Richard Vandivier Endowed Scholarship in Public Service
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Judge Richard W. Vandivier, a graduate of Franklin College and the Indiana University School of Law. He served as a reporter covering city, county and state legislative and judicial affairs for the Indianapolis News, as Press Secretary to Governor Roger D. Branigin, as Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commission, and later as Chief Federal Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Indiana. He was an avid historian interested in public affairs and government and spent his life as a close observer of national and social issues. The Vandivier children are all involved in community and/or government work.
The recipient must meet full time enrollment requirements and be in good academic standing as outlined in the most current Franklin College catalog. The recipient should be of good character and academic achievement with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better; a person who has proven an eagerness to contribute to the greater good of his or her nation and its inhabitants. The recipient must be a sophomore, junior or senior who has participated in public or community service and who has an interest in working with the public or community sector, perhaps in government service, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, relief or service agencies.