The chair of the Butler University Board of Trustees has donated $250,000 to the university to establish a scholarship fund in his father’s name.
Jatinder-Bir “Jay” Sandhu and his wife Roop recently gifted the money to create the Chain S. Sandhu Scholarship.
The scholarships are intended for Butler students who are studying Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Andre B. Lacy School of Business
The university said Chain Sandhu recently died from cancer. He emigrated to the United States in 1969.
Twenty years later, Sandhu purchased an automotive parts maker in Michigan that employed 30 people. The company, NYX Inc., now employs 4,200 workers in five countries.
“My father has had a profound impact on many lives as a boss, mentor, and friend, and he has always sought to open doors of opportunity for others,” said Jay Sandhu. “I can think of no better way to honor his extraordinary life than to offer the gift of a Butler education, which will surely open many doors of opportunity for future generations.”
Butler said the Sandhu Scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need with preference for recipients of the Dr. John Morton-Finney Leadership Award or the 21st Century Scholarship.
The Sandhu family also donated $1 million to Butler University to support the construction of the new building for the Lacy School of Business.