Clarence W. and Velma A. Byrne Scholarship Endowment
Clarence Byrne was born in Madison County, Idaho. Velma Drolet was born in Grafton, Massachusetts. Clarence was a soldier in World War II and Velma was an army nurse. They met and married in Italy and settled in Southeast Idaho after the war. The couple raised five successful children, four of whom graduated from Idaho State University. Their five children established this scholarship endowment in honor of Clarence and Velma as an expression of gratitude for their constant love and support. In addition, the entire family continues to support the endowment to thank Idaho State University and its faculty for an outstanding education.