You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Schools

  • Construction begins on Concordia arena
    Construction of a multipurpose facility at Concordia Lutheran church and elementary school was 20 years in the making.The new $2 million, 18,150-square-foot arena at 4245 Lake Ave.
  • IPFW gets $3.4 million bequest
    Oscar Weitzman started working at Fort Wayne General Electric in 1904 when he was 13 years old, earning 7 1/2 cents an hour.
  • IPFW gets $3.4 million gift for scholarships
    IPFW said today it is receiving a $3.4 million estate bequest to support scholarships for students attending the university.
Advertisement

Steel Dynamics Foundation forges USF scholarships

The Steel Dynamics Foundation is giving $1 million to the University of Saint Francis to bolster scholarships.

Officials with the university and the foundation announced the donation at a news conference Thursday.

“Saint Francis has always had a warm spot in our hearts,” said Ben Eisbart, vice president of Steel Dynamics.

The money will be given during a 10-year period and will establish the university’s Steel Dynamics Foundation Scholarship. The scholarships are designed as a way for Steel Dynamics to reinvest in the community, said its CEO, Mark Millett, in a statement released Thursday.

Six renewable scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded to members of each freshman class beginning in the fall semester of 2014.

Scholarships will be available for four years, according to the university, and applicants must be full-time students majoring in a four-year degree program in science, business, mathematics, accounting or finance.

“These degrees give students skills they need for a variety of in-demand professions,” university President Sister M. Elise Kriss said during Thursday’s news conference.

In a statement, Kriss also said:

“We have been strong supporters of the sciences across the years through our strong healthcare programs, and our chemistry and biology programs have prepared graduates continuing their studies in medicine and veterinary medicine. USF students in our environmental science program contribute to green initiatives for businesses and protect the health and well being of employees and the public.”

To learn more about applying for a Steel Dynamics Foundation Scholarship, call the Office of Financial Aid at 260-399-8000 or visit http://www.sf.edu/sf/financialaid.

jeffwiehe@jg.net

Advertisement