The Rector Scholarship
DePauw’s oldest and preeminent merit academic scholarship.
Since its beginning in 1919 over four thousand graduates have earned Rectors, and many are among DePauw’s most distinguished and honored alumni. They are the return on how Edward Rector, himself, described his gifts to the University. They were “investments in humanity, in the men and women who are to carry on the work of our country and the world when you and I are gone.”
2013 Selection Process
Credentials for the top two percent of DePauw's first-year applicant pool are forwarded to a selection committee in mid-February. The selection committee reviews and makes recommendations to the DePauw University President who, in turn, announces final selections for Presidential Rector Scholars in mid-March. Finalists for either a three-quarter or full-tuition Rector Scholarship are selected based on their superior academic achievement in all areas, the rigor of the curriculum they have pursued, and the strength of their standardized test results.
Please visit the Rector Scholarship website to learn more about this scholarship and its history.