Scripps students are currently vying to receive the first ever Ellen Clark Revelle Scholarship, or “Nellie.” The award, created this year to honor Ellen Clarke Revelle, SC ’31, will be given to rising sophomores and juniors based on academic excellence, commitment to community service through leadership, and financial need. It is the first scholarship ever to be offered to returning students at Scripps.
Ellen Clarke Revelle Scholars will receive an $800 book stipend in addition to the regularly packaged financial aid award, a $5,000 summer internship stipend in order to pursue further leadership opportunities, a laptop computer, two round trip airfares annually, and funding for student health insurance.
Revelle's children started the scholarship to honor the much-loved alumna and former trustee, who was a member of the college's first graduating class.
According to Scripps' Vice President of Institutional Advancement Patricia Goldsmith, Revelle's family is very passionate about community service, and therefore asked that the recipient of the scholarship demonstrate a love for community engagement through leadership on campus and beyond.
The scholarship selection committee is currently being formed and will consist of a Scripps senior, a faculty member, and an individual from the Dean of Students office. Applications are being accepted until April 18.