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Thomas L. Howard Scholarship

  • Established through a bequest of Thomas L. Howard Jr., R'50, a stockbroker for 35 years with the firm of Branch, Cabel and Company in Richmond.
  • He passed away in 1991.
  • This scholarship was provided for in his will to establish a scholarship in memory of his father Thomas L. Howard, R'20, a pharmacist in Richmond.
  • The scholarship was first awarded in 1995–96.
  • Recipient must be the son of a Richmond College alumnus.

Stephen J. Kessler Memorial Scholarship

  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  • Be a Richmond College student.
  • Be a senior (have 23.98 or more units) at the beginning of the academic year.
  • Demonstrate service to the University and/or the surrounding community.
  • Be involved with activities associated with student life.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities.

RC Alumni Assoc. Scholarship

  • Established in 1989 by the members of the RC Alumni Association.
  • First awarded in the 1990–91 academic year.
  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need.
  • Recipient must be a rising senior.

RC Class of 1928 & 1932 Scholarship

  • Established by members of the RC Class of 1928 and 1932.
  • First Awarded in the 1984–85 academic year.
  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

RC Class of 1931 Scholarship

  • Established by members of the RC Class of 1931.
  • First awarded in the 1984–85 academic year.
  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need.

RC Class of 43/R. McDanel Scholarship

  • Established in 1992 in memory of a favorite professor, Dr. Ralph McDanel, a 1916 graduate of Richmond College who was a professor from 1926 and head of the history and political science department from 1945 until his retirement in 1967.
  • He passed away in 1977.
  • Donors: Alumni and friends of the RC class of 1973 continue to increase the fund.
  • Recipient must be a resident of Virginia
  • Recipient will retain scholarship until graduation provided he maintains acceptable scholastic performance.

RC Class of 1963/David Goode Memorial Scholarship

  • Established in 1971 as a memorial to David Ross Goode who passed away in 1963 while a senior in Richmond College.
  • Donors: in 1963, the senior class of Richmond College invested the money left in its treasury in shares of a growth fund with the purpose of the fund being decided at their 25th reunion.
  • In the meantime, the family of David Goode consistently made gifts to a scholarship in his memory.
  • In 1988 at the time of the class' 25th reunion, the class transferred the proceeds in their growth fund to the scholarship and alumni in the class made significant additions.

Class of 1964 Scholarship

  • Student should be of high academic standing, and someone who, in view of the Scholarship Committee, has displayed outstanding qualities of character, leadership, and scholarship.
  • Student will be a rising third or fourth year student.
  • The Committee may give preference to a student who is a direct lineal descendent of the Class of 1964 or a student from Virginia.