Endowed scholarships

Additional information or inquiries regarding this endowed scholarship list may be submitted to Sandi White, Assistant VP for College Advancement.

Please note: Students and parents who wish to find out more about receiving scholarship aid at Westmont are invited to apply for financial aid through the Office of Financial Aid.

 

 

Abernethy Endowed Scholarship

The Abernethy Endowed Scholarship was established through a gift from Mrs. Georgine (Jean) Abernethy, a friend of Westmont College. Since 1999, this scholarship has supported deserving students with financial need.

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Denise Adams Art Scholarship

The Denise Adams Art Scholarship was established by Denise Adams. Denise was a trustee of the college from 1989-2008. Since 2004, this scholarship has been awarded to students majoring in art with financial need, and who are interested in painting. For more information on Denise click here.  

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Bruce and Janet Adams Scholarship Endowment

The Bruce and Janet Adams Scholarship Endowment scholarship, first awarded in 2008, aids students in need of financial assistance.

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Donald M. Anderson Scholarship

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Anodos Scholarship Endowment

Established by Rick Fogg and Josh Yager, this scholarship has been awarded to financially deserving students since 2006.

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Richard A. Archer Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Friends and family established the Richard A. Archer Memorial Scholarship Endowment in memory of her late husband Richard. A long time friend of the college, Dick was one of the founding members of the Westmont Board of Advisors. This board was created to encourage more involvement of national business leaders on Westmont campus. They meet to help advise the president, trustees, and economics and business department. This board was also created to help students network with business leaders before leaving Westmont. Since 2006, this scholarship has been awarded to financially and academically deserving students. For more information about Dick Archer click here.

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Richard Reed Armstrong Scholarship

This endowed scholarship was established in honor of Richard Reed Armstrong and was first awarded in 1998. The scholarship supports students who demonstrate talent in and dedication to the creative arts. Richard was one of the earliest members of the Westmont Art Center Steering Committee. He was one of the founders of the Reynolds Gallery, Westmont’s first home to its art department.

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George Bate Physics Scholarship

The George Bate Physics Scholarship was established by Doug ’83 and Donna ’84 Frank to honor George Bate, former Westmont physics professor. This fund is intended to encourage Christians to study and conduct research in physics and the sciences. Since 1998, this scholarship has been awarded to first-year students in physics or used to fund student summer research.

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W.F. and Marie A. Batton Foundation Scholarship

The W.F. and Marie A. Batton Foundation Scholarship was established in 2007. This scholarship supports students in need of financial assistance, but who have too much income to qualify for state or federal grants.

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Cliff Benton Freshman Chemistry Scholarship

The Cliff Benton Freshman Chemistry Scholarship was established in 1992 by Doug ’83 and Donna ’84 Frank to honor chemistry professor emeritus Cliff Benton ’56. Dr. Benton taught chemistry from 1956 to 1981. He was born in Seattle, Washington and raised in Chicago, Illinois. During World War II, he served in the US Navy as Seaman First Class (ETM) USNR. He was married to Mary Jane Scott for over 50 years. Cliff and Mary had four children, three of whom attended Westmont (David ’70, Joseph ’70 and Michael ’74). Two of their daughter-in-laws, Mary Redding Benton ’70 and Stephanie Higginson Benton ’74, also attended Westmont. When this scholarship is awarded, chemistry students are chosen for their academic merit. In addition to scholarships, this endowment may fund student stipends for summer research.    

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Kathryne Beynon Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Kathryne Beynon Endowed Scholarship Fund was established by the Kathryne Beynon Foundation to support financially deserving students. For more information on the Kathryne Beynon Foundation click here

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David and Barbara Biehl Heritage Club Scholarship

This scholarship was established by David ’67 and Barbara ’68 Biehl. David and Barbara have supported the college in many ways including serving on the Homecoming Committee, Warrior Sports Advisory Council, Heritage Club Board, Westmont Foundation Board, and the President’s Associates Steering Committee. David was one of the founders of the Westmont’s Heritage Club, a booster organization supporting men’s soccer. David was positively impacted by Coach Russ Carr’s mentoring and coaching during his time at Westmont. He and his wife decided to continue their support of Westmont athletics by creating this scholarship to encourage male scholar athletes. Beginning in 2005, the endowment has been awarded to male soccer players.

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Bert and Mona Brown Scholarship Endowment

The Bert and Mona Brown Scholarship Endowment supports students with financial need and was first awarded in 2005.

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Burns Endowed Athletic Scholarship

Since 1999, the Burns Endowed Athletic Scholarship has been awarded to athletes.

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Carl Byers Family Scholarship

Carl ’72 and Deborah Van Buskirk ’73 Byers established the Carl Byers Family Scholarship. Carl and Deborah supported five of their own children through college. They decided to establish this scholarship to help students with financial need and to encourage a great college experience. For more information on Carl and Deborah click here.

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Cain and True Scholarship Endowment

The Cain and True Scholarship Endowment is awarded based on financial need and academic merit to students majoring in business, economics, music, or education. The first recipient was awarded in 2007.

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Keith and Debra Cantrell Scholarship

The Cantrells wish to support financially deserving students who bring cultural and ethnic diversity to Westmont College. The Keith and Debra Cantrell Scholarship is given to students who are members of groups that are underrepresented at college, who have overcome obstacles such as socio-economic or educational disadvantage, or who are first generation college students. It was first awarded in 2008.  

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The Russ and Sue Carr Family Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established by a 1977 alumnus and honors the Russ ’56 and Sue ’79 Carr Family. Russ Carr coached soccer at Westmont from 1966 to 1993. This scholarship is awarded to students who excel in academics and are financially deserving, and are recommended by the Men’s Head Soccer Coach.

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Gordon M. and June M. Caswell Endowed Scholarship

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Joe and Alice Cox Scholarship

The Joe and Alice Cox Scholarship was established by Alice C. Cox. This scholarship was created to encourage the Christian values of Westmont. It has supported students with financial need since it was first awarded in 2003. For more information on Alice and Joe Cox click here.

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Downing Street Foundation Women's Scholarship

The Downing Street Foundation Women's Scholarship was established by the Downing Street Foundation in the late 1980s to encourage and support female leadership at Westmont College. Preference is given to students whose home state is Colorado and who are involved in Young Life.

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Emelco Foundation Scholarship

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Dr. Stewart Ensign Biology Scholarship Endowment

Friends and colleagues wished to honor Dr. Stewart Ensign who was a dedicated and beloved biology professor at Westmont College from 1964-1985. During his time at Westmont, Dr. Ensign was invaluable in developing the biology and pre-med programs and his work inspired many students to enter the medical field. His programs continue to positively impact students at Westmont. This scholarship was established in 2006 and is awarded to Biology students with financial need.    

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Paula Fenner Scholarship Fund

Friends and family established the Paula Fenner Scholarship Fund in loving memory of Paula Fenner ’94. She greatly appreciated her time at Westmont, where she was working extremely hard toward a major in sociology. Her family, friends, and teachers wish to remember her joyous outlook and desire to learn. Since 1999, this scholarship has been awarded to students with financial need, with preference to those with learning disabilities.

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William and Marcia Fochler Endowed Scholarship

In 1979, William Fochler was the chair of the Parents’ Campaign in the first major fund drive at Westmont. William and Marcia believed in a liberal arts education, and especially in an education that values Christian beliefs. Since 1997, this scholarship has been awarded to financially deserving students.    

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John R. and Wandalee A. Fullerton Scholarship Endowment

The John R. and Wandalee A. Fullerton Scholarship Endowment was first awarded in 2010. This scholarship is intended to support students who would otherwise be unable to attend Westmont College for financial reasons.

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Judy Lynn Gaede Scholarship Endowment

The Judy Lynn Gaede Scholarship Endowment was established to honor Judy Lynn Gaede. Judy is a friend, parent, and former presidential spouse and partner of Westmont. She joyfully and lovingly helped and mentored many Westmont students. Since 2006, this scholarship has been awarded to financially deserving students based on academic merit.

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Khoren A. Gagosian Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Ronald Gagosian ’80 established the Khoren A. Gagosian Memorial Scholarship Endowment in memory of his father, Khoren A. Gagosian. Khoren was born in 1925 in San Francisco, California, and died at the age of 48. He was of Armenian descent and a life-long San Franciscan. He is remembered for his strong work ethic, integrity, love for God and neighbor, and generous heart. This scholarship, first awarded in 2012, supports financially deserving students.

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Gebert Christian Athlete Scholarship

The family who established this scholarship was dear friends of the college and enjoyed developing relationships with many Westmont students and faculty members. Since 1997, this scholarship has been awarded to Christian athletes.

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Goble Family Scholarship Endowment

Ernest L. Goble established the Goble Family Scholarship Endowment to support students with financial need. His daughter, Adria ’70, and son and daughter-in-law, Roy ’81 and D’Aun ’81, attended the college as well as three grandchildren (Jill ’94, Rachel ’05, and Jedd ’08). This scholarship was first awarded in 2006. 

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Goble Fellowship/Scholarship Program

The Goble Fellowship/Scholarship Program was established by Roy and D’Aun Goble. This scholarship is awarded to students for travel grants to off-campus education programs or internships, and was first awarded in 2006.    

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Bev Goehner Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Bev Goehner

Family and friends established the Bev Goehner Memorial Scholarship Endowment in her honor. She was a woman of deep faith who exhibited the fragrance of Christ to all those around her. Bev was a vibrant, loving, beautiful woman, who deeply loved her Lord and served Him all the days of her life. She was a friend of the college, a proud Westmont parent, and committed to the college’s mission. This scholarship is awarded to financially deserving students who will be involved in elementary education and is also based on academic merit.

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David and Anna Grotenhuis Scholarship

David and Anna Grotenhuis established the David and Anna Grotenhuis Scholarship to encourage diversity in the student population at Westmont College. David is an alumnus of the class of ’63 and Anna has been a member of the Westmont Foundation Board of Directors. It is awarded to students who bring cultural and ethnic diversity and are in need of financial assistance.

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The Hahner Scholarship

The Hahner Scholarship was established by a friend of Westmont College. This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who plans to go into Christian service in medicine, Christian education, or Christian ministry. It was first awarded in 2000. 

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Helen Hieronymus Scholarship

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Gary F. and Frank L. Hieronymus Scholarship

Friends and relatives of Dr. Frank Hieronymus and his son, Gary F. Hieronymus, wished to honor their memory by establishing the Gary F. and Frank L. Hieronymus Scholarship. Frank served as academic dean of Westmont. Gary graduated from Westmont College in 1966. This scholarship is awarded to academically successful students from Kern County, California.

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Chet Kammerer Men's Basketball Scholarship Endowment

Friends and colleagues of Chet Kammerer, supporters of Westmont men’s basketball, and athletes whom he coached, established the Chet Kammerer Men's Basketball Scholarship Endowment in honor of his exceptional qualities as a coach. Chet served as the athletic director and head men’s basketball coach from 1975-1992 at the college. In 1983-1984 the team reached No. 1 in national ranking. He then went on to the National Basketball Association as the coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and director of player personnel of the Miami Heat. This scholarship is awarded to students who exemplify strong Christian faith, wholesome character, and academic excellence. For more information on Chet click here.

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Hattie Kauffman Grant Scholarship Endowment

Rick and Hattie Kauffman Grant established the Hattie Kauffman Grant Scholarship Endowment in 2011. Rick and Hattie have been impressed by the education quality of Westmont and have experienced Westmont through Rick’s daughter, Rebecca Grant Foster ’09. Hattie is a member of the Nez Perce Tribe and would like to encourage diversity at Westmont by supporting students with financial need and who are enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.  

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Ruth Kerr Memorial Scholarship

The Ruth Kerr Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Ruth Kerr, the founder of Westmont College, upon her death. The scholarship was established in the early 1970s and is awarded to students whose parents are ministers or missionaries. To see a history of Ruth Kerr click here

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Kim Kihlstrom Computer Science Scholarship Endowment

Friends and family established this scholarship to memorialize Dr. Kim Kihlstrom. She was dedicated to the Computer Science Department and influenced many students at Westmont where she taught since 1984. Kim encouraged many students to major in computer science. This scholarship supports incoming students who express an interest in Computer Science.

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Kim Kihlstrom Schlarship Endowment

This annual scholarship was created by the college in honor of Dr. Kim Kihlstrom, beloved computer science professor. Kim made a significamt contribution to Westmont and to the hundreds of lives she touched through her professional work and personal care and ministry.

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Vincent and Frances LaBarbera Scholarship

Carl V. LaBarbera and the Trustees of the Kingdomworks SDG Foundation, together with an anonymous corporation, established the Vincent and Frances LaBarbera Scholarship to honor Carl’s parents, Vincent and Frances LaBarbera. This scholarship was created to benefit underrepresented students and to encourage diversity of the student population. It is awarded based on financial need and academic merit and is preferentially given to first generation college students. This scholarship was first awarded in 2001.

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Brian Lightner Memorial Scholarship

The Brian Lightner Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Brian Lightner ’93. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students who are in financial need.

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Lundberg Men's Endowed Scholarship

Cliff and Diane Lundberg established the Lundberg Men's Endowed Scholarship. Cliff ’65 and Diane ’66 are both graduates of Westmont College. In 1965, Cliff was captain of Westmont’s first men’s soccer team. He served on the Westmont College Board of Trustees from 1993-2002 and has been an employee of the advancement office. They are faithful supporters, donors, and volunteers of the college. This scholarship is awarded to male varsity soccer athletes.  For more information on Cliff click here

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Dr. John Lundberg Music Scholarship Endowment

Barbara and Greg ’66 Dixon established the Dr. John Lundberg Music Scholarship Endowment. Dr. Lundberg was a college professor, businessman, vocalist, choral conductor, and man of God. He served as music professor from 1947-1979 at Westmont. He led the Westmont College Choir, directed the Westmont quartet, and recruited students to Westmont through music. During his time at Westmont he taught many students to love music. Dr. Lundberg also sang first tenor in Charles E. Fuller’s Old Fashioned Revival Hour Quartet for 22 years, during which time he continued to work at Westmont because he felt God’s call to continue ministry of music on this campus. First awarded in 2008, this scholarship is awarded to financially deserving students majoring in music. For more information about the Dixons click here. For more information about Dr. John Lundberg click here.

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Phyllis Martin Fine Arts Scholarship

Phyllis Martin was a talented artist who won awards for her art in high school. She discovered her love of teaching and decided to teach figure drawing to adults. This led to thirty-two years of teaching. Her love of learning inspired her to continue taking classes throughout her life. Since 1999, the scholarship has been awarded to female students who intend to pursue a career in the visual arts.

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Noel Matthews Memorial Scholarship

The Noel Matthews Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Noel Matthews. Noel ’91 was the seventh-leading scorer in Westmont’s basketball history. This scholarship is awarded to basketball players who carry on the tradition of hard, smart, and tough basketball which Noel played, as well as the legacy of an athlete who honored the Lord on and off the court. The scholarship was first awarded in 2004. For more information on how the scholarship was established click here.   

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David and Jane Maynard Scholarship

The David and Jane Maynard Scholarship was established in the 1980s and is awarded to students who are planning to enter the Christian ministry.

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Mays Family Scholarship Endowment

The Mays Family Endowed Scholarship was established in 2013 by Dave '97 and Kasia '98 Mays to encourage Westmont College to continue to produce exceptional graduates who exhibit integrity and a strong sense of ethics.

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Ruth McKee Scholarship Fund

In honor of Ruth McKee, two members of the class of 1969 established the Ruth McKee Scholarship Fund. Since 2000, this scholarship has been awarded to biology, chemistry, computer science, or physics majors who have attended Westmont for at least one year.

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Emma K. McKee Endowed Scholarship

Maggie McKee Dorsey established the Emma K. McKee Endowed Scholarship in memory of her mother, Emma K. McKee. Maggie attended Westmont for a very short time and graduated from the University of Washington. She became a Westmont Trustee in 1989. Emma was a wonderful person and nurse who helped with the physical and spiritual healing of many in her community. The scholarship is awarded to students from the Pacific Northwest, and who are interested in the sciences. For more information on Maggie’s impact on Westmont click here.    

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Reese Marie McRaven Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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Melin Family Scholarship

Arthur K. and Suzanne G. Melin established the Melin Family Scholarship. The Melins are parents of Della Melin Peterson ’87 and wished to help other students receive the same quality education their daughter received at Westmont. Since 2000, this scholarship has been awarded based on academic merit and financial need.

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Paul Raymond Miller Scholarship Fund

Ed and Mollie Miller established the Paul Raymond Miller Scholarship Fund. Ed and Mollie are friends and supporters of the college, parents of Westmont alumni, and Ed is a Westmont trustee. This scholarship is in honor and memory of Ed’s father, Paul Raymond Miller who was unable to finish college due to financial hardship. The scholarship supports students with financial need who are interested in the social sciences, and ensures students are able to finish college regardless of their financial situation. To see a quote from Ed click here.

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Geraldene Morey Scholarship Endowment

Geraldene Morey, a friend of Westmont College, established the Geraldene Morey Scholarship Endowment. Since 1994, this scholarship has been awarded to financially deserving students who are interested in education.

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Shirley A. Mullen Scholarship Endowment

Trustees, family, friends, and colleagues established this scholarship to honor Shirley A. Mullen. Shirley began teaching history at Westmont College in 1984. In 2002, she became Westmont’s first female provost. Shirley was an incredible teacher who did not stop teaching after graduation, and continued to mentor her students years after they had graduated. She was incredibly dedicated as a teacher and administrator, greeting students by their first name even if they had not been in her class. This scholarship is awarded based on financial need and academic merit. For more information on Shirley click here

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Wes Nishimura Memorial Art Scholarship

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Orfalea Family Scholarship

The Orfalea Family Scholarship was established to support students with financial need. The first scholarship was awarded in 2002. For more information about Paul Orfalea click here.  

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Dr. John Padilla Memorial Scholarship Endowment

Friends and family of Dr. John Padilla established this scholarship upon Dr. Padilla’s tragic death in a plane crash. He was a local plastic surgeon who shared his skills and compassion with others through volunteer work both locally and globally. This scholarship is awarded with a preference to financially deserving students from Village Christian, Capistrano Valley Christian or Garces Memorial High Schools.

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Valerie Lynn Pfeiffer Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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Bretten Drake Pickering Scholarship Endowment

The Bretten Drake Pickering Scholarship was established to honor Bretten Drake Pickering ’82. This scholarship, established in 1997, is awarded to psychology majors.

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Roger R. Post Memorial Scholarship Endowment

This scholarship was established in memory of Roger R. Post. Roger was a part of Westmont for 20 years, serving on the Board of Trustees. Board of Trustee members fondly remember him for initiating and leading the prayer and share time during Trustee worship. Roger Post was a man of deep faith and was dedicated to reaching teenagers for Jesus Christ. This scholarship is therefore awarded to students who have demonstrated leadership ability in a Young Life program or youth ministry before attending Westmont. This scholarship was first awarded in 2007.

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Edwin J. Potts Diversity Scholarship

The Edwin J. Potts Diversity Scholarship was created to honor Edwin J. Potts. Ed graduated from Westmont in 1951 and returned to Westmont in 1968 to serve as an associate professor of Christian education and assistant to the dean of faculty. He later became assistant to the president and director of institutional research. He held various other positions at Westmont before retiring in 1995. Ed worked incredibly hard for the college, striving to make it a better place. This scholarship was first awarded in 2001. Underrepresented students with financial need and who have high academic merit are awarded this scholarship, with preference to first generation college students. For more information on Edwin J. Potts click here

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Gladys L. Quackenbush Scholarship

The Gladys L. Quackenbush Scholarship was established through a bequest. This scholarship supports women’s soccer at Westmont College. It was first awarded in 1997. 

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Robert and Mary Quackenbush Scholarship

Since 1997, this scholarship has been awarded to female students who play soccer at Westmont College.

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Ridley-Tree Endowed Scholarship

The Ridley-Tree Endowed Scholarship was established to support financially deserving students who are interested in music, art, history, or philosophy. Lord Paul and Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree were awarded the Westmont Medal in 2003. For more information about Lady Ridley-Tree click here

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Ian and Joyce Ritchie Scholarship Fund

Ian and Joyce Ritchie established the Ian and Joyce Ritchie Scholarship Fund. The Ritchies have seen the positive contributions of Westmont alumni in the community and wish to help the college continue its life changing work. From 2002 to 2007 this scholarship was awarded to three students each year, one each pursuing studies in art, science, and education. With the addition of a music scholarship in 2007, this scholarship has been awarded to four students per year.

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Schuele Family Scholarship

The Schuele Family Scholarship scholarship is awarded to students majoring in economics and business.

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Perry and Margaret Shirley Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Perry and Margaret Shirley Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Margaret Ruth Shirley in the late 1990s. This scholarship is intended for students who would otherwise be unable to return to Westmont College for their senior, junior, or sophomore year due to financial need.

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Harold and Annette Simmons Scholarship Endowment

The Harold and Annette Simmons Scholarship Endowment is awarded based on financial need and academic merit. For more information on the Simmons’ click here.

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Dwight Hervey Small Endowed Scholarship

The Dwight Hervey Small Endowed Scholarship was established to honor the values Mr. Small exhibited of love, encouragement and passion for the Word of God and its message of grace.  He joined the Westmont faculty in 1970 as a professor of sociology, also working as interim chaplain and as a counselor in Westmont’s counseling center.  During his tenure at Westmont, he also served as interim dean of students.  He retired from Westmont in 1982 and was awarded the honored title of professor emeritus.  The Scholarship is awarded to promising sociology majors with a high quality of scholarship who demonstrate these same values and seek to integrate these values in career leadership.

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Alyssa Smelley Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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David and Carolyn Spainhour Scholarship Endowment

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David Stadsklev Scholarship Endowment

Beginning in 2010, the David Stadsklev Scholarship Endowment has been awarded to financially deserving students who participate in international off-campus programs.

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John Stauffer Memorial Scholarship

The John Stauffer Memorial Scholarship was created to support chemistry students who are in the top ten percent of their class. This scholarship is awarded to seniors who exhibit the highest academic potential.  

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Thorrington Men's Soccer Scholarship Endowment

Since 2006, the Thorrington Men's Soccer Scholarship Endowment has been awarded to male soccer players with financial need.

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Track & Field and Cross Country Scholarship Fund

Alums of Westmont who participated in Track & Field and Cross Country while attending Westmont College established the Track & Field and Cross Country Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to academically successful students who participate in Track & Field, Cross Country, or both while studying at Westmont. This scholarship was first awarded in 1999. 

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Gayle and Ruth Tucker Scholarship Endowment

Family, friends, colleagues and students of Drs. Gayle and Ruth Tucker wished to honor Gayle and Ruth by establishing the Gayle and Ruth Tucker Scholarship Endowment. Gayle and Ruth became faculty members in the education department. For 31 years, starting in 1976, the Tuckers mentored many student teachers and helped to establish the department of education’s wonderful reputation in the community. Before coming to Westmont they taught in Barranquilla, Columbia. Their experience working in international education helped them launch Westmont’s relationship with the Lincoln School in Costa Rica. The experience Westmont students have gained through international education has helped many become successful teachers. In order to help more Westmont students follow their teaching dreams, this scholarship is awarded to students who are pursuing a teaching certificate in their fifth year at Westmont. For more information about the scholarship click here. For more information on the teaching program at Westmont click here.

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Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was first awarded in 1993. Alice Tweed Tuohy was a friend of Westmont and loaned her paintings to be exhibited in the art gallery. This scholarship was established to benefit young people and is awarded based on academic excellence.

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William Visick Scholarship Fund

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Myatt and Mary Genevieve Volentine Endowed Scholarship

The Myatt and Mary Genevieve Volentine Endowed Scholarship was first awarded in 2004. Friends of Westmont, the Volentines were strong believers in the value of education and committed to helping community organizations. For more information click here.

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Kim Wainwright Scholarship Fund

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Warrior Sports Endowed Scholarship Fund

The Warrior Sports Endowed Scholarship Fund supports financially deserving students who participate in athletics. It was first awarded in 2007.   

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Robert N. Wennberg Philosophy Scholarship Endowment

Friends and family established the Robert N. Wennberg Philosophy Scholarship Endowment. Dr. Wennberg worked at Westmont College as a professor of philosophy for over 35 years. He was awarded Teacher of the Year a record five times and once the Faculty Researcher of the Year. He was a wonderful professor who was effective, engaging, and dedicated to seeking the truth while firmly holding his faith in Jesus Christ. He published four books, and even after retiring he continued to write and lecture about difficult topics including abortion, euthanasia, and animal rights. This scholarship is awarded to a rising junior or senior in philosophy. This student must have dexterity in analytical philosophy and the ability to use this dexterity in the service of Truth, Justice and Practical Wisdom - and to display that dexterity with courage, clarity, grace, and good humor. For more information click here.

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John E. and Barbara L. Wertin Scholarship

Since 1997, the John E. and Barbara L. Wertin Scholarship has been awarded to business and economics majors.

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Dorothy Westra Scholarship

The Dorothy Westra Scholarship was established in 1998 to support outstanding female students who demonstrate talent in, and dedication to, the creative and performing arts and who have financial need. Students who qualify as Westmont President’s Scholars are eligible. Mrs. Westra was an experienced singer, a successful composer of sacred music, an organist and educator. She served on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara and in that capacity had frequent contact with Westmont College.

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William Jae Wiersma Memorial Scholarship Endowment

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