The John Lord Scholarship Endowment

This endowment was established in 2006 by donations from and in honor of John Lord, who retired in 2004 after 27 years of service at JSC. John came to JSC following a distinguished career in the U.S. Coast Guard, including service during the Vietnam War as a commanding officer on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Point Dume. He came to JSC as an instructor in management and economics; in 1980 he became assistant business manager/personnel officer; and in September 1983, he began his 21-year career as college registrar. John’s many contributions to the college include organizing Commencement and preparing invaluable data reports. As a Civil War historian, he was instrumental in establishing the Julian Scott Gallery here, named for the famous Johnson alumnus and Civil War artist, and acquiring Julian Scott artifacts (located in the Julian Scott Memorial Gallery in Dibden Center for the Arts) and his 1879 painting of Major General William Farrar Smith (co-owned with the Friends of the Vermont Statehouse) which hangs alternately in the Statehouse and the JSC Library.


The John Lord Scholarship goes to an outstanding student with a good academic record, who has financial need and has demonstrated commitment to the college.


Recent Recipients


Jasmine Yuris, English major with secondary licensure and a certificate in nonprofit management, Class of 2012, Moodus, CT



Nikolaus Holm, History major with secondary licensure, Class of 2012, Amherst, MA



  • Scott McDowell, majoring in history, Class of 2010, Johnson, VT.



  • Danielle Rochford, majoring in business management, Class of 2009, Hinsdale, NH.



  • Celine Riendeau, double majoring in elementary education and psychology, Class of 2007, Orleans, VT.