Endowed Scholarships

  • Endowed scholarships are funds established by individuals, families or groups of donors (such as alumni reunion classes) to provide aid to selected Dean College students who have general financial need or who meet established criteria. Endowed scholarships are often named in someone’s honor or memory and provide worthy students access to a Dean College education that may otherwise be out of their reach.

    Below are the endowed scholarships at Dean College, which are awarded through an application and selection process that begins in December of each year with awards announced in March. Funds are applied to the student recipient’s account for the following semester of study at Dean. For information on how to establish an endowed scholarship at Dean, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 508-541-1665 or 888-711-3326.

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      Joseph E. Bedell, Class of 1935, Memorial Award

      At Dean, Joe, or “Nipper” as he was called by his classmates, was considered one of the most deserving of his class, one who went the distance no matter what the challenge. Always maintaining his sense of humor and sensitivity to others, this energetic, hard-working leader was one of Dean's greatest all-around athletes, excelling in track, swimming and wrestling while also serving as captain of the tennis team. Also dubbed as "class wit" and "poet," Joe served as President of the Masquers Drama Club, was a drummer in the Dance Orchestra, a member of the Student Council and on the staff of the Megaphone student newspaper.

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      Theodore & Cynthia Berenson Endowed Scholarship

      Established by Theodore (Ted) and Cynthia Berenson, this scholarship recognizes Ted and Cynthia’s unwavering support of the Dean Mission and their lifetime commitment to higher education and business excellence. The Berensons intend that this scholarship serves to recognize students striving to realize the potential for a better future earned through a Dean College education.

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      Theodore W. Berenson, Class of 1916, Award

      This award was established by Theodore (Ted) Berenson, a member of the Dean College Board of Trustees, in order to honor the memory of his father, Theodore W. Berenson, Class of 1916. This award is presented annually to a returning English major who has demonstrated academic success.

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      Dr. Frank B. Campanella Award

      This scholarship has been established by the President and Board of Trustees of Dean College on the completion of Dr. Frank B. Campanella's term as Chairman of the Dean College Board of Trustees. To honor Dr. Campanella's faithful and dedicated years of service as Dean College Board of Trustees Chairman, the President and Board of Trustees want monies distributed from this fund to assist a student, majoring in a business discipline, completing his or her first year of study with plans to return a second year to Dean and further plan to pursue a bachelor’s, to help realize the potential for a better future earned through a Dean College education.

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      Cawthra Memorial Family Award

      This award has been established by Geraldine S. Van Dusen Cawthra and her two children, Rebecca and Geraldine, to honor the memory of husband and father, Jack Cawthra '57J, his mother Josie Crookes Cawthra '18A, and Jack's brother William Cawthra '55A & '57J. The purpose of the award is to promote the education of young men and women who attend Dean College full-time, who are in good academic standing and who work hard to attain success.

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      Brian C. Cohen Memorial Scholarship

      This scholarship has been established by Judge Lawrence P. Cohen, Mrs. Carol M. Cohen and their family as a memorial to their son and brother, Brian C. Cohen, who was killed in an automobile accident on January 5, 1997. At the time, Brian was a sophomore at Dean College, Class of 1997. The scholarship will serve to recognize and encourage young men and women who, like Brian, first realized their academic potential at Dean through commitment and study but, at the same time, maintained a fun-loving relationship with their colleagues and friends at Dean and elsewhere, exhibited a general zest for life, and demonstrated leadership qualities both inside and outside of the classroom. Brian's goal was to attend Boston College following graduation from Dean and then go to law school.

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      Colbert Family Scholarship Fund

      This endowed scholarship was established by Michael and Kathleen Colbert in memory of Michael’s father, J. Frank Colbert ’22A, and uncle, George H. Colbert ’26A, and in honor of their son Andrew G. Colbert ’01. To honor Frank and George’s place in the Dean Athletic Hall of Fame as well as Andrew’s participation on the golf team and mentorship by Athletic Director John Jackson, the Colberts wish to recognize a golfer or other student-athlete with good academic standing and financial need.

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      Dean Commuter Award

      The Dean Commuter Award is given to commuting students who demonstrate academic excellence and have demonstrated financial need.

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      Thomas M. Cooke, Class of 1952J, Award

      This scholarship serves to recognize and encourage young men and women who, like Thomas Cooke, first realized their academic potential at Dean through commitment and study, and at the same time maintained a student-athlete role with preference to participation on the Dean College Lacrosse team.

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      Richard E. Crockford Award

      The Board of Trustees of Dean have established this award in recognition of Richard E. Crockford, who was president of Dean from 1972-1991. This award is presented annually to a returning student who has demonstrated high academic achievement and leadership ability.

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