general activities of the Theological School.
Harold T. Porter Endowment Endowed in 2005 by the estate of Harold Theodore Porter for the purchase of books and/or other educational resources for the Theological School.
Henri J.M. Nouwen Lecture Established in 2000 by Marilyn Foss Anderson C’77, P’86 and Vernon E. Anderson P’86. Annual lecture series on the life, scholarship, teachings or spiritual practice of Fr. Henri J. M. Nouwen on the implications and influence of his life, scholarship, teachings or spiritual practice, or on related studies in classical Christian spirituality.
Henry Buttz Professorship Named for the Rev. Henry Anson Buttz, fourth president of Drew University.
Herman McKay Fund Established in 1983 by Herman McKay T’23 to support the United Methodist Archives and History Center at Drew.
Hispanic Institute of Theology Founded by Professor of Ethics and Theology Ada María Isasi-Díaz, the Institute is in connection with several of the important programs recently developed by Latinas/os in different parts of the country and has been instrumental in establishing the Hispanic/Latino group at the American Academy of Religion.
Hurst Professorship
Institute for Health in Parsonage Life Endowed by John R. McLaughlin T’32 and Jane Hilburt-Davis, to stimulate academic study of parsonage life; gather church leaders, alumni and parsonage members on campus to develop programs and projects; encourage church leaders to invest time and effort in understanding the stresses of parsonage life; and elicit attention to issues within the church community by faculty and students.
Joanne Feely Memorial Fund Established by gifts from friends and family of Joanne W. Feely, late wife of Frank J. Feely and former student of the Theological School, to launch experimental field work programs and to sponsor seminars and other projects aimed at bringing both professors and students into closer contact with current challenges both in the inner city and suburbia. Intended to attempt to bridge the gap between theory and practice and in this way make Christianity more relevant.
Leary Anna Murphy Book Endowment Established in 1998 by Leary Anna Murphy, to provide funds for book purchases for Theological School students in need.
Lester W. Berenbroick and Warren H. Crater Chair in Church Music Established by Lester W. Berenbroick and Warren H. Crater T’59 to create and endow the Lester W. Berenbroick and Warren H. Crater Chair in Church Music in Drew Theological School.
Maxine Beach Legacy of Leadership Fund Established in 2009 in honor of Dr. Maxine Clarke Beach, former dean of Drew Theological School, to ensure that the Theological School has the resources available to sustain Dr. Beach’s good work in developing well-educated, well-rounded prophetic ministers for our churches and the world. This fund provides current and future deans of Drew Theological School the opportunity to shape the curriculum and educational experiences of Drew students—and thus to prepare them to become tomorrow’s religious and spiritual leaders.
Myungsung Faculty Research Fund Established in 2013 by the Myungsung Presbyterian Church in Seoul, Korea. Provides scholarships to Korean and other international Drew Theological students with demonstrated financial need, and supports cutting-edge scholarly research undertaken by Theological School faculty.
Nelle Morton Lecture Dedicated to Drew’s early feminist educator and theologian Nelle K. Morton, this lecture highlights women’s issues in society, theology, and religious communities.
Newell Estate Fund Established in 1970 by the Estate of Joseph T. Newell to support Drew Theological School.
Partnership in Religion and Education in Prisons Established in 2008 by the Franklin Square Foundation to provide opportunities for students incarcerated at correctional facilities to take classes with Theological school students, and to permit theological students to enlarge their definitions of theological education by learning theology with and from incarcerated persons.
Pastoral Ministry and Prophetic Leadership in Action Program Established with Grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Religious, Charitable and Educational Fund, this program supports Pastoral Ministry and Prophetic Leadership in Action, a program to train seminary students to do social justice and prophetic leadership ministries in congregations where they serve. Provides for summer internships in prophetic ministries for Master of Divinity students; brings prophetic leaders to the campus for residencies; and funds course development relating to prophetic leadership.
Reverend Frances Parker Swartz T’65 Fund Established in 2013 in memory of the Reverend Frances Parker Swartz T’65 by her loving husband, the Reverend James H. Swartz T’65. Awarded annually to provide much-needed financial support to one or more Drew Theological School students who have children and are pursuing a Master of Divinity degree, with future plans for entering the ministry. This fund honors Frances’ memory and her dedication to, and passion for, ministry and education.  May also be used to alleviate other unforseen financial challenges, as appropriate (travel, lodging, textbooks, conference and workshops, etc).
William S. Pilling Traveling Fellowship Endowed in 1929. Awarded to select students who are involved in cross-cultural educational experiences and are matriculated in the MDiv program.
University Prizes
Edward D. Zinbarg Prize Established in 1999 by Barbara Zinbarg to honor her husband upon the completion of his Doctor of Letters degree at Drew. Awarded annually to a student in any of the university’s schools who has creatively linked Jewish studies and the study of other religious traditions.
Irene and Simon Raicer Prize for SHOAH Education Established in 1995 by Howard and Abbie Raicer Halperin, Jerome and Hildred Raicer Nozick G’94, and Barry and Naomi Raicer Schimmer in honor of their parents. For a graduating senior who has achieved excellence in Holocaust education.
University Scholarships
Alton Sawin Jr. Scholarship Endowed in 1987 by friends and colleagues in honor of his retirement as dean of student services. Awarded annually on a need basis to children of Drew University alumni/ae.
Caroline B. Westlake Scholarship Endowed in 1961 by the estate of Caroline B. Westlake in honor of Methodism and liberal arts education. Awarded for academic excellence to students with financial need.
Cathrine C. Baxter Scholarship Endowed in the year 2000 by this lifelong United Methodist churchwoman from Summitville, New York. Awarded as a two-year scholarship to one or more United Methodist students contemplating parish ministry, with standing as either a junior in the College or a second-year MDiv student in the Theological School, with a preference for young men and for students from New York State.
Darwin R. and Yen M. Chang Scholarship Endowed by Darwin R. and Yen M. Chang of Madison. Awarded annually, in memory of Dr. Robert J. Bull, a dear friend of the Chang family, to a student of Chinese descent who demonstrates good character.
Harold N. and Margaret F. Jones Memorial Scholarship Endowed in 1989 by the estate of Harold N. Jones. Awarded to a deserving student in need of financial assistance.
Merrill Trust Scholarship Endowed in 1970 by the Charles E. Merrill Trust, and awarded to United Methodist students.
Mrs. Richardson Pratt Scholarship Awarded to deserving students.
Ralph E. Porzio Scholarship Established in 1972 by Ralph Porzio C’38 and his wife in memory of their son, Ralph E. Porzio, at one time a student in the College of Liberal Arts. Awarded to a needy and deserving student regardless of race, color, creed, national origin or gender.
Richard and Marian Berkefeldt Student Help Fund Established in 1968 by Richard N. Berkefeldt, a generous Methodist layman, and his wife, Marian Berkefeldt, to help needy and worthy students.
Taiwanese Student Scholarship Awarded annually by Mr. and Mrs. Shing-Long Lin in honor of fellow Taiwanese who are seeking a quality education. Mr. Lin is a former member of the Drew community who appreciates the value of the university in our global community. Awarded to Taiwanese students with need at Drew who are in good academic standing.
The Rev. and Mrs. Matchett Poynter Scholarship Awarded to deserving students.
Van Wagonen Scholarship Awarded to deserving students.
William M. Reider Scholarship Endowed by Mr. Reider. Awarded to students from New Jersey.
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship Endowed by the Hearst Foundation in 1992 and awarded to minority students seeking teaching careers in the United States.

Caspersen

Graduate Scholarships

Caspersen Scholarship Established in 1999 by Finn and Barbara G’83,’86,’90 Caspersen. Awarded to students in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies who demonstrate academic promise and financial need.
George L. Shinn Scholarship Endowed in 1997 by this doctoral alumnus of the Class of 1992. Awarded annually for one year to one or more students who demonstrate financial need and outstanding promise, with preference for master’s candidates in the medical humanities program.
George L. Shinn Scholarship in the Humanities Endowed in 2006 by George L. Shinn G’90, G’92. Awarded to deserving students of modern history and literature in their dissertation year in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
Jane Coil Cole Scholarship Established by Kenneth Cole, Class of 1981, her husband, and family, friends, and former students of this 1982 Ph.D. alumna and extraordinary teacher. Awarded annually to at least one student in the Master of Fine Arts in poetry and poetry in translation program who demonstrates artistic promise and financial need. Renewable.
Shirley Sugerman Scholarship Established by Dr. Sugerman G’70, affiliate associate professor of religion, university trustee, and academic director of the Aquinas Seminar, and enhanced by interested alumni and friends of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Awarded to students in the Medical Humanities program on the basis of need and ability.

Graduate Prizes

David Kohn Prize in Intellectual History for Close Textual Reading Awarded to a Drew graduate student specializing in the field of intellectual history–understood as the history of intellectuals. The award is made in recognition of a specific seminar paper, published article, or dissertation chapter that is both of outstanding merit and that is devoted to the close textual analysis of a major work of history, literature, philosophy, or science produced in the 19th or 20th centuries.
Dean James H. Pain Prize Established in 2006 by faculty, staff, and alumni/ae to honor Dr. Pain for fifteen years of service as Dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Awarded annually for the best interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation that is singularly distinguished by creative thought and prose style. All dissertations awarded “distinction” by the committee are automatically considered for this prize.
Evelyn Jacobs Ortner Prize Awarded annually by Evelyn Jacobs Ortner G’73 to a woman in the Caspersen School program, or the Continuing University Education program in the College of Liberal Arts, who is continuing her education after a period of family responsibilities.
John R. Mulder Prize Established in 1992 by Geraldine Horowitz G’91, G’92. Awarded annually to the student who has written the best comprehensive examinations of the past year. The award allows the student to order books to be used for his/her dissertation research and added to the library collection.
Mary Pennywitt Lester Dissertation Prize Endowed in 2001 by Mary Pennywitt Lester, Class of 1978. Awarded on occasion to an outstanding dissertation written in English literature or modern history and literature.
Michael Ellis Prize Endowed by Michael Ellis G’73 in 1991. Awarded for the best M.A. thesis in the field of English literature.
Neal Riemer Prize in Democratic Political Theory Established in 2002 by family and friends in memory of former political philosphy professor Riemer’s important contributions to the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and of his significant body of scholarly work in the area of democratic theory. Awarded for a completed doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis, or exceptional seminar paper relevant to the work of Neal Riemer.
Paul and Yasuko Grosjean Prize Awarded to an international student whose native language is not English and who has excelled in achieving his or her degree.
Robert Bly Translation Prize Awarded in advanced translation students and alumni of the MFA Program in Poetry and Poetry in Translation
Robert Chapman Prize in the Caspersen School Established in 2001 by friends and former students in honor of English professor Chapman’s significant contributions to the development and success of the Casperson School’s Arts and Letters program. The prize is given to the D.Litt. dissertation that is singularly distinguished by creative thought and excellent prose style.

Graduate Programs

Arlo Ayres Brown Lecture Established to honor Dr. Brown T1907, the sixth president of Drew University, by providing an annual lectureship in any area pertaining to graduate study at Drew University coming within the Christian perspective.
Caspersen Graduate School Deanship Established by Finn and Barbara G’83,’86,’90 Caspersen to endow the position of Dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.
George Latimer Shinn Endowed Fund Established in 2000 by George L. Shinn G’90,’92, to create an endowment to support the discretionary fund of the Dean of the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies, honoring in perpetuity Dr. Shinn’s generosity, his many contributions of time and expertise to the University, and his interest in graduate study in the Humanities.
Kean Family Foundation Discretionary Fund Established in 2013 for a graduate student position to support the Thomas H. Kean Archives.
Kellogg Foundation Fund
Margaret and Marshall Bartlett Fund for History and Culture Endowed in 2014 by the Margaret and Marshall Bartlett Family Foundation, Inc., on behalf of Dr. Margaret W. Bartlett G’88,’13 and Mr. Marshall P. Bartlett, to support historical, political, and cultural programs and scholarship within the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.
Margaret and Marshall Bartlett Research Fellowship Fund Endowed in 2015 by the Margaret and Marshall Bartlett Family Foundation, Inc. on behalf of Dr. Margaret W. Bartlett G’88, G’13 and Mr. Marshall P. Bartlett to support the research and scholarly work of doctoral students in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.
Merrill Maguire Skaggs Lecture Series Endowed and established in 2011 by her friend, Dr. Marilyn Callander, as well as other friends, relatives, and colleagues of Merrill Maguire Skaggs, former Baldwin Professor of Humanities and Dean of the Graduate School at Drew University, to honor her legacy and memory. The series brings to campus visiting scholars and lecturers with expertise in the literature and ideas that Professor Skaggs taught and loved throughout her life, including American studies and American literature.
Norma and Walter Nudelman Book Fund Established in 1999 by Norma B. Nudelman G’87, for the purchase of materials, books or tapes, etc. to  be deposited in the Rose Library for use by faculty and students in the study of American and English Literature.
Patrice Marie and John Francis Kelly Faculty Fellowship in Arts and Letters Endowed in 2015 by Patrice M. Kelly G’03 and John F. Kelly to support the Arts and Letters program at the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Provides much-needed support for faculty in the Arts and Letters program and their teaching, mentorship, and scholarly activities.
Randolph S. Bourne Fund Established in 1999-2000 by Franklin K. Wyman and the Marjorie Wyman Charitable Annuity Fund to provide books for graduate students in the modern history and literature program.
Werner Kofler Arts and Letters Endowment Endowed in 2011 by Werner Kofler T’03, G’05, to provide a Doctor of Letters Literary Discussion Group for the Arts and Letters Program in the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies.
William C. Campbell Colloquium in 19th-Century Science and Society Endowed to support a colloquium in the Graduate School for discussion of science and culture, as part of Drew’s 19th-century studies program.

Planned Gifts

Bruce C. Woolley Memorial Scholarship Established by Dr. Bruce C. Woolley C’67 in 2014 and awarded annually to one or more students who have demonstrated financial need and a strong academic record. Renewable.
Daffin Backstrom Scholarship Established by D. Max Francis to honor his Drew Athletic Hall of Fame coach. Awarded annually to one or more students with financial need who demonstrate promise for achievement, with preference for students from Somerset County, New Jersey, who major in history.
Harmony Choral Music Endowment Established by David P. Rein C’56 for the support of choral music.
Harmony Scholarship for International Students/Study at Drew University Established in 2003 by David P. Rein C’56. Awarded annually to international students studying at Drew or to Drew students participating in the Drew University Inter national Seminar Program who have demonstrated financial need and academic promise.
Harry Wakefield Adams Scholarship Harry Wakefield Adams. Established by this United Methodist minister and alumnus of the Class of 1947 and his wife, Grace Claire Adams. Awarded annually to one or more students who demonstrate financial need and promise for success at Drew, with preference for students with potential for leadership in a field of public service.
Howard Clark Kee Scholarship Established in 1998 by Betsey Fordyce Miller G’64, to honor the inspired teaching of Howard Clark Kee. Awarded to students in the Biblical Studies program, with preference for a student with a record of interest and achievement in New Testament studies.
Jessie, Lena, and Isadore Rosenberg Baseball Endowment Established by Herman Rosenberg C’37 to support the Drew University baseball team, as a show of gratitude and affection to his coach, mentor and lifetime friend, Sherman “Doc” Young, and to the role that baseball at Drew has played in influencing his life.
Linda and Frank Connors Endowment Established to support the Drew University Library’s Endow-a-Book program; exclusively for acquisition of collections.
Phyllis and Clifford C. Smith Scholarship Established by Mr. Smith, the university’s longtime treasurer, to honor his wife, who was wheelchair-bound. Awarded as both direct and indirect aid to students who have a physical disability
Ray A. Elliott, Jr., M.D. Scholarship Fund Awarded on an annual basis to students enrolled in the pre-med program, i.e., those students who are majoring in a course of study which will qualify them to attend medical school after graduation.
Robert Wegner Endowment for the Arts Established by Robert L. Wegner C’59 through his estate to provide special opportunities that enhance the educational experience of Drew University students in the arts.
Steve Lemanski Scholarship Established in 2007 by Steve A. Lemanski C’89. Awarded to students demonstrating excellence in applied mathematics or economics, with preference given to students intending to pursue a career related to the field of actuarial science who demonstrate financial need.
The Duncan Family Scholarship Established by the Rev. Dr. Robert Duncan, Sr. T’59,’71,’01 and the Rev. Dr. Robert Duncan, Jr., T’83,’99, the scholarship supports second generation United Methodist students seeking work in the local parish. The scholarship may also assist other United Methodist students seeking work in the local parish setting, or other deserving United Methodist master of divinity students.
Tittman Summer Physics Internship Fund
Women in Chemistry and Physics Scholarship Established by Dr. Rhonda M. Rush C’71 in 2013. Awarded to women majoring in chemistry or physics, who have successfully completed at least one full year of their undergraduate studies and who have the scientific abilities, desire and interpersonal skills needed to pursue an industrial scientific career within the first five years following graduation from Drew

Funds listed on these pages were established on or before March 1, 2016. Drew University endeavors to record the names of funds accurately and completely. However, if we have inadvertently omitted or misstated your name or fund, please accept our sincere apologies and let us know by contacting stewardship@drew.edu.