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Endowed Funds

The endowed funds listed below have been given by and in honor of friends of Davidson College and the Dean Rusk International Studies Program who are deeply committed to broadening the scope and resources of international studies at Davidson. These funds constitute the majority of the grant budget, but they are augmented by funds from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Boon Fund for International Education

Established by C. Anthony Boon '76, the Boon grant is for study, experiential learning, or service abroad.

Class of 1984 and 1986 Scholarships

As their class gift, these classes created scholarships for student research, service, and experiential learning abroad.

Davidson-Watson Alumni Scholarships

Created by Davidson alumni of the Watson Fellowship program, the Davidson-Watson scholarships help outstanding students pursue exceptional experiences abroad.

Jesse Ball Dupont

Supports student research and study abroad.

Fujita Fund

Established in honor of the Fujita family, the Fujita Arts Grant enables a talented Davidson artist to pursue a high-quality, independent art project (visual art, music, dance or drama) outside of the United States.

Pat and Katie Gilchrist International Scholars Fund

This grant provides summer grants for international study.

Hanafi Fund

The Hanafi Grant allows for an outstanding experience promoting understanding, appreciation, and celebration of religious diversity abroad.

Hirose Scholarships for East Asian Studies

Established in honor of the Hirose family, the Hirose Grant enables outstanding students and faculty to conduct independent research and language training in East Asia.

Latin America Fund

This fund allows for travel in Central or South America.

McNab Fund for Middle East Studies

Established by James R. McNab, Jr. '66, this endowment enhances Middle East Studies at Davidson by providing funding for library resources, faculty and student conferences, and student research in the Middle East.

Morehead Scholarship

Established by Cynthia P. and Richard H. Morehead '56, this scholarship allows student travel to countries with significant Muslim populations or in Africa, Southeast Asia, Russia, China, and South America.

Ambassador Jack Perry Scholarship

Created in honor of the Dean Rusk Program's first Director, Ambassador Jack Perry, this scholarship supports students who pursue medical internships in developing countries.

Ratliff Endowment in Economics

Given in honor of Dr. Charles E. Ratliff, Jr., professor emeritus of economics, this fund supports students conducting economic research abroad.

Mary Lynn Richardson Fund

These funds enable outstanding students to participate in medical internships in developing countries.

Virginia and Dean Rusk Scholarships

Established through a bequest from Virginia and Dean Rusk '31, this scholarship supports opportunities for international study and service.

Tafaahum Fund for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies

This fund supports of student opportunities in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.

White-Smith Scholarships

Given by William A. White, Jr. '52 and Elizabeth Smith White, this fund provides scholarships for international study and service projects in any region or field.

Latin American Experiences Grant

Enables students to have meaningful experiences in Mexico and Central and South America

Dr. Jay Oswalt Scholarship

Established by an estate gift of Adeline Oswatl '35, this scholarship provides financial aid for study and travel in India.

Ann Tutwiler Travel Fund

Established by Ann Tutwiler '80, this fund supports individual research, study abroad or internships in lesser-developed countries.

Whitton Memorial Study Abroad Travel Fund

Established by the parents of Alex Salvieterra '15 in honor of Davidson Professor Robert Whitton, to provide a summer study abroad experience to broaden the student experience.