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Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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The Fund is a memorial to Martha Schofield who founded a school for African-American youth in 1868 at Aiken, SC. The school became known as the Schofield Normal and Industrial School and continued for 82 years. In 1950 it was transferred to the Aiken City Board of Education. On Sept. 20, 1952, a resolution also was adopted by the Schofield Board placing the memorial fund with Trustees of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends as trustee. Friends Fiduciary, as successor to Trustees of PYM, is the current trust for this fund and oversees the work of the Martha Schofield Distribution Committee,

The awards for scholarship are restricted to students from Schofield High School or other high schools Aiken County, South Carolina.

Sanford P. Bradby (1900-1978) had been principal of the Schofield School from 1930-1935 and was chairman of the Schofield Scholarship Fund Committee. His wife succeeded him after his death.

James H. Young of Wilmington, DE, was President of the Board of Trustees.

This small collection contains papers relating to the Martha Schofield Scholarship Fund.

The collection is organized into three series. The series are:

  1. History of the Fund
  2. Correspondence
  3. Reference Material

For current information on the location of materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

Gift of Estate of James H. Young, 1982

Received from estate of James H. Young, who served as president of the Board of Trustees.

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Collection Inventory

Annual Report of the Fiduciary Corp. of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends., 1979.
Box 1

Box 1
Scope and Contents

Primarily correspondence between James H. Young, President of the Board of Trustees, and Sanford P. and Lelia A. Bradby of Aiken, S.C., chairmen of the scholarship selection committee. Includes names of recipients, and colleges and universities attended.

Physical Description

3 folders

Newspaper clippings.
Box 1
Obituary of Sanford P. Bradby.
Box 1

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