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The Rector Scholarship

Rector banner with portrait of Edward Rector

The Rector Scholarship is DePauw University’s oldest and preeminent merit academic award. 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.”

Here, you'll find information about the history of the Rector Scholarship, including a full downloadable version of 1944 graduate M. Lewis Gulick's An Investment in Humanity, and listings of the award's past and present recipients.

For information about the selection process, please visit the Rector Scholarship financial aid information page.