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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.

The university was the sole recipient of the estate of Oscar and Ophelia Weitzman of Fort Wayne, IPFW said in a statement.

Oscar Weitzman, who died in 1989, worked for nearly 50 years at General Electric, eventually becoming the head of a sales team, the university said.

Ophelia Weitzman taught in Fort Wayne Community Schools for 19 years, retiring in 1958. She died in 2012.

"Through this gift, Oscar and Ophelia created a living legacy that shows their dedication to the value and importance of higher education," said Wendy Kobler, vice chancellor for advancement, in the statement.

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