Ervin Scholars

Ervin Scholar Paul Wright (Class of 1991) reflects on 20 years of the Ervin Scholars Program at a reception at the Renaissance Grand Hotel last weekend. The program was established in 1987 to help create a more diverse community on campus. Ervin Scholars are selected on the basis of academic achievement, leadership in their high school or community, commitment to community service and commitment to bringing diverse people together. The program is named after John B. Ervin, a nationally renowned black educator, scholar and author who died in 1992. Ervin was dean of the School of Continuing Education (now University College in Arts & Sciences) at Washington University from 1968 to 1977.