Julio and Gloria Castro Endowed Scholarship
For every student who attends Franklin College, there is a parent or mentor who stressed to them the importance of a college education. Some parents encourage education as a means to a better job. Some view the quest for knowledge as vital to research that might improve our world. Julio and Gloria Castro felt education was the most effective means of eliminating ignorance and discrimination. The couple was especially vocal in their support of education for young Hispanics particularly Hispanic women. In honor of her parents' beliefs, Gloria Castro-Hearn, a member of the Class of '69, along with her husband, Daniel, established the Julio and Gloria Castro Endowed Scholarship to encourage young, Hispanic women in Indiana to attend Franklin College.
The Julio and Gloria Castro Endowed Scholarship is available to female, Hispanic students enrolling full-time at Franklin College with at least a 3.0 GPA. First preference will be given to a first-year student from Indiana. Second preference will be given to a first-year, out-of-state student. A current student meeting the eligibility requirements may receive the award if no first-year students qualify. The scholarship may be renewed annually if the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.