Dr. Jerry L. Curnutt Endowed Scholarship
Jerry Curnutt came to Franklin College with no definite ideas regarding his major but thought he might like to go into coaching or dentistry. Once his studies began, though, Curnutt found himself drawn to the field of chemistry, and it was a field in which he excelled. Curnutt graduated magna cum laude from Franklin in 1964, majoring in chemistry and mathematics, and went on to work for Dow Chemicals. He earned seven patents working with Dow and developed ways to process chemicals more effectively and safely. After his death in 1992, his wife Beverly (also a Franklin College alumna) and other family and friends established the Dr. Jerry L. Curnutt Endowed Scholarship to honor him.
The Dr. Jerry L. Curnutt Endowed Scholarship is awarded to juniors majoring in chemistry. Candidates will be judged based on their potential for a career in the field of chemistry and their academic performance during their freshman and sophomore years. The chemistry faculty selects the recipient with the approval of the vice president of academic affairs.