- This scholarship is awarded in memory of Judge Richard W. Vandivier, a graduate of Franklin College and the Indiana University School of Law.
- He served as a reporter covering city, county and state legislative and judicial affairs for the Indianapolis News, as Press Secretary to Governor Roger D. Branigin, as Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commission, and later as Chief Federal Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Indiana.
- He was an avid historian interested in public affairs and government and spent his life as a close observer of national and social issues.
- Must meet full time enrollment requirements and be in good academic standing as outlined in the most current Franklin College catalog.
- Should be of good character and academic achievement with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better. The successful candidate will be a person who has proven an eagerness to contribute to the greater good of his or her nation and its inhabitants; strong preference will be given to those working in progressive/liberal political issues and/or the Democratic Party.
- Must be a sophomore, junior or senior who has participated in public or community service and who has an interest in working with the public or community sector, perhaps in government service, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, relief or service agencies.
Award is typically $1,000 - $1,200.
Application deadline: March 19, 2012
Submit a letter of application directly to:
Kristy Brown, director of development – donor relations
Old Main 222
A letter of application, which outlines the way in which they meet the qualifications above.
Dr. Hisaya Kitaoka