James and Carroll Hoover Endowed Scholarship
James E. Hoover is a member of the Franklin College Board of Trustees. His parents, Truman and Mildred Mickel Hoover, were Franklin College graduates and benefactors of the College. Truman served on the Board from 1949 to 1971, and Hoover Hall is named in his honor. In 1997 the Hoover Family Foundation established an endowed chair and scholarship in chemistry in memory of Mildred. Jim, an alumnus of Purdue University, is a retired director of systems security at Eli Lilly and Company and president of the Hoover Family Foundation. His civic involvements include the Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, Executive Service Corps, Indianapolis Day Nursery, Historic Landmarks of Indiana and the Children's Bureau of Indianapolis. Carroll B. Hoover, an alumna of Indiana University, is a retired co-owner of Dickinson-Brown Antiques. This included 23 years specializing in antique wicker sales at shows in the Midwest. Her civic involvements include Alpha Phi house board, Crossroads Guild, Stansfield Circle and the Hoover Family Foundation.
The James and Carroll Hoover Endowed Scholarship is established at Franklin College to provide assistance to students demonstrating academic achievement and campus involvement. First preference will be given to a freshman student in the top third of his or her high school graduating class and who has demonstrated outstanding character, leadership and special interest in extracurricular activities.