Stanley Matthews Barnett Memorial Endowed Scholarship
Stanley Matthews Barnett came to Franklin College in 1941. Franklin was the only school to which the young man had applied. His mother and father, Pansy and Oral Barnett, were alumni of the college, as were many of his other relatives. Before coming to Franklin College, the younger Mr. Barnett had already proven himself to be a remarkable student at Franklin High School. He played football and golf, worked on the student newspaper, performed in plays, was a member of the Boy Scouts and graduated in the top half of his high school class. In 1968, after Mr. Barnett's death, his mother established the Stanley Matthews Barnett Memorial Endowed Scholarship to honor other Franklin Community High School students who go above and beyond.
Recipients must graduate in the top 25 percent of their class at Franklin Community High School and declare their intention to attend Franklin College. A committee organized by the high school's administration will select recipients based upon scholarship, leadership, probability of success at college and financial need.