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Bequest to support philosophy undergraduates

We’re delighted to announce a generous bequest from David Johnston to support undergraduates at Berkeley studying philosophy. Johnston, who died at age 81 in February 2016, received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Berkeley and went on to become a professor at Orange Coast College. The bequest, in the amount of $1.6m, will be administered by Berkeley’s Financial Aid office, and will offer scholarships of $10,000 to financially eligible students who are either majoring in philosophy or taking two or more philosophy classes at Berkeley. It honors the memory of M.F. Johnston and Marvel Monia Johnston.

November 17, 2017