The Lowell Scholarship

John Lowell &
George Emerson Lowell

The Lowell Scholarship was established in 1886 by John Lowell 1846 in memory of his son, George Emerson Lowell 1883.

Prior to 1933, the scholarship was only awarded to upperclassmen. Then, in order to “encourage excellence in Latin and Greek studies,” the scholarship was opened to incoming students from preparatory schools.

At the time, it was one of the largest scholarships at Harvard College.