Edgar Farnum was devoted to helping young people through education, counseling, coaching and scouting. His main expertise was baseball and basketball. He, personally, was a 1st team All Pacific Conference All Star in both baseball and basketball at Whittier College, California after playing four years pro baseball. He then coached and taught in Iowa where he was inducted into the Iowa Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
In 1962, he and his wife, Phyllis, came to Beloit where he managed the Beloit Blues Baseball team for years. He scouted professionally for St. Louis, New York and Pittsburg. His wife wishes to carry on their support of athletes in Beloit through this scholarship.
- A senior at Beloit Memorial High School who played on or served as a manager for the Purple Knights baseball team
- Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
- Enrolling in a college, university, technical college or other form of higher education. (An online degree program does not qualify)