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Social Science Scholarships

Jay Linder Scholarship Fund (Law enforcement)
Jay Linder was a graduate of Alva High School, and a freshman at Northwestern at the time of his untimely death. Jay was an outstanding high school athlete and a bright prospect for the Ranger Baseball Team. In addition to his athletic talents, Jay worked equally hard on the development of his scholastic ability and was an active student leader. The award was established by his family and friends to perpetuate his memory. The recipient must be an upperclassman enrolled in the field of Law Enforcement or Teacher Education. Preference will be given to the applicant who participates in varsity athletics, demonstrates leadership in campus organizations, and has at least a 2.5 GPA.

Sabin and Pearl Percefull Scholarship Award
The scholarship is in honor of Mrs. Pearl Percefull, who was a faculty member from 1915 to 1919, and Mr. Sabin Percefull, who served the University in various capacities including Acting President (1935-36) and President from 1943 to 1954. The award is open to all Northwestern students with a major or minor in History or any area of the Social Sciences. It is based upon grade-point, character, and need of the student. Applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA.

Dr. John C. Sheffield Social Science Scholarship
Dr. John C. Sheffield was director of the Division of Social Science when he died July 31, 1975. He had been on the faculty since 1957 and had served in various capacities both as a professor of social science and through committee assignments. The scholarship in his memory was established in 1975 by family members and colleagues, and subsequent support expanded to include alumni, former students and other friends. The award is made to a student or students majoring in one of the social sciences who has a minimum 3.0 GPA.


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