|Open to||For students at Franklin Pierce|
This permanent endowment scholarship was established by the Roberts family in memory of Doug Roberts a 1967 graduate of Franklin Pierce High School.
The scholarship will be awarded to one male graduate from Franklin Pierce High School. The scholarship may only be used at any four-year college selected by the recipient.
|Amount||1 scholarship(s) of $750 each. (total annual contribution: $750)|
|Award notes||One time award.|
The FPHS Faculty Scholarship Committee, with input from the football coach or other appropriate varsity coaches, will select the recipient and one alternate annually. The scholarship shall be awarded to the alternate selected if the primary award winner does not meet the requirements of the scholarship.
Doug Roberts was born on February 14, 1949 and attended Harvard Elementary, Ford Junior High, and Franklin Pierce High Schools.
Doug’s father, A. J. “Bud” Roberts was a big supporter of youth athletics in Pierce County so it was only natural that Doug participated in athletics most of his life.
He started young at the South End Boys Club where he played baseball and football for several years. He was on teams with future professional players Ahmad Rashad (football) and Ron Cey (baseball). While at Ford Junior High he played basketball and managed to score a basket for the opponent at the wrong end of the court. He didn’t play much basketball after that. By the time he reached high school his primary focus became football and he played tackle for the Cardinals all three years. He was truly a Cardinal and drove a red and white 1966 Chevelle Super Sport.
Doug was also an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing, especially salmon fishing on Puget Sound. He was a strong swimmer and spent many hours water skiing on Clear Lake near Eatonville. When he was 9 years old he received a Boy Scouts of America award for saving his sister Gayle from drowning.
Doug graduated from Franklin Pierce High School in June 1967 and attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco Washington on an athletic scholarship to play football. On November 28, 1967 Doug Roberts drowned while duck hunting with friends in Benton County, near Pasco. Bud Roberts established this scholarship to help a Franklin Pierce Cardinal football player continue his education and to honor the all too short life of his son.
|Administration of the fund||The fund is administered by the Franklin Pierce Foundation, a nonprofit corporation registered in the State of Washington.|
|Method of payment|
|Fund type||Permanently endowed scholarship|