Jean Louise Stellfox, an English teacher and Shamokin, Pa. native, met Robert Frost while in her third year at Dickinson. This experience inspired her, and she wanted to give others this opportunity at Dickinson College. She left most of her $1.5 million estate to create the Harold and Ethel L. Stellfox Visiting Scholars and Writers Program, named in honor of her parents. Recipients of the Stellfox Award visit campus each year to conduct readings, discussions, lectures, and other events on campus.
The Stellfox Award Winner Display is located near the main entrance of the library. It contains books written by current Stellfox Award winners.