2024 Senior Scholarship Recipients

In 2024, FTEF was once again honored to have the opportunity to award scholarships through six distinct memorial and family funds. A remarkable 157 applications poured in from the bright seniors of FCHS. Following meticulous review and deliberation via an anonymous and blinded process, the Grants & Scholarships Committee composed of Kim Lyon, Amanda Smith, Tara Rabiola, Marc Hamilton, Kelly Alford and Venessa Smith, is pleased to award $23,090 to 12 exceptional seniors who are pursuing post-secondary education. Heartfelt congratulations to the following 2024 Franklin Central High School Seniors listed below:

Mae Dilliner Lowes Memorial Scholarship

Shaniyah Manning
Alexandria Wells
Rebecca Mawi
Aerial Edwards
Reagan Conwell

Abby Sherwood Memorial Scholarship

Kade McDermott
Jillian Summitt

Dr. Elmo and Mrs. Becky Carver Memorial Scholarship

Chase Rigler

Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship

Olivia Hagan
Aaron Mahoney

Susan Wingfield Carlisle Tomlinson Memorial Scholarship

Ava Ollanketo

Reasoner Family Scholarship

Cameron Evans

Scholarship Information

Mae Dilliner Lowes Memorial Scholarship

Mae Dilliner Lowes was a lifelong Franklin Township resident. She was born on March 4, 1905 and lived to be 103. Ms. Lowes was a teacher of Art and Music and a licensed beautician. It was Mae’s final wish to establish a scholarship for students graduating from Franklin Central High School. In honor of Ms. Lowes wishes, this scholarship will reward academic achievement and assist in college education of persons otherwise financially unable to afford post-secondary education.

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The Abby Sherwood Memorial Scholarship

Abby Sherwood was a member of the Franklin Central High School Class of 2020 and was an inductee of the National Honor Society. On September 27, 2019, she was awarded the honor of being Franklin Central’s Homecoming Queen, which she accepted remotely via Facetime from her hospital bed. She passed away on October 25, 2019 from complications from a double lung transplant surgery. Abby fought for sixteen years against a rare disease known as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. Knowing that her time on Earth would likely be shorter than most, she lived life to the fullest, enjoying her time and experiences with family and friends. Abby loved reading, learning, travelling, listening to music, and watching movies. This scholarship in her memory is to encourage a graduating Franklin Central student to further their education.

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Richard H. Crosser Memorial Scholarship

The graduating Franklin Central High School student must wish to pursue either a two or four year degree in structural engineering, architecture, building trades, drafting, business, finance, accounting or some other field related to building trades at a college or university in the State of Indiana. Recipients must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and be a graduate of Franklin Central High School. First preference will be given to students who have a strong work ethic and display (displayed) a strong commitment to their school and community.

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Dr. Elmo B. Carver Memorial Scholarship

Dr. Elmo Carver was born and raised in Indiana. Dr. Carver graduated from George Washington High School, Indianapolis, and Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana. He began is career in 1959 as a history teacher and coach. Dr. Carver dedicated 27 years of his professional career to the Flashes. He was a former FCHS Principal and retired as the Franklin Township Community School Corporation Superintendent in 2006. Dr. Carver was an athlete playing baseball and basketball in high school and college. At the urging of his teachers and teammates, he decided to attend college. Dr. Carver firmly believed that education was a game changer for him. A strong family man, he worked to instill the value of education in his children, as well as all of the students that he supported in every aspect of his career.

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Susan Wingfield Carlisle Tomlinson Memorial Scholarship – NEW!

Susan Tomlinson was an outstanding, award-winning educator at Franklin Township. A world traveler, she encountered people and cultures with a posture of arms wide open, bringing her eclectic experiences into the classroom. Her creative and high energy teaching style created an emphasis on student involvement, current events, and global connections. She was a founding member of the Franklin Central High School Freshman Academy, the Thirst Project, co-
founder of the CURE Project (Cultivating Understanding for Racial Equity), and sponsor of the History Club. A $2,000 memorial scholarship has been established to assist a college bound student with an emphasis in social justice and/racial equity. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA and involvement in school and/or community activities promoting cultural diversity and inclusiveness is encouraged.

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The Reasoner Family Scholarship – NEW!

The Rich and Karen Reasoner family have a long history of affiliation with Franklin Township schools and would like to provide a graduating Flash scholarship assistance in getting their freshman year at a four-year university off to a great start. Rich is a 1953 Franklin Central graduate while his wife Karen served on the FTCSC school board in the mid-1970’s, including during the groundbreaking for the current high school location. Sons Tim (1985) and Tom (1987) are also FC graduates and contributing to this legacy effort to support other Flashes in the pursuit of a college degree. A $1,000 award will be given to one senior with optimal candidates pursuing a degree in business, journalism or education.

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2023 Scholarship Recipients