Danny DeWitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Danny DeWitt was a familiar sight on the sidelines of athletic competitions in Franklin. From little league games to adult softball leagues, from high school football games to Franklin College basketball, Franklin athletes could count on seeing Danny cheering them on. No fair-weather fan, Danny was ever-loyal to Franklin's teams. Though he had Down's Syndrome, Danny never allowed that to be an obstacle in his life. He worked for the Franklin Boys & Girls Club for 20 years and was honored by the Franklin Chamber of Commerce for outstanding youth service. Following his death in 1994, friends and family contributed to establish the Danny DeWitt Endowed Scholarship. "His connection with the College started when we moved here in the late '60's," said Danny's younger brother, David DeWitt '85. "He always frequented the College campus where he could be in contact with the administrators, the faculty and especially the students."
The Danny DeWitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship is available to students who have graduated from Franklin Community High School and have been accepted for admission to the College. While in high school, the recipient must have participated in at least two of the following activities: extracurricular activities; community involvement; been a member or advisor to the Boys and Girls Club of Franklin. Recipients are selected by the financial aid office.