The endowed funds listed below have been given by and in honor of friends of Davidson College and the Dean Rusk International Studies Program who are deeply committed to broadening the scope and resources of international studies at Davidson. These funds constitute the majority of the grant budget, but they are augmented by funds from the Duke Endowment and the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Boon Fund for International Education
Established by C. Anthony Boon ’76 for study, experiential learning, or service abroad
Class of 1984 and 1986 Scholarships
As their class gifts, these classes created scholarships for student research, service, and experiential learning abroad.
Davidson Watson Alumni Scholarships
Created by Davidson alumni of the Watson Fellowship program, these scholarships help outstanding students pursue exceptional experiences abroad.
Established in honor of the Fujita Family to enable a talented Davidson artist, broadly defined, to pursue a high quality, independent arts project outside of the United States.
Pat and Katie Gilchrist International Scholars Fund
Providing support for extended study abroad
Allowing for an outstanding experience promoting understanding, appreciation, and celebration of religious diversity abroad
Hirose Scholarships for Far East Studies
Established in honor of the Hirose family to enable outstanding students to conduct independent research in the Far East
Latin America Fund
Allowing for travel in Central or South America.
McNab Fund for Middle East Studies
Established by James R. McNab, Jr. ’66, this endowment enhances Middle East Studies at Davidson by providing funding for library resources, faculty and student conferences, and student research in the Middle East.
Established by Cynthia P. and Richard H. Morehead ‘56, for student travel to countries with significant Muslim populations or in Africa, Southeast Asia, Russia, China, and South America
Jack Perry Scholarships
These scholarships, created in honor of the Dean Rusk Program’s first Director, Ambassador Jack Perry, are given to Medical Volunteers in Developing Countries.
Ratliff Endowment in Economics
Given in honor of Dr. Charles E. Ratliff, Jr., professor emeritus of economics, this fund supports students conducting economic research in developing countries.
Mary Lynn Richardson Fund
These funds enable outstanding students to participate in the Medical Volunteers for Developing Countries program.
Virginia and Dean Rusk Scholarships
Established through a bequest from Virginia and Dean Rusk ’31 for students with financial need to study or perform service abroad
Tafaahum Fund for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies
This fund enables the creation and support of student opportunities for Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.
Given by William A. White, Jr. ‘52 and Elizabeth Smith White, this fund provides scholarships for international study and service projects of high merit in any region or field.
Warner Hall Travel/Study Grant
This grant, administered through Dean Rusk but awarded by the Preministerial Committee, is intended to give students considering a vocation to ordained ministry (in any denomination) an opportunity to travel and study abroad over the summer.