Randall O. Kahn Endowed Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
Franklin College is proud to offer students a quality liberal arts education. For 1970 graduate Randall Kahn, that education proved to be liberating as well. Mr. Kahn firmly believes that, whatever career paths students choose to pursue, they will be best served by studying subjects they enjoy and focusing on the pleasure and wonder of learning. Mr. Kahn's own life is testimony to his philosophy. He has been a journalist, a teacher and a motivational speaker. He has designed high-tech banking systems and acted in Hollywood films. In every position he's held, Mr. Kahn has relied on the skills and knowledge developed during his years studying the liberal arts at Franklin College.
The Randall O. Kahn Endowed Scholarship in the Liberal Arts is awarded each year to an upperclass English or philosophy major. A committee of English and philosophy faculty will select the recipient, who must be approved by Mr. Kahn or a member of his family. Recipients of the award are challenged by Mr. Kahn to "pass it on" in whatever way they deem meaningful: by making the world a better place, by encouraging tolerance of diverse viewpoints, by teaching children, or even by creating their own scholarship in the future -- whatever the recipient feels is best. This challenge from Mr. Kahn is not a legal requirement of the scholarship, but rather a moral one to which the recipients must agree and on which they must judge themselves.