A $25,000 endowment establishes the Harrison and Aleatha Short Scholarship at Delaware State University.
Aleatha H. Short, a D.S.U. alum, passed away on August 25, 2009 and specified in her will that the money go into an endowed fund. She also directed that an annual scholarship of $500 be awarded to a student of the Indian River School District.
Short was a retired teacher who taught students with learning disabilities in the Indian River District. Her husband, Harrison, also attended D.S.U. and was assistant principal at Indian River. He passed away in 1994.
The endowment donation was presented by their son, Gregg Short, to D.S.U. President Dr. Harry L. Williams on June 27.