Nine students were named Johnston Trust Scholars for the 2009-10 academic year by the The James M. Johnston Trust for Charitable and Educational Purposes of Chevy Chase, MD.
Harvey Gram ’27 was a friend and colleague of Mr. Johnston and was a longtime trustee (of the Trust). Harvey Gram, a devoted donor to Wesleyan (lobby of Olin is dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Gram), was instrumental in steering scholarship funds to Wesleyan, initially to help Wesleyan become co-educational.
After Harvey Gram died, his son, Colonel W. Dunbar Gram P ’83, took his seat on the board and currently serves as its chair. Colonel Gram has continued to champion our annual request for scholarship funds at the Trust. (Colonel Gram also established an endowed scholarship in memory of his father.)
Since 1971 the Johnston Trust has donated nearly $4.5 million to Wesleyan for scholarships. Trust funds are not added to the endowment; they are expended each year to needy students. In 2009/2010, nine students were named Johnston Trust Scholars.