Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has announced 50 endowments totaling more than $2.5 million. The funding, including more than $2.3 million going directly to student scholarships, is in honor of the school's 50th anniversary.

May 9, 2015

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. — The Indiana University-Purdue University (IPFW) community rolled out the blue carpet tonight to celebrate 50 years as northeast Indiana's leader in public higher education.

The 50th Celebration Blue Tie Gala was capped off with an exciting gift announcement by Chancellor Vicky L. Carwein: 50 endowments totaling over $2.5 million have been established in celebration of IPFW's 50th anniversary year with over $2.3 million going directly to students in scholarships.

Last fall, IPFW received a $3.4 million gift from the estate of Oscar and Ophelia Weitzman, also dedicated to scholarships. In the past four years alone, almost $6 million has been raised to directly support students, bringing the total of “all” scholarship support to over $45 million.

“Scholarships are so important to our students, and for many, without scholarship support, a bachelor's or graduate degree would simply not be possible,” said Chancellor Carwein. “We are so very thankful for the generosity of those who provide these scholarship funds and for the opportunities they afford our students.”

The “50 for 50” Endowments are:

1. Bill Arnold Scholarship

2. Mike Baron Memorial Scholarship

3. Margaret J. Barr Scholarship

4. John Bellio Soccer Scholarship

5. Glenn and Janellyn Borden Scholarship in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

6. Hal and Hope Broberg Leadership Scholarship

7. Vicky L. Carwein and William B. Andrews Scholarship in Piano Performance

8. Vicki and Dan Churchward Scholarship

9. College of Arts and Sciences General Scholarship

10. Endowment for Faculty Support

11. Herman and Dorothy Friedrich Scholarship

12. FRIENDS of IPFW Scholarship

13. Mary E. and Carl W. Geller Scholarship

14. Health and Human Services Sarratore RADX Scholarship

15. Lucille J. Hess Scholarship in Communication Sciences and Disorders

16. Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

17. George E. Hook Scholarship

18. IPFW 50th Celebration Scholarship

19. Donna A. Jesse Scholarship in Fine Arts – Painting

20. Donna A. Jesse Scholarship in Nursing

21. Stephanie C. Keenan Memorial Scholarship for Nursing

22. Dr. J. Randolph Kirby Scholarship for Educational Studies

23. Georgiana B. Krzyminski Scholarship in English

24. Floyd and Betty Lou Lancia Scholarship

25. Joanne B. and Wayne E. Lantz Scholarship

26. Men's Soccer Scholarship

27. Robert J. and Rhuea Snoke Morell Scholarship

28. Joseph D. Ruffolo Memorial Scholarship in Business

29. Linda L. Ruffolo Scholarship

30. Sculpture with Purpose Scholarship

31. Howard Aden Seidel Memorial Endowment

32. Timothy J. Shambaugh, DDS Family Dental Scholarship

33. Wilfred G. and Carol J. Shedd Scholarship

34. James R. Shields Scholarship

35. Elizabeth and Kirk Shuster Scholarship in Elementary Education

36. Norma J. Taylor Scholarship

37. George Tefft, David George, and Kevin George McDowell Scholarship

38. Tolan Studio Theatre Scholarship

39. Ralph E. Turner and E. Michael Turner Endowment for the IPFW Honors Program

40. Professor Sushil K. Usman Scholarship for International Students

41. Van-Buell Scholarship for the Doermer School of Business

42. Visual and Performing Arts Master Series

43. Melvin Waltz Memorial Nursing Scholarship

44. Waterfield Mortgage Scholarship in Accounting or Finance

45. Oscar and Ophelia Weitzman Scholarship

46. Jane E. White Scholarship

47. Women's Volleyball Scholarship

48. Senator Thomas J. Wyss Basketball Scholarship

49. Senator Thomas J. Wyss Scholarship for Political Science

50. Senator Thomas J. Wyss Scholarship for Public Policy

Source: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

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