Scholarships and Awards
Emerging Leader Awards, $500 each
are sponsored by Blue Key Honorary to recognize two Pilots students who have demonstrated the potential to lead others and maintain their academic standing.
The scholarship honors Dr. Bernard Franklin, the first African American student body president at Kansas State University and former Assistant Dean of Student Life.
Dr. Franklin also served on the Board of Regents for the state of Kansas. He is now president of Penn Valley Community College and is still actively involved in Outreach Programs for K-State in greater Kansas City.
Dr. Franklin was an active campus leader while at K-State and worked for the betterment of the entire campus community. He has been a positive influence on many students. He remains a hard worker, an active participant, and a man with a vision of a better world for all of us.
Dr. Franklin represents leadership and excellence in all that he does and has always been a strong proponent of the Pilots Program. The recipients of this award will demonstrate strong leadership traits within a diverse society while maintaining a respectable grade point average.