Pepperdine Honors Late Executive

Pepperdine University has established a scholarship fund for political science and economics students in memory of John T. McCarty, former vice president for development. McCarty died of cancer Aug. 26.

The scholarships recognize McCarty’s “great interest in government and the free enterprise system,” according to Pepperdine spokeswoman Victoria R. Welch. McCarty was a director of the American Conservative Union, Americans for Effective Law Enforcement and the National Legal Center for the Public Interest.

He was “deeply involved in raising resources and attracting key friends of the university during our early years in Malibu,” Pepperdine President David Davenport said.

The first scholarship recipients will be selected for the 1986-87 academic year, Welch said. The amount and number of the scholarships have not been determined, she said.