Restricted Funds

The ATO Endowed Prize for Excellence
Established by the ATO Chapter House Corporation; awarded to the senior member, in good standing of the Gettysburg College Chapter of Alpha Tau Omega (ATO), with the highest demonstrated overall grade point average among all senior members of ATO.

Mary Catherine Albaugh (Class of 1954) Chemistry Fund for Student Research
Established from a bequest from her estate to be used to award annual summer research stipends to students majoring in chemistry and/or biochemistry and molecular biology.

Conrad Christian Arensberg Memorial Fund
Established in 1948 by Francis Louis Arensberg in memory of his father, a Union veteran, for the purchase of Civil War books and materials.

Robert Barnes Memorial Fund
Created to support a combined dinner and lecture each spring during the Biology Awards Day.

Edward J. Baskerville Memorial Book Fund
Created by Robin Wagner and Michael J. Birkner ’72, with additional contributions from alumni and friends, as a memorial for Edward J. Baskerville, Professor of English from 1956 to 1997, for the acquisition of contemporary fiction for the library’s collection.

The Rev. Peter C. Bell Memorial Lectureship Fund
Created for the establishment of a lectureship on the claims of the gospel on college men.

Bikle Endowment Fund
Established in 1925 to honor Dr. Philip Bikle (1866), dean of Gettysburg College, 1889–1925. Used to support debating.

Joseph Bittinger
Chair of political science.

Lydia Bittinger
Chair of history.

Joseph and Lydia Bittinger Memorial Fund
Established to support the needs of the history and political science departments.

Blavatt Family Lectureship
Created to establish the Blavatt Family Lecture Series in Political Science.

Robert Bloom Fund
For Civil War Institute.

Robert L. Bloom Prize
Established by Stanley Hostler ’51, in memory of Professor Robert L. Bloom; the award will be granted annually to one or more students selected by the History Department, to assist with research costs of two or three seniors in the seminar on the Eisenhower administration.

Merle S. Boyer Chair in Poetry
Established to create a faculty chair in poetry.

The Chang-Burton Fund for Creative Teaching
Established by Charles A. Burton and Melinda Chang Burton, members of the Class of 1967, to preserve and strengthen the tradition of distinguished teaching at Gettysburg College. Preference is given to proposals that enhance faculty members’ ability to meet the unique challenges of a classroom environment that is in transition due to an increase in the number of students from races or cultures historically underrepresented at Gettysburg College.

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Citron
Established by Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Citron (1947) to endow insurance on a 1934 oil painting by Minna Citron.

Class of 1911 Memorial Trust Fund
Established in 1961, on the fiftieth anniversary of the Class of 1911, to provide income for the purchase of books for the College library.

Thomas Y. Cooper Endowment
A bequest to Gettysburg College in support of its libraries: (a) for acquisitions in literature and American history, as a memorial to his parents, Dr. & Mrs. Moses Cooper; and (b) for the operating budget of the library.

Dr. Allan Cormack Summer Research Grant in Physics
Established by Richard C. Ellis and Margaret Eichman Ellis in memory of Dr. Allan Cormack, Nobel Laureate in Medicine and relative of the donors. A research grant is presented annually to a rising senior student selected by the faculty of the Department of Physics.

William C. Darrah Prize
Created to support a yearly prize for students in the biology department