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Edgerley-Franklin Urban Leadership Scholarship FAQS
How many scholarships will be awarded?

Up to five renewable scholarships will be awarded each academic year.

Is the scholarship open to students in certain majors only?

The scholarship competition is open to all majors, but preference will be given to students who show a desire to become urban leaders through their coursework and extra-curricular activities.

On what criteria will the scholarships be renewed?

Along with maintaining a strong GPA, the student must show their commitment to the scholarships requirements.

See scholarship requirements

Who are the Edgerley/Franklin families?

Both the Edgerley and Franklin families have demonstrated leadership for decades, particularly in the service to individuals from the urban core. This commitment has been passionate, made with integrity, focus and the type of commitment K-State student will need in order to lead and address improving living conditions in urban areas.

Paul and Sandy Edgerley have demonstrated exemplary leadership as undergraduate students along with the continued effort to make significant contributions as professionals. Their commitment to the Boston area Boys and Girls Club is a direct indication of their efforts in encouraging urban youth leadership and development. Paul's brother, Steve Edgerley, is a teacher in the urban Dayton, Ohio area. Their sister, Susan, often volunteers for many urban projects in the New York City/Brooklyn area.

Bernard Franklin's commitment through the National Center for Fathering, Urban Youth Leadership, and other roles compliment his commitment to urban leadership and development. Bernard's late wife, Elsia, felt deeply that young urban girls needed so much love and attention that she created an “Inner and Outer Beauty” program that was widely recognized in her hometown of Mobile, AL. We strongly believe that the example of the Edgerley and Franklin families will inspire generations of K-Staters.

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