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Elizabeth Blackburn Fraley Memorial Endowment established

Elizabeth Blackburn FraleyThe Morehead State University Foundation has announced the establishment of the Elizabeth Blackburn Fraley Memorial Endowment, a fund to benefit MSU students.      
The scholarship was created by Brandon Fraley (00) and named in honor of his late wife Elizabeth “Beth” Blackburn Fraley (03) who passed away in March 2018 following her battle with cancer at age 37.  At the time of her passing, donors contributed to the MSU Foundation in her memory and Brandon has continued to grow the scholarship to the $25,000 endowment level.   

Beth was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity and was a very involved student. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Brandon graduated with a BBA in Marketing. He began his career in the pharmaceutical industry and now works as a financial advisor. During his time at MSU, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and served as president of the Student Government Association (SGA), president of Interfraternity Council (IFC) and a member of the MSU Board of Regents.  

Brandon Fraley and FamilyThe recipient of the scholarship award must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student (classified as a sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student), be a major in the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology and have a minimum 3.25 GPA. The scholarship is renewable if the criteria are met.  

“Our time at MSU provided us with great opportunities to grow, learn and prepare us for our careers in business,” Brandon said. “The Elizabeth Blackburn Fraley Endowment Scholarship was created in Beth’s memory to provide opportunities for the next generation of business leaders.”  

This scholarship was created as part of the Soar to New Heights Scholarship Campaign.   

For more information on this scholarship, or to establish your own, contact MSU’s Office of Alumni Relations and Development at 606-783-2033, email or visit to contribute today.  

To learn more about MSU’s Bachelor of Business Administration program, contact the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology at 606-783-2174, email or visit
Photo, left (pictured, left to right): Brandon Fraley (00) at an MSU basketball game with children Ben, Anna and Grant Fraley.