Elba L. "Babe" Branigin Law Scholarship
The Elba L. "Babe" Branigin Law Scholarship carries the name of one person, but in a way, recognizes the achievements and hard work of two people who were important to the city of Franklin and to Franklin College. Elba Branigin was a community leader, an attorney in the city of Franklin, and was elected chair of the Franklin College Board of Trustees in 1965. He was still serving as chair when he died five years later. The scholarship in his name was established by his wife, Gene Branigin, who was also a respected member of the Franklin community. Gene Branigin was elected to the College's board of trustees in 1970 and served as chair of the student affairs committee. She was named an associate alumna in 1974. She was also a member of the city's Plan Commission and served on numerous other boards.
The Elba L. "Babe" Branigin Law Scholarship is given each year to students showing promise of success in the field of law. Recipients must possess high moral character and financial need. Priority will be given to seniors or juniors, second to sophomores and third to graduates of Franklin College who will be enrolled in law school. A letter of application must be sent to the President of the College, who will lead a committee to select the winners.