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Planning and Institutional Research. Stuart Scholarships, 1976 - 1999

Identifier: RG02-29-06

Scope and Contents

The records come from three offices. The program was initially administered through a board which oversaw the annual interview process. In the early 1990s, the responsibility was transferred to the Office of Planning and Institutional Research with John Kelton serving as the prinicipal administrator. With Kelton's retirement in 1997, the Admission and Financial Aid Office took over the program. There are files from Dr. Chalmers Davidson, a board member for many years, files from Kelton's office and files from Admission and Financial Aid. Included within the records are annual reports from the Stuart Foundation, annual files of correspondence and from the directors, principally dealing with the selection of candidates, correspondence with the Stuart family over changes in the program, reports on the program, speeches given at scholarship events and printed materials describing the scholarhship. There are also some certificates of Edward Stuart from his days as a Davidson student, personal correspondence from Mrs. Stuart, Edward's mother, to Chalmers Davidson, and a scrapbook documenting the first year of the program. There are photographs related to the program in the Archive's Photograph Collection.


  • Creation: 1976 - 1999


Conditions Governing Access

Closed until 2023, except Scrapbook; requires permission of Admission Office to access.

Biographical / Historical

The Stuart Scholarships were established to honor Edward Crosland Stuart, Davidson College class of 1954. In 1976, the memorial fund became a merit scholarship. Financed by the Edward C. Stuart Foundation, Inc. of Bartow, Florida and by friends and alumni donations, the scholarships stressed Christian commitment, leadership potential, academic achievement, and physical vigor. The nature of the scholarship changed over time from four year scholarships to one and two year scholarshps available to rising juniors and summer internship awards. The program ended in 2000.


1.00 boxes (1 box)



Physical Location

Range B Section

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Dr. Chalmers Davidson's files as a committee member|2002-77 - Transferred from Planning & Institutional Research by John Kelton|2005-14 - Transferred from Financial Aid by Kevin Lamb

Repository Details

Part of the College Archives Repository