Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
College History

Academics

1949

Larger scholarships are awarded to African-American students

By the late 1940's each student was provided with an extra $75 scholarship, so that they could afford a single room. Wheaton's refusal to give African-American students larger scholarships meant that the college did not become competitive in minority recruiting until Dean Elizabeth Stoffregen May convinced President Meneeley to lump the $75 scholarships into larger individual scholarships that could cover part of tuition.

Staff: Colpitts: Colpitts to Meneeley, 8/22/49; Oral History Project: L. Colpitts interview, 1983; E. May interview, 1983.

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