New KU scholarship honors Barbara Eden

LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – A University of Kansas alum and Topeka native is giving back to the university.

Jon Eicholtz and his wife, actress Barbara Eden are providing a 300 thousand dollar scholarship for theater students.

Eicholtz earned a bachelor of science from KU in Architectural Engineering in 1962.

He said it was important to him that the gift also be meaningful to Eden. She was best known for her role of Jeannie in the television show I Dream of Jeannie.



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