Maurice & Rose Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund
The history of the Johnson family is intertwined with the history of Franklin College. Maurice Johnson graduated from the college in 1914. By the time he arrived on campus, Mr. Johnson was already well aware of Franklin College. His father, Andrew Johnson, had served on the college's board of trustees from 1881 to 1903, and his brother Ralph was a 1911 graduate. In addition, several sisters attended Franklin College. Mr. Johnson and his wife, Rose, owned large amounts of farmland in Johnson County. Through gifting some of this land to the college, they created the scholarship in their name. Since 1990 the Maurice and Rose Johnson Endowed Scholarship has helped hundreds of students to earn a Franklin College education.
Recipients of the Maurice and Rose Johnson Endowed Scholarship must graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school classes. Currently enrolled Franklin students are also eligible for the award with preference given to those earning a 3.0 or higher grade point average. First preference for the scholarship will be given to members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Recipients are selected by the financial aid office.