The Center for Political Communication is honored to award the "J. Caleb Boggs Scholarship," commemorating the service of former Delaware Governor, U.S. Senator and Congressman "Cale" Boggs. The scholarship is supported by the family of J. Caleb Boggs, and is awarded annually to an undergraduate student minoring in Political Communication. The first Boggs Scholarship was awarded in 2011.
As U.S. Congressman (1947-1953), Governor (1953-1960), and U.S. Senator (1961-1973) representing the people of the State of Delaware, J. Caleb Boggs embodied the spirit of public service. He lived it and encouraged it, and never forgot the blessings that he and many others enjoyed even during time of war and the Great Depression, when so many others struggled.
Cale Boggs was brought up in a caring family with a strong faith that recognized the value of a good education. He graduated from the University of Delaware in 1931 – having been an active participant in athletics and holding leadership positions in student government. Later while working in Washington, DC for Delaware’s Senator John Townsend, he earned his law degree from Georgetown University. In 1941, then Army Captain Boggs was called to active duty – serving under General George S. Patton in Normandy, the Rhineland, the Ardennes and central Europe with the U.S. Army’s 6th Armored Division, and earning the Bronze Star and the Croix de Guerre.
Cale Boggs’ tenure at the University of Delaware marked one of the early steps in a long road of opportunities that he met with determination and enthusiasm. And while he went on to do great things as a soldier and elected official – he was forever grateful for the opportunity to attend the University of Delaware – where he made a mark, and an even larger mark was made on him.
We invite you to honor Cale Boggs' service to Delaware and country, by expanding this commemorative scholarship. The Center for Political Communication began awarding Boggs Scholarships in 2011 -- on the 80th anniversary of Cale Boggs’ own graduation from the University of Delaware.
To support the Boggs Scholarship, please contact Nekita Nesmith, Director of Development, College of Arts & Sciences, at (302) 831-0612 to discuss opportunities for you or your company. You may also make an individual gift here. Be sure to enter "Boggs Scholarship" as your choice of destinations for your support.