Collier-McKinney Endowed Scholarship
This scholarship is given by two good friends in honor of their parents - Kenneth M. and Mildred Hartman Collier; James and Helen Podrasky Lyon; and Lawrence and Helen Byers McKinney. Dr. and Mrs. Collier and Mr. McKinney spent a number of years in the Indiana elementary classroom because of their belief that making a difference to youth must start during their early years in school. Mrs. McKinney's continual support of her husband contributed to his success. Mr. and Mrs. Lyon believed that education was essential and saw that their four children all received a proper education which began in the elementary grades.
The Collier-McKinney Endowed Scholarship will be given to a student with a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher who declares an intention to major in elementary education and to pursue a career as a teacher. First preference will be given to an entering freshman. Preference should also be given to someone who graduated from a high school outside the state of Indiana. The scholarship recipient must live in one of the residence halls or recognized Greek housing. Exceptions will be made for veterans who have returned home from serving their country and have a home of their own and for seniors with a renewing scholarship who have been given official permission to live off campus during their last year at Franklin. The recipient must have been a demonstrated leader in high school via their extra-curricular activities. If the scholarship is renewed, the recipient must demonstrate an ongoing leadership role while attending Franklin College - leadership within the college is defined as Greek affairs, resident assistant, student congress, etc. The scholarship may be renewed annually, provided the student maintains a 3.0 overall grade point average and demonstrates satisfactory progress toward their elementary education degree.