The Fine Arts Fellowship Program at Wabash was established in 1987 to encourage the development of the fine arts within a rigorous liberal arts context. Wabash is looking for students who show genuine promise as artists, actors, musicians, or creative writers and wish to pursue an education at one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges. After a competitive application and audition process, Fine Arts Fellowships are offered each year to students with demonstrated ability in one or more of the following: visual arts, creative writing, music, and theater. Fine Arts Fellows receive tuition grants worth up to $11,000 per year, regardless of financial need.
The Louis Catuogno Prize in Piano is made possible by a gift from Mrs. Edward McLean in memory of her brother who was chairman of the Department of Piano at Texas Technological University at Lubbock, Texas. The award is given to that student who, in the estimation of the chair of the Music Department at Wabash College, demonstrates ability and appreciation of piano as a medium of musical expression.
The Glee Club Senior Award is given annually to those seniors who have made the most valuable contributions of effort and talent to the Glee Club while at Wabash. Selection is made by the active membership of the Glee Club. The R. Robert Mitchum Glee Club Leadership Award is an annual award to a member of the Glee Club who, in the judgment of the Director, demonstrates leadership qualities in the efforts of the Glee Club. The award is derived from the R. Robert Mitchum Glee Club Endowment established by former Glee Club members to remember his great contributions to the Wabash Glee Club. Robert Mitchum served as Director of the Glee Club for twenty-two year, starting in 1947.
Employment Self Help (ESH) is Wabash's own work-study program and is a part of our financial aid program. It is called ESH to distinguish it from the more widely known "Work Study Program", the Federally-designed and funded program. ESH is designed and funded by Wabash College. The primary purpose of ESH is to help control (reduce) the financial aid budget. It may serve other purposes as well. For example, there is evidence that campus employment, as it increases students' connections to the college, increases student retention. In addition it should provide more students with an opportunity to work on campus, and spread student wage dollars more equitably among students with finaincial need. The Music Department hires between 3-4 ESH students annually.