Edna Lacy Endowed Scholarship
Edna Balz Lacy was born in Indianapolis to a close-knit German family and grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by friends and relatives. She was graduated from the University of Michigan in 1928 and returned to Indianapolis to teach school. In 1934, she married Howard J. Lacy II. When Mr. Lacy died unexpectedly in 1959, Mrs. Lacy took over the family's business, U.S. Corrugated-Fibre Box Co. Under her guidance, the company grew into a successful management and investment holding company. The company was renamed Lacy Diversified Industries. Mrs. Lacy served on Franklin College's Board of Trustees from 1965 to 1983 and again from 1986 to 1990. She was a committed advocate of leadership development and often provided encouragement to young people entering the business world.
The Edna Lacy Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student majoring in business, economics or accounting. The financial aid office will select the recipients in consultation with the business, economics and accounting faculty.