Kinsman Family Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Students

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinsman

Type: Endowed

Donor: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinsman

Established: 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kinsman created the Kinsman Family Endowed Scholarship for Engineering Students in gratitude for their experience at John Brown University. Frank and Ednamae came to JBU as a married couple expecting their first child. Frank enrolled as an engineering student and Ednamae became a supporting, full-time mother. Frank pursued an electrical engineering major with dual minors in general engineering and Bible. While Frank had already served in the U.S. Navy, he was not prepared academically for college. To this day Frank continues to be amazed that JBU Admissions, when informed he was lacking in high school math and science, said, “Come on. We’ll tutor you.” They did and he caught up with his classmates as he entered his sophomore year. Frank and Ednamae have never forgotten the care and encouragement they received from administrators, faculty and staff. Frank went into research at Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory upon graduation in 1958, then on to Texas Instruments as a systems analyst. After leaving TI, he became Vice President of a small engineering firm before forming his own engineering consulting firm in 1986. Frank and Ednamae have been deeply involved in church ministries all their lives, but their experience at JBU opened doors for ministry, technology advancement and leadership which they never dreamed possible.