Bethany Franklin Above and Beyond Endowed Scholarship

Bethany Franklin photoA 2017 graduate of Jefferson College's Respiratory Therapy Program, Bethany Franklin graduated at the top of her class before accepting a position in the pediatric ICU at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va. Always the dedicated public servant, Bethany was also a paramedic and fire fighter and was dedicated to the betterment of her community. On the morning of July 16, Bethany was tragically killed in a car accident just months after her graduation from Jefferson College. To honor her memory, the Bethany Franklin Above and Beyond Scholarship was created by her classmates and will support a current Jefferson College Respiratory Therapy student with a 3.2GPA who demonstrates a commitment to serving their community, just as Bethany demonstrated for years. The goal is to raise $25,000 to endow this scholarship, allowing this scholarship to be awarded in perpetuity. 

Secure online gifts to support the Bethany Franklin Above and Beyond Scholarship can be made by clicking the Donate Now link below. Checks may be mailed to: Jefferson College of Health Sciences Education Foundation, 101 Elm Avenue, SE, Roanoke, VA 24013. Please be sure to put "Bethany Franklin Scholarship" in the memo line of your check. To pledge your support, call 540.224.4644 or email Carilion Clinic employees may donate using payroll deduction, please contact Erik for information on how to complete that process.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Erik Williams, Director of Development at 540.224.4644 or