Richard Roberts attended Ellsworth Junior College from September 1929 until January 16, 1931. He then transferred to the State University of Iowa where he received his baccalaureate degree in economics in 1932, and his M.A. and Ph.D., both in political science in 1933 and 1935. Richard was an Eagle Scout and also served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II. Richard was selected as a Brookings Institution fellow and then worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in its foreign service, and then transferred to the Diplomatic Service and was stationed in Ottawa, Canada. Richard died in 1968 as the result of a faulty flu shot. Richard and Helen met in Washington, D.C., and were married in December 1939. Their beautiful home is decorated with many unique pieces of art and other memorabilia from their various assignments with the Department of Agriculture. Art has been a significant interest of both Richard and Helen. In 2000, Helen made several very substantial gifts to the Foundation to help with the establishment and exhibition of the Pat Clark Art Collection. She also has interests in animal rights and world wildlife. Helen was born at home on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She earned a nursing diploma from Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore and also received psychiatric training from John Hopkins Hospital. She entered the army nurse corps during WWII and was stationed at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C. This endowed scholarship was established to honor her husband, Richard. Helen’s continued support of Ellsworth Community College prompted the Development Office to suggest that this scholarship honor both Richard and Helen. Helen passed away July 1, 2005.