Derwood and Kathryn Blackwell Endowed Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donor: Derwood and Kathryn Blackwell

Established: 1984

Dr. and Mrs. Derwood Blackwell visited JBU in the late 70's or early 80's and liked what they saw. They followed with keen interest the good work being done and wanted to be a part of it.  They believed strongly in the "Head, Heart, Hand" philosophy of John Brown University.  Derwood was a graduate of Perkins at SMU. Kathryn has a degree from SMU in voice.  Derwood received an honorary doctorate from JBU in 1964 upon recommendation of Texas State Senator Mayfield.  Derwood died in 1994.  Kathryn died in 2011.