Thomas R. Killey History Scholarship
Thomas Killey graduated from Franklin College in 1924. Mr. Killey majored in history and went on to become a teacher and farmer in Crothersville, IN. He inspired generations of students during his career but none more than his daughter, Myrna Killey. Myrna graduated from another Indiana college, but her thoughts turned to Franklin when she sought a way to honor her father's career and life. "The best way to honor my dad would be for the award to encourage a student in any way possible, and my heartfelt hope is that it will make a difference somehow, some way, in a student's life in the future," Ms. Killey said when establishing the award in 1998.
The Thomas R. Killey History Scholarship will be awarded each year to an outstanding sophomore or junior student majoring in history. If a suitable history major is not found, the award may be granted to an American or Canadian studies student. Academic achievement and involvment in the community and campus will be considered in selecting a recipient. Faculty members of the history department will select the recipient.