Scott Alexander Journalism Scholarship
Both in the city of Franklin and at Franklin College, Scott Alexander was a man whom people relied upon and looked to with respect. A member of the Class of '51, Mr. Alexander was active on campus as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, the International Relations Club, the Press Club and the Almanack staff and as editor of the Franklin. He lettered in football, basketball and track. As an alumnus, he served as president of the Alumni Association and served 12 years on the Alumni Council. Mr. Alexander was a respected journalist in Indiana. He began his career as a sports editor and general assignment reporter at The Evening Republican in Columbus. He was the founding editor of the Franklin Daily Journal, putting out the paper's first issue on July 22, 1963. At the time of his death in 1987, Scott was publisher of the paper.
Upon his death, friends, family, co-workers and classmates established the Scott Alexander Journalism Scholarship. The award is given each year to a student majoring in journalism who intends to pursue a career in that field. Preference is given to students residing in Indiana. The recipient is selected by the chair of the Pulliam School of Journalism.