Endowed Scholarships

Give the Gift of Education Through an Endowed Scholarship

These scholarships are for students with financial need unless otherwise noted. These scholarships are administered and awarded to qualified students by the Office of Financial Aid and do not require a special application process. An endowed scholarship becomes a permanently endowed fund when the contribution reaches a minimum of $50,000.

For more information about establishing an endowed scholarship, please contact the Alumni Office at alumnioffice@rmc.edu or 866-694-4574. Gifts of cash may be mailed to Randolph-Macon College, P.O. Box 5005, Ashland, Virginia 23005-5505.

 

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The Abernathy - Eason Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 by Hardaway ’39 and Mavis Abernathy in memory of their parents. Preference shall be given to a student(s) preparing for the ordained ministry or other fulltime Christian service in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The Richard T. Abernathy Scholarship, established in 2014 by his three children, benefits a current Randolph-Macon Student who lives with a disability, or supports a close family member with a disability, and is striving to succeed at R-MC and beyond. The student will have a strong academic record and will have led a life of service through volunteer work. Dick Abernathy, a member of the class of 1962, lived life vigorously as he overcame the challenges of Multiple Sclerosis. The award is intended to encourage and reward individuals who are motivated to succeed even in the face of challenges, and to recognize the spirit of dignity and grace that Mr. Abernathy typified and encouraged in others.

The Jack K. Agee Scholarship was established in 2010 by Jack K. Agee, a member of the Class of 1952, for rising sophomores and juniors who need financial help and exhibit great attitude and desire for a College education.  It is designed for those who need to work part of their way through College. 

The Mary Love Jones Allen Memorial Scholarship was established by Billy R. Allen in memory of her mother-in-law, Mary Love Jones Allen.  Mary Love Jones Allen generously gave of her encouragement and financial resources to support musical endeavors in the Wakefield, Virginia, community.  This scholarship will honor Mary’s legacy by being awarded to students from Sussex or Surry County, Virginia, who are majoring or intend to major in music. 

The Ames Scholarship was established in 2005 by John L. Ames, Jr. ’70 to honor the memory of his father J. Lewis Ames ’31. The scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded to upper-classmen.

The George Banister Anderson Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends in 1983 as a memorial to George B. Anderson, Class of 1950.

The Ira and Anne Andrews Scholarship was established in 2009 to recognize and honor long-time Dean of Students Ira Andrews, III ’59 and his wife Anne for their exemplary service to Randolph-Macon College. The Andrews Scholarship promotes student leadership and academic achievement. Awarded to rising sophomores and juniors.

The Applewhite Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 By Dan Applewhite.

W. L. Avery Ministerial Scholarship, established in accordance with the will of W. L. Avery, provides aid to Methodist ministerial students.

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The Harry Lee Bain, Sr. Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 by his late wife in his memory.

The Barton Heights United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund was established in 1979 by members of the Barton Heights United Methodist Church of Richmond, Virginia, to provide financial aid to United Methodist students.

The Bass Family Scholarship was established in 2007 by Carlene and Tom Bass and their family. Mr. Bass is a graduate of the College, Class of 1954. This scholarship is to be awarded to students who have demonstrated financial need.

The William B. Beauchamp Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1963 by Bayard and Elizabeth Beauchamp, parents of William B. Beauchamp.

The Bishop W. B. Beauchamp Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1940 by Monumental United Methodist Church, Portsmouth, Virginia.

The Douglas E. Bethel Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 through gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Douglas E. Bethel, their family and friends. Mr. Bethel was a graduate of the college, Class of 1940. The scholarship is to benefit students south of the historic James River who have demonstrated financial need, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and are involved in extracurricular activities at Randolph-Macon. 

The Walter and Beese Craigie Scholarship, established in 2007, is awarded to students based on academic merit and/or financial need.”

The William C. Blakey Scholarship Fund was established in 1963 by Mr. William C. Blakey, a member of the Class of 1907.

The J. William Blincoe Scholarship was established in 2003 by Carrie Lee Blincoe in memory of her husband, Dr. J. William Blincoe, a member of the Class of 1922. Dr. Blincoe taught mathematics at Randolph-Macon College for 30 years and, for a time, was Chairman of the Department of Mathematics. Preference shall be given to a student(s) majoring in mathematics.

The Marcus H. Bloodworth '36 Scholarship, established in 1999 in memory of Emma McLendon Bloodworth and William Ennett Bloodworth, is awarded annually to financially needy students.

The Charles E. Brauer, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established in 1977 by bequest from Marie Virginia Brauer in memory of her brother, Charles E. Brauer, Jr. ’24, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. The scholarship provides assistance to students majoring in pre-med or religious studies.

The Alexander G. Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund was given by his daughter, Mrs. H. Seldon Taylor.

The James W. Buchanan Scholarship established in 1990 in memory of James W. Buchanan ’77, by his family and the Richmond Alumni Club. The scholarship benefits a student from the greater Richmond area.

The Frank and Elizabeth Walker Burruss Scholarship Fund was established in 1953 by the children of Rev. Frank and Elizabeth Walker Burruss in honor of their mother and father.

The James T. Butler, Jr. Scholarship established in 2000 by Anne D. Butler, the widow of Jimmy Butler ’64, a former Trustee, is awarded annually to a financially needy student.

The Reynoldson Duke Butterworth Scholarship Fund was established in 1970 by Dr. R. D. Butterworth ’28.

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The Bishop James Cannon, Jr. Ministerial Scholarship Fund was established by his daughter, Virginia Cannon Stockham, and the Colonial Dames of America, Alabama Chapter, in memory of her parents Bishop Cannon and his wife, Laura Virginia Bennett. This scholarship is for the benefit of pre-ministerial students.

The Harry M. Canter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The E. S. Carlton Scholarship Fund was given in 1925 by Centenary United Methodist Church , Richmond, Virginia.

The Carrell Aid Program was established by Susan L. Carrell, a former R-MC faculty member, to provide aid to study abroad in France.

The Thomas P. and Betty M. Carter Scholarship was established in 1996 by Michael C. Carter, Class of 1975, in honor of his parents.

The Class of 1957 Scholarship was created in 2006 through gifts from alumni, family, and friends in honor of the class of 1957’s 50th reunion.

The Class of 1980 Scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Lt. Col. Keith M. Sweaney. Lt. Col. Sweaney, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, was a standout football player at Randolph-Macon College lettering all four years and winning all conference honors in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference at middle-guard. Keith entered the Marine after graduating and served as a helicopter pilot. His service included a tour of duty in the Persian Gulf and as a pilot for President George H. W. Bush.

The Class of 1982 Scholarship was created in 2008 to honor the Class’s 25th Reunion. The scholarship will benefit a deserving student who is in good academic standing.

The Rev. Oscar Bryant and T. Eugene Carter Scholarship was established in 1999 by the estate of O. Blair Carter, in memory of his father, Rev. Oscar Bryant Carter, and brother, Thomas Eugene Carter, D.D. The scholarship provides financial assistance to worthy students.

The Centel Foundation-Fred W. Palmore, Jr. Scholarship established in 1990 in honor of Fred W. Palmore, Jr. ’39, to provide aid to students in need who live in Hanover, Goochland, and Louisa counties.

The Francis and Miranda Childress Foundation Scholarship, established by the Francis and Miranda Childress Foundation and Val Lee ’87 in 1997, is awarded annually to a student with demonstrated financial need.

The Lucy B., John W., and Georgina Childs Scholarship Funds were established by the late Hon. J. Rives Childs ’12 in memory of his parents and wife.

The Georgina Childs Scholarship and The Marcelle Prat de Jouvenel Scholarship, established by the late Hon. J. Rives Childs ’12, provides in alternating years a year’s study at the University of Nice for an R-MC student and a year’s study at R-MC for a student from the Universityof Nice.

The Lillie P. and John H. Clements Scholarship Fund was named in the year 2000 in honor of Lillie Pittad Clements and John Halligan Clements, a member of the Class of 1952 and chair of R-MC’s Board of Trustees from 1982 to 1993. The scholarship provides financial assistance to deserving students from that portion of Southside Virginia , defined by the counties of Dinwiddie , Sussex , Prince George , Chesterfield , and Greensville and the cities of Colonial Heights , Hopewell , Petersburg , and Emporia .

The A. Judson Cobb, Jr. ’66 Scholarship was established in 2002 through a bequest from the estate of A. Judson Cobb, Jr. ’66, to provide annual scholarships to academically promising, financially needy students.

The Compton Family Scholarship was created in 2009. This scholarship honors the many members of the Compton Family who have attended Randolph-Macon, including William Compton, a member of the Class of 1906, and his five children: Archie ’30, Denny ’34, William Jr. ’35, as well as Frank Compton and Lloyd Compton. Moreover, his great-granddaughter, Leslie M. John graduated from R-MC in 2005.

The Laird L. Conrad Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Laird L. Conrad in memory of her husband.

The Cooley Scholarship Fund was established in 1955 by Mrs. Eleanor C. Robbins in honor of her brother, Jacqueline Stuart Cooley, and her father, Dr. Jacqueline Smith Cooley.

The Walter and Besse Craigie Scholarship, established in 2007, is awarded to students based on academic merit and financial need.

The Douglas Cruickshanks Scholarship Fund was endowed in 2001 through gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Cruickshanks '69, to support students with financial need who are in good academic standing.

The William Neal Cunningham Memorial Fund was established in 1970 by family, friends, and classmates in memory of William “Bill” Cunningham ’68. Cunningham was killed in the war with Vietnam . The scholarship is to be awarded to a junior or senior who has an interest non-medical biology. Preference will be given to students interested in environmental studies and/or ecology.

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The Vincent E. Daniel Scholarship Fund was established by Vincent E. Daniel ’38, to assist worthy and deserving students in obtaining an education at Randolph-Macon College .

The Howard Davis Scholarship was set up in 2007 by alumni, friends, and faculty to honor the late Howard E. Davis, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Honors Program, and Dean of the College.

The Edmund T. DeJarnette Scholarship Fund was established in 1978 by Fred G. Pollard with preference given to Hanover County students.

The Judge Burbage Latane DeJarnette Scholarship was given by the late Edmund T. DeJarnette in honor of his uncle.

The Rosamond Berry DeJarnette Scholarship Fund, established in accordance with the will of Mrs. Rosamond Berry DeJarnette in 1966, benefits students with financial need.

The Russell B. DeVine Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. Russell B. DeVine in memory of Russell B. DeVine ’12. Preference is given to a student studying American history.

The Dinwiddie Family Scholarship was established through gifts from the Anna M. Day Foundation in memory of Joseph Gray Dinwiddie Jr. '42 and William Walter Dinwiddie '47.

The Gabriel Poillon Disosway Memorial Scholarship was established in 1998 by the estate of Virginia Lazelle Disosway Melzer in memory of her great-grandfather, Gabriel Poillon Disosway, one of the founders of Randolph-Macon College, and in memory of her father, Gabriel Poillon Disosway.

The Barbara Sylvia Doggett Scholarship Fund was established in 2009 by her husband, Robert V. Doggett, Jr. ’57 and children, Philip V. Doggett, Valerie Doggett Sikora, and Gregory R. Doggett, to memorialize and perpetuate Barbara’s love of music. The scholarship is a merit based award that is made annually to a student majoring in music.

The Barclay and Rob DuPriest Scholarship was established in 2009 to recognize and honor the wonderful service of Rob DuPriest, a member of the 1969, and Barclay DuPriest, beloved manager of the R-MC Bookstore.

The Dr. Clay E. Durrett Scholarship Fund, established in 1976 by Dr. Clay Earl Durrett ’26, is awarded annually.

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The Dorothy B. and Philip L. Eastman Scholarship, established in 1986 by the Rev. Alfred L. Eastman, in memory of his wife and son, is awarded annually to a young woman majoring in computer science.

The Leroy S. Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund was provided in 1954 by the will of Landon E. Edwards to aid a student majoring in history.

The William Henry Edwards Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Dr. William Henry Edwards, an R-MC graduate and minister in the Virginia United Methodist Conference.

The Leilia A. Ewing Ministerial Scholarship Fund was established by a bequest from Leilia A. Ewing.

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The Milton L. Faison Ministerial Scholarship Fund, established in 1978 in accordance with the will of Milton L. Faison, a member of Centenary United Methodist >Church , Richmond, Virginia , provides financial aid to ministerial students.

The Charlotte Diane Fitzgerald Memorial Scholarship, established as a memorial to Charlotte Fitzgerald, associate professor of sociology at R-MC from 1982 to 1996, is given annually to financially needy students majoring in the social sciences.

The Fleet-Lee Ministerial Scholarship Fund, established by Mrs. Hill Fleet and friends in memory of Mr. Hill Fleet and is now part of the General Ministerial Scholarship Fund.

The Floyd-Mehri Scholarship Fund, established in 2002, is made possible through the generosity of Robin Anne Floyd, Class of 1985 and Cyrus Mehri of Washington, D.C. The scholarship is awarded to a female student with financial need and majoring in the social sciences. Preference is given to students from South or North Carolina. The scholarship is renewable, provided the student maintains good academic standing.

The Forehand Scholarship Fund, established by Vernon T. Forehand, Sr., benefits students from the Chesapeake area.

The A. S. Forrest Scholarship was established in 1985 by Aldridge S. Forrest ’32. Preference is given to students from the Virginia Peninsula or Tidewater area.

The George S. and Lucille Forrest Scholarship was established in 2000 through gifts from G. S. and Lucille Forrest. The Forrest Scholarship annually provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the R-MC financial aid office and who graduated from Poquoson High School in Poquoson, VA. George Forrest retired from Chesapeake Crab Company, after many years in the seafood business. He served as the mayor of Poquoson, was a member of the Virginia Peninsula Economic Development Council and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission. While attending R-MC he participated in track, the Washington Literary Society, Presidents Society, Heritage Society, and the Society of Alumni. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and served as president of R-MC's Old Grads in 1996.

The Forrester Family Scholarship was established in 1996 through a bequest from Dr. Richard Hynson Forrester, Sr., and from gifts from the Forrester family. Dr. Forrester was a graduate of the Class of 1932. He was the second of four generations to graduate from the college. Reverend George Thomas Forrester (1902), Richard Hynson Forrester, Jr., (1957) and Rachen Forrester Sterling (1992) are also family alumni. The scholarship is to benefit Methodist students from Virginia.

The J. G. Fry Scholarship, established at Randolph-Macon by the Men’s Bible Class of Boulevard United Methodist Church in 1957, is now part of the General Ministerial Scholarship Fund.

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The James D. Garland, Sr. and Helen E. Garland Scholarship was established in 2003 by Patricia Ann Garland, a 1989 graduate of Randolph-Macon College, to honor her parents, James D. Garland, Sr., and Helen E. Garland. The award provides financial assistance to students from Virginia.

The David S. and Willye Mae Garner Scholarship Fund was established in 1992. Dr. David S. Garner graduated from Randolph-Macon in 1922.

The Jack S. Garrison , M.D., ’51 Scholarship was established in 1999 by friends and family to provide an annual scholarship to outstanding students who aspire to enter the medical field. Preference is given to students from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The Rev. Otis L. Gilliam Scholarship was established in 2005 by Dr. and Mrs. O. Randolph Gilliam ’44 in honor of Rev. Gilliam ’13 and his ministry in southeastern and south central Virginia. The scholarship is awarded to a junior and/or senior with demonstrated financial need interested in pursuing public service careers.

The Robert Allen Gibbons Scholarship Fund was established in memory of a member of the Class of 1952 by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Gibbons.

The Robert E Gill Scholarship was established by the Central United Methodist Church in Richmond to honor Robert E. Gill.

The William F. Goggin and Robert Allen Thomas Scholarship was established through a bequest of William F. Goggin and Robert Allen Thomas ’48, to support a qualified and financially deserving student with a major in the humanities or sciences.

The John W. Graham III Scholarship was established by Gail and John W. Graham, Jr. in memory of their son, John W. Graham III, a member of the Class of 1989.

The Garland Gray Foundation Scholarship was established in 1993 to benefit natives of Virginia with financial need.

The Reverend Corbelle Katon and Ruth Simpson Hart Gray Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 by their sons to benefit students who intend to pursue ministerial careers upon graduation or upon completion of graduate school.

The R. Old Green ’22 Scholarship, established in 2000 by the estate of R. Old Green, Class of 1922, is awarded annually to students with demonstrated financial need.

The Samuel S. and L. Kittie Green Memorial Scholarship was established by the bequest of Mrs. Kittie Green, widow of alumnus Sam Green ’19, noted sports chronicler. The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need.

The Irving M. Groves Memorial Scholarship was established in 1996 by Irving Groves ’50, and Ruth Groves Chaney in memory of their father, a distinguished banker and member of the R-MC Class of 1916. The scholarship provides financial assistance to students from the Virginia counties of Patrick and Henry.

The Walter Clarke Gum Ministerial Scholarship Fund, established in accordance with the will of Bishop Gum, is now part of the General Ministerial Scholarship Fund.

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The Haga Family Scholarship, named for Alonzo B. Haga '31, Ralph L. Haga '27, and Ralph Leonard Haga '51, was established by Nancy Anderson Haga, Laura Haga Rice, Elizabeth Gordon Haga, Perry and Mary Haga Doermann, and Bryan M. and Diane T. Haga. The scholarship will benefit students with academic promise and financial need who also demonstrate characteristics of leadership and commitment, exhibited by the Haga men, towards developing the minds and characters of Randolph-Macon students.

The Nancy S. Haley and Dr. Joseph B. Haley Scholarship, given anonymously in their memories, is awarded to an entering freshman with preference given to graduates of Patrick Henry High School in Hanover County, Virginia.

The Armand Hammer Scholarship Fund was established in 1974 by Dr. Hammer, chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corporation.

The Charles W. Hardwicke Scholarship Fund.

The Porter Hardy, Jr., Scholarship Fund was established by the Honorable Porter Hardy, Jr. ’22.

The A. W. Hargrove Scholarship Fund, established in 1976 by the A. W. Hargrove Insurance Agency, Inc., in honor of the founder of the company on the company’s 50th anniversary, is awarded annually to a Hanover County student.

The L. E. Harrell Scholarship Fund was established in 1981 by Col. Leighton E. Harrell for either married ministerial students or students with financial need. The Samuel Claiborne Hatcher Scholarship Fund, established in 1998 by Inez Hatcher to honor her husband, Dr. Samuel Hatcher, former R-MC treasurer, assists financially needy students.

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The Dr. Robert W. Iden and Dr. Thomas C. Iden Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 by Mrs. Jane L. Iden as a memorial to her husband, a member of the Class of 1950. In 2005, Dr. Thomas C. Iden contributed significantly to match the initial funding of Mrs. Jane Iden. With her consent the fund was amended to include both brothers’ names. This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a student with demonstrated financial need who plans to pursue a career as a doctor of medicine.

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The Lester Jackson Scholarship, established in 1993 in memory of Lester Jackson, friend and ally to generations of Randolph-Macon students, is given on the basis of financial need.

The Michael A. Jessee Scholarship was established by Elizabeth L. and Michael A. Jessee in 2009. Michael Jessee is a member of the Class of 1968, and a member of the College’s Board of Trustees.

The Mary Lou Jinkins Scholarship Fund was established in accordance with the will of Mary Lou Jinkins in 1983.

The Rosewell Jinkins Scholarship Fund was provided in 1983 by the will of Rosewell Jinkins ’18.

The Robert Edward and Isie Epes Jones Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Epes Jones for a student majoring in classics, Latin, or Greek.

The Robert Epes Jones Scholarship in Classics was established in 1987 from the bequest of Dr. Robert Epes Jones, who taught at Randolph-Macon from 1950-1975, first as professor of Latin and, later, as professor of classics. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in classics.

The William M. and Martha Jones Memorial Fund was given in 1910 by the children of Mr. and Mrs. William Mordecai Jones, in honor of their father and mother.

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The Kearney Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1966 by Dr. Frank Kearney as a memorial to his son, Henry S. Kearney, a Randolph-Macon student during 1966-67.

The John A. Kern Scholarship Fund was established by Alfred A. Kern and his brother, Bishop Paul B. Kern, in honor of their father, Dr. John A. Kern, eighth president of Randolph-Macon.

Dr. Jay W. Khim Scholarship for Korean Studies was established in 1993 to benefit students with an interest in Korea.

The Kim Preministerial Scholarship Fund, established in 1992, annually provides financial assistance to financially- needy students of Korean ancestry who aspire to enter into the Methodist ministry.

The Kings Dominion Scholarship Fund, established in 1978, gives special consideration to students who reside in Hanover County and/or who have been or are employed by Kings Dominion in Doswell, Virginia .

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The Samuel Summerfield Lambeth and Eugenia Richards Lambeth Endowment Fund was established in 1996 according to the will of Dr. Lambeth ’34, to honor his wife and as a memorial to him. The scholarship benefits students with financial need.

The L. Marie Lamberth Scholarship was established in 1987 with a bequest from Miss Lamberth, a friend of the college.

The Edward H. Lane, Sr., Scholarship Fund was created in 1996 by the Edward H. Lane Foundation of Altavista, Virginia, to support students who have financial need and have demonstrated academic proficiency, leadership skills, and a strong sense of personal values.

The Judge Charles M. Lankford, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1986 in accordance with the will of Genevieve Walker Lankford, widow of an alumnus of the Class of 1918 who served as a trustee of the college.

The Pepper and Stuart Laughon Scholarship was established in 2007 by Frank E. “Pepper” Laughon and his wide to recognize and promote student leadership and community service. This scholarship is awarded to rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

The Franklin J. Lawson Scholarship Fund was established in accordance with the will of Franklin J. Lawson.

The Richard Brooke Lawson Ministerial Scholarship Fund was provided in 1954 by the will of Richard Brooke Lawson to aid students to prepare for the ministry.

The Ira M. Lechner Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 by Ira M. Lechner ’55, to provide a full-tuition scholarship(s) for students interested in pursuing careers in public service following graduation.

The David Brett Lincoln Scholarship, established in 1998 by C. Robert Lincoln, M.D. ’57, and his wife Nancy in memory of their son David, annually provides financial assistance to students who demonstrate academic and leadership ability and promise.

The Cheryl K. Lindgren Scholarship was established in 2008 through gifts from Keith H. Knorr, M.D. and Janet L. Knorr to honor their daughter Cheryl K. Lindgren, wife of Robert R. Lindgren, the 15th President of Randolph-Macon College. This fund will provide annual awards supporting students who demonstrate financial need, high academic and leadership potential, and who are interested in pursuing careers in the sciences.

The Lucy Gordon Linney Ministerial Fund is a scholarship awarded by the trustees of the Virginia United Methodist Conference Orphanage to a ward of that institution.

The Jon Longaker Scholarship was established in 2008 by Donald Lewis ’70 in memory of Jon Longaker, a Professor of Art at Randolph-Macon College.

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The G. Wilmer Mackey Scholarship Fund was established in 1978 by the R-MC Board of Trustees in honor of G. Wilmer Mackey, who served on the board from 1975 until his death in 1978.

The David Norris Maffett Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1967 by the family and friends of David Norris Maffett, a student at Randolph-Macon during 1964-65.

The Catherine Dorrance Malone Scholarship was established through a gift honoring Catherine Dorrance Malone and recognizing her graduation from Randolph-Macon College on June 2, 2007. The award provides students with need-based or merit scholarships.

The Herbert M. Martin Scholarship was established by Mrs. Martin and the members of Calvary United Methodist Church, Danville, Virginia.

The Norman D. ’43 and Betty Mason Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by Norman D. Mason ’43, andBetty Mason. Mr. Mason was an outstanding basketball athlete at R-MC from 1941-43.

The John M. McCardell III Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by John McCardell to reward the efforts of Randolph-Macon College’s most outstanding Business and Economics Scholar.

The William S. McClintic, Class of ’28 Scholarship was established in 1987 through a bequest from the estate of William S. McClintic.

The John Parr McGrath ’79 Memorial Scholarship, established in 1996, provides assistance to an English major who has demonstrated financial need.

The Littleton H. Mears Scholarship, established in 1990 through a bequest from his wife, Nannie A. Mears, benefits students who live in Northampton or Accomac counties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The James K. Meharg Scholarship was established in 2007 by James K. Meharg, Jr. '49 and is available to deserving merit or need based students as determined by the Office of Financial Aid.

The Dr. W.  Schuyler Miller Scholarship was established in 2010 in his memory by students, colleagues, and friends to honor his impact on the Randolph-Macon community and its students.  Dr. Miller taught Chemistry and Geology at the College for 52 years, inspiring generations of students to pursue their own interests in the sciences. 

The S. Lizzie Morgan Memorial Fund was provided by the will of Miss S. Lizzie Morgan. Established in 1954, it supports ministerial student scholarships.

The J.T. Morriss Family Scholarship, established in 1997 through a bequest from Mrs. J.T. Morriss, IV, provides financial assistance to students from the greater Petersburg, Virginia, area.

The Lester W. Morris, Jr. Scholarship, was established in 2003 through a bequest from Mr. Lester W. Morris, Jr., a friend of Randolph-Macon College. The scholarship supports students with financial need who are in good academic standing. Awards will be made only when the fund will benefit more than one student with as much full tuition as possible to the recipient(s).

The Mattie K. Muller Scholarship Fund, established by Mrs. Frank L. Day in memory of her sister, Mrs. Mattie K. Muller, benefits Randolph-Macon students from the state of Maryland.

The United Methodist Church Scholarships are given each year by the Board of Education of the United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee. The recipients of these scholarships are chosen by the college.

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The Owen Nalle Memorial Scholarship was given by Mrs. Owen Nalle to aid students in international studies.

George L. Neville Scholarship Fund was created in 1999 by Mrs. Carol Prichett, a friend of the college.

The Harvey A. Neville Scholarship Fund, established in 1974 by Geoffrey Neville in honor of Harvey A. Neville ’18, provides scholarship for students from New England.

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The Thomas W. Ogden, Jr. ’27 - Lambda Chi Alpha Scholarship, established in 1994 in memory of Thomas W. Ogden, Jr. ’27, provides financial assistance annually to needy students who are members or legacies of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

The George B. Oliver ’49 - Lambda Chi Alpha Scholarship, established in 2002 in honor of George B. Oliver, ’49, annually provides financial assistance to financially needy students who are members or legacies of the Lambda Chi Alpha social fraternity.

The Flavia Reed Owen Scholarship was established in 2006 through gifts and from the Estate of M. Lauck Walton to honor Flavia Reed Owen, Randolph-Macon College librarian from 1946-1984.

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The Charles Earl Packard Scholarship Fund was established in 1984 by friends and family of Charles Earl Packard, a biology professor at R-MC from 1948-1966. Although preference will be given to students majoring in biology, the award is open to students in all disciplines.

The H. Burnell Pannill Scholarship was established in 2012 by A.G. Ingram to benefit students with academic promise and financial need.

The H. Burnell and Mary Alleta Pannill Scholarship, established in 1985, annually provides financial assistance to academically-promising students whose primary interest is the study of literature.

John Barton Payne Scholarship established by “Judge John Barton Payne”, war veteran, and great uncle of James H. Payne, Sr., provides two scholarships for R-MC students.

The Persinger Memorial Scholarship Fund was given in 1949 by Epworth United Methodist Church, Norfolk, Virginia , in memory of Rev. Benjamin M. Persinger, D.D. a member of the Class of 1928.

The Julie and John Peters Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 in Julie’s memory by her husband and family.  The Rev. Dr. John B. Peters, a member of the class of 1970, was nurtured by the Randolph Macon faculty and staff in responding to the call of ordained ministry.  He was the recipient of United Methodist scholarships provided through the Virginia Conference.  His wife Julie Keyser Peters was a constant supporter and encourager as they shared ministry together.  She was an active parish nurse, teacher, and missioner.  This scholarship will benefit pre-ministerial students who are seeking to grow in their spiritual journey of faith and are discerning God’s call to the ministry in the United Methodist Church and the world.

The Phi Kappa Sigma Commemorative Scholarship was established in 2002 to benefit students who are members or relatives of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity.

The Phi Kappa Sigma, Tau Chapter Scholarship Fund was established in 1978.

The Pope Scholarship Fund was established by Samuel E. Pope in memory of his father and mother, Franklin Pierce Pope and Hattie Drewry Pope.

The Charles J. Potts Scholarship, established by a bequest from Charles J. Potts ’32, is available to a deserving student(s) in good academic standing.

The Cecil C. Powell, III Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Cecil C. Powell, Jr. in memory of their son, a member of the Class of 1976.

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The Miller and Rayner Scholarship

The Cecil Alexander Reid, Jr. Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 by Cecil A. Reid, Jr., a member of the Class of 1952.  This scholarship benefits students from the Southside Virginia Counties of Greensville, Brunswick, Mecklenburg, Southampton, Surry, Sussex, Nottaway, and Amelia.  

The Webster S. Rhoads Scholarship was originally established as the Miller & Rhoads Scholarship by Webster S. Rhoads, one of the founders of the Miller & Rhoads Department Store. The fund has been increased by his grandson and renamed in memory of Mr. Rhoads.

The Frank and Dora O. Ricciardi Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2000 by the estate of Frank Ricciardi and in memory of Frank Ricciardi ’35, and Dora O. Ricciardi. Preference is given to students from Herndon High School in Fairfax, Virginia, or Dobbs Ferry High School in Dobbs Ferry, New York, if such a student is available and circumstances warrant.

The Luther B. and Agnes Marsh Rice Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 by a gift from the Martha Owens Rice trust fund. Preference is given to students from Northumberland County, Virginia.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch Journalism Scholarship was established in 1996 to honor Albert T. “Tappy” August, III, ’63, president and general manager of Richmond Newspapers, Inc. The scholarship benefits students with demonstrated financial need, high academic standing, and an interest in journalism as a career.

The Roland P. and Catherine H. Riddick Scholarship Fund was established in 1987 by Roland P. Riddick, D.D., in memory of his wife, Catherine Riddick, with contributions from their children.

The George and Nita Roughgarden Scholarship, established in 1997 by a gift from the George Coventry Roughgarden and Nita Schmidt Roughgarden Christian Educational Trust, is awarded annually to students who demonstrate financial need, in conjunction with, or additional to, work study.

The E. T. and M. P. Rucker Scholarship Fund was established by family members to honor the memory of Edwin T. Rucker, college physician from 1882-1889, and his son, the late Dr. M. Pierce Rucker. (Formerly two separate funds, combined in 1983.)

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The Robert Saunders Scholarship

The Scanlon-Kilduff Scholarship was was established by William B. and Lee W. Kilduff in honor of Professor of History James E. Scanlon. Dr. Scanlon began teaching at Randolph-Macon in 1968 and made a profound impact on the life of William Kilduff and countless other students. William Kilduff is a member of the Class of 1974 and currently serves on the College's Board of Trustees.

The Scruggs Family Scholarship was established in 2014 by James T. Scruggs, a member of the Class of 1957.  The income from this fund shall be used for scholarships to full-time students that are in good academic standing, are upper classman, are studying for a degree in a field of the Humanities and who have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office at Randolph-Macon College.

The Coke S. and Adele C. Sheffey Scholarship was established in 1996 by a bequest from Mrs. Sheffey, whose husband was a member of the Class of 1928.

The Honorable Shelton Hardaway Short, Jr., Scholarship was established in 1997 by Dr. Shelton H. Short, III, in memory of his father. The scholarship supports academically-promising students from Boydton, Virginia, and adjacent counties.

The Dr. Shelton Hardaway Short, III and Dr. Jean Renner Short Scholarship was established in 2001 by Dr. Shelton H. Short, III and Dr. Jean Renner Short to provide annual scholarships to academically-promising, financially needy students from Southside Virginia or north-central North Carolina.

The T. McN. Simpson, Jr. Scholarship Fund was established in 1965 by family, alumni, and friends in memory of Dr. Thomas McNider Simpson, Jr., who faithfully served R-MC for nearly 50 years as a student, a member of the faculty, dean of the college, and counselor to the college.

The Gertrude Hatcher Sloan Scholarship Fund was established by alumni and friends.

The Annie I. Smith Pre-Ministerial Fund was established in accordance with the will of Annie I. Smith.

The Ellen Rhodes Smith Scholarship Fund is awarded to a worthy student whose interest is in medicine and preferably one who wishes to be a medical missionary.

The Godfrey L. Smith, III '62 Scholarship was established in 1999 through gifts from friends and family to provide annual financial assistance to students from Hampton, Virginia, and adjacent communities.

The Hampden Harrison Smith Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 through gifts from Hampden Harrison Smith III '62, Mrs. Hampden Harrison Smith, Jr., and family members to support students with financial need who are in good academic standing.

The Thomas A. Smoot Memorial Scholarship was established in 1949 by Epworth United Methodist Church, Norfolk, Virginia.

The Starke Scholarship was established in 1994 by Harold E. Starke, Jr., '67, in honor of his parents, Harold E. Starke '44, and Aurelia H. Starke. The scholarship annually provides financial assistance to entering students from the greater Richmond community with demonstrated academic and leadership ability and promise.

The Hugh F. Stephens Scholarship was established in 2008 by Allen L. Felts, Jr. ’62 to benefit students with academic and leadership promise and financial need.

The Algernon Sydney and Mary Mildred Sullivan Scholarship Endowment Fund was established in 1999 by the Algernon Sydney and Mary Mildred Sullivan Foundation. This scholarship is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need, academic promise, and demonstrated high personal character and a commitment to public service.

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The William H. Talley Scholarship was established in 2007.

The George Spotswood Tarry Scholarship was established in 1989 through a bequest from Dr. Tarry, a former professor of Bible at Randolph-Macon.

The Richard H. C. Taylor Scholarship is named for the Honorable Richard H.C. Taylor, a Judge in the Circuit Court of Hanover County, Virginia, and a member of the Randolph-Macon College Class of 1952. This scholarship was established through the generous gifts of Judge Taylor's family and friends.

The Wade C. Temple Scholarship Fund was established in accordance with the will of Wade C. Temple in 1975. Preference is given to economics or business students with high academic standings.

The Charles W. and Evelyn Fitts Thomas Scholarship Fund was established through a bequest from Evelyn Fitts Thomas to assist students in pre-medical, pre-nursing, or scientific areas related to the health care field.

The Michael, Andrew, and Claire Thompson Scholarship was established in 1988 through the generous gift by Mrs. W. Lyall Thompson in honor of Michael K. Thompson '64, M. Andrew Thompson '90, and Claire Elizabeth Thompson '95. This scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need.

The James H. Toomer Bible Class Scholarship was created by the Monumental United Methodist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia to honor James Toomer.

The Topping Scholarship was endowed in 2003 by Russell Cox in memory of Louise and Marvin Topping '32.

The Brett Overton Trautman Scholarship Fund was established by family and friends as a memorial to Brett Overton Trautman in 1988, a member of the Class of 1990.

The James Wesley Turner Scholarship Fund was initiated in 1991 by the Rev. James Wesley Turner, D.D. '37, and his wife. Preference is given to pre-ministerial students planning on entering the ministry of the United Methodist Church or its successor.

The Union Bank and Trust Company Scholarship, established in 1989, annually provides financial assistance to financially needy students from the bank's service areas of Spotsylvania, Caroline, and Hanover counties and the City of Fredericksburg.

The William E. Tyler Scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. William E. Tyler III '56 in memory of his father, William E. Tyler, Jr. '29. This fund provides merit based scholarships to worthy students in the expectation that it will help them experience the same intellectual stimulation that William E. Tyler, Jr. and William E. Tyler III enjoyed.

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The Edwin D. Vaughan Scholarship Fund, established in memory of Edwin D. Vaughan, M.D., '30 by Mrs. Edwin D. Vaughan, is awarded annually to a student who expects to enter the medical profession.

The Judson T. Vaughan Scholarship Fund was established by Dr. Judson T. Vaughan for Hanover County students.

The Ritchie Vaughan Scholarship was established by his mother, Mrs. Emma Lee Vaughan in 1899 and subsequent gifts from his family. Preference is given to Hanover County students.

The James M. and Mary Dudding Vaughn Memorial Scholarship, was established in 2003 by their son John, a graduate of the Class of 1966, in their honor and memory and is awarded to students with financial need. The scholarship principally supports students from Botetourt County, Virginia, who attend James River High School or its successor institution.

The Gert and Jules Vichness Scholarship, established in 1996 through gifts from Samuel E. Vichness '69, and family, this scholarship annually provides financial assistance to financially needy students.

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The Wachovia Bank Scholarship Fund was created by Central Fidelity Bank (acquired by Wachovia) to benefit a qualified minority student from a high school within the bank's primary service area.

The George C. and Claudine G. Watson Scholarship Fund was established in 1988 by George Carson Watson and his wife, Claudine Gates Watson, to annually benefit a worthy student or students with preference given to math/computer science majors.

The Sue and Ritchie Watson Scholarship was established in grateful recognition to Sue and Ritchie Watson for their long-lasting impact on the life of Randolph-Macon College and its students.  Alumni and friends of the College created this scholarship as a means to honor and thank the Watsons for their influence, encouragement, love of learning, and commitment to the Randolph-Macon campus and Ashland community.  This scholarship is awarded to a student who excels in English with financial need.

The Weidig Scholarship was established in 2008 by George and Becky Weidig.

The Charles Wesley Watts Memorial Ministerial Scholarship Fund was established by his sisters, Miss Texie P. Watts and Miss Eliza Wingfield Watts.

The Watts Scholarship Fund for Biology was established in accordance with the will of Dr. Stephen H. Watts.

The Watts Scholarship Fund for Physics was established in accordance with the will of Dr. Stephen H. Watts.

The Bland Gary Waugh Scholarship Fund was established in 1982 by the late R. Monroe Waugh '26 in memory of his wife.

The Minnie A. Webb Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in accordance with the will of Mrs. Minnie A. Webb.

The George W. Wellde, Jr. '74 and Patricia A. Wellde Scholarship was established in 2001 through gifts from George W. Wellde, Jr., Class of 1974, and his wife Patricia, to support students with high academic standing and demonstrated financial need. Preference may be given to a student majoring in or who intends to major in Economics or Business.

The Luther W. Wells Scholarship Fund was established by Central United Methodist Church, Richmond, Virginia, in honor of Luther W. Wells.

The Alma Winslow West Scholarship was established in 1986 by the family in memory of Alma Winslow West.

The Mary Jefferson and John Thrash West Scholarship Fund was given in their memory by their son, Dr. Edward S. West '17, through the will of his widow, Muriel Jennings West. Established in 1986, the scholarship is awarded to a deserving student.

The David R. Wetzel Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by the family and friends of David R. Wetzel '69 in 1973.

The Jim Wheat Scholarship Fund was established by Wheat First Butcher Singer in honor of Jim Wheat. The company was acquired by First Union in 1997 and renamed as Wheat First Union, with later mergers into First Union Securities, and now to Wachovia.

The John F. Whitcomb Scholarship was established in 2007 by John F. "Jack" Whitcomb '52 to benefit young men who demonstrated significant leadership potential.

The Linda A. Whitcomb Scholarship for Women was established in 2004 with gifts from Jack Whitcomb '52, his family and friends in memory of his wife, Linda A. Whitcomb. The scholarship was established to benefit a non-traditional female student at least 25 years of age, returning to or entering college with demonstrated financial need.

The Jesse A. White Scholarship was provided by the will of Loleta M. White, in memory of her husband, Jesse, a former trustee of the college.

The Luther W. White, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1977 in memory of Luther W. White, Jr., Class of 1907 by the Columbian Peanut Company and members of the White family. In 2005, Mrs. Forrest White made a substantial gift to the scholarship.

The Patricia B. and Luther W. White, III Scholarship Fund was established by friends in 1979.

The Wallace and Catherine White Scholarship Fund was established by Mrs. W. W. White, Jr.

The Inez Wills Wilkins Scholarship Fund was created in 1987 by Dr. Harold E. Wilkins '44, in memory of his mother. Preference is given to students from Maine, California, or Virginia.

The Roy M. Williams and Katherine G. Williams Scholarship Fund is awarded to ministerial students.

The Thomas C. and Ella Williams Scholarship Fund was given in part by Mrs. Ella Williams, in memory of her husband, and by their children, in memory of her.

The Richard B. '32 and Rebecca C. Willis Scholarship Fund was established by Rebecca C. Willis in memory of her husband, Richard. Preference shall be given to a student(s) with demonstrated financial need from Orange County, Virginia. If there are no qualified students from OrangCounty, then preference shall be given to a student(s) from Madison County, Virginia. If there are no qualified students from either Orange or Madison Counties in any given year, the College shall select the recipient(s).

The Frank M. and Virginia R. Winston Scholarship, established in 1998 by Frank Winston '40, and his wife, benefits students with demonstrated need from the Virginia counties of Giles and Hanover.

The William Overton Winston Scholarship was established in 2004 through a bequest from William Overton Winston, M.D. '41, and gifts from his family. This award benefits students who have demonstrated academic ability.

The Clarence E. and Rebecca Flippo Womble Scholarship was established in 2006 by Forrest Womble '80 to honor his parents. This Scholarship is awarded to students with financial need and academic promise.

The Robert N. Woodall Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Hornsberger Woodall.

The John E. and Cosmus P. Wornom Memorial Scholarship was established in 1986 in honor of their five sons: Herman E. Wornom '23, John P. Wornom '27, Marchant D. Wornom '33, Paul H. Wornom '37, and Alex H. Wornom. The scholarship is awarded annually to worthy students with financial need (preferably upperclassmen) majoring or planning to major in economics/ business, political science, or physical or biological science.

The Paul Wornom Scholarship was created in 2006 by Paul Howard Wornom, M.D., Class of 1937. This scholarship is awarded to students interestin in careers in medicine.

The Edward S. and Anna Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1975 by Mr. and Mrs. Clarence S. Wright and Rev. and Mrs. Edward H. Wright in memory of their parents in order to provide financial aid for students who expect to enter full-time Christian service.

The Samuel Otis Wright Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in accordance with the will of Rev. Samuel Otis Wright.

The Edward A. Wyatt, IV Scholarship Fund was established in 1986 by friends and family in memory of Edward A. Wyatt, IV '31, the former editor of The Progress Index (Petersburg, Virginia), noted local historian, scholar, and author. Preference is given to students with a serious interest in history, literature, or writing.

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The Charles, Arthur, and Wilbur York Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 by bequest from Dr. Wilbur H. York in memory of the three York brothers who, along with their six sons, attended Randolph-Macon. Special consideration is given to pre-ministerial or pre-medical students.

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