Student, Alumni and Faculty Spotlight

Student, Alumni, and Faculty Spotlight

Franklin University takes great pride in the successes and accomplishments of our students, alumni and faculty members and it's nice to be recognized for outstanding achievements.

Join us as we celebrate outstanding achievements from leaders, influencers and innovators within the Franklin University community! 

This Month's Spotlight

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Current Student, Charlene Thomas

We would like to congratulate Charlene Thomas, recent recipient of a $5,000 scholarship from Scholarship Opportunities for Success ( This is a prestigious scholarship sponsored by an organization by the same name. Scholarship Opportunities for Success (SOS) has only granted 191 total scholarships over the 20 years they have been in existence. According to their website, “SOS helps women of low income with financial aid for education.”

Charlene shared that Franklin University was a great resource in helping her identify this opportunity. Her advisor told her about the Franklin U financial aid page and that is where she found out about the opportunity. To earn the scholarship, Ms. Thomas was required to complete an application, including two essays—one focused on the goals and obstacles that she has encountered and the other about life challenges that she has encountered and how she resolved them.

We asked Charlene how she would benefit from this scholarship. She told us that she is a single parent who has returned to college for an additional degree and earning her way through by herself. This scholarship will take care of her entire tuition and books for the fall. Along with the scholarship, SOS has partnered with Dress for Success to provide two outfits for her. In addition, she will have access to one of the SOS board members as a contact for the year.

Franklin University congratulates Charlene on this wonderful accomplishment. For anyone looking for scholarship opportunities, make sure to visit the Franklin University Financial Aid web page:

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