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The Ted DeLaney ’85 Scholarship Endowment Friends of Professor DeLaney established the scholarship to honor his commitment to teaching and mentoring students.

Ted-DeLaney-85-Scholarship-scaled-800x533 The Ted DeLaney ’85 Scholarship EndowmentPatricia and Ted DeLaney ’85.

Endowment Description
The Ted DeLaney ’85 Scholarship Endowment, established in 2019, is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University. The endowment will provide scholarship awards based on financial need as determined by the Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid or his/her designee. Preference will be given to students who are interested in pursuing a major in the humanities with an interest in one or more of the following minors: Africana Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; and the Shepherd Program.

The Ted DeLaney ’85 Scholarship Endowment was created with gifts by friends of Professor DeLaney to honor his commitment to teaching and mentoring students throughout his career at Washington and Lee University. Professor DeLaney graduated from Washington and Lee University with a B.A. degree in history, cum laude, in 1985, and he received a Ph.D. in American history from The College of William & Mary in 1995. He returned to W&L in the 1995-96 academic year and plans to retire at the end of the 2019-20 academic year.

Professor DeLaney has taught Colonial North America, Comparative Slavery in the Western Hemisphere, African American History, Civil Rights, and Gay and Lesbian History. He served as head of the History Department from 2008-2013, and as co-founder and director of the Africana Studies Program. In addition, he has served on numerous committees, including the Commission on Institutional History and Community.

The scholarship honors Professor DeLaney’s 56-year affiliation with Washington and Lee and the great contributions he has made to his students, his profession and the greater Washington and Lee community.

For more information, please contact Nancy McIntyre, senior director of Development, at 540-458-8291 or nmcintyre@wlu.edu.