Perpetual Scholarship records
This collection includes folders holding certification papers for 3 year scholarships, 6 year scholarships, perpetual scholarships, and blank scholarship forms. It also contains the scholarship book of Reverend J.J., letters, and scholarship certificates.
- 1837 - 1961
Collection is open for research.
Copyright interests for this collection are held by DePauw University.
Although the initial history of Indiana Asbury / DePauw University scholarships is not known, they have been an important part of the institution's history. Different gifts/shares could be donated to DePauw, covering a certain number of years. "To make scholarships more attractive in 1845, a PERPETUAL scholarship was offered for $100 - good for first 10 years for anyone designated by the purchaser but thereafter only for his lineal descendants, and only one at a time." In 1860, 12 year scholarships were offered for $50 and 6 year ones for $30. In 1868 scholarships for women were sold at the same standards as the men's. In 1874, tuition to students was made free, because of the large number of outstanding scholarships. Until 1929, any expenses charged to students were called "fees," but in 1929, the word "tuition" was brought back and DePauw once again honored the Perpetual Scholarships. Records account that Perpetual Scholarships were upheld through 1979.
0.215 Cubic Feet (1 document case, 1 volume)
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- Perpetual Scholarship records
- Wesley Wilson
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- Description is in English.
Part of the Archives of DePauw University and Indiana United Methodism Repository
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