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International Salt Company Fellowship. — This fellowship
was established by the International Salt Company, of
Scranton, Penn., for the purpose of providing funds to be
applied in the study of the possible value of common salt
in making available potash and other mineral plant-food in
the soil. The fellowship provides an income of $600 per

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Certain scholarships established by college endowment
funds may be assigned to young men of approved character
and ability whose financial drcimistances are such as to
make assistance necessary.

North Jersey Agricultural Society Scholarship, — ^This
scholarship provides an income of $150 per fl-nniiTn and is
open to undergraduates in the agricultttral course. It is
awarded by the North Jersey Agricultural Society on the
recommendation of the President of the College and the
Dean of Agriculture.


Scholarships available to residents of New Jersey fall into
two classes: (1) those established by the state law of 1864,
and (2) those provided by the law of 1890, as amended in
1905 and in 1917. These are described in the following
paragraphs and further information may be obtained upon
application to the President or the Registrar.

Act of 1864

Under this law a certain number of students from the
State of New Jersey are received into the Scientific School
and educated free of expense for tuition. These students are
admitted to such scholarships on the recommendation of the
superintendent of schools in each coimty after passing the
required examinations (see page 44). The whole number of
scholarships provided by the Act of 1864 is 40, distributed
among the counties in proportion to their population.


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Act of 1890

By a law passed March 31, 1890, and amended by an
act of March 31, 1905, and further amended by an act of
March 20, 1917, a ntimber of scholarships for each year,
equal to the ntimber of assemblymen, are offered to students
in aU parts of the state.

The candidates for these scholarships are selected by a
competitive examination held under the direction of the city
and county superintendents of education in each cotmty of
the state on the first Thursday in Jime and the Friday and
Satiurday following of each year. The whole nimiber of such
scholarships to be awarded each year is 60, and any candi-
date who passes the examination is entitled to an appoint-
ment, provided there is a vacancy in any district.

These scholarships cover all the college fees, including the
charges for tuition, public room service, and special fees.


The Trustees of the College hold in trust certain funds,
the income of which is available for the assistance of students
who are preparing for the ministry of the Reformed Church
in America. Every student thus aided receives $180 an-
nually and must engage to pursue his studies iminter-
ruptedly until he shall have completed the course in one of
the theological schools imder the caixe of the General Synod
of this Chtirch. The beneficiary trusts thus held by the Col-
lege are: the Brownlee Memorial Fund, $3,000; the Hedges
Scholarship Fund, $6,000; the Hopper Fund, $3,000; the
Knox Fund, $3,000; the MandeviUe Fund, $7,000; the
Smock Fund, $1,000; the Van Bunschooten Fund, $20,000;
the Van Lieuw Fund, $1,000; the Voorhees Fund, $36,000;
the Vreeland Legacy Fund, $2,500.

The Board of Education of the Reformed Chtirch also
grants aid to young men preparing for the ministry in the

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denomination. Information may be had by addressing the
Secretary of the Board of Education, 25 East Twenty-second
Street, New York, N. Y.


Under the Foundation established by the will of the
late Rt. Hon. Cecil John Rhodes, of South Africa, two
scholarships at the University of Oxford are constantly
available for students representing the State of New Jersey.
Candidates must have finished two years of work at an
American college, and must either reside in the State of New
Jersey or have received there the major part of their educa-
tion. Candidates are no longer required to pass a qualifying
examination. The award is made by the New Jersey Com
mittee of Selection, and has regard to literary, athletic,
social, and moral attainments, as well as to those of scholar-
ship. The election of scholars, postponed on account of
the war, was resumed in October, 1919, and the successful
candidate will go into residence at Oxford either in January
or October, 1920. The scholarships have an annual value
of £300, and are tenable for three years. Particulars may
be obtained from Professor Frank Aydelotte, Institute of
Technology, Cambridge, Mass.

Rhodes scholars from Rutgers, with their terms of resi-
dence at Oxford:

Francis Marmaduke Potter *09
1908-1911, B.A. (Oxford, 1911)

Samuel Arthur Devan '09
1910-1913, B.A. (Oxford, 1913)

Valentine Britton Havens '12

1913-1916, B.A. in Jurisprudence (Oxford, 1916)

Roy Mundy Davidson Richardson '15


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In every case where it is expected that a prize will be
awarded for work done it is distinctly announced that
unless in the opinion of the examiners the work submitted is
of such excellence as to merit a prize none will be awarded.

Whenever a prize requires both an essay and an examina-
tion the essay must be handed in before the hours fixed for
the examination.

All prizes are open equally to students in all courses lead-
ing to a degree except in cases where they are specially lim-
ited by the donoij. Each competitor for a prize must sign a
written declaration that the essay or other work offered by
him is his original and tmaided work. The essays are to be
written on paper of a prescribed kind and the successful
essay is to be deposited in the College Library before the
writer is entitled to the prize.

The announcement of prize subjects, published for each
college year, may be obtained from the Registrar.

James Suydam Prize in English Composition, — ^A gold medal of
the value of $25, or that sum in money, the gift of James Suydam, is
awarded annually to that member of the senior class who attains the
highest standing in composition, the basis of award being an average
made up of the combined grades of the regular essays of the four years'
course, and of a special essay on an assigned subject.

James Suydam Prize in Natural Science, — ^A gold medal of the
value of $15 f or that sum in money, the gift of James Suydam, is awarded
annually to that senior in the Technical Science course (or in the
General Science course if one-half or more of his hours dtuing the
four years be devoted to science and mathematics) who has attained
honor rank. The award is made for the highest average grade in all
scientific subjects, required or elective, pursued by him during his
four years' course.


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Joseph P. Bradley Prize in Mathematics, — ^Founded by the Honor-
able Joseph P. Bradley, ll.d., of the class of 1836, this prize is main-
tained by his son, Charles Bradley, a.m., of the class of 1876. It con-
sists of a valuable mathematical work which is awarded annually to
the student of the senior class who presents the best solutions of a
set of mathematical problems proposed to the class during the second
term by the Professor of Mathematics.

Elizabeth AppleUm Memorial Prize in Moral Science, — ^By a gift
of $500 from the Reverend Samuel E. Appleton, D.D., of the class of
1852, this prize was founded in the name of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth
Appleton. The income from this fund ($25) is awarded to that member
of the senior class who passes the best examination in moral science.

Ann Van Nest Bussing Prizes in Extempore Speaking, — Mrs. Ann
Van Nest Bussing has given $1,000 the income of which ($50) is to be
expended each year for books to be selected by the President of the
College and given as follows: the first prize ($30) to that member of
the senior class who proves himself to be the best extemporaneous
speaker; the second prize ($20) to the second best extemporaneous
speaker of the senior class.

Class of 1876 Prize in Political Science, — The dass of 1876 has
given $1,000 as the foundation of a prize fund for the encouragement
of the study of political science. The income of this fund is awarded
each year to a member of the senior class (either classical or scientific)
"on the basis of an original essay on some subject in political philosophy,
assigned by the professor of that science in the College, and upon a
competitive examination in a textbook also selected by him;'' the
committee of award to consist of "three competent persons selected
by the Faculty of the Collie, at least one member of the committee
to be a member of the dass of 1876 as long as any may be living."

Jacob Cooper Prize in Logic, — An annual prize of $100 has been
established in memory of the late Professor Jacob Cooper, ll.d.,
formerly Professor of Logic and Mental Philosophy in the CoU^e.
This is the income of a gift of $2,000 by Leonor F. Loree,, C.E.,
of the class of 187t and a trustee of the College, and the Honorable
William W. Crapo, a classmate of Doctor Cooper in the class of 1852
at Yale College. This prize is open to all students in full standing
in the senior class. The conditions relating to competition may be
learned by consulting the Professor of Logic.

Theodore Frelinghuysen Vail Prize for Scholarship. — ^An annual
prize of $50, the gift of Theodore Frelinghuysen Vail, a.m., of the
class of 1851, is awarded to that member of the graduating dass who

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stands highest in average grade of scholarship in all the subjects pur-
sued throughout his senior year, provided he has received an average
of B or above arid no single grade lower than C.

Thomas Henry Grant Prize in Agriculture, — ^A prize of $25, the
gift of Thomas Henry Grant,, of the class of 1881, is awarded
annually to that member of the graduating class who stands highest
in average grade of scholarship in all the technical elective subjects of
the senior year in the four-year Course in Agriculture, provided he
also ranks high in each prescribed subject during the same year.

John Bemhard Smith Memorial Prize in Electrical Engineering. —
An annual prize of $25, the gift of Mrs. John Bemhard Smith, is awarded
to that member of the senior class in the electrical engineering depart-
ment who passes the best competitive examination in some electrical
engineering subject to be assigned by the department.

Edward Fidler Brooks Memorial Prize in Civil Engineering. — By
the gift of $1,000, Miss Cora S. Brooks has founded a prize of $50, in
memory of her father, Edward Fuller Brooks, c.e., of the class of 1872.
This prize is awarded to that member of the graduating class in the
course in Civil Engineering who stands highest in average grade of
scholarship in all engineering subjects pursued during his course, pro-
vided he has maintained an average grade of "B" or above in those

GUlett Wynkoop Prize in Chemistry. — ^A prize of $25, the gift of
Gillett Wjmkoop, a.m., of the class of 1891, is awarded to that member
of the graduating class who has made the best record in the courses
in chemistry dtiring his foiu* undergraduate years in the Technical
course in Chemistry, provided he has maintained an average grade of
**B " or above in those courses.


Jacob Brodhead Classical Prize. — This prize was founded by the
Reverend Jacob Brodhead, d.d., and his son J. Romeyn Bro(^ead,
LL.D., by the gift of $700. The income ($35) is awarded annually to
that senior or junior pursuing the Classical cotirse who passes the best
examination in an assigned Latin or Greek text and who also submits
the best essay, written in English, on an assigned Latin or Greek
subject; the text assigned to be in Latin and Greek in alternate years.

John Parker Winner Memorial Prize in Mental Science. — This
prize consists of $25, given by John Winner, Jr., a.m., of the class of
1866, and his wife, in memory of their son, John Parker Winner. It
is open to competition for students in any cotirse leading to a degree,

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who are pursuing the study of mental philosophy, and is awarded
annually to the one who passes the best examination on some work
and writes the best essay on some subject assigned by the Professor
of Philosophy, the essay to consist of not less than 3,000 words.

William H. Van Doren Prize for Essay on Missions. — ^This prize
of $35, the gift of the Reverend William H. Van Doren, d.d., is open
to competition for members of the senior and junior classes and for
members of the Theological Seminary in New Brunswick. It is awarded
annually for the best essay on Christian missions.

Joseph P. Bradley Prize in Roman Law, — ^An annual prize was
founded by the Honorable Joseph P. Bradley, ll.d., of the class of
1836, late Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States,
and is maintained by his son, Charles Bradley, a.m., of the class of
1876. It consists of a valuable work on Roman law.

Municipal Management Prize. — ^A resident of Highland Park
offers a prize of $50 open to competition by members of the junior
and senior classes. This prize is awarded to the writer of the best
essay, if judged to be of sufficient merit, on the subject: A Study of
the Organization of Minor Municipalities in New Jersey.

The design of the donor is to encourage investigation in the struc-
ture and mimidpal activities, actual and possible, of the borough,
town, township, and village in New Jersey. It is suggested that the
work include a study at first hand of neighboring boroughs, one or
more, such as Highland Park, Metuchen, Milltown or similar municipal

Heidingsfdd Prize in English Bible and Ethics. — The widow of
Julius Heidingsfeld, Esq., offers in his memory an annual prize of $50
to the student who has attained highest scholarship in the department
of English Bible and ethics.


Irving S, Upson Prizes in Oratory, — These prizes, of $30 and $20
respectively, were founded by Irving S. Upson, a.m., of the class of
1881, late Treasurer and Registrar of the College, by the gift of $1,000.
They are awarded annually by a special committee to those jimior
orators (see page 172) who are adjudged the best writers and speakers.


Myron W. Smith Memorial Prizes in Oratory, — ^These prizes were
founded by Lyndon A. Smith, m.d., in the name of his son, Adjutant

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Myron W. Smith of the class of 1858, who gave his life in the Civil
War to the cause of his country. They consist of a first prize of $15
and a second prize of $10, which are awarded annually to the best
and second best orators of the sophomore class. Only those students
who have pursued the regular studies from the beginning of the fresh-
man year are permitted to contend for these prizes. (See page 173)

Peter Spader Prizes in Modern History. — These prizes, founded by
P. Vanderbilt Spader, a.b., of the class of 1849, in memory of his father,
Peter Spader, are two in number ($20 and $15), the income from $400
and $300 respectively, and are awarded annually to those members of
the sophomore class who present the best essays on some subject in
modem history selected by the Professor of History with the approval
of the Faculty. The subject is announced at the close of the freshman
year and the competing essays are to be submitted on or before the
last Monday in May of the sophomore year.


Tunis Quick Prize in English Grammar and Spelling. — This prize
of $15, established by P. Vanderbilt Spader, a.b., of the class of 1849,
in memory of his grandfather, Tunis Quick, is the income of a gift of
$300. It is awarded annually to that member of the freshman class
in any course who passes the best written examination in spelling and
EngHsh grammar under the direction of the Professor of English Litera-
ture at as early a day as convenient in the second college term.

Edward Livingston Barbour Prizes in Declamation. — Two annual
prizes, of the value of $15 and $10, are offered by the Professor of the
Art of Public Speaking. The eight members of the freshman class
who stand highest in public speaking during the entire year may com-
pete before a committee appointed by the Faculty.


Samuel and Louisa Van Vechten Prize for Essay on Missions, — ^By
the gift of $1,000 in 1884 the late A. V. W. Van Vechten founded a
prize of $50 in honor of his mother, Mrs. Louisa Van Vechten, and his
father, the Reverend Samuel Van Vechten, d.d., the prize **to be given
annually to that student of Rutgers Collie who shaU be adjudged by
the Faculty of the Theological Seminary of the Reformed Church of
America, at New Brunswick, to have presented an article original with
himself and the best submitted — the most conclusive and inspiriting

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to strengthen faith in and love for Foreign Missions." The essays are
limited to 3,000 words and are to be presented on or before May 1 of
each year.

Daughters of 1813 Prize in History, — The New Jersey Chapter of
the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812 offers
a prize for the best study of some problem connected with the War of
1812, assigned by the Department of History. The amount of the
prize is subject to variation (in 1919 it was $25). Students desiring
to compete should consult the Department regarding the form in
which the paper is to be presented.

Mary E, Horton Prize in Music. — In recognition of the services
to education rendered by Mary E. Horton, first Professor of Greek in
Wellesley College, a fund of $3,000 has been given to the Collie.
From the income of this fund a prize is offered to that student who,
by competitive trial or in such other manner as the President may
determine, shall be designated as leader in the musical exercises in
which the College as a body engages. Payment of the prize will be made
in cash in equal instalments at the end of the first and second terms.

Chicago Alumni Club Prize in Literature and Library Use. — The
Rutgers Club of Chicago offers a prize of $35 for the best course of
general reading pursued, together with proficient use of the library.
The prize is open to all undergraduates. The basis of award is (1) an
examination, testing the amount, quality, and thoroughness of the
reading, and (2) a formal record, showing the field covered and the
library method. The winner of the prize is not allowed to compete in
subsequent years. •

Alliance frangaise Prize in French, — The Alliance frangaise de New
Bnmswick makes annual award of a silver medal to that student of
Rutgers College who, in a special competitive examination, gives evi-
dence of the greatest proficiency in French. The contest is open to all
undergraduates whether or not they pursue the study of French in
cotirse. The winner of the medal is not allowed to compete in subse-
quent years.

John P, Wall Tar gum Prizes, — A first prize of $10 and a second
prize of $5, the gift of John P. Wall, are awarded anntially by the
Targum Board for the best and second best contributions to The
Targum^ the weekly student paper.

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Thomas Henry Grant Prizes in Agriculture. — ^Five prizes, the gift
of Thomas Henry Grant,, of the class of 1 88 1 , are awarded annually
in the Short Courses in Agriculture, as follows: A prize of $5 to the
student who makes the highest attainments in any (x>urse; five prizes
of $4 each to the student in each of the five courses who takes highest
rank, exclusive of the winner of the first prize.

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Queen's Campus

Queen's Campus, in large part a gift from the estate of James
Parker, was acquired early in the nineteenth century when Queen's
College, the oldest of the present buildings, was erected. It is spacious
and beautiful with lawn and elm trees and now has seven buildings
erected upon it: Queen's College, the Altmmi and Faculty House,
Van Nest Hall, the Daniel S. Schanck Observatory, Geological Hall,
the Sophia Astley Kirkpatrick Memorial Chapel, and Winants Hall.

Neilson Campus

The Neilson Campus, given in part during former years and in
greatest part in 1906 by James Neilson, a.m., ll.b., of the class of 1866
and a trustee of the College, adjoins Queen's Campus to the north and
has erected upon it New Jersey Hall, the Robert F. Ballantine Gym-
nasium, the Ralph Voorhees Library, the Engineering Building, the
Chemistry Building, the Entomology Building, and the J. Howard
Ford Dormitory.

Neilson Athletic Field

The Neilson Athletic Field, the use of which is donated to the
Athletic Association also by Mr. Neilson, lies about ten minutes* walk
from the main campus, and oflPers all possible advantages for football,
baseball, track athletics, and military drill. It has a quarter-mile
track, bleachers with a capacity of 3,000, and a newly erected field
house with shower baths and lockers.

College Farm

The College Farm of 350 acres, located about one and one-half
miles south of the College, is the place of field work of the agricultural
courses and of the Collie and State Agricultural Experiment Stations.
Here also are the agricultural buildings equipped for laboratory work
in horticulture, animal, dairy, and poultry husbandry, farm crops


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and soil fertility. The most important varieties of com, oats, and
wheat as well as forage plants are grown in the variety tests. These
afford ample opportunity for the study of crops both during the grow-
ing period and in the laboratory. Business methods are applied to
the conduct of several of the departments of the Experiment Stations.
The latter serve, therefore, as object lessons in modem profitable
agricultural practice.

Queen's College (1808-1809)

Queen's occupies the central position of the group of college build-
ings. It contains the administrative offices, twelve recitation rooms,
and the Fine Arts lecture hall. It was designed and built by John
McComb, the architect of the New York City Hall, and architecturally
is considered one of the best structures of its type.

Alumni and Faculty House (1841-1842)

This building, erected as the President's house, so used for many
years, and more recently devoted to the department of fine arts, is now
designated for the social uses of altunni and faculty. The Rutgers
Club of New Bmnswick with the assistance of class gifts has renovated
the house, furnished it, and assumed its maintenance.

Van Nest Hall (1845)

This building was named for Abraham Van Nest, a liberal trustee,
in recognition of his services and gifts to the College. In 1893 it was
dignified by the addition of an appropriate stone porch, the gift of
Mrs. Ann Van Nest Bussing, daughter of Abraham Van Nest, who at
the same time refitted the east side of the second story into a handsome
hall for the exercises in elocution. During the same year the Trustees
added a third story to the original building.

The rooms on the first floor originally used by the Peithessophian
and Philoclean Literary Societies were thoroughly refitted in 1891 and
are at present devoted to the needs of the Young Men's Christian Asso-
ciation and the department of history. The second and third floors
are occupied by the departments of English and education.

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Daniel S. Schanck Observatory (1865)

The observatory, a gift of Daniel S. Schanck, is a two-story brick
building with revolving dome. The main part contains the equatorial
telescope; on the west side is an extension for transit observations
containing the meridian circle.

This building is used in connection with the course in general
astronomy to give a knowledge of the sun, moon, planets, etc. Those
who elect mathematics and astronomy receive instruction in the use
of the instruments and take part in the observations.

The longitude of the observatory is 0*^ 10°^ 29^ east of the New
Naval Observatory at Washington, D. C. The latitude is 40** 30' N.

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