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Eugene and his brother LR

Eugene D. Crawford and Leon R. Crawford II Memorial Scholarship
Emporia State University Foundation
Emporia, Kansas

When their son, LR (Leon Russell Jr), passed away while a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin in 1961, Leon and Winnie Crawford established the Leon R. Crawford II Memorial Scholarship at Kansas State Teachers College in Emporia. This scholarship was for prospective physical science (physics, chemistry, earth science) teachers and was to be awarded when the student began their education block.

Eugene in his classroom at Dodge City Junior College

When LR’s older brother Eugene passed away in 2006, his name was added to the scholarship. As a professor at Kansas State Teachers College, Eugene was one of the physical science teaching staff who worked with the prospective science teachers.

Thanks to contributions over the years, including those in memory of LR and Eugene, this scholarship has been helping college students on their quest to become science teachers for over 60 years.

In honor of her husband, Eugene, Roberta Crawford designated this scholarship as her desired memorial.

Memorial gifts may be made to Emporia State University. Please direct your gift to the Eugene D. Crawford and Leon R. Crawford II Memorial Scholarship in memory of Roberta Crawford. Gifts may be made directly to Emporia State University Foundation, 1500 Highland Street, Emporia, KS 66801.

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