Brodehurst Elsey Endowed Scholarship
Brodehurst Elsey was born in Bardwell, KY, in 1878. After graduating from school in his home state and teaching there for several years, he moved to Indianapolis where he soon founded the Indianapolis Glove Co., manufacturing work gloves. The company grew to a point where it employed 2,500 people in 10 plants in four states. He was elected to the Franklin College Board of Trustees in 1927 and, in 1935, was elected chairman of the board. Mr. Elsey was a loyal supporter of the College. He served as honorary chairman of a 1954 campaign to renovate existing buildings on the campus and construct new buildings. The centerpiece of that campaign was the construction of a new women's residence hall, which was subsequently named for Mr. Elsey. Mr. Elsey considered the education of young men and women to be one of his chief interests. This scholarship, established by friends and family after his death in 1961, is a fitting tribute to the man.
The Brodehurst Elsey Endowed Scholarship is available to any student in good standing at Franklin College. The financial aid office selects the recipients.