to the James W. Franklin Scholarship website. The Scholarship was
founded in October, 2004, in memory of Jim Franklin, who died of
Growing up, Jim attended Canton High
School and was active on the swim team.
In Jim's memory, the scholarship is available
to any graduating senior in the Plymouth-Canton Community School system
who has been accepted into a 2- or 4-year institute of higher education,
who has also
participated in their high school swim team.
The deadline for each year's application is March 1.
In 2008, the dollar amount of the scholarship increased from a one
time payment of $1,000.00, to a one-time payment of $1,500.00. In 2009,
the amount of the scholarship increased again in recognition of rising
tuition amounts and is currently a one-time payment of $2,000.00, and
is not renewable.
Please use the links on the
left to download an application, and to find out more about Jim Franklin
and the people
who carry on his memory through this scholarship.
Jim would have turned 50 years old on August 7, 2008. Click
here to see
a video in honor of Jim's birthday.