J. Houston Witherspoon Scholarship


Mr. Witherspoon learned of Warren Wilson College during a church-related bus trip to rural Appalachia. A longtime friend of the College, he served on the College’s Board of Visitors from 1983 until his death on November 2001, just a few weeks short of his 101st birthday. The J. Houston Witherspoon Science Building, named in his honor, was dedicated in April 1999. He established the J. Houston Witherspoon Scholarship in 1991. The earnings from this endowment are awarded each year to a deserving student with demonstrated financial need.