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Release Date: June 13, 2014

22 students receive donor-funded scholarships for 2014-15

Like most higher education institutions across the state and around the nation, Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) depends on support from local and regional business enterprises, civic groups, alumni, private citizens, and others who believe in the importance of higher education.

Thanks to generous IUPUC supporters, 22 students will receive scholarships for the 2014-15 academic year, up from 18 in 2013-14.  

Collectively, these donors provided $23,500 for the scholarships. The student recipients are listed below along with their hometowns and areas of study:

BLUE & COMPANY SCHOLARSHIP: $500  

  • Rebecca Smith (Taylorsville, IN) | Accounting 

ENGELSTAD SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000  

  • Sarah Harrell (Shelbyville, IN ) | Nursing   

FAURECIA TECHNOLOGIES SCHOLARSHIPs: $1,000 ea.

  • Jacob Orr (Osgood, IN) | Mechanical engineering     
  • Lauren Barnes (Seymour, IN) | Business management

HENDERSHOT SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000

  • Shannon Osborne (Seymour, IN)  | Nursing                 

INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000

  • Natalia Cox (Seymour, IN) | Accounting              

IUPUC ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000

  • Courtney Seiwart (Columbus, IN) | Communication studies      

IUPUC SCHOLARSHIPs: $1,000

  • Crystal Grider (Columbus, IN) | Mental health counseling
  • Cassandra Pendleton (Edinburgh, IN) | Elementary education
  • Lori Haggard (Nashville, IN) | English
  • Michael Foist (Columbus, IN) | Communication studies      
  • Samantha Bowman (Edinburgh, IN) | Exploratory

JAY HOWARD SCHOLARSHIP:  $500

  • Cole Lienhoop (Greensburg, IN) |  Sociology

MARVIN RYTTING SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000                                          

  • Rodney Burton (Columbus, IN) | Psychology                                              

SCHILDMIER SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000

  • Heather Wyatt (Columbus, IN) | Accounting

SCHILDMIER SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000

  • Elsie Smith (Columbus, IN) | General studies

TAYLOR BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000

  • Montanna Link (Edinburgh, IN) | Pre-dental hygiene

TUTTLE SCHOLARSHIP:   $1,000

  • Nicole Klee (Columbus, IN) | Engineering

ROBERT G. TRAYLOR SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000      

  • Brittany King (Columbus, IN) | English

WAFA FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP: $1,000

  • Adrian Harden (Columbus, IN) | Communication studies    

VUJOVICH SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGINEERING: $4,000    

  • Karen Hislope (Columbus, IN) | Engineering                           

ZONTA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: $500

  • Kaitlynn Brooks (Columbus, IN) | Chemistry

IUPUC donor-funded scholarships to deserving students each year. The students meet specific eligibility criteria related to academic performance, major area of study, and grade point average.

According to Dr. Marwan Wafa, vice chancellor and dean, donors help IUPUC keep tuition affordable. “Gifts from the private sector are vital for student scholarships and for the continued growth and development of the university,” he said. “We are grateful to those who have invested in us and our students."

Visit iupuc.edu/scholarships or contact Jennifer Chandler, director of scholarships, at jenchand@iupuc.edu or 812.348.7342.