The owners of Terre Haute-based Garmong Construction Services have donated $1 million to establish a new scholarship fund at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Four generations of the Hannum family, who owns Garmong, have graduated from the school.
The scholarship is for future graduates of Vigo County high schools and will cover a cover a student’s full tuition for four years.
Garmong Chief Executive Officer David Hannum, a 1981 graduate, and his wife Kathy say they wanted to make the donation because of the impact Rose-Hulman has had on their lives and business.
“Rose-Hulman changes lives through its demanding academics and quality facilities, excellent and caring faculty and staff, and special campus community,” said Hannum. “Kathy and I want local students to benefit from Rose-Hulman well into the future.”
Prospective scholarship candidates must meet Rose-Hulman’s academic entrance requirements, rank in the top 5% of their graduating class, and be accepted into the Noblitt Scholars program
“My grandfather Claude (Garmong) thought it was a great measure of success to send his son to earn a Rose Poly degree in the 1920s, and that feeling of pride continues today within the family,” said Hannum.
The construction company has offices in Terre Haute, Evansville and Indianapolis. Hannum also serves on the Rose-Hulman Board of Trustees.