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The Social Utility of Scholarships, c.1926

October 12, 2017

In 1926, six years after the first interest-free loan was made, Scholarship Foundation founder Meta Bettman typed out a five-page essay, explaining the connection between this seemingly individual act (a scholarship to an individual) and larger societal and national values.  Though the typeface has faded and some of the language is dated, her main points are relevant today.  Accordingly, I bring you Mrs. Irvin Bettman, today’s guest blogger.

SUPERHEROES: One Week in Advising

October 2, 2017

In a staff of 13, it seems odd to refer to three people as a “department.” So, for purposes of this blog post, I’ll just tag them Superheroes of The Scholarship Foundation.