Jackson A. Raney Endowed Scholarship
Jackson A. Raney was once described as a Hoosier Will Rogers, for he never met a man he didn't like. His friendliness was as legendary as his love for his boyhood home in Ripley County. His fondness for Ripley County was so great, that friends attending meetings with him were known to bring him boxes of soil from the area as joking "bribes." Mr. Raney was also a firm advocate for education and youth. The Franklin College alumnus was a teacher and, later, superintendent in Ripley County. He left that post to serve as superintendent of the Indiana School for the Deaf, a post he held for 23 years. Active in the community, Mr. Raney was international president of Kiwanis in 1956 and spent the last six years of his life as executive secretary of the Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis. Upon his death, his many friends established the Jackson A. Raney Endowed Scholarship in his memory at Franklin College.
When awarding the Jackson A. Raney Endowed Scholarship, first preference will be given to students from Ripley County in Indiana. The financial aid office will select recipients for the award.