Truman & Mildred Hoover Endowed Scholarship
Two weeks after graduating from Franklin College in 1924, Truman Hoover began working for Eli Lilly & Co. He started as a chemist and worked his way up through the ranks to become Vice President of Biochemical Manufacturing and a member of the Board of Directors. Along the way, he trained many of the company's top people. At a dinner honoring his 25th anniversary with the company, 95 of his former assistants were on hand. About one-third of them had grown through the ranks to management positions in various parts of the Lilly operations. It's little wonder that, at Lilly, Mr. Hoover earned the nickname, "the executive maker." Mrs. Hoover was also a graduate of Franklin College. She was a faithful supporter of the college, donating funds to renovate the student lounge and to aid Phi Delta Theta fraternity, among others. Hoover Hall is named in honor of Truman and Mildred Hoover.
Recipients must be full-time students majoring or intending to major in chemistry. Recipients must maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Recipients are selected by the chair of the chemistry department and the financial aid office.