ERIC Number: EJ925468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
Bizarre Bequests and Strange Scholarships
Godfrey, Cullen M.
CURRENTS, v35 n5 p40-43 May-Jun 2009
There is a scholarship at the University of Texas at Austin endowed by friends of a faculty member whose cat died. The scholarship, which is named for the cat, benefits students in the liberal arts honors program who love cats and who also plan to major in English. People have always been generous to colleges and universities, but they have not always been circumspect. There are no apparent limitations on terms in endowed scholarships. From left-handed tennis players to cat-loving English majors, some givers--and their gifts--come from the land of odd. This article describes some of these bizarre bequests and strange scholarships.
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Honors Curriculum, Scholarships, Liberal Arts, College Students, Endowment Funds, Private Financial Support
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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