Jessie V.B. Warms and Robert A. Warms Anthropology Scholarship Endowment (SW0017)

Jessie V.B. Warms (1928-2010) was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Smith College and The University of Pennsylvania. A biochemist, she worked at Foxchase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, where she assisted Dr. Irwin A. Rose. Her work was critical to Rose’s studies of ubiquitin and protein degradation for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004. She loved ice skating and travel and had a deeply humane and tolerant approach to other people. Soft spoken and calm, Jessie was a keen observer of the natural and human world and an example to those around her. Robert A. Warms (1925-2018) was an alumnus of Washington and Lee University. He was a jack of many trades, from photography, to running a butcher shop, to selling kitchens. Eventually, he settled on advertising and founded Ad Resources Corporation, a specialty advertising firm based in New Jersey. Bob was committed to public service, and though he was not a fireman, served for decades in various capacities with the Elkins Park Volunteer Fire Department. Jessie and Bob were deeply engaged in the world. The believed in education and took adult courses at Washington and Lee, Smith, and mostly at their local community centers, almost until the very ends of their lives. Jessie and Bob married in 1952 and were each other’s constant companions until Jessie’s death in 2010. Their children and grandchildren, with love and profound gratitude, established this scholarship in the hope that it will foster the values of education, knowledge of the world, diversity, and tolerance they so deeply believed in.

Distributions for the endowment will be used to provide scholarships to students enrolled at Texas State University in the College of Liberal Arts, specifically the Department of Anthropology.

  • Recipient must be a full-time student enrolled at Texas State University.
  • Recipient must be an Anthropology major in good academic standing.
  • The scholarship shall be automatically renewable for up to four additional years so long as the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria.
  • For students meeting the above criteria, priority will be given based on demonstration of financial need as determined by FAFSA information.

Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts