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Professorships and Faculty Fellowships

The Connie Abston Chair in Literature was created in 1998 by former trustee Dunbar Abston, Jr. in honor of his wife. Dr. Mark Behr, Associate Professor of English, holds the chair.

The Winton M. Blount Chair in Social Sciences was provided by the estate of Winton M. Blount, Chair of Rhodes’ Board of Trustees 1988-92. Mr. Blount was a former U.S. Postmaster General and founder of Blount, Inc., an international construction firm based in Montgomery, Alabama. Dr. Marsha Walton, Professor of Psychology, currently holds the chair.

The L. Palmer Brown Chair of Interdisciplinary Humanities supports a professorship in the interdisciplinary course, “The Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion.” Dr. Tim Huebner, Professor of History, is the current holder of the Interdisciplinary Professorship.

The Neville Frierson Bryan Chair in African-American Literary & Cultural Studies was established in 2002 by former trustee and alumna Neville Frierson Bryan ‘58 of Chicago. An occupant will be named.

The Mertie Willigar Buckman Chair in International Studies was established in 1990 by trustee Robert H. Buckman to honor his mother. Dr. Andrew Michta, Professor of International Studies, holds the chair.

The Stanley J. Buckman Distinguished Professorship of International Studies, provided by trustee Robert H. Buckman, honors the founder of Buckman Laboratories and longtime friend and trustee of the college. The current occupant is Dr. Shadrack Nasang’o, Associate Professor of International Studies.

The Lester Crain Chair in Physics was established in 2002 by trustee and alumnus Lester Crain, Jr. ‘51. Dr. David Rupke, Assistant Professor of Physics, currently holds the chair.

The Albert Bruce Curry Professorship of Religious Studies was provided and sustained by Second Presbyterian Church of Memphis. Dr. Patrick Gray, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, is the current Curry Professor.

The Elizabeth G. Daughdrill and James H. Daughdrill, Jr. Professorships were provided by the Rhodes Board of Trustees in 1998 to recognize President and Mrs. Daughdrill’s exemplary leadership and service to the college for 25 years. Dr. William Skoog, Professor of Music, is the current occupant of the Elizabeth G. Daughdrill Chair. The James H. Daughdrill, Jr. Chair is held by Dr. Mauricio Cafiero, Associate Professor of Chemistry.

The E. C. Ellett Professorship of Mathematics and Computer Science was created by Edward Coleman Ellett, Class of 1888. Dr. Chris Seaton is the current Ellett Professor.

The Fulmer Chair in Political Science for U.S. Presidential Studies was established in 2005 by Arthur Fulmer and the late Nancy Hill Fulmer ‘51, Rhodes trustee, to support work in the Department of Political Science. Dr. Michael Nelson, Professor of Political Science, currently holds the Fulmer Chair.

The Charles R. Glover Professorship of English Studies was provided by Mrs. Charles R. Glover and is occupied by Dr. Leslie Petty, Associate Professor of English.

The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Teaching Fellowship for Minority Graduate Students supports minority teaching fellows at Rhodes as they complete their dissertations. An occupant will be named.

The Ralph C. Hon Chair in Economics was provided by alumni who studied under Dr. Hon during his tenure as Professor of Economics. An occupant will be named.

The Joseph R. Hyde, III Professorship of Political Economy is an annually-funded position established in 2010 in the Department of Economics to support the study of Political Economy. It is provided by the J.R. Hyde, III Family Foundation and other anonymous donors. Dr. John E. Murray, Professor of Economics, is the current occupant.

The Robert D. McCallum Distinguished Professorship of Economics and Business was funded by the late Robert D. McCallum, Chairman Emeritus, Valmac Industries, Inc. and life trustee of Rhodes. Dr. Steven Caudill, Professor of Economics and Business, is the current occupant.

The J. J. McComb Professorship of History was provided by Mr. J. J. McComb and is occupied by Dr. Jeffrey Jackson.

The Irene and J. Walter McDonnell Chair in Greek and Roman Studies was established by trustee Michael McDonnell in memory of his parents. Dr. Susan Satterfield, Assistant Professor of Greek and Roman Studies, is the current occupant.

The Virginia Ballou McGehee Professorship of Muslim-Christian Relations was established by James E. McGehee, Jr. and Virginia Ballou McGehee ‘46 in 2007. Dr. John Kaltner is the current occupant of the McGehee Chair.

The W. J. Millard Professorship of Religious Studies was provided by his friends at Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Memphis and honors the late senior minister of the church. Dr. Mark Muesse, Associate Professor of Religious Studies is the current holder of the Millard Professorship.

The Plough Professor of Urban Studies was provided by an endowment grant from the Plough Foundation. Dr. Elizabeth Thomas, Associate Professor of Psychology, is the current holder of this professorship.

The Ellis W. Rabb Chair in Theatre was created through the estates of Clark and Carolyn Rabb to honor the memory of their son Ellis, one of the most accomplished stage actors and directors ever to emerge from Memphis. The Rabb Chair will support visiting artists-in-residence in the Theatre Department.

James T. and Valeria B. Robertson Chair in Biological Science was established in 2005 by James T. Robertson ‘53 and Valeria B. Robertson to support teaching and research in biology and related areas. Dr. Mary Miller, Associate Professor of Biology, holds the Robertson Chair.

The James D. Robinson Chair in Economics and Business Administration was created by the late Martha R. Robinson in memory of her husband. An occupant will be named.

The James F. Ruffin Professorship of Art and Archaeology was established by the late James F. Ruffin, Jr., founder and operator of Ruffin’s Imports and Interiors of Memphis. His mark can be found all around the Rhodes campus as well as the President’s home. The holder of the Ruffin Professorship is Dr. Victor Coonin, Associate Professor of Art.

The J. S. Seidman Fellowship in International Studies is supported by the estate of Rhodes trustee P. K. Seidman. Dr. Esen Kirdis, Assistant Professor of International Studies, is the current Seidman Fellow.

The P. K. Seidman Distinguished Professorship of Political Economy was provided by Robert H. Buckman and the late Mertie W. Buckman, in honor of their friend, the late P. K. Seidman. Dr. Steve Ceccoli, Associate Professor of International Studies is the current P.K. Seidman Distinguished Professor.

The Irma O. Sternberg Chair in History was established in 2012 with a gift from Mrs. Sternberg’s estate. An occupant will be named.

The Van Vleet Fellowship was provided by The Van Vleet Foundation. The Fellowship, occupied by Dr. Shubho Banerjee, Associate Professor of Physics, provides for student research and strengthens the Physics Department.

The R. A. Webb Professorship of Religious Studies was provided by a friend of the college. Dr. Milton Moreland is the current Webb Professor.

The Spence L. Wilson Distinguished Chair in Humanities was established by trustee Spence L. Wilson, his wife Rebecca Webb Wilson, and the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation. Dr. Jonathan Judaken, Professor of History, is the first holder of this chair.

The T. K. Young Professorship of English Literature was established by Idlewild Presbyterian Church in 1955 in honor of their senior minister. Dr. Gordon Bigelow, Associate Professor of English, currently holds the Young Chair.

Special Funds

The Batey Lecture Series honors New Testament scholar Dr. Richard Batey. It was provided by colleagues, family, and friends on the occasion of his retirement from Rhodes in 2005. The annual lecture is delivered by a visiting Biblical scholar.

The Frank and Marjo Benton Student Travel Fund was created in 2012 by Marjo and Frank Benton P’13 to support Math and Computer Science students when they attend professional meetings and conferences.

The Booth Cody Dortch Quinn Endowment for the Humanities was created in 2013 by Joan and John Quinn ’58. The endowment will help bring nationally recognized leaders to campus to create special learning opportunities that will provide the foundation for community-wide dialogue.

The Boyle Endowment for the Study of Liberal Democracy was provided in 2008 by trustee J. Bayard Boyle, Jr. and his family. It is housed in the Department of Political Science to encourage and support teaching and research concerning the nature of constitutional government and the sources, principles, and practice of the institution of liberal democracy.

The Rosanna Cappellato Memorial Fund was established in 2013 through the estate of Rosanna Capellato and gifts from her friends.

The Charles P. Cobb ‘44 Endowment for Music, established in 2011 through his estate, provides discretionary funding for the Music Department to be used with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty. The Cobb Endowment may provide student fellowships or other support for the teaching and learning of music.

The Mike Curb Institute for Music was founded in 2006 by Mike and Linda Curb through the Mike Curb Family Foundation to foster awareness and understanding of the distinct musical traditions of the South and to study the effect music has had on its culture, history, and economy. Through the areas of preservation, research, leadership, and civic responsibility, the Institute provides support for faculty and facilitates opportunities for students to experience learning outside the classroom In partnership with the community.

The Pete Ekstrom Faculty Development Fund in Anthropology and Sociology was established in 2006 by an anonymous alumna. It will provide support for faculty to direct and mentor a student, pursue collaborative research, or develop enhancements to their programs. The chair of the department will determine the use of these funds.

The Jack D. Farris Visiting Writers Series was created in 2013 by the estate of Kathleen McClain ’74. The gift will provide support for lectures, readings, appearances, and on-campus residencies for visiting writers.

The Julia Johnson Garrett ‘01 Library Collection Endowment was established in her honor by her parents, Edith H. and James R. Garrett, in 2001. Funds from the endowment are used to purchase rare or other books in the field of Art History, rare or other books in the field of Religious Studies, books in the field of Early Childhood Education, or if there is no need in those areas, where the need is greatest.

The Gerber-Taylor Fund was created by Meg and Charles Gerber in 2010 to provide funding for four years which will support student fellowships, programming, and staff in the Rhodes Learning Corridor. The Gerber-Taylor Fund will be used to provide an afterschool enhancement program and a community garden for nutritional education at the Promise Academy in the Learning Corridor.

The Martin-Kragh Faculty Development Fund for Biology and Chemistry was established in 2006 by former Rhodes trustee J. Stephen Martin and his late wife, Nancy Kragh Martin, parents of Stuart ‘08, to provide support for faculty in biology and chemistry to direct and mentor a student, pursue collaborative research, or develop enhancements to their programs.

The Michaelcheck Endowment for Faculty Support was created in 2000 by Rhodes Board Chair William J. Michaelcheck ‘69 and his wife Pam to provide funds for travel by faculty members to support their research and other academic endeavors.

The Iris A. Pearce Shakespeare Endowment was established in 2007 through the estate of Dr. Pearce ‘42. The endowment is used to enhance and enrich courses in Shakespeare, to provide guest speakers or visiting Shakespeare scholars and to fund research in the teaching of Shakespeare.

The Julian C. Nall ‘43 and Family Endowment for Faculty Support was established in 2011 by Julian C. Nall ‘43 and his family. It supports faculty professional development to help achieve career goals and better mentor students.

The Overend Endowment for Film Studies was created through the generosity of an alumnus in 2001. It provides support for guest speakers, films, books, and equipment purchases related to film studies.

The Rhodes Athletic Equipment Fund was established in 2013 in honor of Mike Clary ‘77 by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Daughdrill. Rhodes CARES (Center for Academic Research and Education through Service), funded by a $6 million grant from the Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust of Wichita Falls, Texas, exists to strengthen undergraduate research and service tied to scholarship. The center encompasses programs such as Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies, Rhodes St. Jude Summer Plus research program, and Rhodes Learning Corridor. It also provides aid to students who have demonstrated experience in and commitment to community service.

Rhodes CODA (Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts), established in 2005 through a $5 million grant from The Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust of Wichita Falls, Texas, enhances the college’s program and curriculum offerings in the fine arts. The grant will provide a fine arts scholars program with 16 scholarship recipients–four per class–who will not be limited to fine arts majors but who will work either through performing a job, a service or a research project in the fine arts; an endowed chair for a permanent faculty position in the fine arts; and funding for curriculum and faculty development, student recruitment and mentoring, visiting artists, classroom and technology upgrades and other fine arts program enhancements.

The Richardson CODA Endowment was established by the late Kathleen Richardson in 2007. It provides programming and staff support for the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The James R. Riedmeyer Collection was established in 1987 by Mr. Riedmeyer, then Senior Vice President, Federal Express Corporation. It is used to purchase books and periodicals in aviation, transportation, and communication.

The Riley Discretionary Endowment for Barret Library was created in 1998 by Dr. Robert I. Bourne, Jr. ‘54 and Anne Riley Bourne ‘54 in loving memory of Rev. Robert Quitman Riley, Class of 1894 (Anne’s grandfather); John Riley, Class of 1926 (Anne’s father); and Maclin Broadnax Riley, Class of 1930 (Anne’s uncle). It provides funds to be used at the discretion of the Director of Barret Library.

The Charles Robertson ‘65 Endowment for Student Research and Engagement in Physics was established in 2007 by Charles Robertson ‘65 to support research fellowships for students to work with Rhodes physics faculty. It will also support the students in activities that will engage them in the physics community and the community at large. Recipients are selected through an annual competitive application process.

The Jack U. Russell Collection was established in 1986 in his memory by his son Mark Russell. The Russell Collection is used to enhance the mathematics collection in honor of Dr. Russell’s service at Rhodes as Professor of Mathematics 1954-1981.

The Herb Smith Endowment was established in 2010 to support Meeman Center classes that had been taught by Herb Smith, most notably “The Art of Conscious Living.”

The Paul Snodgrass ‘46 CODA Endowment was established through his estate. It provides programming and staff support for the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The Helen Stauffer Memorial Library Fund was established in 2006 to provide funds to benefit the Paul Barret, Jr. Library.

The Irma Sternberg Faculty Support Fund in American History was established in 2009 through the estate of Irma Sternberg to support research and teaching in American history.

The White Family Regional Studies Endowment was created in 2007 through a bequest of John White ‘67. It will support students studying history through the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies. Students selected for this opportunity are chosen through a competitive proposal process reviewed by the faculty of the institute.

The Spence Wilson Faculty Support in Religious Studies Endowment was established in 2012 by Spence L. Wilson, former Chair and current member of the Rhodes Board of Trustees. The recipient is Dr. Steven L. McKenzie.

Art Collections

The Robert I. and Anne Riley Bourne Collection was given in 1998 by the Bournes, both members of the Class of 1954. The photographic prints represent the work of distinguished photographer Edward J. Curtis and document life of Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, circa 1905. Selected prints are periodically displayed in the Clough-Hanson Gallery and are used for teaching.

The Jessie L. Clough Art Memorial for Teaching was given to Rhodes in 1953 by sisters Floy and Etta Hanson in memory of their friend and first art teacher. The collection of Asian woodcut prints, porcelains, fabrics, and other objects forms the basis of the college’s teaching collection. Selected objects are periodically displayed in the Clough-Hanson Gallery.

The Dorothy Seymour Harnden Collection in North American Native Art was given to Rhodes in 1990 in her memory by her husband, the late Robert C. Harnden. The Harnden Collection is on permanent display in Halliburton Tower and Buckman Hall.

The Harvey A. Pankin Collection was given in his memory by his son Jayson D. Pankin of Michigan in 1997. The prints, dating from 1960-80, document many of the styles or movements of those decades, including op art, hard-edged abstractions, figurative art, and photo-realism. Selected prints are periodically displayed in the Clough-Hanson Gallery and are used for teaching.

Awards

The Louise and Ward Archer, Sr. Award for Creativity, given by his late wife and his children, recognizes the student selected as having demonstrated the most creativity at Rhodes. The award honors the memory of Ward Archer, Sr. ‘39, founder of Ward Archer & Associates, now the public relations firm Archer/Malmo, and his wife Louise Thompson Archer ‘44, whose early career was in the advertising field in New York.

The Allen Boone Award was established in 2013 by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Daughdrill. It is awarded to the Most Outstanding Student in Accounting.

The William Bruce ’11 Award for Outstanding Paper in Art History was created in 2013 by Louise and Mike Bruce P’11 in memory of their son. This award is determined based on the review of student papers each spring by the Art History faculty.

The Ruth Moore Cobb Award in Instrumental Music was established by the late trustee Charles P. Cobb ‘44 in honor of his wife. The award is presented annually to the outstanding student instrumentalist in the Music Department as judged by the Music faculty.

The Estelle R. Cone Award is given annually to that student selected for outstanding service in an individual project through the Kinney Program. The award is in memory of Mrs. Cone, who was Kinney Program Director from its founding until 1975.

The Charlie Cook Award for Excellence in Political Science was established in 2013 by Lucy and Charlie Cook P’08. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who shows excellence in Political Science.

The J. Hal Daughdrill Award was established in 1986 by friends of Rhodes with memorial gifts to remember the eighteenth President’s father. The award goes to the most valuable player of the football team.

The Clarence Day Award for Outstanding Teaching, established in 1981 by the late Clarence C. Day ‘52 of Memphis, is given annually to a full-time member of the teaching faculty at Rhodes to recognize excellence in teaching.

The Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity was established by the late Clarence C. Day ‘52 of Memphis in 1981 to recognize a Rhodes faculty member for significant research and/or creative activity which has been brought to fruition in a public form, e.g. scholarly writing, public performances.

The Thompson Dunavant PLC Accounting Awards were established by Thompson Dunavant PLC in 2008. One award is given each year to an outstanding junior majoring in commerce and business to provide financial aid during the senior year. A second award is given to an outstanding senior majoring in commerce and business who will enter and use the award for financial aid in the Rhodes’ Masters of Science in Accounting program the academic year immediately after graduation.

The Theodore William Eckels International Business Internships were established in 2010 by his wife Betty Eckels, her son Rick Eckels ‘70 and her daughter-in-law, Rhodes trustee Laila Adams Eckels ‘71. This internship outside the U.S. at an international business is restricted to deserving rising juniors and seniors majoring in commerce and business or economics with relevant foreign language skills.

The Donald J. Gattas Memorial Award is given annually to the student judged to be most outstanding in Middle Eastern Studies.

The Rebecca Rish Gay Most Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year Award was established in 1996 by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Daughdrill, Jr. in memory of her mother.

The Walter E. Gay Most Oustanding Male Athlete of the Year Award was established in 1996 by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Daughdrill, Jr. in honor of her father.

The Mel Grinspan Award for the Outstanding Intern was established in honor of the late Mel G. Grinspan, Professor Emeritus of Economics. The award recognizes a student who exemplifies excellence in achieving significant and measurable credit within the internship program.

The Sally Becker Grinspan Award for Artistic Achievement was established during his lifetime by Professor Emeritus Mel G. Grinspan to honor his wife. It is presented each year to a student majoring in art who produces that piece of art, in any medium, which is selected by a committee of artists and/or art curators as an outstanding creation.

The Michael E. Hendrick ‘67 Award in Organic Chemistry was established in his memory by his wife Martha S. Laurie ‘69 and their friends. It provides a summer stipend for outstanding students to conduct research in the field of organic chemistry.

The Hunter Award for Excellence in Neuroscience was established in 2006 through the estate of Arthur W. and Doris B. Hunter to recognize graduating neuroscience majors, who have been accepted into a graduate program in neuroscience or a related field, and who have excelled in the classroom and laboratory.

The Wasfy B. Iskander International Internship in Economics was provided by family and friends of the late economics professor. It provides an internship experience outside the U.S. for a rising senior majoring in economics.

The Jameson M. Jones Award for Outstanding Faculty Service continues a practice of recognizing faculty service first started by the Charles E. Diehl Society in 1988. The award, which honors a current faculty member who has rendered exemplary service and provided leadership to the Rhodes community, was provided in 2005 by Rhodes alumnus and trustee, John D. Gladney ‘74. Dr. Jameson M. Jones ‘36 served as professor of moral philosophy and dean of the college from 1955 to 1971.

The Jane Donaldson Kepple Writing Prizes are awarded annually to four students for excellence in writing as judged by a committee of faculty members. The awards are given in four categories: Freshman English Essay; Senior English Essay; Poetry, Fiction, and Drama; and Scholarly Essay. These prizes were established in 1985 by Thomas R. Kepple, Jr. in memory of his wife.

The Rose & Solly Korsakov Psychology Award was provided by Allan B. Korsakov ‘64 to honor his parents’ memory, foresight, wisdom, and sacrifices for their two sons. The Korsakov Award recognizes an outstanding student in the field of psychology.

The Morelle Legg International Internship for Women provides international internship opportunities with preference given to female economics or commerce and business majors.

The Freeman C. Marr Track and Field Award is presented annually to the outstanding athlete who best exemplifies dedication to the principles of scholarship and athletics. This award honors Freeman C. Marr ‘48: athlete, scholar, coach and dedicated alumnus of the college.

The Robert D. McCallum Competitive Enterprise Award was established by Dr. Ben. W. Bolch, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business Administration, in honor of the late Robert D. McCallum, a trustee of the college. It is awarded annually to a student who is deemed to have carried out the most significant entrepreneurial activity while at Rhodes.

The Mollie Royall McCord Memorial Prize in Bible was established by a bequest from Mollie R. McCord ‘36. It goes to a senior or rising senior who has shown promise in this area and is interested in a career as a church minister, missionary or medical missionary.

The Susan Tidball Means Award was created in 1991 to be awarded to a junior student and to assist in underwriting a project in Women’s Studies.

The Fred Neal Freshman Prize is awarded to the outstanding student in the interdisciplinary course, “The Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion.” It was established by friends of Professor Neal during his lifetime.

The Lynn Nettleton Prize was created by Lynn N. and Olive Allen Hughes in memory of his grandfather and in honor of their daughter, Dixon Presswood Schultz ‘83. It is awarded to the senior who has written the year’s most outstanding paper in economics or business.

The Cynthia Marshall Award was created in 2005 by family and friends of Professor Cynthia Marshall. The award is given to the most deserving senior majoring in English who is pursuing graduate studies in any field in the humanities.

The Memphis Panhellenic Association, in its desire to encourage scholarship, presents an award to the sorority woman of the graduating class at Rhodes College having the highest scholastic average for her entire college career.

The John Planchon Award was established in 2013 by Dr. and Mrs. James H. Daughdrill. It is awarded to the Most Outstanding Student in Business and Commerce.

The Peyton Nalle Rhodes Phi Beta Kappa Award was created by members of the Rhodes Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

The Jack U. Russell Awards in Mathematics were established by friends of Professor Jack Russell of Rhodes. They are awarded to outstanding mathematics students selected by the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.

The Jane Hyde Scott Awards, established by a bequest from Jane Hyde Scott ‘30, are given to rising seniors for special academic activities in the summer prior to the senior year. Five awards are given annually: The Robert Allen Scott Award in Mathematics, The Joseph Reeves Hyde Award in Religious Studies, The Ruth Sherman Hyde Award in Music, The Margaret Ruffin Hyde Award in Psychology, and

The Jeanne Scott Varnell Award in Classical Languages.

The W. O. Shewmaker Memorial Fund was established by alumni and friends in memory of Dr. W. O. Shewmaker, Professor of Bible at Rhodes 1925-41. The income from this fund is used annually for an award of books to the student who attains the highest distinction in the interdisciplinary course, “The Search for Values in the Light of Western History and Religion.”

The Ida LeBlanc “Lee” Smith Foreign Studies Award was established in her memory by her family, friends and classmates. Lee ‘05 is remembered for her enhancement of her Rhodes experience through participation in the college’s British Studies at Oxford program. This award helps to fund a study abroad opportunity for a student who might not otherwise be financially able to undertake such study.

The Spencer Prizes in Greek were established in memory of Mr. H. N. Spencer, Port Gibson, Mississippi. They are awarded to those students in each class who attain the highest distinction. In addition, a prize is awarded to the student who has attained the highest absolute, not merely relative, grade during four years of Greek courses.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards, a medallion and certificate provided by the New York Southern Society of the City of New York, are awarded to the man and woman students of the graduating class and to one outstanding citizen of the community who best exemplify Mr. Sullivan’s ideals of excellence in character and service to humanity.

The Wall Street Journal Award is given annually to recognize the student who has the highest achievement in the area of finance and investment.

The Spence Wilson Faculty International Travel Fund was established in 2007 by the Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation in honor of Rhodes trustee Spence L. Wilson. The funds will be used to fund faculty international travel opportunities including but not limited to conducting research outside the U.S.; collaborating with colleagues from throughout the world; traveling to retool or expand our curriculum; presenting papers at international conferences; and taking students abroad.

The Rob Wolcott ‘93 Endowed Internship was provided by family and friends to support an internship at the Church Health Center in recognition of Rob’s commitment to service and health care for the poor and homeless.

Scholarships and Fellowships

The following listing of scholarships and fellowships is provided for informational purposes to showcase the rich scope of opportunities at Rhodes and to honor the generous benefactors who have provided these scholarships and fellowships. Please refer to the Financial Aid Application Procedures if you are interested in pursuing scholarship assistance at Rhodes. You should be aware that not every scholarship is available every year. Many of the scholarships listed here are renewable and are retained by the chosen recipients throughout their four years at Rhodes. You can be confident, however, that each aid applicant is automatically considered for every available scholarship and fellowship for which s/he qualifies.

The George I. Alden Trust Scholarship was funded by a challenge grant from the George I. Alden Trust and gifts from alumni and friends of the college. It is used for general scholarship aid for students with need.

The Elizabeth Alley Ahlgren Art Scholarship was established in 1987 by Dr. Frank R. Ahlgren of Memphis in honor of his wife for worthy students interested in painting or sculpture.

The Emerson A. and Emily Peale Alburty Scholarships were established by Mr. and Mrs. Alburty of Memphis during their lifetimes. Selection of the scholarship recipients is based primarily on financial need and preference will be given to Memphis and Shelby County residents.

The Mary Orme Amis Scholarships for Women were established by family members to honor their mother and are awarded to deserving female students.

The Catherine D. Anderson Scholarship was established by the late Ms. Anderson of Hughes, Arkansas.

The Walter P. Armstrong, Sr. Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Walter P. Armstrong, Jr., the law firm of Armstrong Allen, and friends.

The A. L. Aydelott Students Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by his daughter, the late Mrs. Josephine A. Johnson, Memphis.

The Mary Lowry Bacon Scholarship was established by her son, Henry W. Bacon, and her granddaughter, Barbara B. Henderson. It is awarded to a student of religion.

The John W. Baird M.D. and Florence D. Baird Scholarship was established in 1999 by Florence Baird ‘40. It provides aid to deserving students with demonstrated financial need.

The Minnie Lee Hamer Bales ‘35 CODA Scholarship was created in 2010 through her estate. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The Leon T. Banakas ‘53 Scholarship was established by Mrs. Frances Mellen-Banakas in memory of her husband. It provides aid to deserving pre-medical students on the basis of academic promise and ability.

The Albert D. Banta Scholarships provide for Rhodes College one-third of the income from a trust created by the late Albert D. Banta, Shreveport, Louisiana.

The Donna Lorraine Barlett Scholarship, created by alumna Ms. Barlett ‘80, gives preference to students with financial need who are in foster care or who are from a single-parent household.

The Frank G. Barton Scholarship Fund was established by his wife, the late Mrs. Pauline C. Barton, Memphis.

The James H. and Carol P. Barton International Study Fellowship was established by Rhodes trustee James H. Barton in 2006. It provides financial aid for deserving students who desire to study abroad. Recipients are selected by competitive application.

The Adam P. Beeler Christian Service with Youth Scholarship was established by the family and friends of the late Adam Beeler ‘99. The scholarship is to be awarded to a deserving junior or senior who has demonstrated a commitment to Christian service in an under-resourced environment with preference given to students who have been active with STREETS Ministries and/or The Neighborhood School.

The Bellingrath Fellowships were established through the will of Walter D. Bellingrath. Consideration is by nomination only and the Bellingrath Scholars are chosen based on their academic and extracurricular records and an interview by a scholarship selection committee.

The BellSouth Mobility Scholarship was provided by BellSouth Mobility, now merged into AT&T, for a deserving student with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students from Memphis.

The Herman Bensdorf II Scholarship, established in 1988, is awarded to a junior from Shelby County with an interest in business and a 3.0 grade point average. The scholarship may be renewed in the recipient’s senior year.

The Francis B. and Mildred Benton Scholarship was established in 2006 through the estate of Francis B. Benton ‘36 to aid deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the arts.

The Jacque Hammett Betts and Margarette H. Wurtsbaugh Scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Betts, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred D. Wilhelm of Little Rock, in memory of these sisters who were Mrs. Wilhelm’s aunts.

The Herman W. Bevis Scholarship was created and later endowed in her lifetime by the late Mrs. Jenny Lyde Bevis in memory of her husband, Herman Bevis ‘30.

The Winton and Carolyn Blount Service Scholarship was provided in 2005 by the estate of Winton M. Blount, Chair of Rhodes’ Board of Trustees 1988-92. Mr. Blount was a former U.S. Postmaster General and founder of Blount, Inc., an international construction firm based in Montgomery, Alabama. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated experience and commitment to community service.

The Bonner Foundation Scholarships, funded by The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, provide financial aid for deserving students who demonstrate experience and commitment to community service and have high financial need. Each student receives a grant for financial aid, a stipend to substitute for work study aid, and a summer living allowance.

The Eleanor and Millard Bosworth Scholarship was established in their memory by their daughter, the late Eleanor Bosworth Shannon. It is awarded annually to students with need.

The Elizabeth Bourne Webb ‘81 & John Riley Bourne Service Scholarship was established by Dr. and Mrs. Robert Irl Bourne, Jr., members of the class of 1954. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate interest and involvement in community service as an applicant to Rhodes and while at Rhodes commit to engage in approximately ten hours of weekly community service.

The Dr. Robert Irl and Anne Riley Bourne Scholarship was established by the Bournes, both members of the Class of 1954, to be awarded to deserving students on the basis of academic promise and ability.

The Helen M. Bowld Scholarship is awarded each year to a student of religion in grateful memory of Miss Helen M. Bowld, a dedicated member of the college staff for many years.

The J. Bayard Boyle, Sr. Scholarship was created by the late Sam M. Fleming of Nashville to honor the memory of his good friend. Additional support was provided by Joanne Fleming Hayes and Toby S. Wilt. It is awarded to a student with financial need.

The Arabia Wooten Brakefield ‘42 and Betty Mae Wooten Michael Scholarship was established by their father, the late Mr. Hoyt B. Wooten, Memphis.

The Helen ‘51 and Denby Brandon ‘50 Scholarship was established in 1999 by Mr. and Mrs. Brandon in honor of their 50th class reunions.

The Theodore Brent Scholarship was established by Mr. Brent of New Orleans.

The C.A. and Louise Branyan Fellowship was established in 2009 by Carole Louise Branyan ‘67 in memory of her parents. This fellowship gives preference to female graduates from White Station High School, Memphis, TN who are of the Presbyterian faith.

The Charles and Helen Branyan Fellowship was created by Carole Louise Branyan ‘67 in 2009 to honor the memory of her aunt and uncle. This fellowship gives preference to female graduates from White Station High School, Memphis, TN who are of the Presbyterian faith.

The LeNeil McCullough Broach Scholarship was funded through the estate of Ms. LeNeil McCullough Broach ‘29.

The Brown Scholarship was established in 2006 by Susan E. Brown, parent of Clark Ruppert ‘10. The scholarship is awarded to residents of Shelby County, Tennessee, with demonstrated high financial need who have a willingness to be engaged in activities at Rhodes and who have potential for academic success.

The C. Whitney Brown Scholarship was established by friends and family of the late C. Whitney Brown to provide assistance to economically disadvantaged Shelby County students, not otherwise able to attend Rhodes, sponsored by any Memphis organization dedicated to improving the future of Memphis youths. Preference is given to Memphis Boys Club/Girls Club members.

The Enoch Brown Scholarship, established by the late Mrs. Enoch Brown, Franklin, Tennessee, in memory of her husband, is awarded to students from Shelby County or Williamson County, Tennessee.

The Jean Brown Scholarship was established through a bequest from the late Miss Jean Brown of Hot Springs, Arkansas.

The Robert L. Brown Scholarship was provided through the estate of alumnus Robert L. Brown ‘35.

The S. Toof Brown Scholarship was established by Whit Brown in memory of his father.

The W. C. Brown Memorial Scholarship was established by the children of the late William Clark Brown, Sr., Stamps, Arkansas.

The John H. Bryan Scholarship was established during his lifetime by the late John H. Bryan, Sr., West Point, Mississippi, founder of Bryan Foods.

The Annie Rose and Leslie H. Buchman Scholarship was established by Southern Fabricators, Inc., Mr. Paul Isbell, and the late Mrs. Buchman of Memphis.

The Mertie W. Buckman International Scholarships for Women are awarded annually to deserving junior and senior students with financial need to participate in Rhodes-sponsored programs abroad or in Rhodes’ exchange programs. Preference is given to women students.

The Robert Buckman Scholarships for Study Abroad were established in 2003 by Rhodes trustee Robert H. Buckman and his wife Joyce Mollerup to enable qualified students to study abroad, either for a semester or for a complete academic year, and to then participate in the development of international awareness at Rhodes upon their return. Buckman Scholars must have completed at least two semesters at Rhodes at the time of the award and preference will be given to juniors or rising juniors. Demonstrated financial need may be a consideration in the granting of these scholarships. These scholarships are not available to students applying for summer program study. For more information, contact the Buckman Center for International Programs.

The Stanley Joseph and Mertie Willigar Buckman Scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Buckman to support students with need.

The Buntyn Presbyterian Church Scholarship was established to provide assistance to a student from Tennessee.

The Chloe Malone Burch Service Scholarship was created in 2010 through her estate. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated experience in and commitment to community service.

The Mary Ross Burkhart Scholarship was established in 2013 by Pedie Pedersen ’70 to honor former Rhodes Professor Mary Ross “Tara” Burkhart.

The Catherine W. Burrow Scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Burrow of Memphis.

The Kathryn Brown Butler Emergency Assistance Fund was established in 2011 by The Kathryn Brown Butler Family Foundation. It provides emergency aid beyond the normal financial aid to students who are active and successful members of the Rhodes community and demonstrate a need for emergency assistance.

The Betty Calandruccio Scholarship, established by Mrs. Calandruccio in memory of Dr. Peyton Nalle Rhodes, President Emeritus of the college, provides financial aid with preference given to female students who demonstrate financial need.

The Katherine Carter Service Scholarship was established in 2006 by Thomas L. Carter, Jr. and Eugenia Graves Carter, parents of Katherine ‘05. It is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as well as experience with and commitment to community service.

The Samuel Craighead Caldwell Memorial Scholarship was established by First Presbyterian Church, Hazlehurst, Mississippi.

The Wheeler Carleton Scholarship was established in 1947 by the Women of the Church of the Synod of Alabama. Preference is given to a Presbyterian student from Alabama.

The Dr. and Mrs. Herbert V. Carson Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Herbert V. Carson, Jr. of Houston in memory of his parents.

The Christina Barham Caruthers Service Scholarship was established in 2006 through the estate of Christina Barham Caruthers. It is awarded to students who demonstrate experience in and commitment to community service.

The Fay Rye Caudle CODA Scholarship was established by Scott Rye ‘83 and Ruth Metcalfe Rye ‘84 in 2007. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The CBJR Foundation Emergency Assistance Fund was provided in 2013 by the CBJR Foundation to provide support to students who find themselves in emergency financial need.

The Walter Chandler Scholarship was established by citizens of Memphis in honor of the former mayor of Memphis.

The Chapman Service Scholarship was established in 2005 by Christopher J. Chapman and Mary Beth Blackwell-Chapman, parents of Molly ‘05. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated financial need as well as experience with and commitment to community service.

The Alice S. Christenson Scholarship was created in her honor by her son, Gray Stevens ‘82 and his wife Allison. It benefits students of high academic ability with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to students from Alabama.

The Anne Marie Clark ’12 Fellowship was established in 2012 by Ed Clark P’12 in honor of his daughter. The scholarship will provide support for one student’s four years at Rhodes, provided s/he maintains satisfactory grades, carries a full-time course load, and takes advantage of at least one beyond-the-classroom learning opportunity that furthers his/her academic or career interests.

The Class of 1950 Scholarship was provided by alumni of the Class of 1950 in honor of their 50th Class Reunion in October, 2000.

The Yerger Clifton Scholarship was created by alumni and friends in memory of Dr. Yerger Clifton, Dean Emeritus of the British Studies at Oxford program.

The John Colby Service Scholarship was established in Barry Johnson ‘83 and Susanna Johnson in 2007 to support students with demonstrated financial need and commitment to community service and leadership.

The Jefferson K. Cole Scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Anna P. Cole of Memphis in memory of her husband.

The Elizabeth Williams Cooper ‘30 Scholarship was established by the late Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Cooper of Nashville in appreciation of the education that Rhodes provided Mrs. Cooper.

The James Leonard Cooper Scholarship was established by his late daughter, Miss Lula W. Cooper.

The Mrs. John S. Cooper Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. Douglas Johnston of Memphis in memory of his mother.

The Robert Emmet Craig Scholarship was established by his late wife, Mrs. Robert E. Craig, and his daughters, Mrs. Amelia Craig Lane and Mrs. Samuel Sanders III, New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Serena Crawford Scholarship for Women was initiated by alumnae Sallie Brooks Clark ‘76, Donna Kay Fisher ‘71, Katherine Maddox McElroy ‘77, Carol Ellis Morgan ‘76, and Sara Jeannette Sims ‘76 in memory of their friend Serena ‘75. It provides assistance to women students with financial need.

The Jere Lawrence Crook, Jr. Scholarship was established by a generous gift of the late Mr. Crook, prominent Memphis real estate developer, world traveler and civic leader. Preference is given to international students.

The Patsy Braswell Culverhouse ‘54 Scholarship was created in her memory by her husband Cecil Culverhouse and their sons Ian and Rob. The scholarship benefits a young woman who would not be able to attend Rhodes without financial aid.

The Curran-Lydick Scholarship was established in 2013 by Chrissy and Walter Lydick ’68 .The scholarship is designed to challenge and graduate talented students from middle income families.

The Ellen Davies-Rodgers Scholarship in Early Elementary Education was established by the late Dr. Ellen Davies-Rodgers. This scholarship is presented to an outstanding student with special interest in early elementary education.

The Dan W. Davis Service Scholarship was provided in 2005 through the estate of Dan W. Davis of Memphis. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated experience and commitment to community service.

The Jefferson Davis Scholarship was established by the late Jefferson Davis and his widow, Jerdone, of Atlanta, Georgia, both alumni of the college, classes of 1931 and 1934. Mr. Davis served for many years as a member of the Board of Trustees.

The John Henry Davis Oxford Scholarships were established in 1974 when Rhodes College joined with British Studies at Oxford to assist Rhodes students of merit to attend Oxford. The scholarships honor Professor John Henry Davis, a Rhodes Scholar, a member of the history faculty for forty-four years, and President of British Studies at Oxford in the first four sessions. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of scholastic performance, leadership, and financial need and may be awarded to either a rising or graduating senior.

The Davison Scholarship was established by Mr. W. F. Davison, Misses Ethel and Marjory Davison, and Mrs. J. D. Crosby in memory of their parents. Preference is given to qualified students from the area formerly known as the Synod of Alabama.

The Mary Robertson Day Scholarship was established by the Watauga Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.

The A. Clark and Mary Cooper Dean Scholarship was established in 1992 to assist deserving students in receiving a liberal arts education.

The Dickson Family Scholarship is provided by the late Dr. Bonnie Adair Dickson, the late Frederick L. Dickson, Jr. ‘38 and the late Elizabeth Blue Dickson ‘39.

The Charles E. Diehl Scholarship was established from the estates of Mrs. Lula Reese and Erma Reese Solomon.

The Charles I. Diehl Scholarship was endowed by a bequest from Charles I. Diehl ‘31, who served as Dean of Men and Professor of Education for the college. It is awarded to a deserving student with demonstrated financial need.

The Diehl Scholarship in Voice was established in memory of Mrs. Christiana Nolte Diehl and Mrs. Katherine Ireys Diehl by members of the Diehl family and friends. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in voice based on academic achievement.

The Kathryn Ireys Diehl and Mary Pond Diehl Memorial Scholarship was established at Rhodes and supported through the generosity of Kathryn Diehl’s son, the late Mr. Charles I. Diehl, and the Association of Rhodes Women.

The Christina Zengel Dinkelacker Memorial Scholarship was funded by family and friends of Christina ‘70. The scholarship goes to a deserving female student to enable her to study abroad with preference for programs in art, languages, and literature.

The Hugo Dixon Scholarship was established through a gift from the George H. McFadden and Bro. Fund of Memphis in memory of Mr. Dixon who was Chairman of the Board of Valmac Industries, patron of the arts in Memphis and the Mid-South, and business and civic leader.

The Elizabeth Rodgers Dobell Scholarship was established through contributions from family members and friends in memory of Elizabeth Dobell ‘58.

The Janice Ost Donelson Scholarship was created by family and friends in 2010 to honor the late wife of Dr. Lewis Donelson ‘38.

The Joseph A. Dunglinson Scholarship was established by the First Presbyterian Church of Selma, Alabama, in honor of its minister.

The Paul and Frances Durff Scholarship was provided by Judith Simono Durff ‘66 and Thomas H. Durff ‘65 to honor his parents. The scholarship is awarded to students with need from a Memphis public school.

The David Burns and Blanche Butler Earhart Scholarship was established by Mrs. Blanche Butler Earhart of Memphis.

The John A. Edmiston, Jr. Scholarship was established by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Edmiston, Sr.

The J. S. and Capitola Edmondson Scholarship was established by the late Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Edmondson of Memphis to aid worthy students.

The Mark A. Edwards ‘79 Memorial Fund was created with memorial gifts from his family and friends.

The John Farley Scholarship was established in 1990 upon his death by the family and friends of John Farley ‘37, a noted lawyer in New York.

The Anna and Jack D. Farris Scholarship was created by alumni couple Mark ‘82 and Elizabeth Sheppard ‘84 Hurley. It honors Anna Farris, former Associate Dean of the British Studies at Oxford Program at Rhodes, and the late Jack Farris, Professor Emeritus of English.

The Joseph Peyton Faulk Memorial Fund was established by Robert W. Faulk in memory of his father to aid worthy students with need from Tipton County, Tennessee, who are pursuing a full-time course of study leading to a bachelors degree.

The Federal Express Scholarship was established by FedEx Corporation.

The Nancy Tanner & James Rodney Feild Scholarship was established by J. Rodney Feild. Preference is given to pre-medical students with need who serve in a hospital or clinic treating private patients.

The Files Sisters Memorial Scholarship was established by the late Miss R. M. Files, Shreveport, Louisiana.

The James O. Finley ‘26 Family Scholarship, created by Dr. James G. Finley ‘62 and his wife Mary Lou Carwile Finley ‘64, provides financial aid with preference for students from Middle Tennessee.

The First Presbyterian Church Memorial Scholarship was established by the First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin, Tennessee.

The Josie Millsaps Fitzhugh Scholarship was established by The Josephine Circle of Memphis, in honor of its founder, the late Mrs. Gutson T. Fitzhugh, Memphis.

The Sarah Mackenzie Flemister and Robert C. Flemister, Jr. Scholarship was established by the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Flemister, Jr. ‘26 of Birmingham, Alabama, for deserving students with need.

The Cary Fowler Environmental Studies International Fellowship was established in 2012 by trustee Steve Lainoff and his wife, Riea. This fellowship will be awarded to a senior to work for the Global Crop Diversity Trust for at least one year following graduation from Rhodes College.

The Joseph A. and Morgan C. Fowler Scholarship Fund was established in 1957 with a gift from the Freemasons. Since then, the scholarship has grown through the generosity of the Lillian Goldman Charitable Trust, Cary Fowler ’71, and Amy Goldman Fowler. The scholarship honors Cary’s parents, and is awarded each year to a worthy student.

The Edgar Wiggin Francisco Scholarship and The Ruth Bitzer Francisco Scholarship were established by Dr. Edgar Wiggin Francisco, III ‘52 in honor of his father and mother.

The Fraser Lagniappe Scholarship Fund provides scholarship assistance to a nontraditional age student with financial need.

The John Chester Frist Memorial Scholarship was created by his brother, the late Dr. Thomas C. Frist, Sr. ‘28, a Rhodes trustee. John was a leader in many areas of campus life. He was a minister and leader in the Presbyterian Church until his death in 1959.

The Jennie Puryear Gardner Scholarship was established in 2007 by Mildred Puryear Marshall in honor of her sister, Jennie Puryear Gardner ‘31. Preference is given to women from the South with an interest in writing or literature.

The T.M. Garrott, Jr. and Lina H. Garrott Scholarship was created through their estates to assist deserving students from Mississippi selected on the basis of academic promise and ability. Their son, Rhodes trustee Thomas M. Garrott, III has increased the value of the Garrott Scholarship through additional gifts.

The Robert L. Gay Service Scholarship was provided in 2005 through the estate of alumnus Robert L. Gay ‘62. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated experience and commitment to community service.

The Mary Snowden Treadwell Gee and Elisha Gee Scholarship, established in Mr. Gee’s memory by Mrs. Gee during her lifetime, recognizes the many outstanding Rhodes College students who worked for Mr. Gee. The scholarship is awarded to students with need.

The Georgia Scholarships, endowed by an anonymous foundation, provide assistance to students with recognized leadership potential from middle-income Georgia families. Preference is given to members of the Christian faith.

The German Study Abroad Fellowship was established by an anonymous alumnus in 2008 to encourage students to adopt a minor or major in German and to learn the German culture. It is awarded to students who wish to study abroad in Germany and have demonstrated financial need.

The A. Benson Gilmore Memorial Service Scholarship was created by Rhodes trustee Vicki Gilmore Palmer ‘75 in honor of Dr. and Mrs. James H. Daughdrill, Jr., President Emeritus of the college and his wife, and in memory of Ms. Palmer’s mother. It benefits minority students with financial need who have demonstrated experience in and commitment to community service.

The Sally Pettus Gold Scholarship was established by Dr. Edward A. Mohns of Portland, Oregon.

The Goldsmith Family Scholarship was established through a gift from the Goldsmith Foundation in memory of Jacob and Dora Goldsmith.

The C. M. Gooch Scholarships were established by the will of Mr. C. M. Gooch, prominent Mid-South lumberman and businessman.

The Abe Goodman Memorial Scholarship was established by his sons, Charles, Abe, and William Goodman, Memphis.

The Dan F. Goodwin, Jr. Scholarship was given in honor of Dan F. Goodwin, Jr., member of Rhodes Board of Trustees for eight years. Preference is given to children of ministers from the states of Louisiana and Texas and selection is based primarily on financial need.

The Margaret Gorman Scholarship was established by John F. Gratz, Jr., of Memphis, to be given annually to that student who, in the judgment of the faculty of the Music Department, presents the greatest proficiency in the understanding and performance of the classical and romantic periods of music on the piano or to a deserving student majoring in music composition

The Lorle and Neely Grant Scholarship was established by Lorle Grant, whose late husband, Neely, was a member of Rhodes Class of 1946. The scholarship is awarded to minority students with need.

The Fred R. Graves Scholarship was established by friends of the late Dr. Graves, longtime Presbyterian minister in Mississippi, and by Mr. and Mrs. Jere B. Nash, Jr., of Greenville, Mississippi. Income from the Fund is awarded each year on the basis of need and merit.

The Michael Grehl Scholarship was established in his memory by his late wife, Audrey, Scripps-Howard, family, and friends, to support deserving returning students who have financial need beyond the college’s financial aid package. Mr. Grehl was Editor of The Commercial Appeal, a Scripps-Howard newspaper.

The Hans and Frances Groenhoff Scholarship for Art and Art History Majors was established in memory of the world-famous photographer by his wife, the late Fran Groenhoff, and their friends. Recipients are limited to those students majoring in Art or Art History.

The Charles E. Guice Scholarship was established by members of the J.J. White Memorial Church and the Presbytery of South Mississippi.

The A. Arthur Halle Memorial Scholarship was established by trustees of the A. Arthur Halle Memorial Foundation, Memphis.

The James Hamilton Memorial Political Science Scholarship was established in his memory by gifts from Olivia Meyer Browne and is awarded to a deserving student.

The Hammond-Moore Scholarships were established by the late Mark B. Hammond, ‘39 and R. M. Hammond, Jr. in memory of their father, R. M. Hammond, and Dr. Moore Moore, both of Memphis.

The Dorothy Seymour Harnden Scholarship was established by the late Robert C. Harnden of Memphis in memory of his wife.

The Ethel Ashton Harrell ‘54 Scholarship, established by Dr. Harrell, gives preference to female students with documented financial need.

The Hassell Scholarship was provided through the estate of Pauline Hassell Nicholson to assist students from or near Wayne County, Tennessee.

The Rev. Robin R. and Daniel B. Hatzenbuehler Summer Ministry Fellowship for Social Justice was established in 2010 by this alumni couple of the class of 1971. It is awarded by competitive application in which students describe their interest and past involvement in ministry and social justice, as well as their aspirations for the impact of the fellowship and a proposed placement or project.

The William Randolph Hearst Scholarship, created by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation of New York, provides assistance to African-American students.

The Frank H. Heiss Scholarship Fund, established by the New York City law firm of Kelley Drye & Warren in memory of its distinguished law partner and 1928 alumnus of Rhodes, is supported by his daughter.

The Imelda and Hubert Henkel Scholarship was created in their memory by their four children, all of whom are Rhodes graduates: Mike ‘79 and Frances ‘79 Henkel, Tim Henkel ‘81, Keith ‘83 and Linda ‘83 Henkel, and Michelle Henkel ‘86.

The J. D. and Evelyn Henry Scholarship was established by the late Mr. J. D. Henry, Selma, Alabama, in grateful and loving memory of the family. His wife, the late Evelyn Henry, also provided support for this scholarship.

The Francis G. Hickman Scholarship was established by Edwyna Hickman, of Memphis, as a memorial to her husband. Preference is given to a student majoring, or intending to major, in the Department of Anthropology/Sociology.

The Harold “Chicken” High Scholarship honors this outstanding 1933 graduate of Rhodes and is funded by John S. and Tan Heslip Hille, ‘69, ‘69. Preference is given to an outstanding member of Pi Kappa Alpha.

The Chick and Andi Hill Service Fellowship was created in 2007 to provide aid to a student from Memphis with demonstrated financial need and commitment to community service and leadership.

The Hohenberg Foundation Scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need.

The Beth Bevill Hollingsworth Scholarship was established by her sons Cyril E. Hollingsworth ‘64 and Donald M. Hollingsworth ‘67 of Little Rock, Arkansas. Preference is given to a student with need.

The David Wills Hollingsworth Scholarship was established by The First Presbyterian Church, Florence, Alabama, to honor the memory of their longtime minister. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need, with preference to students from Alabama.

The Emily How Holloway Scholarship was established in her memory by her husband, the late E. Thompson Holloway, Sr. ‘33, and children Emily H. Walker ‘64, and E. Thompson Holloway, Jr.

The Elizabeth Hart and Horace King Houston Memorial Scholarship was established by the Reverend Horace K. Houston, Jr. This scholarship is given to an active member of a Presbyterian Church who is a resident of Essex County, New Jersey; Washington County, Mississippi; or Shelby County, Tennessee.

The Gabriel and Mattie Houston Scholarship was established in 1955 by the late Mrs. Houston of Oxford, Mississippi.

The Margaret Mason Jones Houts and J. Thayer “Toto” Houts Scholarship was established by the late Mr. J. Thayer Houts ‘37 and his late wife, Mrs. Margaret Mason Jones Houts ‘40 of Memphis.

The Elizabeth J. Howard Scholarship was established by T. C. Howard of Covington, Tennessee, in 1937.

The S. Francis Howard Scholarship was established in 1979 by an anonymous donor in memory of Mr. S. Francis Howard ‘26.

The Thomas Percy Howard, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was established by members of the First Presbyterian Church of Tunica, Mississippi.

The John C. Hugon Scholarship was established by the late John C. Hugon ‘77 of Duncan, Oklahoma, during his lifetime to provide financial assistance to deserving students, perhaps in addition to that normally provided by the college. Additional funding was provided by McCasland Foundation, as well as family and friends.

The Joanne E. Hunt Memorial Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. George B. Jones in memory of Mrs. Jones’ daughter, an alumna of Rhodes, Class of 1960.

The Kristin D. and Vernon S. Hurst Scholarship for British Studies, established by alumna Kristin Dwelle Hurst ‘88 and her husband Vernon, provides aid for a Rhodes student participating in British Studies at Oxford.

The Margaret Hyde Council International Scholarship for Women was established by the members of the Margaret Hyde Council to aid students in study abroad opportunities. It is also supported by alumnae and friends of Rhodes. Preference is given to women students.

The Margaret Hyde Leadership Scholarship was created by Margaret Hyde Council board members Theresa Cloys Carl ‘75, Susan Logan Huffman ‘83, and Joellyn Forrester Sullivan ‘77. It gives preference to upperclass women who have demonstrated leadership in campus organizations, community service, or academics.

The Wendy and Bill Jacoway Scholarship was created by alumnus William H. Jacoway ‘62 and his wife Wendy.

The Sarah Elizabeth Farris and Thomas Francis Jackson Scholarship was established by Mrs. Elizabeth Jackson Hall and her son, T. Francis Jackson, III ‘62.

The Reverend William Nathan Jenkins Scholarship was established by his wife, the late Pearl C. Jenkins and his daughter, Miss Annie Tait Jenkins of Crystal Springs, Mississippi, to honor Mr. Jenkins, a Presbyterian minister and a member of Rhodes Class of 1895.

The Jane and J. L. Jerden Service Scholarship was established by Jane and J. L. Jerden ‘59 of Atlanta, Georgia. It provides aid to students who have demonstrated experience in and commitment to community service.

The Johnson Family Scholarship, created by alumnus Barry Johnson ‘83 and his wife Susanna Johnson, gives preference for aid to a student who exhibits an interest in religious studies as a major or entering full-time Christian ministry following graduation.

The George R. Johnson Service Scholarship, was created by Susanna Johnson in 2005 as a gift to her husband, Barry D. Johnson ‘83, to honor his father who dedicated his life to serving others. The scholarship provides aid to students who have demonstrated experience in and commitment to community service.

The Marshall P. Jones ‘59 Scholarship, funded through a bequest from Lawrence & Carrie Jaseph, honors their late son-in-law and Rhodes Professor Emeritus. It is awarded to a student with financial need with preference given to a minority student. Mr. Jones’ widow, Lynn Jaseph Jones ‘59, also provides support for this scholarship.

The Paul Tudor Jones, M.D., Scholarship and The Annie M. Smith Jones Scholarship were established by the Jones family in memory of their parents.

The Walk C. Jones, Jr. Scholarship was established by Mrs. Walk C. Jones, Jr. of Memphis.

The Paul Tudor Jones III and Sara Shelton Jones Scholarship was established to honor the memory of his parents by the estate of the late Paul Tudor Jones IV ‘32, life trustee. Primary emphasis for selection of the recipients is based upon the student’s genuine religious nature and integrity of character.

The Henry M. and Lena Meyer Kahn Scholarship was created through the will of Jacob M. Meyer of Memphis.

The Estes Kefauver Memorial Scholarships were endowed by friends of Senator Kefauver, United States Representative, 1938-1948, and United States Senator, 1949-1963.

The Laurence F. Kinney Scholarship is named for the beloved Rhodes Professor of Religion. It was established in his memory by Mrs. Kinney.

The Edward B. Klewer Scholarship was established by Dorothy Hughes Klewer in memory of her husband.

The Hope Brewster Krushkov Memorial Scholarship in Music, created by her daughter Marli Krushkova, is awarded to a student in music.

The Riea and Steve Lainoff Fellowship was established in 2010 by trustee Steve Lainoff and his wife Riea. It is awarded annually to ten or more students through a competitive application process which includes a brief discussion of how the proposed domestic or international fellowship will advance the student’s experiential learning. Preference is given to juniors and seniors with at least two fellowships reserved for each of the Theatre and English Departments.

The Joseph S. Legg Memorial Service Scholarship was established in 2005 by Rhodes trustee Deborah Legg Craddock ‘80 and Robert E. Craddock, Jr. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated financial need as well as experience with and commitment to community service.

The Edward B. and Elizabeth LeMaster Scholarship was provided in memory of her parents by trustee Elizabeth LeMaster Simpson ‘58 and her late husband David L. Simpson, III ‘58. It is awarded annually to students with financial need to participate in Rhodes-sponsored European Studies, in Rhodes’ exchange programs, or approved programs in the U.S.

The Jackie & Herbert S. Liebman and Marjorie Liebman Scholarship was given by the Liebmans to provide aid for a student from Shelby County with financial need.

The Cornelia Loper Lipscomb Music Scholarship was established by Edward L. Lipscomb of Memphis, father of Nell Lipscomb Martin and alumnae Martha Lipscomb Whitla ‘57 and Lynda Lipscomb Wexler ‘60, in memory of his wife and their mother. Preference is given to a female music student from a Southern state.

The Edward H. Little Endowed Scholarship was provided by the E. H. Little Trust.

The Mahoney Family Student Emergency Assistance Fund was established in 2009 by Wendi and Robert Mahoney, parents of Alex Mahoney ‘08 and Nate Mahoney ‘11, to be awarded in the event of financial crisis to students who are active and successful members of the Rhodes community and who demonstrate a need for emergency assistance as determined and selected by college committee.

The Robert Mann ‘47 Scholarship was provided through a bequest to provide financial aid for music students.

The James J. and Ada Manson Memorial Scholarship was established by their daughter, the late Lucille Manson Tate of New Orleans, and the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans.

The Roma and Jeff A. Marmon, Jr. Memorial Scholarships were established by Mr. and Mrs. George Mallouk of Garden City, New York, and other friends and relatives. He was a member of the Class of 1939.

The Edward C. Martin, Jr. Scholarship was funded through the estate of Mr. Martin ‘41. It is awarded to deserving students with financial need.

The Ireys Martin Scholarship, established by the Association of Rhodes Women, is awarded to a qualified female student.

The Lina Matthews Service Scholarship was established in 2006 through the estate of Lina Matthews. Preference is given to Presbyterian students studying for ministry or other work in the church and who have demonstrated experience in and commitment to community service.

The Mona Rice Matthews CODA Fellowship was funded by the estate of Mona Rice Matthews in 2007. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The Maxwell Family Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Maxwell of Dyersburg, Tennessee, by members of their family. Preference is given to students from Dyersburg or West Tennessee.

The May Scholarship of Second Presbyterian Church of Little Rock, Arkansas, is provided through the proceeds of the Ruth May Gibb Trust as administered by Second Presbyterian Church, Little Rock, Arkansas. Preference is given to Arkansas students, with consideration given to financial need, academic achievement, and educational goals of the student.

The Carolyn McAfee Annual Fine Arts Fellowship, established by Carolyn T. McAfee in 2008, is awarded to a student with talent or interest in the fine arts, with a preference for music. Preference is given to students from West Tennessee.

The Robert D. McCallum Scholarship was created in honor of the late Robert D. McCallum, life trustee of Rhodes, by his friend Julian Robertson. Preference is given to students with partial financial need, and awarded on the basis of the students’ high ethical values, leadership ability, and academic performance. The purpose of the scholarships is to enable middle-income students who meet these criteria to get a Rhodes education.

The Gail McClay Scholarship was established in her memory by family, colleagues, and former students. Gail McClay was Associate Professor and Chair of the Education Department until her death in 1999. The scholarship benefits students in education with demonstrated financial need.

The William E. McClure ‘51 Service Scholarship was funded through the estate of William E. McClure ‘51. The scholarship is awarded to students who commit to performing ten hours of community service weekly.

The William ‘51 and Helen ‘51 McClure Study Abroad Fellowship was created in 2010 to honor her late parents by Catherine McClure Leslie and the Helen and William McClure Family Fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis. It provides for assistance to an upperclass student majoring in commerce and business to study abroad in a Rhodes-approved program.

The Anna Leigh McCorkle Work Study Scholarship was established by her family and friends to provide on-campus employment of students.

The Seth and Mary Ann McGaughran Scholarship for Creative Writing, established by Mr. and Mrs. McGaughran, is awarded to a deserving student with interest and ability in creative writing and who resides within 150 miles of Memphis.

The McGehee Scholarship was established by James E. McGehee & Company, Memphis. Priority is given to residents of Shelby County. Achievement, rather than need, is the principal consideration.

The John H. McMinn Scholarship was established by alumnus John H. McMinn III ‘68 of Miami, Florida.

The Phillip H. McNeill Family Scholarship was established in 2005 by Rhodes trustee Phillip H. McNeill and Mabel McCall McNeill, parents of Hallie McNeill Ward ‘96. The scholarship provides opportunities to outstanding students who demonstrate strength of character and commitment to their faith through leadership and involvement in community, church, or school.

The Louise Howry McRae Fine Arts Scholarship was established in 2005 through the estates of Louise Howry McRae ‘43 and Robert McRae of Memphis. It provides financial aid for deserving students who are majoring in the fine arts and who have demonstrated experience and commitment to community service.

The Hilda Menke Scholarship was established by Milton and Elizabeth Picard and by Hubert and Stella Menke in memory of Mr. Menke’s mother. The recipient is a deserving student from the Mid-South area.

The Frederick J. Menz Scholarship is supported by Douglas W. Menz ‘82 in memory of his father.

The Evelyn G. Millsap ‘47 Service Scholarship was created in 2005 through the estate of alumni Evelyn G. Millsap. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated experience and commitment to community service.

The Kimberley S. Millsaps Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth E. Millsaps, with their family and friends, in memory of their daughter Kimberley Millsaps ‘90 who was Injured In a car accident during her senior year at Rhodes. The scholarship is awarded annually to a rising senior who is a member of the Alpha Omega Pi Sorority.

The Frank M. Mitchener, Sr. Scholarship was established during their lifetimes by his daughters, Frances M. Scott ‘33 and Mary Rose M. Wilds, and his wife, Mrs. Frank M. Mitchener, Sr. of Sumner, Mississippi.

The Edward A. Mohns Scholarship was endowed by the late Dr. Edward A. Mohns ‘24, Portland, Oregon, and his family to give financial support to students preparing for careers in the ministry or medicine.

The Pamela Palmer Montesi Scholarship for the Arts was a gift from Pamela Palmer Montesi ‘80 and her husband, Frederick Thomas Montesi, III, and their two children, Pamela Nicole Montesi and Frederick Thomas Montesi, IV ‘06 in honor of Pam’s 25th Class Reunion in 2005. The scholarship aids students who demonstrate a love of the arts, regardless of academic major, with preference given to a student of music or the theatre. Primary emphasis for the selection of the recipients is based upon the student’s genuine religious nature and integrity of character.

The Lewis Matthew Moore Scholarship was created in 1947 by Ethel Dean Moore in memory of her son. Preference is given to a student from Alabama.

The Mayo Moore Scholarship was established by the Tunica County Rotary Club.

The Virginia Lee Moore Scholarship, established by a Rhodes staff member in memory of her mother, is awarded to students with need.

The Goodbar Morgan ‘31 Scholarship was established in 2006 through the estate of Terry Westbrook ‘66. Goodbar Morgan was Director of Alumni at Rhodes for 26 years prior to serving as the college archivist in his “retirement.” He and Dr. Westbrook were both members of Sigma Nu Fraternity and preference is given to the most qualified member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

The William Insley Morris Memorial Scholarship was established by his sister Rosanna Morris ‘41. Mr. Morris served in the navy at various weather stations around the world.

The Norvelle Hammett and Adolphus B. Morton Scholarship was established by their daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Wilhelm, parents of alumnus Jack Wilhelm ‘75.

The Murfree Service Scholarship was established in 2005 by Rhodes trustee Katherine Davis Murfree. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated financial need as well as experience with and commitment to community service.

The Sanford Alvin Myatt, M.D. Scholarship was established by Mrs. Lewis J. Myatt of Memphis in memory of her son, a member of the Class of 1966. Preference is given to a junior or senior pre-medical student.

The Fred W. Neal Scholarship was established by family and friends of the late Dr. Neal, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies.

The Hugh M. Neely Scholarships were established by the late Mrs. Mary Sneed Neely, Memphis.

The Joe Neville Scholarships are sponsored by the Black Alumni Connection of the Rhodes Alumni Association in honor of Joe Neville, who worked in the Rhodes Physical Plant for 44 years. Mr. Neville was always there for Rhodes students with abiding friendship, encouragement and inspiration. The scholarship provides support for the emergency needs of minority students that exceed the college financial aid package.

The William Lucian Oates Scholarship was created in 1965 by the late Hugo N. Dixon of Memphis.

The 100 Club of Memphis Scholarship was endowed by the 100 Club of Memphis to assist Memphis and Shelby County law enforcement officers, firefighters, and their immediate family members.

The T. Russell Nunan and Cora Clark Nunan Scholarship was established in 2007 through the estates of Dr. and Mrs. Nunan. Preference is given to a student who is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, Mississippi, or a student from Washington County, Mississippi.

The Edmund Orgill Scholarship was established by his friends in recognition of his outstanding church, civic, and educational services, and is awarded to students who have given evidence of interest in and concern for governmental processes.

The Ortmann-Cox Memorial Scholarship was established by the will of Bessie Cox Ortmann.

The John A. and Ruth C. Osoinach Memorial Scholarship was provided by the estate of Dr. Harrison Kirkland Osoinach ’55 to support students of Native American ancestry or other minorities.

The George Marion Painter Memorial Scholarship was established by the First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin, Tennessee, and by Mrs. George M. Painter of Gallatin and Mrs. Priscilla Early of Memphis. Preference is given to students majoring in commerce and business, mathematics, or public education.

The May Thompson Patton Music Scholarship was established by Lynda Lipscomb Wexler ‘60 to honor her mother-in-law and is awarded to a student majoring in music.

The Elizabeth Roe Pearce ‘91 International Study Fellowship was established in 2008 by Elizabeth Roe Pearce ‘91. This fellowship will be awarded to students participating in a study abroad opportunity on the basis of demonstrated financial need with a minimum required grade point average of 2.75.

The Bettye M. Pedersen Scholarship was established by Martha I. Pedersen ‘70 in memory of her mother. Preference is given to students with need who are from small towns in Tennessee, have declared an art, music, or science major, and intend to teach at some level.

The Israel H. Peres Scholarship was established by the late Hardwig Peres, LL.D. of Memphis, and friends of the late Israel H. Peres, former Chancellor in Memphis’ Chancery Court. The scholarship is awarded to residents of Shelby County.

The Liz and Milton Picard Scholarship was created through gifts from Elizabeth Tamm Picard and her late husband.

The Mrs. Ruth C. Pickens Fellowship was established in 2007 by trustee Robert R. Waller and Sarah Pickens Waller ‘63 to support minority students who have potential for success at Rhodes. They must demonstrate financial need, show leadership potential and commit to participation in campus and/or community outreach activities.

The Clarence E. Pigford Scholarship was established by Mrs. Clarence E. Pigford of Jackson, Tennessee, to honor her husband who was a trustee of Rhodes College.

The Frances Pillow Memorial Fund was established in memory of Frances Pillow ‘72 by her family and friends. The fund is used to provide scholarships for Arkansas students.

The Olive Manson Pitcher Scholarship was established in her memory by Elizabeth O. Pagaud of New Orleans.

The Julia and Moses Plough Scholarships were established by the late Mr. Abe Plough in memory of his parents.

The William B. Power Scholarship was established by the Dixie Wax Paper Company of Memphis. Preference is given to students connected with DIXICO, as the company is now named, or to students from Canada.

The Mary Louise Pritchard ‘51 Scholarship was given at her 50th Class Reunion by Mrs. Pritchard in memory of Elizabeth Ann Pritchard and Patricia Barton Pritchard and in honor of Mary Louise Crawford.

The Morton D. and Elsie Prouty Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Morton D. Prouty of Florence, Alabama. Mr. Prouty was a member of Rhodes Board of Trustees.

The Schuyler Harris Pryor Scholarship was created by his mother, Mrs. Lutie Patton Shaw.

The Lynn Elizabeth Pyeatt Memorial Scholarship was established by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne W. Pyeatt, Memphis, Tennessee; her grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Pyeatt, Searcy, Arkansas; and by her friends. Income from the fund is awarded to women students majoring in music who have been nominated for this award by the Music Department and to a student majoring in mathematics.


The William C. “Razz” Rasberry ‘30 Scholarship
was established by Doris Rasberry Jones ‘59 in honor of her father, Rhodes alumnus and life trustee. The scholarship is awarded to students with financial need.

The Red Shoes Service Scholarship was established by an anonymous alumna in 2006. It is awarded to students who demonstrate experience with and commitment to community service and leadership.

The Lieutenant Russell E. Reeves, Jr. Scholarship was established by his parents, Mrs. Russell E. Reeves and the late Mr. Reeves, Memphis. The income from this fund assists a worthy male student.

The Lorna Anderson Reimers Scholarship was established through her bequest. She was a Rhodes trustee from Jackson, MS.

The Linda Williams Rhea Scholarship was established by the late Herbert Rhea, Rhodes trustee emeritus, during his lifetime in honor of his wife.The Percy M. and Ramona R. Rhea Scholarship was created in honor of his parents by Rhodes trustee Randall R. Rhea ‘77. It benefits students of high academic ability with demonstrated financial need.

The Margaret Johnson Ridolphi ’63 Scholarship was endowed by Meg and Scott Crosby in 2013 to honor Meg’s mother at her 50th Reunion. The scholarship is created to enroll, challenge and graduate students who can contribute and take full advantage of Rhodes.

The Alice Archer Rhodes Scholarship was established by the Association of Rhodes Women. Preference is given to a qualified female student.

Rhodes Service Scholarships are awarded to students who have demonstrated an exceptional record of leadership and service participation in their communities and who wish to become effective leaders who promote positive change in the world. They are provided through an endowment established by the Robert and Ruby Priddy Charitable Trust, Wichita, Texas.

The Rich Memorial International Scholarship, created by alumna Mary Jack Rich McCord ‘51, provides aid for study abroad to students with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to women students.

The Richardson CODA Scholarship was established by the late Kathleen Richardson in 2007. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The Kathleen Richardson Scholarship was provided in 2007 by the estate of Mrs. Richardson of Memphis. The scholarship serves to aid students with demonstrated financial need.

The Eleanor Richmond and Jessie Richmond Hooper Scholarship was established by family and friends. Ms. Richmond was a member of the Class of 1927 and Ms. Hooper the Class of 1935.

The Dr. and Mrs. F. Ray Riddle, Jr. CODA Scholarship was established by F. Ray Riddle, Jr. in 2007. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The Lou Anna Robbins Scholarship was established by Jess H. Robbins of Dyersburg, Tennessee. Preference is given to a student from First Presbyterian Church, Dyersburg, or a student from Dyer County.

The Martha Robinson CODA Scholarship was established in 2007 through the termination of the Martha Robinson Charitable Remainder Trust. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The John F. Rockett Scholarship was created in 1991 in his memory through gifts from family, business associates, and friends. The scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior athlete who plans to attend medical school.

The Anne L. Rorie/Chi Omega Scholarship was established in her memory by her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Rorie. and by her friends and fellow students. Anne was a member of the Class of 1982.

The William M. Rosson Scholarship in Physics was established in 1989 to honor Conwood Corporation President, William Rosson. The scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in physics.

The Lucy W. Rowe Scholarship was provided by the late Mrs. Lucy W. Rowe and her daughter, Mrs. William R. Carrington Jones, Memphis.

The Jules B. Rozier Scholarships were established by the late Mr. Jules B. Rozier, Memphis.

The Theo Matthews Hayden and Marjorie Matthews Russell Study Abroad Scholarship was funded by the estate of Marjorie M. Russell in 2008. The scholarship will be awarded to Rhodes students who wish to study abroad in Scotland.

The Theo Matthews Hayden and Marjorie Matthews Russell Scholarship was funded by the estate of Marjorie M. Russell in 2008. It is to be awarded to a student from Scotland who wishes to attend Rhodes College. If no student from Scotland qualifies in any given year, then the scholarship will be awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need.

The John Hunt Rutledge II Scholarship was provided by friends in memory of this outstanding leader from the Class of 1972.

The Schadt Foundation Scholarship is provided by the Schadt Foundation of Memphis to benefit a student with financial need.

The Billie J. Scharding Scholarship was established through a bequest of Mrs. Scharding.

The Mary Gideon Schillig ‘47 CODA Scholarship was funded by the estate of Mary Gideon Schillig in 2007. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The Stephen J. Schmidt, Jr. Scholarship was provided for students with need by the late Mr. Schmidt, Class of 1972.

The Dr. and Mrs. Perry D. Scrivner Scholarship was established by the late Mrs. Lucretia H. Scrivner of Lawton, Oklahoma. This scholarship is to be awarded to a worthy student interested in education as a profession.

The Josephine Gilfillan Seabrook ‘42 and Conrad L. Seabrook CODA Scholarship was established in 2007. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Scholarships are funded by Second Presbyterian Church. Preference is given to members of Second Presbyterian Church and members of churches affiliated with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

A Service Scholarship was established in 2006 by an anonymous donor to support Bonner Service Scholars.

The Madhuri and Devchand Shah Scholarship was created in 2013 by Vimal Shah ’94, in honor of his parents. The scholarship is awarded to a minority student from a lower income family.

The Elder L. Shearon, Jr. Scholarship was created by The Southern Company to honor its late president and goes to a student with financial need.

The Charles R. and Rebecca L. Sherman Service Scholarship was established in 2005 by Charles ‘35 and Rebecca ‘38 in memory of their respective parents, Charles Robert Sherman and Rosa Livingston Sherman, and Judge Harry Williamson Laughlin and Frances Weber Laughlin. The scholarship is awarded to students who demonstrate experience in and commitment to community service.

The Anne and Mary Shewmaker Scholarship was established through the estate of Mary Shewmaker in 2006 to aid students with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to female graduates of Central High School, Memphis.

The Clare Orman Shields ‘73 Scholarship was initiated in her memory by Louise Allen ‘77 and Jan Cornaghie. Additional funding was provided by her late husband, Lynn Shields, as well as family and classmates. It provides aid to women students with financial need. Clare Shields was a great advocate for women, having been both a pioneer and a role model for women in the legal community.

The Shiland/Park Scholarship was established in 2013 by Patricia Shiland P’15 and James Park P’15 to enroll, challenge and graduate talented students from middle income families who demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit.

The Charles M. Simmons ‘09 Fellowship was established in 2009 by his parents, Jan and Tom Simmons, and The Bea and Margaret Love Foundation. This scholarship supports a student from Texas with academic promise and a commitment to learning outside of the classroom through an internship, service, study abroad, or research experience.

The David L. Simpson III ‘58 Scholarship was established in 2009 in his memory by his wife, trustee Elizabeth LeMaster Simpson ‘58, to benefit students with need from middle income families.

The Robert and Seabelle Simono Scholarship was provided by Judith Simono Durff ‘66 and Thomas H. Durff ‘65 to honor her parents. The scholarship is awarded to students with need from Mississippi.

The Cindy and John Sites Scholarship was created by John Sites ‘74 and his wife Cindy of New York. This scholarship is awarded based on academic merit of the student.

The Leland Smith Emergency Assistance Fund was established in his memory by James N. Augustine ‘89 and his wife, Tanya Augustine, in 2008. The Fund provides emergency assistance to students beyond the college’s normal financial aid package.

The Katherine Hinds Smythe Scholarship was provided by Katherine Hinds Smythe ‘53 to assist deserving students who face financial crises which threaten their return to Rhodes. Preference is given to female students.

The Paul Snodgrass ‘46 CODA Scholarship was established through his estate. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The William Spandow Scholarship in Chemistry was established by the late Mrs. Florence Gage Spandow, Memphis. This scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in chemistry whose previous record indicates graduation with academic honors or with honors research.

The William Spandow Scholarship in Mathematics was established by the late Mrs. Florence Gage Spandow, Memphis. This scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in mathematics who is a candidate for the degree with academic honors or with honors research.

The William Spandow Scholarship in Physics was established by the late Mrs. Florence Gage Spandow, Memphis. This scholarship is awarded to a senior majoring in physics who is a candidate for the degree with academic honors or with honors research.

The C. L. and Mildred W. Springfield Honor Scholarship was established by Mr. James F. Springfield ‘51 of Memphis to honor his mother and his father, who was for many years Comptroller of the college.

The James F. Springfield, Jr. ‘87 CODA Scholarship was established in 2006 by James F. Springfield, Sr. ‘51 in honor of his son. It aids deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the arts.

The Virgil Starks, III ’85 Memorial Scholarship was established in 2013 by his friends for students from the state of Alabama pursuing a career in medicine, law, teaching, or theology.

The Mark Lee Stephens Scholarship was established in his memory by his parents. This award goes to a rising sophomore majoring in Theatre. Mark was a member of the Class of 1988.

The Edward Norrel Stewart Scholarship, created by the late Dr. Ellen Davies-Rodgers, is awarded to a student in commerce and business.

The Tommye Virginia Stewart ‘53 Scholarship was established by the alumna’s sister, Mrs. Dorothy Shepherd, for deserving students with need.

The Dr. Thomas E. and Peggy C. Strong Scholarship was established by family and friends on the occasion of his retirement from medical practice. Dr. and Mrs. Strong, members of the classes of 1954 and 1955, have subsequently increased the value of the Strong Scholarship through their own gifts. It is awarded to students with financial need selected on the basis of academic achievement and promise.

The Sudderth Scholarship, established by the friends and family of Dr. Brian Sudderth ’77, is awarded to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic and leadership qualities as well as a desire to serve those in need through practice in the “learned professions” of medicine, law, and/or theology.

The Warren Ware Sullivan Memorial Scholarship was established by his father, Mr. H. P. Sullivan, Walls, Mississippi, and friends of the family.

The SunTrust Bank Fellowship is provided to support deserving students with financial need. Preference is given to Memphis students.

The Gene Dickson Symes Scholarship was established by members of Webster Groves Presbyterian Church, Webster Groves, Missouri, in honor of their Organist Emeritus, the late Gene Dickson Symes ‘45.

The Jack H. Taylor Fellowship in Physics was created in 2005 by alumnus Charles W. Robertson, Jr. ‘65 and his wife Patricia K. Robertson. From 1956 to 1992, Dr. Jack H. Taylor ‘44 served on the Rhodes faculty as Professor of Physics. Dr. Robertson was inspired by Dr. Taylor and pursued a very successful career in physics after graduation. The fellowship, restricted to students studying physics, is awarded through application and competitive process based on academic and scientific achievements as well as interest and aptitude for the study of physics.

The Jack H. Taylor Scholarship was established in 2000 by Harry L. Swinney ‘61 in honor of his Rhodes mentor, Jack H. Taylor ‘44, Professor Emeritus of Physics. The scholarship is restricted to students majoring in the physical and biological sciences.

The Mary Allie Taylor Scholarship was created through the will of Miss Taylor, Class of 1933.

The Tennessee Churches Scholarship was funded by the Presbyterian Churches of Tennessee and the Synod of Tennessee in the mid-1970’s. Preference is given to a Presbyterian student.

The James H. Thomas III ‘62 Service Scholarship was established in 2005 by an anonymous alumnus to provide financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated financial need as well as experience with and commitment to community service.

The Whit Thomas Scholarship was established in his memory by the Sigma Nu Fraternity Epsilon Sigma Chapter at Rhodes.

The Edward F. Thompson Scholarship Fund was established by the late Mr. Thompson, a member of Rhodes Class of 1929 and retired economist with Union Planters Bank of Memphis.

The Frances Tigrett Service Scholarship was funded through the estate of Frances Tigrett of Jackson, Tennessee. The scholarship is awarded to students who commit to performing ten hours of community service weekly.

The Elizabeth ‘04 and Sarah ‘07 Townsend Family Scholarship was established in 2008 by their parents Deborah and Darrell Townsend of Nashville, Tennessee. It is awarded to a student with demonstrated financial need.

The Bill and Carole Troutt Scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. and Mrs. Troutt to support a middle-income student from West Tennessee who otherwise would be unable to attend Rhodes.

The Henry and Lynne Turley RIRS Fellowship was created by Henry and Lynne Turley in 2010 to support the Rhodes Institute for Regional Studies (RIRS) for four years. Each year, The Turley Fellowship will provide funding for one RIRS faculty member and will support three RIRS Fellows, including research and travel funds to aid these students in their individual research projects.

The Frank L. Turner ‘50 CODA Scholarship was funded in 2010 through his estate. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. Theprogram fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The UT Neuroscience Student Research Fellowship was established in 2006 by James T. Robertson ‘53 to support an outstanding student in the physical sciences who is selected to pursue summer research activities in neuroscience at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences.

The Douglas L. Viar Memorial Scholarship was established in 2013 by Michelle Viar ’94 in memory of her father. The scholarship will provide critical aid to students who unexpectedly require financial help to complete their Rhodes education.

The Emma Dean Voorhies Boys Club Scholarship was established by the Boys Club of Memphis to provide assistance to a Boys Club member.

The Debby and John Wallace III ‘75 Service Scholarship was established by trustee John M. Wallace III ‘75 and his wife Debby. It provides aid to students who have demonstrated experience in and commitment to community service.

The Edith Wright Wallace ‘44 Scholarship was established in her memory by her mother, the late Ethel Winfrey Wright. It is awarded to students with need. Mrs. Wallace was a Latin teacher in the Memphis City Schools for 34 years prior to her death in 1978.

The Dr. Robert R. and Sarah Pickens Waller Scholarship was established by alumna Sarah Waller ‘63 and her husband, trustee Robert Waller.

The Harry B. Watkins, Jr. Memorial Scholarship was created by the First Presbyterian Church of Dyersburg, Tennessee.

The Henry C. Watkins Scholarship was established by Mr. Edmund Orgill, C.I.T. Financial Services, and C.I.T. executives.

The Dr. and Mrs. Paul McLauren Watson Scholarship was established with a gift during their lifetimes from Rose Lynn Barnard Watson ‘38 and Lauren Watson ‘37 of Memphis.

The Rev. Dr. Roy Edwards Watts ‘25 and Margaret Vincent Watts ‘25 CODA Scholarship was established by in 2007 through their estates. It provides aid to deserving students participating in the Center for Outreach in the Development of the Arts at Rhodes. The program fosters leadership, vision, communications and innovation for future leaders in the fine arts.

The Norma Webb Scholarship was created in 2013 by Norma Webb ’52 to support students with need.

The Walker Wellford, Jr. Scholarship was established in his honor by his wife, the late Minnie Lundy Wellford ‘29, and is awarded to a deserving student. The late Mr. Wellford ‘29 was secretary of the Board of Trustees from 1957 to 1961.

The Terry E. Westbrook ‘66 Scholarship for International Study was established in 2006 through Dr. Westbrook’s estate. It provides aid to deserving students with demonstrated financial need to engage in study abroad.

The Gordon White Scholarship was established by his sister, the late Mrs. Lizzie Gordon White Hood, Nashville, Tennessee.

The Mary Kennedy Lane White Scholarship was established by Mrs. Alice B. Buell. It is restricted to a student from Giles County, Tennessee.

The Thomas J. White, Jr. ‘39 Scholarship, established in 2011 through his estate, provides need-based aid to deserving students.

The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis by the Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation of Atlanta. These scholarships are awarded to deserving female students from nine southern states named by the Foundation.

The Charles B. Wiggin and Aileen Smith Wiggen Scholarship was established in 2004 through the estate of Aileen N. Wiggin of Meridian, Mississippi. Preference is given to students who are Mississippi residents.

The Russel S. and Theresa L. Wilkinson Scholarship was established by a friend of Mr. Wilkinson to provide scholarship assistance to students attending Rhodes.

The Anne Marie Williford Emergency Aid Fund was established in 2009 by an anonymous alumna to provide aid in the event of financial crisis to students who are active and successful members of the Rhodes community and who demonstrate a need for emergency assistance as determined and selected by college committee.

The Jane Wittichen Williams and Ernest B. Williams III Scholarship, provided by alumna Mrs. Williams ‘52 and her husband, gives preference for aid to upperclassmen who exhibit a commitment to community service.

The M. J. Williams Scholarship honors the former Director of Finance at Rhodes.

The Jim and Jackie Williamson Scholarship was created by James C. Williamson ‘50 and Jacqueline Newman Williamson ‘52 in honor of their 50th class reunions.

The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation Service Scholarship was established in 2006 by The Kemmons Wilson Family Foundation. Selection is based on the student’s academic performance, leadership ability, and involvement in his or her high school community. As part of scholarship requirements, recipients will participate in community service and leadership programs while enrolled at Rhodes.

The Spence L. Wilson Service Scholarship was created in 2005 by the then Chair of Rhodes Board of Trustees, Spence L. Wilson and his wife Rebecca Webb Wilson. It provides financial aid for deserving students who have demonstrated financial need as well as experience with and commitment to community service.

The B. Oliver Wood Scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. B. Oliver Wood, Jr. of Midland, Texas, in memory of his father, an alumnus in the Class of 1915.

The Marjorie ‘39 and Al ‘39 Wunderlich Scholarship was established in 2008 by Al Wunderlich and his late wife, Marjorie Jennings Wunderlich. It is awarded to a deserving student with demonstrated financial need.

The Mrs. Grey S. Wurtsbaugh Scholarship is awarded to a student with financial need with preference given to students from Shreveport, Louisiana.

The John Thomas Wurtsbaugh Scholarship was established by Mrs. John Thomas Wurtsbaugh of Shreveport, Louisiana, in memory of her husband.




PLEASE NOTE: This document reflects information as it was published in the 2014-15 Rhodes Catalogue. You may find more current information elsewhere on rhodes.edu.