Shipley is committed to developing an educational community that reflects the diversity of the world around us and celebrates the richness that each student and family brings to the School. Endowed funds designated for tuition assistance help to ensure that the School will be able to maintain its commitment to make a Shipley education available to a broad range of outstanding students, regardless of financial need.
1969 Scholarship Fund
Established in 1969 by an anonymous Shipley family, this fund was one of Shipley’s first endowed funds providing scholarship money for students with financial need.
Melinda Clothier Biddle Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 in memory of Melinda Clothier Biddle ’76 by her family and friends, this fund provides a student scholarship award.
Anne Garrett Buck Memorial Fund
Established in 1976 by her family in memory of Sissy Buck ’75, this fund provides a scholarship award for a student who, like Sissy, combines academic excellence with leadership and personal warmth. Included in this fund is the Tamara Tirjan Memorial Fund, which was established in 1982 by Tammy’s family and friends in her memory, to provide scholarship support.
Barbara Bullitt Watkins Christian ’38 Memorial Fund
Established in 2001 by Lowry Watkins, Jr., in memory of his mother, Barbara Bullitt Watkins Christian, Class of 1938, this fund benefits student tuition assistance, with preference given to Kentucky natives if the opportunity exists.
Class of 1951 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2000 by the Class of 1951 on the occasion of their 50th Reunion and given in memory of their deceased classmates, this Fund supports an award to an Upper School female whose enthusiasm for her classmates and the School reflects the spirit of the Class of 1951.
Class of 1952 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2012 by members of the Class of 1952 on the occasion of their 60th Reunion, this fund supports an award to a deserving Shipley student.
W. Gregory Coleman Fund
Established upon Greg Coleman's retirement at the end of the 2008-2009 academic year in honor of his extraordinary contributions as a teacher, administrator, and educator during his 32 years as a member of the Shipley community, this fund benefits student tuition assistance.
Beata Dabrowska DeVries Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1977 by her family and friends, this fund honors the memory of Biki DeVries ’51 and provides a scholarship for a student who shows interest and promise in art.
DeWitt Wallace/Reader’s Digest Fund
Established in 1970 through the generosity of DeWitt Wallace, chairman of Reader’s Digest, this fund supports need-based scholarships at Shipley.
Cynthia A. Ebert Scholarship Fund for Children of Color
Established in 1997 in memory of Cindy Ebert by her husband, Mike Zisman, and three Shipley children, Ruth ’00, Steven ’03, and Adam ’06, this fund provides financial assistance for students of color.
Elizabeth Crawford Hucker ’75 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2008 by the Board of Trustees in honor of Beth Hucker’s dedication to the School and her remarkable work as Chair of the Board of Trustees, this fund benefits student tuition assistance.
Dr. Lynn Ennis Iozzo Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2014 in memory of Dr. Iozzo, a beloved Latin teacher and Shipley parent, this fund supports scholarship aid.
Margaret Reed Laveda Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1983 by a bequest of Margaret Reed Laveda, Class of 1918, this fund supports student scholarships.
Deborah Johnston Lionberger Scholarship Fund
Established in 1985 in memory of DiDi Lionberger ’54 by her family, this fund provides an Upper School student scholarship award and book prize each year.
The Diana Jackson Mather ’49 Memorial Fund
Established in 2014 by Diana Mather’s family in her memory, this fund provides student scholarship aid.
The Elizabeth Anne Maury ’47 Scholarship Fund
Established in 2016 by a bequest from Elizabeth Anne Maury ’47, this fund provides student scholarship aid.
The Memorial Scholarship Endowment Fund
Established in 1984 by Polly Wood Townsend ’36 in memory of her daughter, Betsy Townsend Jeanes ’61, this fund provides student scholarship aid and is supplemented by memorial gifts made to the School.
Florence R. C. Murray Fund
Established in 1987 with a grant from the Florence R.C. Murray Charitable Trust, this fund provides scholarship aid to students.
The Cayman J. Naib Memorial Fund
Established in 2015 in memory of Cayman Naib ’19, this fund provides student scholarship aid.
Thomas W. Nammack Scholarship Fund
Established by the Board of Trustees in 2005 on the occasion of Tom Nammack’s retirement as Head of the Upper School, this fund recognizes Tom’s incredible commitment to Shipley and its students with both a scholarship award and a student character award.
Janet Neville Memorial Fund
Established in 1956 by her family and classmates, this fund memorializes Janet Neville ’46 to provide a scholarship award for a junior student who demonstrates extraordinary academic achievement.
The Piltch Family Scholarship Fund
Established in 2019 by family and friends, the Piltch Family Scholarship Fund honors the contributions and commitment of Steve Piltch and Sunny Greenberg to Shipley, and it celebrates the experiences that they and their three children, Matthew ’08, Ali ’10, and Jamie ’13, had during their years at the School. This Fund supports scholarships awarded to students with financial need who demonstrate passion for life and compassion for others.
Brian Rapoport Memorial Fund
Established in 2002 in memory of Brian Rapoport, member of the Class of 2002, by his friends and family, this fund provides a student scholarship award.
Isabel Sherrerd Memorial Fund
Established in 1987 by Mrs. Sherrerd’s family, this fund honors her by providing needed financial assistance to worthy students.
Margaret Bailey Speer Fund
Established in 1985 by Peter and Felicity Roosevelt Benoliel ’57 to honor Miss Speer, this fund provides a yearly scholarship.
Staples Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 1982 by the late Eleanor Philler Staples ’36 in memory of her husband Philip and daughter Molly, this fund provides aid to Lower School students.
J. Tyson Stokes Memorial Fund
Established by the Board of Trustees in 1983 to honor the memory of J. Tyson Stokes, former Board chairman and husband of Gurney Fuguet Stokes ’29, this fund supports tuition assistance.
Will Trippley ’02 Memorial Endowment Fund
Established in 2004 by a Shipley family in memory of Will Trippley ’02, this fund supports tuition assistance for Shipley students.
Susan Shaffer Wilson Memorial Fund
Established in 1970 in memory of Mrs. Wilson, a Shipley parent, this fund supports scholarship aid.
Robert Elliot and Annette Field Worden Memorial Fund
Established in 1986 by the four Worden children, this fund honors the memory of the former Board Chairman and his wife and provides a scholarship and an award at the Upper School Closing Assembly.
The Austin Wylie Memorial Scholarship Fund
Established in 2018 in memory of Austin Wylie ’17, this Fund supports tuition assistance for Shipley students who embody Austin’s character traits and conviction, are athletically oriented, and have a passion for knowledge.