Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne
Branco, Jessica
Bennett, John
Crowley, Zachary
2000

Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946

Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946

The Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, founded in 1946 by Jeanetta Wilson Cowdery Black, F1946, in memory of her husband, Donald A. Cowdery, Class of 1939, who was killed in action in World War II, is awarded annually to that senior or junior whose academic achievements and personal qualities of leadership and high principle have been outstanding.

Sergeant Donald Albert Cowdery was born in Stratford, Connecticut, on October 8, 1917. He was a member of the class of 1939 and one of the most active students on the hill. He edited the Tufts Weekly until 1938. In his freshman year he was elected treasurer of his class, participated in track and basketball, and joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity, where he later became president. He took part in athletics throughout his Tufts years. In his senior year he received the Class of 1911 Prize Scholarship.

Cowdery attended law school at New York University and entered the military in 1942. In June 1943 while he was stationed in Laredo, Texas, with the Army Air Force, he married Jeannetta Gardner Wilson, also of Stratford. He went abroad that November as an Army Air Forces radio operator-gunner on a B-17. In 1944, he was killed in action during an attack on Nazi Germany. The Donald A. Cowdery prize was established in his memory by his wife.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

Subject terms: Cowdery, Donald A. Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship Tufts Weekly Delta Upsilon Scholarships

The Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, founded in 1946 by Jeanetta Wilson Cowdery Black, F1946, in memory of her husband, Donald A. Cowdery, Class of 1939, who was killed in action in World War II, is awarded annually to that senior or junior whose academic achievements and personal qualities of leadership and high principle have been outstanding.

Sergeant Donald Albert Cowdery was born in Stratford, Connecticut, on October 8, 1917. He was a member of the class of 1939 and one of the most active students on the hill. He edited the Tufts Weekly until 1938. In his freshman year he was elected treasurer of his class, participated in track and basketball, and joined the Delta Upsilon fraternity, where he later became president. He took part in athletics throughout his Tufts years. In his senior year he received the Class of 1911 Prize Scholarship.

Cowdery attended law school at New York University and entered the military in 1942. In June 1943 while he was stationed in Laredo, Texas, with the Army Air Force, he married Jeannetta Gardner Wilson, also of Stratford. He went abroad that November as an Army Air Forces radio operator-gunner on a B-17. In 1944, he was killed in action during an attack on Nazi Germany. The Donald A. Cowdery prize was established in his memory by his wife.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
Durkee, Henrietta Noble Brown, 1871-1946
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The encyclopedia seeks to capture more than 150 years of Tufts' achievements, societal contributions and outstanding alumni and faculty in concise entries. As a source of accurate factual information, the Encyclopedia can be used by anyone interested in the history of Tufts and of the people who have made it the unique institution it is.

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