The Caleb Wharton ’16 Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 by his family, friends, and H-SC brothers as a memorial to William Caleb Wharton, Class of 2016, who lost his life in an automobile accident in November 2014. Caleb loved all sports and played all sports until focusing on lacrosse, an outdoorsman of convenience who enjoyed being outside with friends and family fishing, playing golf or simply enjoying nature. He was very selfless and loyal to friends, possessed a kind heart, loved his family, maintained a positive attitude, and seldom complained no matter what challenge he faced. These qualities endeared him to all who knew him, and they are traits for which he will long be remembered at Hampden-Sydney and through this scholarship fund.
The Caleb Wharton ’16 Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior with financial need who shows great promise and whose character is reminiscent of Caleb’s. An applicant’s potential, energy, and passion for any endeavor he chooses to pursue—whether in the arts or sciences, student leadership, extracurricular activities, civic affairs, community service, or other endeavors—will be judged more valuable than the traditional measures of academic success. Preference will be given to a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Caleb’s fraternity. Make a gift to this project.