Endowed Scholarships

Endowed Scholarships

The establishment of an endowed scholarship at Franklin College is one of the finest investments in students that one
can make. A decision to endow a scholarship is a commitment which will help continue and assure a strong future for Franklin and its students.

The Franklin College Board of Trustees has established a minimum investment of $50,000 to fund an endowed scholarship.*

However, a scholarship may be initiated and named with any amount, as long as the donor makes a commitment to complete the funding through one of a variety of methods. These might include additional outright gifts of cash or stock, life income gifts (annuities and trusts), insurance policies, real estate or bequest through will.
* Two new programs can be endowed with a minimum investment of $25,000:

  • Student scholarships for summer research
  • Student scholarship for internships

Criteria for selecting recipients of the scholarship may be determined by the donor, or, if the donor wishes, the college will provide a standard set of criteria. These criteria might be designated for students living in a specific geographic region or for students who are members of a particular organization, church, religion, etc. Scholarship selection criteria might also be designated for students pursuing an undergraduate degree in a specific area of study or they might require students to maintain a specific grade point average. There is much flexibility with regard to establishing scholarship guidelines.

Endowed Scholarships at Franklin College

Frances Deputy Abel Endowed Scholarship
AISIN/Toyota Endowed Scholarship
Scott Alexander Journalism Scholarship
Anderson Baptist Church Endowed Scholarship
Thelma and Martin Anderson Endowed Scholarship
Hugh and Eleanor Andrews Scholarship
D. J. Angus-Scientech Educational Foundation Award
Auld-White Endowed Scholarship
James R. ’53 and Lou Taylor Axelberg ’53 Endowed Scholarship
Stanley Matthews Barnett Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Beeson Family Chemistry Scholarship
Dr. Otto K. and Effie R. Behrens Endowed Scholarship
John Bergdoll Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Orpha Bergdoll Endowed Scholarship
Ella Pitcher Berry Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Leonard L. & Dr. Ma. Teresa Bissonnette Endowed Scholarship in Pre-Medicine I
Dr. Leonard L. & Dr. Ma. Teresa Bissonnette Endowed Scholarship in Pre-Medicine II
I. George Blake Endowed Scholarship
Fred R. and Evelyn H. Blanford Endowed Scholarship
Von Boll ’52 Endowed Scholarship in Business
Von Boll ’52 Endowed Scholarship in Mathematics
William H. Book Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Carl L. Boorky Endowed Scholarship
Louise Cooperider Bowling Endowed Scholarship
Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Elba L. and Gene Portteus Branigin Foundation Endowed Scholarship for International Business
Elba L. “Babe” Branigin Law Scholarship
Josephine Branigin Endowed Scholarship
Kathryn Burks Endowed Scholarship
Stanley G. and Carol D. Bush Endowed Scholarship
Jack M. and Erma J. Byrum Endowed Scholarship
George J. Cady Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Otis W. and Cora Burke Caldwell Endowed Scholarship
Marian D. Callon Endowed Departmental Award
Julio and Gloria Castro Endowed Scholarship
Stacia Chadd Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Chiarotti Family Endowed Scholarship
Robert and Alberta Chupp Journalism Award
Cluster Classes of 1939, 1940 & 1941 Endowed Scholarship
Virgil Coffman Endowed Scholarship
Edith E. Collette Endowed Scholarship
Collier-McKinney Endowed Scholarship
Raymond & Catherine Cowan Endowed Fund in the Sciences
W.O.B. Cribbs Endowed Scholarship
Ross G. and Pauline DeVore Crump Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Jerry L. Curnutt Endowed Scholarship
John Boone and Nora Ellen Custer Endowed Scholarship
David M. Davidsen Memorial Scholarship
Professor Charles A. Deppe Pre-Medical Endowed Scholarship
Jay and Susan DeVoss Endowed Scholarship for International Travel
Susan Johnson DeVoss Endowed Scholarship for Women in Leadership
Danny DeWitt Memorial Endowed Scholarship
George E. & Eleanor N. Dickinson Endowed Scholarship
Clifford and Paula Dietz Excellence Endowment Scholarship
Dietz Gifted and Talented Scholarship
Dietz/McDowell Fund
May Dorsey Pre-Seminary Scholarship
Thomas Burns Douglass, Christy Douglass & William B. Douglass Memorial Fund
Mary Duckworth Endowed Scholarship
Robert S. and Margot Lacy Eccles Endowed Scholarship for Fine Arts
Kelly Nicole Eckart Memorial Scholarship Fund
Thomas K. Ehret Endowed Scholarship
Brodehurst Elsey Endowed Scholarship
Engineered Models Corporation Endowed Scholarship Fund
Wayne Etter Endowed Scholarship
Dean and Vera Evans Arsenal Technical High School Scholarship
Allen and Mildred Everitt Endowed Scholarship
Austin and Susan Flinn Endowed Scholarship
David W. Foster Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Franklin College Class of 1959 Endowed Scholarship
Ingrid and Irvin French Endowed Scholarship
Gheens Endowed Scholarship
Gladys Pitcher Greer Memorial Endowed Award in Education
John Grimmer Endowment in Support of Mathematics & Sciences for Engineering
“A. Harrison/Class of 1957 Pledge
Class Endowed Scholarship for Indiana Alpha Chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon”
Timothy V. Hasewinkel Endowed Scholarship
William Randolph Hearst Foundation Endowed Scholarship
Dwight Heath Memorial Math Award
William & Ruth Kerlin Hibbs Business & Economics Endowed Scholarship
William & Ruth Kerlin Hibbs Fine Arts Scholarship Award
William & Ruth Kerlin Hibbs Pre-Medical Scholarship
David A. Hicks ’58 Memorial Scholarship in Business and Leadership
Orville I. And Fannie M. Hinkle Endowed Scholarship
Hodge Memorial Endowed Scholarship
J. Alan and Margaret Holman Endowed Scholarship
J. Alan and Margaret B. Holman Endowed Scholarship For American Minority Students in Field Biology
James and Carroll Hoover Endowed Scholarship
Truman and Mildred Hoover Endowed Scholarship
J and B Friendship Merit Scholarship
Andrew and Nancy Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Betty Flinn Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Maurice and Rose Johnson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Maurice & Rose Johnson Valedictorian Endowed Scholarship
Ralph and Inez Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Robert A. Johnson Leadership and Academic Scholarship
Harry E. Jordan Achievement Award
Randall O. Kahn Endowed Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
Raymond D. and Enid M. Kelly Student Travel Fund
John S. Kenny Endowed Scholarship
Thomas R. Killey History Scholarship
Damaris Knobe Endowed Journalism Scholarship
Jim and Shirley Kowalski Endowed Scholarship
Jason Kuhn Memorial Scholarship
Edna Lacy Endowed Scholarship
Tonya Lee Memorial Scholarship
Leonard Foreign Language/Travel Endowed Award
John J. Lorenzano Endowed Scholarship
William Kenneth and Nellie Marie Maple Endowed Scholarship
Ted and Elaine Marston Endowed Scholarship
William B. & Margo Martin Chancellor Scholarship
Dr. Louis Brown Matthews and Dr. Reka Blanc Matthews Endowed Scholarship
Lucille Dodgson Mayo Endowed Scholarship
David and Patty Mickel Endowed Scholarship
Fannie Mae Napolitan Endowed Scholarship in Education
Hubert Hunter Ogden Endowed Scholarship
Orlosky Family Endowed Scholarship
Pauszek-Mohr Endowed Scholarship
John D. Peterson Endowed Scholarship in Finance
Arnita L. Petre ’81 Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Endowed Scholarship
Robbie Pribush Scholarship
William D. Province Endowed Scholarship
Francis Puffer Andrews Memorial Endowed Scholarship, C.Y. Andrews Fund
Harve E. and Joyce E. Rawson Endowment
Bessie Custer Rea Endowed Scholarship Fund
Todd J. Redding Scholarship
Harold W. & Mildred Tourtillott Richardson Endowed Scholarship
Dr. George W. Ritteman Endowed Scholarship
Joan Gamble Rogers Art Award
Mildred Sandman Family Endowed Fund
Paul and Sheila Schnepf Endowed Scholarship
Wilbur H. and Margaret McClure Shook Endowed Scholarship
James M. Sprague – Merck Science Award
Doreen W. St. Clair Endowed Scholarship
St. Martin Family Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Donald & Mrs. Joanne Tharp Endowed Scholarship
Dr. John and Mrs. Lois Tharp Endowed Scholarship
Thurston Family Endowed Scholarship Fund
Tillman-Robinson Endowed Scholarship
E. Don and Joyce Tull Endowed Scholarship
Watson Morton Van Nuys and Daisy Branigin Van Nuys Endowed Scholarship
George, Mary & Tom Vandivier Endowed Scholarship
Richard Vandivier Endowed Scholarship in Public Service
Denzil Webb Memorial Scholarship in Elementary Education
Dallas J. & Elna I. West Scholarship
Lew and Florence White Endowed Scholarship
Elmon and Lucile Williams Endowed Chair in Law and Public Service
Jessie Ellen Wolford Endowed Scholarship
Leo Thorp and Leah Jackson Wolford Endowed Scholarship
Alson and Dr. Theressa Wright Endowed Scholarship
Orville and Freda Wright Memorial Scholarship