Nellie Scholarship Honors Ellen Clark Revelle ’31

Ellen Clark Revelle '31

Scripps College is offering an innovative scholarship — the “Nellie” — in memory of beloved alumna and former trustee, Ellen Clark Revelle ’31. The scholarship, established by Revelle’s children, will be available to continuing students who make excellent academic progress, fully engage in the Scripps College community and beyond through leadership activities, and who demonstrate financial need.

The recipient of this award will be designated as an Ellen Clark Revelle Scholar. In addition to her regularly packaged financial aid award, the student will receive an $800 book stipend and one $5,000 summer internship stipend to pursue additional leadership opportunities. The scholarship recipient may request additional funds for indirect educationally related expenses, including a laptop computer, two round-trip airfares home annually, and funding for student health insurance.

At graduation, any packaged amount of need-based loan that the student borrowed, up to a maximum of $14,000, will be repaid for her by the Ellen Clark Revelle Scholarship Fund.

The Ellen Clark Revelle Scholarship is automatically renewable for a maximum of six semesters, as long as the recipient maintains high academic standards and continues her engagement with the Scripps College community and the community at large.

Above: Ellen Revelle, right, has a meeting of the minds with Mary Wig Johnson ’35 at the Scripps College 75th Anniversary Celebration, in 2002. Both women were instrumental in endowing scholarships at Scripps. The newly offered “Nellie” scholarship is named in memory of Revelle, who was nicknamed “Nellie” by her husband, Roger Revelle.


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