Dickinson College receives Ford award

Fri, Sep. 30, 1966

in 1966, the Ford Foundation awarded Dickinson College a $2,000,000 "challenge grant" to help the institution "reach new peaks of excellence."

The terms of the grant required that the College raise an additional six million from private sources within a three year period, ending June 30, 1969. The grant was otherwise unrestricted, to be used "for any purpose that will advance the educational aims" of the college. The College set numerous goals for the distribution of the Ford grant and other funds to be raised. This included increases to faculty salaries, student aid, campus development and renovation projects.


Dickinsonian. Sep. 30, 1966. pg. 1