Reuben A. and Elizabeth W. Holden Scholarship

Reuben Andrus Holden IV (lovingly known as "Ben") was Secretary of Yale University and had a distinguished career in the field of higher education when he left the Ivy League to become President of Warren Wilson College in 1971, a position he held until his retirement in 1986. To honor Ben and his wife Betty’s years of faithful and loving service to the College, a secret campaign was launched in 1985 to establish an endowed scholarship to honor them at the time of their retirement.

Over $400,000 was raised during that campaign, and the earnings from the Reuben A. and Elizabeth Walker Holden Endowed Scholarship Fund now aid deserving Warren Wilson College students with demonstrated financial need.