The Benjamin Templeton Scholarship honors students with outstanding academic records who have worked to build strong high school communities by bridging gaps among economically, socially and racially diverse groups. Templeton Scholars will have demonstrated significant interest in issues of diversity education, tolerance and social justice.
Scholarship deadline: December 1st.
To be considered for a Templeton Scholarship, students must apply for admission to Hanover College and complete the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship application by December 1.
A scholarship application will be complete and ready for review when the following items have been received:
Who is Benjamin Templeton?
Benjamin Templeton was the first African-American student to attend Hanover. A free black man from Chillicothe, Ohio, he began his education in 1832 and spent five years at the College, graduating in 1837, merely 10 years after the College's founding in 1827 and a full 25 years before President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Templeton went on to lead the free black community in Philadelphia where he served as pastor of the Second African Presbyterian Church.
On Campus Scholarship Requirements
In order to maintain good standing with the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship Program, scholars must fulfill all requirements of the program each semester:
As a part of the Benjamin Templeton Scholars Program, each scholar receives a mentor who is a member of the Hanover College administrative staff. Mentors volunteer their time and higher education experience to serve as both an academic and personal support system. Scholars meet their mentor weekly to stay abreast of all upcoming academic responsibilities and campus involvement and leadership opportunities.
Associate Director of Student Life for Multicultural Affairs and Co-Director of the Benjamin Templeton Scholarship Program and Cheerleading Sponsor
Director of Leadership Giving
Director of Publications
Associate Director of Admissions