Virginia Gordon Russell Scholarship
This scholarship Fund was created by Virginia Gordon Russell as a Fund within the Foundation. Persons who plan to prepare for a career in engineering, science or mathematics who are Franklin High School graduates and/or the lineal descendants of Samuel Gordon or George Dewoody, pioneer settlers in Venango County, Pennsylvania, may apply for this scholarship. Proof of relationship as a descendant can determine by researching two books at the Franklin Public Library: Gordons of Western Pennsylvania and The Dewoody Family of Venango County Pennsylvania. Birth records for the applicant, parents, and (if needed) for grandparents and previous descendants will be accepted as proof of decent. Applicants are required to submit an essay of 250 words on how their education in engineering, science, or mathematics will be of value to their Community and Country.