July 25, 2006
Franklin wins $2,000 scholarship from SIUC
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Cairo resident Hope Franklin (305 Fifth St.), a graduate of Shawnee Community College, has received a $2,000 scholarship through the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Illinois Community College Scholarship Program.
Created by SIUC Chancellor Walter V. Wendler in 2004 to enhance the relationship between SIUC and the state's two-year colleges, the program aims to reward these institutions' academic stars. Scholarship recipients must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4-point scale. Colleges may nominate as many as five candidates in ranked order. Scholarships, renewable for a second year, go to the top two.
While at Shawnee, Franklin was named student of the year her first year and art student of the year both years. At SIUC, she plans to major in social work.
Franklin is the daughter of Charlotte Franklin and Urbandale resident Roy Franklin.
Strengthening the undergraduate scholarship program is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint for the development of the University by the time it celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019.