Class Projects and Fellowships

The Greensfelder Fellowship

In 1998, Ted Greensfelder passed away. One of seven roommates who began a lifelong friendship at Yale, Ted’s death marked the first loss to that core group. The remaining six roommates, Foote, Schumann, Scopelitis, Ruddy, Driscoll and Pender, as well as many other classmates, join together to honor his memory in an ongoing way with an annual scholarship to a deserving Yale student.

The Greensfelder Scholarship:

* Has supported a student every year since 1998;
* Employs the following criteria: a student in Davenport College who demonstrates the various qualities we all admired about Ted Greensfelder.

Finally, we encourage the student to communicate with the Greensfelder family.

Tony Nguyen

The 2016 recipient is Tony Nguyen, who reports, “Yale has been a transformative experience, especially as a first-generation college student. I had never traveled abroad before college, but since then, I have traveled to nine countries, with more to come. In addition, I have had a passion for debate since high school. I continued to pursue that passion at Yale, serving on the board of Yale’s debate team and traveling most weekends to debate competitions domestically and internationally. The Edward B. Greensfelder Scholarship Fund allowed me to take full advantage of these opportunities. Most importantly, it allowed me to meet amazing professor and peers and, in the words of the Yale Debate Association’s oath, ‘form bonds of friendship that outlast my tenure’ on campus.”