Mildred Sandman Family Endowed Fund
The Mildred Sandman Family Endowed Scholarship was established at Franklin College in 2005 in honor of Mildred by her family. Mildred was born in Ft. Worth, Texas, but spent the majority of her life in Shelby County, Indiana, before her death on April 29, 2005. Mildred was an active community member affiliated with the First Baptist Church, associate chapter of Tri Kappa, and the Shelbyville Art League. The Sandman name has had a longstanding impact in Shelbyville through the founding of Sandman Brothers car dealership in 1918, owned by Mildred's husband, Chester, who passed away in 1991. Her son, Larry, and grandsons still operate the business . . . one of Indiana's oldest multi-company car dealerships. Mildred attended Franklin College in 1932 and 1933 and was involved in Pi Beta Phi sorority, swimming and tennis. Her daughter, Rita (a sixth-grade teacher in Oklahoma), and son, Larry, established this scholarship as a tribute to Mildred and her time on the Franklin College campus. Preference will be reserved for needy or deserving students from Mildred's beloved Shelby County, Indiana.
The Sandman Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a student meeting the following prioritized criteria: a student from Shelby County, Indiana, with promising academic potential (a high school GPA or 3.0 equivalent or better) and demonstrated financial need; a student from any county in Indiana with promising academic potential (a high school GPA or 3.0 equivalent or better) and demonstrated financial need. The recipients will be selected from among eligible students by the office of financial aid.