Irving A. Fradkin was born on March 28, 1921, and died on November 19, 2016.
He was an optometrist and founder and president emeritus of Scholarship America.
He has been referred to as the “Johnny Appleseed” of college scholarships due to his leadership in scholarship access;his work has received national media coverage and government support.
From its founding, Scholarship America has distributed more than $3.1 billion in scholarships and educational assistance to 2 million students, which the organization cites as being the largest nonprofit, private-sector scholarship support and educational support organization in the United States.
Irving A. Fradkin passed away at 95 years old.