Blanche Bryden Foundation

Blanche Bryden Foundation

donor plaque

The Blanche Bryden Foundation provides support for a number of aspects of Washburn University. The Bryden Scholar program is for outstanding students from the Shawnee County/Topeka high schools going to Washburn University. The scholarships were established in memory of Blanche Bryden and William J. Bryden, chairman and president of Victory Life Insurance Co. Blanche was a community volunteer and benefactor. Blanche came to Topeka at the age of seven from New York City. Her adopted hometown benefited greatly from her generosity. The Foundation also supports KTWU and the Washburn Women's Alliance.