Lou B. Hancock Maddux Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Lola Woodard

Type: Endowed

Donor: Lola Woodard

Established: 2014

This scholarship was created in memory of Lola Woodard’s grandmother, Lou, who introduced her to John Brown University. Lou Hancock financially supported JBU’s Founder, John E. Brown, after hearing him preach. She also supported JBU as she was able. Lola’s aunt, Bertha Maddux Magouirk, first attended JBU and later, Lola boarded a train for JBU the day after she graduated from high school. As the oldest of six children and with limited resources, Lola worked and took out loans to pay for her education. Her first job at JBU was working in the print shop and she later worked in the business office. Because she was far from her home of Oakwood, Texas, she was never able to return home during her time at JBU. Lola graduated from JBU in 1938 with a degree in journalism. She was very grateful for her JBU education and remembered her time with fondness. Lola created this scholarship to help make a JBU education and experience a reality for other young people. Lola passed away in 2016.