Cluster Classes of 1939, 1940 & 1941 Endowed Scholarship
Franklin College grew considerably during the 20th century. However, back in the late 1930s and early 1940s, the college was much smaller. The phrase, "everyone knew everyone else" was truer than ever. As the years went by and the members of these smaller classes returned to campus for homecoming reunions, they found that they could not escape the feeling that someone was always missing. Everyone had friends in the classes ahead of them or behind them, and reunions didn't seem right without those people in attendance. And so, the Cluster Classes of 1939, 1940 and 1941 were born. Good friends from all three classes who wanted to celebrate their reunions together organized the "Cluster Class," giving them all an opportunity to return to Franklin College and reunite with dear friends. However, the Cluster has done more than reminisce about the past. They established a scholarship so that future students will also be able to attend Franklin College and make friends to last a lifetime.
Recipients of The Cluster Classes of 1939, 1940, 1941 Endowed Scholarship must have ranked in the upper 50% of their high school class. First priority for the scholarship will be given to descendents of Cluster Class members. Second priority will be given to descendents of Franklin College alumni. Recipients are selected by the financial aid office.