Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship
The trustees of The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust established this scholarship with a grant which was matched the Lilly Endowment, Inc., upon recommendation of Trustee Arthur W. DeCabooter in recognition of the education his nephew, Gabe Gunn, received at Franklin College. The mission of Franklin College - to prepare students for lives of excellence, leadership and service - mirrors the philosophy by which Virginia Piper lived. With exceptional intelligence and grace, Virginia Galvin Piper committed herself to the challenge, reward and vocation of philanthropy, transforming the gift of a single life into an enduring humanitarian legacy. With profound generosity, she led others to realize and to act upon the greatness and charity within themselves. Through this scholarship, the legacy of Virginia Galvin Piper will touch the lives of generations of Franklin College students, preparing them to follow her example.
The Piper Endowed Scholarship will be awarded with first preference given to a freshman student demonstrating financial need. This award will be coordinated by the Office of Financial Aid.