Charles G. Swain '40 is the recipient of the $500 Jacob Wendell scholarship this year, it was learned from University sources yesterday.
The stipend, founded by the late Jacob Wendell of New York is given each year to a top scholar in the Sophomore class. Invitation to an annual Wendell family dinner is included in the award which is given as a prize regardless of financial need.
To the yearly banquet President Conant and all former winners of the scholarship are invited. The stipend was established in 1899 under the will of the father of Barrett Wendell distinguished professor of English from 1898 to 1917.
A member of the Boylston Chemical Club, Swain prepared at Thayer Academy. He belongs to the Appalachian Club and has given much time to the collection of a wide variety of New England ferns and hardy orchids.