Lindsey Stricklin Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund
This endowed scholarship was established by the University of North Alabama Department of English to honor the memory of their friend, mentor and colleague, Mr. Lindsey Stricklin. Mr. Stricklin was born in 1921. In the fall of 1939, he entered Florence State Teachers College, predecessor to UNA. After receiving a teaching certificate in 1941, he began his career in education at Pinhook School in Lutts, Tennessee as an elementary teacher. He returned to Florence State in 1942, but was drafted into the U.S. Army in November. Mr. Stricklin served at Bougainville, Leyte and Cebu in the Philippine Islands with the 121st Medical Detachment. He was en route to Japan when the Japanese surrendered in 1945. After receiving his army discharge, Mr. Stricklin enrolled at the University of North Carolina, when he earned a BA degree with a major in English. Mr. Stricklin began his teaching career at UNA in the fall of 1961 and remained on the faculty in the Department of English until his retirement as an associate professor in 1986.
Recipients of this scholarship shall be full-time students who shall be graduate English majors or undergraduate English majors, with a 3.0 minimum GPA (3.5 GPA on the graduate level) and who demonstrate evidence of financial need. Furthermore, preference will be given to members of Sigma Tau Delta, former students of Pinhook School, and residents of Lutts, Tennessee.