Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Confederacy Under Attack-- Part 99: Bowdoin College in Maine Drops Its Jefferson Davis Award

Confederate Flags in the Illinois Valley.  (Illinois)  (Win)  Can be seen flying from homes, stickers on vehicles and even in front of businesses.  The writer seemed to dislike the idea.

Bowdoin College Ends Confederate Heritage Award Like many Still Offered by U.S. Service Academies.  (Maine)  (Loss)  Hey, if they don't want it, we'll find someone else who will.  However, are there any Southern colleges left that would accept them.  I doubt it.

The award was given by the UDC.  The school will return the endowment funds.  The Jefferson Davis prize was established in 1972 at Bowdoin.

But, all five U.S. service academies continue to offer UDC scholarships:

The Lee Award is offered at the USMA for systems engineering.

The USNA and US Merchant Marine Academies offer an award in the name of Matthew Fontaine Maury.

The USCGA offers the Admiral Raphael Semmes Award for applied science.

--Old Secesh

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