Dr. Elmon Williams Law Study Award
Elmon Williams was born in 1905 and attended Franklin College from 1924-1926. He realized a life-long goal when he graduated from the Indiana University School of Law. He had once said that he could not remember a time in his life when he did not want to be an attorney. Dr. Williams practiced law in Indianapolis and Johnson County for over 53 years. Dr. Williams and his wife, Lucile, were also loyal supporters of Franklin College. They created the Elmon and Lucile Williams Chair in Law and Public Service to enhance the college's ability to prepare students for careers in law. Mrs. Williams established the Dr. Elmon Williams Law Study Award to further the cause.
The Dr. Elmon Williams Law Study Award is given to a graduating senior who has been accepted for study in an accredited school of law program. The student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.5 and be of good character. The occupant of the Williams Chair and the vice president for academic affairs will select the recipient.