Ten Yale Undergraduates Receive Seligman Scholarships In 1996-97

A bequest to Yale University from Germain Seligman has provided ten Yale undergraduates with scholarships totaling $120,000 during the 1997-98 academic year.

This is the third consecutive year that Yale undergraduates have benefited from the Germain and Ethlyne Seligman Scholarship Fund in memory of Jacques Seligmann. The scholarship fund established in 1994 through Mr. Seligman’s bequest to Yale provides annual scholarships in perpetuity, approximately equal to the value of this year’s awards.

The terms of the bequest stipulate that preference be given to students of the Jewish faith who have graduated from a public high school and who meet the need-based criteria for Yale financial aid, with special consideration for those who are orphans.

Yale University has a need-blind admissions policy, and considers the merits of each applicant regardless of financial means. Once admitted to Yale College, a student is awarded financial aid based solely on demonstrated financial need. Within this policy, the college endeavors to honor the preferences of donors when identifying funding sources for that aid.

Please note: Germain and Ethlyne Seligman spell their family name with one “n”; Jacques Seligmann’s name is spelled with two.

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