“Our education has transformed our lives in countless ways,” says Georgene Botyos Herschbach ’61. She and her husband, Dudley, both earned Ph.D.s in chemistry from Harvard and both enjoyed long careers at the university—Georgene in administration and Dudley as a Nobel Prize–winning professor of chemistry.
“Without financial aid and the opportunity to earn money through student jobs, we could not have gone to college,” says Georgene.
As a “thank you” for the scholarship support they received as undergraduates and on the occasion of their 50th reunions last year, the Herschbachs set up scholarships at Wheaton and at Dudley’s alma mater, Stanford University.
The Drs. Georgene Botyos Herschbach ’61 and Dudley Herschbach Hon Sc.D. ’95 Endowed Scholarship helps several Wheaton students pursue their education each year.