Hopkins Aid for Preparatory Students.

The President and Fellows have just made an announcement which will be welcome, especially to the needy men who are trying to prepare for Harvard. Edward Hopkins, a wealthy London merchant, in the seventeenth century left bequests for Harvard, Yale and the founding of several Hopkins Grammar Schools. One was situated in Cambridge; but it died out about 35 years ago. The fund which supported it was turned over to the Cambridge Latin School for a time; but now, by the original deed, is to be divided into nine scholarships which will pay for the education of nine students preparing for Harvard at the Cambridge Latin. They will be awarded to nonresidents and are intended to benefit especially those who would not otherwise have the advantages of a good preparatory school.