Ted & Elaine Marston Endowed Scholarship
Franklin College's Leadership Program prepares students for lives of leadership and service in their homes, communities, churches and careers. Those looking for an example of such multiple leadership roles need look no further than Ted and Elaine Marston. Mr. Marston graduated from Franklin College in 1951, sandwiching his education between stints in the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Army. Mrs. Marston is a member of the Class of '52. Mr. Marston has served on the college's board of trustees since 1983. He is a past member of the alumni council and has received both an alumni citation and an honorary degree from his alma mater. Following the fires of 1985, Mr. Marston stepped forward to chair the successful Design the Future Campaign. He is member of the Indiana State Board of Education, director of the Cummins Engine Foundation and a former trustee of Wilberforce University in Ohio. Both of the Marstons are active in their church and in the Columbus, Indiana, community.
The Ted and Elaine Marston Endowed Scholarship is designed to aid students who show potential for academic success at Franklin College but who could not enroll at the school without financial assistance. Recipients must be enrolled full-time, and preference will be given to entering first-year students. The financial aid office selects recipients.