Celebrated in many sports, ignored by most product manufacturers, stereotyped as flaky or weird by a right-handed majority, left-handers can find recognition and financial assistance for their education at Juniata College, a small, liberal-arts college in Huntingdon.
Juniata’s left-handed scholarship, worth $1,000 to $1,500 a year to studious southpaws, was established by the late Mary Francis Beckley, a former Juniata student, with a bequest of $24,000. More than 40 left-leaning Juniata students have taken advantage of the scholarship since its inception in 1979.
The scholarship is reserved for sophomores, juniors or seniors attending Juniata College. The stipend cannot be applied to other institutions. According to Randy Rennell, Juniata’s director of student financial planning, lefties are identified by answering the final question on Juniata’s individual data form. The scholarship recipients are chosen from left-handers that have top academic records. Rennell says the college does not ask the students to prove they are left-handed. “We don’t even check closely when they are signing the forms,” he says.
Year of Need: College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: Multiple
Min Award: 1,000.00
Max Award: 1,500.00
1700 Moore Street
Huntington, PA 16652
Contact Person: John Wall