Francis J. Larkin Memorial Scholarship

The Francis J. Larkin Memorial Scholarship scholarship is awarded to deserving students who demonstrate the interest and qualifications to practice in the patent law field after graduation. Rock County residents are given priority and second, State of Wisconsin residents.

Donor Information
The Francis J. Larkin Memorial Scholarship was established by the generosity of E. Marilyn Larkin in 1996 as instructed in her will. The scholarship honors the memory of her late husband, Francis J. Larkin. Ms. Larkin was born in Hillsboro, Wisconsin in 1916. She moved to Beloit, Wisconsin in 1925 and graduated from Beloit Memorial High School. She enjoyed creative writing, especially short stories and poetry, and published many articles about her Czech heritage. In 1939 she moved to San Francisco and worked as an Office Manager for the Beverage Industry News. On December 12, 1941 she married Francis James Larkin, a patent attorney she met through a mutual friend. His work took them to Ohio for two years and then to Elmwood Park, Illinois for the next 25 years until he retired in 1972. They returned to Beloit in 1979 and Francis died in 1982.

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