Baylor's Darby Schumacher Awarded Templeton Scholarship

Friday, September 13, 2013
Darby Schumacher
Darby Schumacher

Baylor student Darby Schumacher is this year’s recipient of the Harvey and Jewel Templeton Noble Purpose Scholarship. 

Ms. Schumacher, a senior, received $5,000 for her essay on Nancy Olenchek, a former polymer and coating chemist with Dow Chemicals and the aerospace coordinator at Rust-Oleum who left those well-paying positions to become an inspirational and innovative middle school science teacher at Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy.

The scholarship is designed to help students recognize and learn from those in the community who have devoted their lives to noble purpose and to allow applicants the chance to see noble purpose as an important part of their futures.

Lauren Templeton, a member of Baylor's graduating class of 1994 and a Baylor trustee, worked with her family foundation to establish the scholarship in 2004 in honor of Harvey and Jewel Templeton. 

Ms. Schumacher is the daughter of Rick and Katie Schumacher of Hixson.

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