Wolf Scholars Programs

INITIATED IN 2008, THE CHARLES WOLF, JR. GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM INSPIRES DAWSON STUDENTS AND FACULTY TO PURSUE THEIR INTELLECTUAL PASSIONS BEYOND CAMPUS AND PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

Former Dawson parents Tim and Mary Wolf (DC ‘06 and Stevie ’09) graciously initiated a scholarship in 2008 to encourage experiences beyond a faculty or student’s comfort zone, beyond one’s geography and beyond routines where one spends the majority of our time and focus. 

“By providing a program that encourages experiences, projects or areas of study that are not necessarily part of the normal school cycle, we can help a few students and faculty have an experience that just might broaden, and therefore, deepen their world view.”

The scholarship is named after Tim’s father, Charles Wolf, Jr. due to his unwavering commitment to studying, understanding and challenging the world around him.  Through his career as a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation and advisor to Departments of State, Defense, Central Intelligence and many presidential administrations, Mr. Wolf’s interests seemed a natural link to this program.  

The Wolf’s motivation for initiating this program also derives from the wonderful years and unique experiences their sons had while attending Dawson.  “The small class sizes, the excellence in instruction and the sincere deep care that teachers offered our sons helped hone and leverage their talents and gifts,” says Wolf.

“This is a good thing!  Over 20 students and faculty over the past few years have had a bit richer, broader set of experiences than perhaps they wouldn’t have had without the scholarship.”