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Baldwin Program Receives $150,000 Grant from Kenan Trust

Submitted by on May 30, 2013 – 9:07 amNo Comment

James Baldwin ScholarsHampshire College’s James Baldwin Scholars Program has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

The grant was given in honor of Gregory S. Prince, Jr., a past president of Hampshire College, who was instrumental in developing the program, envisioning the James Baldwin Scholars as a means for Hampshire to address gross societal imbalances in educational achievement.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Baldwin program. The program provides scholarships and educational support to students from underserved communities who show academic promise and leadership ability. It offers a transition year of co-curricular guidance, support, and a slightly modified course-load, with all expenses paid, while Baldwin Scholars become immersed in campus life at Hampshire.