The Davee Foundation, the philanthropic organization the late Adeline Barry Davee (FSM ’31) created with her late husband, Ken Davee, has established a $1 million scholarship fund for Department of History students.
The gift continues the Davee family’s legacy of generosity to the university’s Department of History. In 1988, the foundation established the Adeline Barry Davee Distinguished Professor of History, which is currently held by professor Ted Steinberg.
Starting in the fall semester of 2019, the new $1 million gift will begin supporting students with financial need and high academic performance, with some preference given to those from the Greater Chicago area, where The Davee Foundation is based.
Each academic year, two to five students will be awarded the scholarships, which will include part or full tuition, fees, room and board, books, school supplies and a stipend. Students must maintain at least a 3.0 grade-point average.