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Elsa L. Haller (1886-1973) received the Ph.D. in Philosophy from Michigan in 1958, at the age of 72, writing a dissertation on Karl Jaspers. She had received the B.A. from Michigan in 1908 and the M.A. in Philosophy in 1922. She published a monograph on Heidegger in 1970. 

The Haller Scholarship Endowment, established in 1974, is used for Haller Prizes, awarded for outstanding overall performance in 400-level Philosophy courses (excluding PHIL 413 - PHIL 418) and - occasionally - for essays of exceptional merit written for these courses.