In 1785, Dartmouth was an ambitious school with small coffers, so it asked neighboring legislatures for help. In response, the Republic of Vermont donated 23,000 acres to support the College, including the town of Wheelock, which was named after Dartmouth founder Eleazar Wheelock. In 1830, College president Nathan Lord established free tuition for qualified Wheelock students to thank the town for its support.
Noah Manning '17 is the ninth resident to benefit from this scholarship. He invited President Phil Hanlon ’77 to accompany him to Wheelock earlier this month. According to Manning, it was the first visit by a Dartmouth president in more than a century. http://bit.ly/1CDWlP7