Indiana Tech Alumni, Donors, & Friends: Scholarships

Institutional Aid & Scholarships

Indiana Tech is fully committed to providing an affordable private education. It is our goal to put within the student’s reach the opportunities and advantages gained from the Indiana Tech experience. About 87% of Indiana Tech students receive some form of financial assistance. Through packages composed of various sources of aid such as scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study programs, it is our sincere hope that every qualified student is afforded the opportunity to attend Indiana Tech without regard to cost.

Indiana Tech Endowed Scholarships
Indiana Tech's endowed scholarships
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In order to apply for federal, state, and institutional grants or scholarships, students are required to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students desiring to complete the FAFSA online can do so at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Paper FAFSAs are available. However, Indiana Tech highly recommends that students file the FAFSA online. Assistance is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and priority consideration is given to students whose FAFSAs are received at the Federal Processor by March 10.

Applicants for freshman scholarships should arrange to take the SAT or ACT during the first scheduled testing date in the fall of their senior year of high school. Separate scholarship applications are not required unless one is requested under the scholarship description.

Our endowed scholarships

Following is a list of the university’s endowed scholarships. Additionally, there may be annually funded scholarships available. Specific scholarships awarded may vary from year to year due to availability of funds.

We’ve expanded our efforts in scholarship development. This list is constantly growing and evolving, so check back often for additions and updates. You can always contact us for the most current list.

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» Alumni Association Scholarship

Established by the Indiana Tech Alumni Association board of directors, this scholarship is awarded to a student in the junior or senior year at the university. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic standing (3.0 GPA or above); school, social, and professional activities; outstanding achievements; and financial need. A committee from the alumni board of directors selects candidates. The yearly award is equal to tuition for 12 credits.

 

» Donald J. Andorfer Presidential Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Nelson and Peggy Wenrick to recognize the significance of presidential leadership to the further development of Indiana Tech. Mr. Wenrick is a 1960 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech and a former member of the Board of Trustees. The scholarship is awarded to a full-time student who has financial need and shows academic excellence. It is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» Lenore and Bob Armbrust Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of Mrs. Lenore Armbrust to honor her memory. Lenore Armbrust was the executive secretary to the president of the university and a strong supporter of Indiana Tech. One scholarship is awarded annually, with first preference to a female athlete and second preference to a student in financial need. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress.

 

» Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association Scholarship (AFCEA)

The AFCEA’s Indiana Chapter, located in Fort Wayne, established this scholarship. One award is made annually to a student majoring in engineering. The student must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. The scholarship requires completion of a FAFSA and is available to U.S. citizens only.

 

 

» Ralph L. Armstrong Scholarship

Mrs. Vivien Armstrong and her daughter Kimberly established this scholarship in memory of Ralph L. Armstrong, Mrs. Armstrong’s husband and Kim’s father. Mr. Armstrong was a 1965 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech and retired after 30 years with Ford Motor Co.–Design Engines. Preference for the awarding of this scholarship will be given to eligible engineering students demonstrating financial need. It is renewable based upon satisfactory progress.

 

» Athletic Scholarships

A number of scholarships in men’s and women’s sports are available to qualified athletes. Amounts vary, and interested individuals should make direct contact with the head coach of the sport.

 

 

 

» Indiana Tech Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship

Established in 2001, this scholarship’s purpose is to provide financial assistance to student-athletes. The athletic committee with the approval of the senior management staff will choose the scholarship recipients. The scholarship is open to all majors and will be awarded using the criteria of financial need and academic excellence and is renewable based upon satisfactory progress.

 

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» James R. Bard Scholarship

James R. Bard, a 1959 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. Upon graduation from Indiana Tech, Mr. Bard joined the family-owned heating and air conditioning manufacturing company known as Bard Manufacturing Co., which was established in 1914. The recipients must be full-time students at Indiana Tech studying engineering or business in either the traditional or CPS programs and must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Students must show financial need and demonstrate a desire to succeed. Decisions on need and desire will be determined by the director of financial aid. This scholarship requires that the recipient be a U.S. citizen.

 

» Ryan Baxter Memorial Scholarship

Family and friends established this scholarship in honor and memory of Ryan Baxter, who graduated fifth in his class at South Side High School in 1996. Ryan was then a 20-year-old Fort Wayne student at Indiana University, who excelled both as a scholar and as a humanitarian, whose young life was cut short in a drowning accident. Behind his quick wit and sparkling blue eyes lay an amazing mind, compassionate heart and generosity of spirit that belied his relative youth. This scholarship will help provide deserving men and women an opportunity to pursue higher education with the zeal and enthusiasm that Ryan demonstrated. Recipients will have attained high standards of scholarship, leadership, and community service with a dedication to the pursuit of academic excellence.

» Albert E. Beckwith Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Beckwith, a former member of Indiana Tech’s Board of Trustees. One award is made annually to a four-year business administration student holding a cumulative GPA (at Indiana Tech) of 2.5 or better. Students must demonstrate academic excellence and financial need and must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

 

» Corporal Jonathan F. Blair Memorial Scholarship

CPL. Jonathan F. Blair, 21, died November 19, 2005, near Bayji, Iraq, during combat operations on his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship for the M-16 Rifle, and the Combat Infantry Medal. This scholarship was established in his memory by his great aunt and uncle, Cathy S. and Ronald M. Kantorak. Mr. Kantorak is a 1970 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech. This scholarship will be used to support full time Indiana Tech undergraduate students who are U.S. citizens and honorably discharged veterans of our armed forces and the children of those who died in service to our country.

» William Briegel Scholarship

William E. Briegel established this scholarship for an adult student in the College of Professional Studies at Indiana Tech. The student must be either a junior or senior expressing financial need and unable to finish without financial assistance. Should no one fitting that criteria apply, any adult student showing need is eligible. First preference is for a Fort Wayne adult student. Should no one apply from the adult program, then any upper level student from the College of Business would be acceptable.

 

» Steven and Carolyn Brody Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Brody, who recognize the financial and educational needs of today’s student. Mr. Brody served as the chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1993 to 2008. Recipients of this scholarship must maintain a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. One semester of probation is permitted. The recipient must demonstrate financial need, as well as a desire to succeed. The award may be given to a student in any academic program who meets the full-time status requirements.

 

» Business Education Fund Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. The primary goal of the BEF scholarship is to assist deserving students who do not receive sufficient assistance from grants or other scholarship programs. Eligible candidates must be working toward a bachelor of science in accounting, business administration, or computer information systems and live within a certain distance of Fort Wayne. Selection is made by the director of financial aid. It requires completion of a FAFSA and is available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Funds are made available to Indiana Tech through the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne.

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» Robert W. (Smiley) Cates Memorial Scholarship

Gordon and Paula Cates and Cates Control Systems, Houston, Texas, established this scholarship to honor the memory of Mr. and Mrs. Cates’ son Robert, a former student at Indiana Tech. Eligible candidates for this scholarship must complete a FAFSA. Recipients must be U.S. citizens. First preference must be given to a student studying electrical engineering, second preference to a student studying in another engineering discipline, next would be a student in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, and should there still not be a recipient, then a student in another academic discipline within the confines of Indiana Tech would qualify. Prime consideration is given to need and a burning desire for the student to succeed. Student must maintain a passing grade (C average) to receive or maintain the scholarship. One semester of probation is permitted, but if grades are not brought back up, the scholarship would be removed until the student is back in good standing. Then it might be reinstated. Recommendation for the scholarship is given by the director of financial aid with the approval of the senior management group of the university.

» Cole Foundation Scholarship

Established by the Olive B. Cole Foundation, Inc., this scholarship is awarded based on financial need and consideration of a student’s desire to succeed in his or her degree. It is open to students in all majors offered by the university. Recipients of this scholarship must be from LaGrange, DeKalb, Noble, or Steuben counties in Indiana. It is a renewable award based on the student maintaining satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

 

» Joseph W. Cranmer Memorial Scholarship

C. William Wright established this scholarship. Mr. Wright is a 1963 BSCHE graduate of Indiana Tech. This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Mr. Wright’s favorite professor, Joseph W. Cranmer, who also graduated from Indiana Tech with a BSCHE, in 1952. Professor Cranmer served on the Indiana Tech faculty from 1952 to 1969. This scholarship is awarded to a student in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences who demonstrates financial need. Scholarships are renewable based on continued academic progress and are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

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» Dr. Richard D. Dermer Scholarship

Professor Dermer developed the Research & Development Center at Indiana Tech in 1953 and was the prime inventor of most of the products that went to market. He was known as the “idea man” for Indiana Tech. Winton L. Chance, a 1948 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech, and Frank A. Denbrock, P.E., a 1948 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech, respected Dr. Dermer so much that they established this scholarship in honor of him. Friends since their college days, and both accomplished engineers, Mr. Chance and Mr. Denbrock are happy to contribute to this meaningful scholarship that may inspire the next Einstein or Edison. This scholarship was established to support Indiana Tech electrical engineering students.

» Theron J. Dersham Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Theron J. Dersham, a 1972 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech. The first preference for a candidate will be a student enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Other disciplines within the university will be considered should an engineering student not be available. The scholarship initially will be awarded to a student during his or her freshman year and is renewable based upon maintaining a satisfactory grade point average.

 

» Joseph D’Italia Engineering Scholarship

Mrs. Carrie Henry established this scholarship to honor her uncle, Joseph D’Italia, president of Harbor Investments. Mr. D’Italia is a 1965 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech and a former member of the Board of Trustees. Selection of a student is made with first preference given to a student majoring in engineering, then computer science, and then business. Geographic guidelines stipulate that the student be from Indiana, the Midwest, or other states within a reasonable distance of Indiana and that the student be a U.S. citizen. The student must be in good academic standing and demonstrate some financial need. Selection is made by the director of financial aid, and the scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress.

» Dickmann Brothers Engineering Scholarship

John and Norbert Dickmann (brothers) established this scholarship to provide assistance to a student who chooses to attend Indiana Tech. John and Norbert are both BSCHE graduates of Indiana Tech, John in 1945 and Norbert in 1951. Candidates for this scholarship must be enrolled on a full-time basis in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, and preference will be given to freshmen. The scholarship is renewable based upon maintaining a minimum of a B grade point average.

 

» The Jack V. Dierkes Scholarship

Anita Dierkes established this scholarship in memory of her husband Jack V. Dierkes to commemorate his steadfast love for his family, and his commitment to Indiana Tech because of his appreciation of the education he received and the experiences he had as a student. Jack was a 1961 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech. Jack was born in Fort Wayne, IN and was a graduate of South Side High School. He was a member of the Sigma Phi Delta fraternal organization and spent his final working years with Industrial Risk Insurers. Recipients of this scholarship must be a minimum of 20 years of age at the time of the award.

 

» Dominique Family Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Dominique established this scholarship to honor their daughter, Tamra Sue Dominique, a 1994 BSBA graduate and 2001 MBA graduate of Indiana Tech. Tamra earned her degrees from Indiana Tech while raising four children and is now a successful business owner. Gene Dominique is also a graduate of Indiana Tech, having earned a BSME in 1961. Selection for this award is open to all majors and made available to an individual with the desire to obtain a college degree. The scholarship is renewable based on satisfactory progress. It is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

» Sarah A. Douglas Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees to honor the memory of Sarah Douglas, a 1999 BSACC graduate of Indiana Tech. Sarah was the assistant controller and assistant softball coach with Indiana Tech at the time of her death in May 2002. One annual scholarship is awarded based on financial need, with first preference to a student involved with the women’s softball program and/or the accounting program. This scholarship honoring Sarah’s memory recognizes the many contributions she made on the field, in the classroom, and in the office by being the ultimate student-athlete and valued employee.

 

» Ben Dow Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Jack McCurley, a 1954 BSAEE graduate of Indiana Tech, to honor Professor Ben Dow. First scholarship preference will go to a student enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and second to other disciplines within the university. Prime consideration is given to those students in financial need requiring assistance to obtain their educational goals. To renew the scholarship, a recipient must maintain satisfactory progress and file a FAFSA. Candidates for this scholarship must be citizens of North America or hold U.S. resident status.

» Simon and Donna Dragan Scholarship

Simon Dragan is a native of Vurpar, Transylvania, Romania. He came to the United States after escaping from Communist Romania in 1969 and held a variety of entry-level positions in the Baltimore area before finding work with Williams-Scotsman, a distributor of modular and mobile buildings. In 1993, Mr. Dragan bought the Williams factory located in South Whitley, Ind., and developed it into the nation’s leading manufacturer of modular structures. This scholarship will be awarded with first preference to mechanical engineering majors who maintain a 2.5 GPA. Financial need will be considered in determining the recipient along with preference given to Romanian or Romanian-American students.

 

» Lawrence and Leota Mae Dranchak Scholarship

Lawrence and Leota Mae Dranchak established this scholarship. Mr. Dranchak is a 1956 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech and is retired from Ford Motor Co., where he was employed as a product development engineer. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has junior status and is majoring in mechanical engineering (second preference goes to other engineering disciplines). Eligible candidates must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. It is renewable based upon satisfactory progress.

 

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» Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Association Scholarship

The Electrical Manufacturing and Coil Winding Association, Coronado, Calif., annually sponsors a number of renewable engineering scholarships. Applicants must view an association video that describes career options, become student members of the EMCWA, and submit technical papers at annual trade shows. Recipients are chosen by a panel of three engineering faculty and the director of financial aid. Awards are renewable based upon satisfactory progress.

 

» Essex Scholarship

The Essex Group, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Ind., established this scholarship. It is awarded to engineering or computer science majors who are in the top 25% of their high school graduating class. The director of financial aid will make the selection. It is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

 

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» Robert R. and Celia Featheringham Scholarship

Robert Featheringham established this scholarship to honor his wife, Celia. Mr. Featheringham, a 1960 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech, was director of business development with Telos Corp. The scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in electrical engineering. Other engineering or science disciplines will be considered should an electrical engineering candidate not be available. It is renewable upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» Charles W. Ferguson Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Charles Ferguson, a 1951 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech. Prior to retirement, Mr. Ferguson was employed as a project manager with Busch Entertainment Co./Anheuser Busch. One scholarship will be awarded annually to an entering freshman majoring in engineering. Other disciplines will be considered should an engineering candidate not be available. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» Gordon L. and Miriam Ferguson Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Gordon L. Ferguson, a 1958 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech. Scholarship funds will be used to support students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Candidates in other majors will be considered if engineering students are not available. Recipients must be in good academic standing.

 

 

» Clarence L. Forrest Scholarship

Clarence (Casey) Forrest, a 1943 BSAEE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. Retired from Textron in 1986, Mr. Forrest made numerous contributions in the aircraft and space fields and was inducted into the Niagara Frontier Aviation and Space Hall of Fame in 1997. This scholarship is open to all full-time freshmen who will pursue an undergraduate degree in a technical field. The scholarship is renewable for a maximum of four years and is based on the recipient maintaining a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Applicants wishing to be considered for this award need to submit a one-page letter stating why they chose to study in a technical field. The award is available only to U.S. citizens.

» Joseph J. Foster Scholarship

Joseph Foster, a 1950 BSAE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded first to a student enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and second to other disciplines within the university. Academic achievement is not a major factor; however, recipients must maintain satisfactory progress in order for the scholarship to be renewed. It is available to U.S. citizens.

 

» Franklin Electric SE Scholarship

Franklin Electric Co. has a long history of supporting Indiana Tech students. Franklin Electric Co. established this scholarship to help assist students with financial need in the software engineering program.

 

 

 

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» H. Robert and Lois Gill Scholarship

H. Robert and Lois Gill established this scholarship. Mr. Gill is a 1960 electronics engineering graduate of Indiana Tech. Recipients of this scholarship must be exceptional students in any field of study at Indiana Tech. While there is no requirement that a student receiving a scholarship out of this fund has demonstrated financial need, a student who has financial needs may be considered. Awards from this scholarship will generally follow the guidelines set forth in the Indiana Tech Scholars Leadership Program.

 

» Robert S. Graziano Engineering Scholarship

Robert S. Graziano, a 1967 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship to support Indiana Tech engineering students with financial need. It is dedicated to Bob Graziano’s son, Paul; his good friend and engineer, Bill Jurek, a 1968 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech; Dean Don Steiner, who provided on-campus jobs and helped him receive a Chrysler Scholarship; his wife, Diana, who patiently waited for three years; and to those aspiring engineers who will design and build tomorrow’s systems. The recipient must be a full-time student at Indiana Tech. The scholarship will initially be given to a freshman student. It will be renewable during the student’s tenure at Tech, but will be limited to four years. The recipient must maintain a 3.0 GPA, and first preference will be given to an engineering student enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences.

» Amanda E. Gross Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Ronald and Cheryl Gross in honor of their daughter Amanda. Ron is a 1983 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech. First preference for this scholarship will be given to students studying in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Other disciplines within the university will be considered should an engineering major not be available. Recipients must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. It is available to U.S. citizens only.

 

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» Philip G. Hammond Scholarship

Philip G. Hammond, a 1954 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. It will be given first to an entering freshman studying in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Financial need is considered in selection of this award. The scholarship is renewable based on continued satisfactory progress and requires that the recipient be a U.S. citizen.

 

 

» Mr. and Mrs. Henry Helberg Engineering Scholarship

Henry Helberg, former dean of engineering and former adjunct faculty member, established this scholarship. It is awarded to a student who has successfully completed two years of an engineering major at Indiana Tech. The student must be a team member of a sport that competes against other colleges and must possess a 2.5 or better cumulative GPA.

 

 

» Donald G. Henderson Scholarship

Donald G. Henderson, a 1960 BSMA graduate of Indiana Tech and former mathematics instructor at the university, established this scholarship. It is available to students studying in any discipline at the university. Prime consideration should be given to need and a burning desire for the student to succeed. The student must maintain a passing GPA to receive or maintain the scholarship. One semester of probation is permitted, but if grades are not brought back up, the scholarship would be removed until the student is back in good standing. Then it might be reinstated. Recommendation for the scholarship is given by the financial aid director with the approval of the senior management group of the university.

» William J. Hess Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship fund was established in memory of William J. Hess, one of the founders of Indiana Tech. Both financial need and academic records are taken into consideration. In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must complete a FAFSA. To continue eligibility over a four-year program, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The director of financial aid will select eligible applicants. It is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» Lou Holtz Persistence Scholarship

Famed football coach Lou Holtz established this scholarship in May 2010 after giving the Commencement address at Indiana Tech. The purpose of the scholarship is to assist working adults who are taking classes at Indiana Tech and are experiencing a temporary economic hardship. Each scholarship has a value of $500 to be used to either bring a student’s existing balance current or to allow the student to continue with his or her next class. It is available to students approved and enrolled full-time at Indiana Tech in the College of Professional Studies.

 

» Jasmin L. "Jas" Hubbard Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Indiana Tech student-athlete Jasmin L. “Jas” Hubbard so that students could be recognized for showing significant experience and interest in leadership roles, both on and off the playing field. Recipients of the scholarship are leaders in their school or in their community; they are dedicated volunteers to worthy projects and organizations; and they have potential to be role models. Although the scholarship recipients must be strong academically, the emphasis is to be placed on their leadership skills. This scholarship is renewable each year, provided that the student shows a commitment to demonstrating leadership on the Indiana Tech campus and in the community.

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» Indiana Tech University Commitment Scholarship

The University Commitment Scholarship is an academic scholarship offered by Indiana Tech. Recipients need not complete a separate application. Selection of candidates is made by the admissions committee and is based on a combination of criteria, those being the high school cumulative GPA and test scores (SAT or ACT). Open to incoming freshmen of all majors who have not attended another college. The scholarship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Transfer students are eligible for this scholarship based on the cumulative GPA from the previously attended college.

 

» Indiana Tech Dollars for Scholars

Indiana Tech matches scholarships up to $1,000 per year for students who are awarded scholarships through Dollars for Scholars chapters. DFS is a volunteer-operated community scholarship foundation that is affiliated with the Scholarship of America.

 

 

 

» Indiana Tech Engineering Scholarship

The Indiana Tech Engineering Scholarship awards are available to students seeking degrees through our engineering department. To qualify, students must meet stringent academic criteria which include both a minimum GPA and test score requirements. Transfer students are eligible for this scholarship program and must also meet certain eligibility criteria. Students should contact the admissions department for additional information. The Indiana Tech Engineering Scholarships are renewable and require that students maintain satisfactory academic progress.

 

» Indiana Tech Family Grant

A 20% tuition discount will be awarded to a family when more than one member of the immediate family (for example: mother/father, brother/sister) is enrolled at Indiana Tech full time (12 credits or more). This discount will be awarded to the student taking the lower number of credits and will be in force only when both family members are enrolled on a full-time basis. If more than two family members are enrolled, each additional student will qualify for the grant.

» Indiana Tech Grant Assistance

The purpose of Indiana Tech Grant Assistance is to provide institutional grant assistance to students who demonstrate financial need. Assistance is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents and requires completion of a FAFSA.

 

 

 

» Indiana Tech Working Grant

The purpose of the Indiana Tech Working Grant is to provide part-time employment on campus to students demonstrating financial need. In order to apply, a student must complete a FAFSA. The grant is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

 

 

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» John A. Kalbfleisch Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Pierson family to honor the memory of Mr. John A. Kalbfleisch, founder and first president of Indiana Tech. An eligible candidate must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada and must file a FAFSA to determine financial need. The first preference for a candidate will be to engineering majors; however, other disciplines within the university may be considered should an engineering major not qualify. Students must demonstrate need and the ability to pursue academic excellence. This scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory academic progress.

 

» Archie T. Keene Scholarship

The Archie T. Keene Scholarship was established in memory of Mr. Keene, who was the second president of Indiana Tech and was at the helm for 26 years before retiring in 1963. The scholarship will be awarded to a freshman student with first preference given to a student in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Other fields of study may be considered. The scholarship recipient must be a U.S. citizen.

 

» Donald H. and Sally King Scholarship

Donald King, a 1959 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, and his wife, Sally, are actively involved with the university. To assist the university in its commitment to education, they established this scholarship to assist students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Recipients of this scholarship must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Scholarships are renewable based upon the student maintaining satisfactory progress. They are available to U.S. citizens.

 

» Kenneth L. King Scholarship

Kenneth King, a 1964 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. Preference will be given first to a student in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences, and then to students in other programs who meet the following criteria. The student must have some financial need. The extent of the need can be determined by the director of financial aid. The student must be a full-time student in good academic standing. Should the student drop down to a probationary status, he or she may retain the scholarship for one more semester. If grades are not brought back up, the scholarship will be put on hold until grades are raised. When this happens, the scholarship will be reinstated.

» Dan and Nancy Kline Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established to support Indiana Tech students who stand out from their peers by showing skills in leadership and have potential as role models. Dan “Coach” Kline retired on August 1, 2008, after 28 years of service to Indiana Tech as coach, athletic director, and eventually as the vice president of student life. With his dedicated wife, Nancy, by his side, Coach Kline touched many students’ lives in a positive way. The Klines sacrificed a lot so that Indiana Tech’s students could, as Dan often said, “graduate with good memories.” The Dan and Nancy Kline Leadership Scholarship was established in their honor so that students could be recognized for showing significant experience and interest in leadership roles, both on and off the playing field. These students are leaders in their school or in their community; they are dedicated volunteers to worthy projects and organizations, and have potential to be role models. Although the scholarship recipients must be strong academically, the emphasis is to be placed on their leadership skills. This scholarship is renewable each year, provided that the student shows a commitment to demonstrating leadership on the Indiana Tech campus and in the community.

» Edward J. Klodzen Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. Klodzen, a 1956 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech who retired from NIPSCO. The scholarship fund will be used to support students majoring in an engineering discipline. Candidates with other majors will be considered should engineering students not be available. Students must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. It is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the foundation that was created by John S. and James L. Knight. The foundation is located in Miami, Fla. The scholarship will be used to support minority students attending on a full-time basis. Residents from northeast Indiana receive priority consideration. It is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

 

» Lois G. and Frank J. Krandell Scholarship

Lowell G. Krandell, a 1963 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech, and his family established this scholarship in memory of his father to assist needy students. Lowell Krandell was employed by GTE as an electrical engineer. One annual scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in electrical engineering. Other engineering or science fields will be considered should an electrical engineering candidate not be available. It is a renewable scholarship based upon satisfactory progress. It is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» Harvey A. and Denise C. Kriegsman Engineering Scholarship

Harvey A. and Denise C. Kriegsman established the scholarship in September 2010. Mr. Kriegsman is a 1966 BSCHE graduate of Indiana Tech. This scholarship will be used to provide scholarship and/or stipend support to any undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate candidate(s) accepted into an Indiana Tech engineering program, providing the student is a U.S. citizen.

 

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» Tom J. Landis Scholarship

Tom Landis, a 1969 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. Selection is made with first preference to a student enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Other disciplines within the university will be considered should an engineering major not be available. Students must demonstrate financial need and maintain satisfactory progress in order to have the scholarship renewed. It requires filing of a FAFSA and is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

» Harold E. and Laura F. Lee Scholarship

Established by Harold E. Lee, a 1955 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech, this scholarship is available to all academic disciplines within the university. Preferred consideration will be given to transfer students who may not have had a previous successful college experience, have returned and can demonstrate potential and need to be given a “second chance.” The scholarship is renewable based upon the student maintaining a permissible academic average.

 

» Legacy 2001 Scholarship

The Legacy 2001 Scholarship was established by Indiana Tech’s MBA Class of 2001. It will be awarded to a student enrolled in the College of Professional Studies. If this is not possible, then any student in the university may be eligible. The recipient will be an individual whose employer does not have a tuition reimbursement program or who is unemployed. More than one student may participate in the scholarship. The recipient must maintain a satisfactory GPA. There are no geographic stipulations on this scholarship.

 

» Allan S. Leonard Scholarship

Allen Leonard, a 1963 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech and product design engineer with Ford Motor Co., established this scholarship. A scholarship in Mr. Leonard’s name will be awarded to a student majoring in the field of mechanical engineering. Other engineering disciplines will be considered if a mechanical engineering candidate is not available. A candidate for this award must demonstrate financial need and good academic standing. It is a renewable scholarship based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» April Jane Loescher Memorial Engineering Scholarship

Edward M. Loescher, a 1964 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, and his son, Dr. Mitchell E. Loescher, established this scholarship in March 2011 as a memorial to April Jane Loescher, their beloved wife and mother. The scholarship is a testimony to their shared regard for the value of higher education and commitment to excellence in engineering. It will be used to provide scholarship and/or stipend support to undergraduate or graduate candidates pursuing any engineering degree at Indiana Tech.

 

» Elizabeth A. Lykowski Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth “Liz” Lykowski was Indiana Tech’s first out-of-state recruit when the women’s volleyball program was reinstated in 2005. She was one of four seniors who had been with the team since its beginning. Miss Lykowski, a defensive specialist for the Warrior volleyball team, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 5, 2008. This senior business administration major had a congenital heart defect that could only have been detected through surgery. She was 21 years old. This scholarship celebrates the wonderful life of Liz Lykowski. It is to be awarded to a female volleyball player that is three years into the program. It is not restricted to a specific degree, but the recipient should have a GPA of at least 2.7. First preference is to be given to a defensive specialist. Preference is also given to residents of Michigan. Other disciplines may be considered should a candidate not be available.

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» Mac II Engineering Scholarship

Jack McCurley, a 1954 BSAEE graduate of Indiana Tech who retired from QDT Limited where he was a systems engineer, established this scholarship to assist students in financial need. First scholarship preference will go to a student majoring in mechanical engineering. Other engineering or science majors will be considered should a candidate not meet the above criteria. Candidates for this scholarship must be citizens of North America or hold U.S. resident status. This scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory academic progress.

 

» Joan Maassen McCurley Scholarship

Jack McCurley, a 1954 BSAEE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship to honor his wife, Joan. Mr. McCurley also has established two other scholarships to benefit Indiana Tech students. First preference for this award is for a female student majoring in mechanical engineering. Other engineering or science majors will be considered should a candidate not meet the above criteria. Candidates for this scholarship must be citizens of North America or hold U.S. resident status. This scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory academic progress.

 

» Edwin C. Metcalfe Scholarship

Mr. Metcalfe has been a member of Indiana Tech’s board of trustees since 1983 and served as board chair. In 1999, he was designated trustee emeritus. Mr. Metcalfe established this scholarship to help full-time students who are U.S. citizens. The applicant must demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. Scholarships are renewable based on continued academic excellence, with a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

 

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» Rear Admiral David J. Nash Scholarship

This scholarship is funded by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) to honor Rear Adm. David J. Nash, a 1965 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech. Retired from the U.S. Navy, Rear Adm. Nash was in command of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) and became chief of civil engineers in 1995. Rear Adm. Nash has a Distinguished Service Medal, two Legion of Merit Awards, a Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Navy Commendation Medals including one with “V” for valor, and several other individual and unit awards. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in engineering, who must demonstrate need and the ability to pursue academic excellence. It is available only to U.S. citizens or individuals pursuing U.S. naturalization.

» Gene L. and Darlene J. Neff Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Gene L. Neff in memory of his wife, Darlene J. Neff, to support Indiana Tech students who exhibit leadership skills and are potential role models. Gene is a 1958 BSCE graduate, and Darlene was an enthusiastic supporter of Indiana Tech. Their time at Tech left precious memories, and not only was educational, but also provided the foundation for a successful career and a loving marriage. This scholarship is to be awarded to a student who shows skills in leadership. It is open to all Indiana Tech full-time students.

 

» The News-Sentinel Scholarship

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel Scholarship was established to provide assistance to students attending Indiana Tech. Recipients of this scholarship must come from northeastern Indiana. Scholarships are need-based and renewable based upon satisfactory progress. The scholarship requires completion of a FAFSA and is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

 

» NIPSCO (Northern Indiana Public Service Company) Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Northern Indiana Public Service Company, whose service area includes Fort Wayne, Ind. It assists students who choose to attend a private institution. Based upon financial need and academic excellence, one award will be made annually. It is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

 

» North American Van Lines Scholarship

North American Van Lines, whose corporate offices are located in Fort Wayne, Ind., established this scholarship fund. The scholarship provides funding to students who have financial need and show academic excellence. Awards are renewable based upon satisfactory progress and require completion of a FAFSA. They are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

 

 

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» Byron Parshall Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Byron Parshall, a 1962 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech. Parshall is most noted for his work in the aerospace industry. He was an instrumental part of the team that worked on the space shuttle. His Indiana Tech education prepared him well for “rubbing elbows” with the other engineers he worked with during his career. This scholarship is to be awarded to students that want to get a degree but have a financial need. It is unrestricted to a particular college within Indiana Tech.

 

» Part-Time Employment

The Career Planning and Development Center acts as a clearinghouse for any part-time employment off-campus. All part-time employment opportunities are made available through the career services office. Wide ranges of off-campus opportunities are listed. For instance, there are some opportunities in factories, restaurants, and other retail businesses and other opportunities in local engineering organizations, which require skills such as drafting. The rate of pay and the number of hours per week of part-time employment vary with the employer. On-campus employment opportunities exist in many departments and are posted on Indiana Tech’s web pages under Student Job Postings by our human resource department.

» Pepsi-Cola Scholarship

PepsiCo provides funding on an annual basis to an Indiana Tech student to be used toward tuition, books, or housing costs. The funds are awarded with first preference to a student employed in the food service department who indicates a commitment to service and performs that work in a responsible manner. While scholastic achievement is not a major consideration, the recipient must maintain satisfactory progress. The scholarship is open to all majors. In addition to funding an annual scholarship, PepsiCo assists the university in marketing and promotional activities.

» Phelps Dodge Foundation Scholarship

The Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire Co., with corporate offices in Fort Wayne, Ind., established this scholarship to provide financial assistance to minority students attending Indiana Tech. Recipients of this scholarship must be enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. It is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and requires completion of a FAFSA. The scholarship is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

 

» Carl and Katherine Pierson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the Pierson family to honor the late Carl Pierson, who was a longtime member of Indiana Tech’s Board of Trustees. It also pays tribute to Mrs. Katherine Kalbfleisch Pierson, who was the wife of university founder John Kalbfleisch and of Carl Pierson. This scholarship is awarded to assist students in financial need. It is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Applicants are required to complete a FAFSA.

 

» Dr. Ivan and Mary Planck Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Planck and his wife, Mary. Dr. Planck, also known as “Papa Bear” to many of his students, came to Indiana Tech in 1939 and was named head of the mechanical engineering department until his retirement in 1971. A mechanical engineering major will receive this award; if a candidate is not available, then a student majoring in another engineering discipline will be selected. Financial need and academic records are reviewed and will help determine eligible candidates. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

» Rebecca Shallenberger Pratt Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Rebecca Shallenberger Pratt, first wife of Howard L. Pratt, a 1963 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech and project manager with Navistar. The recipient of this award must major in the field of mechanical engineering. Other engineering disciplines may be considered should an eligible mechanical engineering major not qualify. This scholarship will accumulate until such time that it can support a student in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences should a recipient not qualify. Students must demonstrate financial need and be in good academic standing. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

» Stanley and Shirley Puskarz Scholarship

Stanley and Shirley Puskarz established this scholarship. Mr. Puskarz is a 1959 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech. Candidates for this scholarship are to be freshmen majoring in mechanical engineering. Other engineering disciplines will be considered if a mechanical engineering major is unavailable. The scholarship is renewable based upon the recipient maintaining at least a C grade point average. Candidates must be citizens of the United States.

 

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» J.S. Robertson Scholarship

James and Judy Robertson established this scholarship. Mr. Robertson is a 1959 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech and retired from the machinery manufacturing division at Dart Container Corp. Eligible recipients must be in either their junior or senior year of college, demonstrate financial need, and be in good academic standing. This scholarship can assist with tuition, books, or lab fees. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

» Ralph E. and Blanche A. Rolape Scholarship

This scholarship was established in April 2011 by Louis M. Iacona, Sr. and Rosemary R. Iacona. Mr. Iacona, is a 1955 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech. This scholarship honors the memory of Mrs. Iacona’s parents, Ralph E. and Blanche A. Rolape. Candidates must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled full time, have junior or senior status, and be in need of financial assistance. First preference will be given to students enrolled in College of Engineering and Sciences degree programs.

 

» Bernard and Joan Rome Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Mr. and Mrs. Rome to assist engineering students in financial need. Bernard Rome, a 1956 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech, retired as president of AMF and also retired from his own consulting firm, BJR & Associates. Eligible candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States and must file a FAFSA to determine financial need. The recipient of this award must major in engineering; however, other disciplines within the university may be considered should an engineering major not qualify. Students must demonstrate need and the ability to pursue academic excellence. This scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory academic progress.

» Professor Robert Ruhl Memorial Scholarship

Thomas and Granis Dowling established this scholarship. Tom Dowling, a 1951 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, retired as manager of technical services for the Institute of Makers of Explosives (IME) and received an honorary doctorate from Indiana Tech. This scholarship was established to recognize the memory of Robert Ruhl, a civil engineering instructor and longtime dean of engineering at Indiana Tech. Professor Ruhl served on the Indiana Tech faculty from 1932 to 1972. This scholarship is awarded to a student majoring in engineering. Other disciplines will be considered should an engineering candidate not be available. It is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

» Donald C. Rush Scholarship

Donald C. Rush, a 1951 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. In his early years, Mr. Rush was a reservist in the U.S. Army and was sent to France where he had the opportunity to build one of the first NATO air bases in Europe. Upon his discharge he was employed by the Michigan State Highway Department and held various assignments before retiring as a highway engineer in 1984. To honor his contributions, the rest area on northbound I-75 south of Grayling, Mich., was named for Donald C. Rush. The scholarship will be awarded to a student demonstrating financial need with first preference to a student enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. The student must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen.

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» Edward J. and Hildegarde Schaefer Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Edward Schaefer to honor his wife, Hildegarde. Mr. Schaefer was a longtime supporter of Indiana Tech and served on the university’s Board of Trustees from 1963 to 1991. He was the co-founder of the Franklin Electric Co. Four to five scholarships are awarded annually to U.S. citizens who plan to earn degrees in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and who demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. Scholarships are renewable based on continued academic excellence. Selection is made by the director of financial aid.

 

» Schalow–Huff–Landis Scholarship

The Schalow Foundation established this scholarship to honor Dr. Rudy Schalow, a 1964 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech, and two Indiana Tech educators: Margaret Huff, a professor of English, and Hugh Landis, a professor of mathematics, both of whom strongly encouraged students to strive for excellence. Recipients of the Schalow–Huff–Landis Scholarship must be citizens of the United States. Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time basis and have completed 30 or more credits in the disciplines of electrical engineering or computer science. The applicant must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces shall be given preference for awards. The scholarship requires completion of a separate application along with submission of a one-page essay. Applications are available from the Financial Aid Office.

» Thomas F. Scully Memorial Scholarship

The scholarship was established in memory of Thomas F. Scully, a former president of Indiana Tech. It is awarded to freshman engineering majors possessing academic excellence plus financial need. Students must complete a FAFSA. To continue eligibility over a four-year period, students must maintain a 2.50 GPA. The number of scholarships will vary per year and are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» Sengstack Family Leadership Scholarship

Gregg Sengstack, member of the Indiana Tech Board of Trustees, and a principal link to the Schaefer Family heritage through Franklin Electric has been a steadfast supporter of Indiana Tech, its mission, and its future. He and his wife Dianne are whole-hearted proponents of the value of leadership and higher education in their personal lives and through their children. They have chosen to establish this scholarship as a separate award under the guidelines and directives of the Indiana Tech Leadership Program for incoming freshman students who have already demonstrated a clear platform of character through their personal leadership in scholastics, ethics, citizenship, fortitude, commitment and responsibility. Recipients of this scholarship must be exceptional students in any field of study at Indiana Tech. While there is no requirement that a student receiving a scholarship out of this fund has demonstrated financial need, a student who has financial needs may be considered. Awards from this scholarship will generally follow the guidelines set forth in the Indiana Tech Scholars Leadership Program, as follows:

Summary

The purpose of the Indiana Tech Scholars Leadership Program is to assist students in pursuing undergraduate education at Indiana Tech. Scholarships will be awarded to first-year students entering Indiana Tech. The recipient may reapply in each of three additional years. Scholarship amounts will range from one-half to full tuition for the year. Scholarship applicants must be entering their first year of full-time enrollment at Indiana Tech and must complete the Scholars Leadership Program application form and essays, provide letters of reference from persons familiar with the applicant’s leadership abilities and experiences, and be available for an interview. Each applicant must have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale; be in the top half of their class; and have a minimum SAT score of 1000 (critical reading and mathematics) or ACT composite of 22. Applicants to the program must be accepted to Indiana Tech in order to be considered for the Scholars Leadership Program.

Some of the criteria for selection are as follows:

  • Leadership
  • Scholastic achievement
  • Initiative
  • Ethics
  • Citizenship
  • Perseverance
  • Loyalty to family, friends, and community
  • Character
  • Personality
  • Work habits
  • Ability to set realistic goals
  • Responsibility
  • Commitment

The recipient must annually sign a Leadership Code of Conduct as a demonstration of compliance to be reflective of the actions and values of the Indiana Tech Scholars Leadership Program. The recipient must complete an approved service or leadership project on campus or in the community each semester while enrolled in the program. If eligible, this may coincide with a work-study or intern position. The recipient must attend monthly meetings with a staff, faculty, or student mentor. Recipients may be asked to represent the Scholars Leadership Program at events or activities with university administrators, alumni, or corporate representatives. Recipients must be actively involved in at least two student organizations. The recipient must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually by the March 10 deadline as the Scholars Leadership Program scholarship is not intended to displace other state or federal aid, but it may displace loans.

» Orland and Marilyn Sheese and Catherine Boehm Scholarship

Orland Sheese graduated from Indiana Tech in 1945 with a Bachelor of Science degree in radio and television engineering. He worked 12 years in the electronics field for Magnavox. In 1956, he joined General Electric’s heat processing equipment product department. He retired from GE in 1978, when the department was sold to Wellman Engineering of England; and he retired from Wellman in 1987 as field manager. This scholarship was established to assist the financial needs of engineering students who are U.S. citizens and have a C or better GPA. Preference is given to electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering students. Financial need will be considered. As added criteria, first selection will be to award this scholarship to students who are employed on a part-time basis and actively contributing to college expenses.

» Nellie Shiflet Memorial Scholarship

Edwin L. Wedel, a 1952 BSRE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship in memory of Nellie Shiflet, who ran the Indiana Tech bookstore when he was a student and had a profound influence on Mr. Wedel’s obtaining his degree. First preference will be given to students majoring in electrical engineering. If no students meet this qualification, other fields of study may be considered. The scholarship is awarded to a freshman, who must maintain a satisfactory grade point average and is renewable up to three times (four years total).

 

» Sigma Pi Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded annually to the brothers of Sigma Pi fraternity. Current fraternity members select recipients.

 

 

 

» Herman A. and May E. Sinemus Scholarship

Herman and May Sinemus endowed this scholarship. Mr. Sinemus is a 1948 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech and a retired traffic engineer. This scholarship was established to support the university in its commitment to education and to assist students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Other disciplines within the university would be considered, should an engineering major not be available. Financial need is not necessarily a deciding factor in selecting a candidate, but may be taken into consideration. Renewal of this scholarship is based upon maintaining a satisfactory grade point average.

» Abraham and Ellen Smaardyk Scholarship

Abraham and Ellen Smaardyk established this scholarship after Abraham retired from Argonne National Laboratories. He was a 1943 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech. The scholarship will provide assistance to students who choose to attend Indiana Tech, with preferential consideration given to students enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. The scholarship will be awarded primarily to applicants with high scholastic records, and it also may be awarded to an applicant who has achieved an average scholastic high school standing, who can meet the entrance requirements without deficiencies, and who shows evidence for hard work and perseverance. The scholarship shall be granted to a full-time freshman student and shall be renewable each year upon evaluation of scholastic performance. The scholarship shall be limited to four years. It is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only. Recommendations for the scholarship will be made by the director of financial aid and then approved by the administrative committee of the college.

» Laird W. Smith Scholarship

Laird Smith, a 1957 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. He is self-employed as a consultant. No specific major is required, but the award does require that the applicant have a FAFSA form on file, which will help determine financial need. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» Ronald L. & Mary Jo Speckman Engineering Scholarship

Ron and Mary Jo Speckman established this scholarship. Ron is a 1960 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech. Recipients of this scholarship must be a U.S. citizen who needs financial assistance for college and has a dedication to start and the desire to complete an engineering degree.

» The Philip and Sadie Sporn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Philip and Sadie Sporn to assist students who choose to attend a private university. Mr. Sporn was a philanthropist and friend of Indiana Tech. Recipients must have completed a minimum of 30 credits and demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. Scholarship recipients are chosen by the financial aid office and awards are available to all majors. Awards are renewable based upon satisfactory progress, are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only, and require completion of a FAFSA.

 

» Rudolf K. and Beverly A. Stegelmann Scholarship

This scholarship was established in April 2011 by Rudolf K. Stegelmann, a 1960 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech, and his beloved wife, Beverly A. Stegelmann as testimony to their regard for the value of higher education and commitment to excellence in educational disciplines, and to commemorate many wonderful years as student and alumnus of Indiana Tech. The Rudolf K. and Beverly A. Stegelmann Scholarship fund will be used to provide scholarship and/or stipend assistance to any undergraduate, candidate(s) accepted into any of the institution's degree programs.

 

» Thomas and Laurel Stockamp Scholarship

Thomas and Laurel Stockamp established this scholarship. Mr. Stockamp, a 1963 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, is president of TG Excavating, Inc. Selection for this scholarship will first be made to a student living in Whitley County, second to a student from the state of Indiana, and third to a U.S. citizen. This scholarship is open to all majors and will be awarded using the criteria of financial need and academic excellence. It is renewable based upon satisfactory progress. Maximum amounts will vary per year but will never exceed the limits set out by the donors of this scholarship.

» Robert J. Swindell “Balanced Man” Scholarship

Robert J. Swindell, a retired chemistry professor at Indiana Tech, established this scholarship. It is awarded to an incoming freshman enrolled on a full-time basis. The recipient’s high school record will demonstrate a balanced approach to life through evidence of scholarship, leadership, and athletic participation. The student does not have to be listed as a varsity athlete. The scholarship is open to both males and females and is a one-year award. A member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and the chapter counselor will select the recipient.

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» Nicki and Zohrab Tazian Scholarship

Zohrab and Nicki Tazian established this scholarship. Mr. Tazian, a 1960 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, was also a member of the university’s Board of Trustees. He is president of Z.K. Tazian Associates, Inc. The scholarship will be awarded on an annual basis. To be eligible, students must be working toward a bachelor of science in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. Engineering students will be given first preference. Review of academic credentials and counselor recommendations will be made by the office of financial aid. Students must be citizens of the United States or Armenia.

» Ralph R. Teetor Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Dr. Ralph Teetor, who was a successful engineer, president of the automotive corporation Perfect Circle Co. and the Society of Automotive Engineers, and the inventor of cruise control. Dr. Teetor, who was blinded in an accident when a young child, specified that this scholarship be awarded to a full-time engineering student who is physically challenged. The disability must be such as to require the student to use special aids, facilities, and procedures or to require a form of assistance or instruction not normally required of non-handicapped students. Applicants must be enrolled on a full-time basis. Candidates must contact the director of financial aid. This scholarship is renewable and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

» Theta Xi Scholarship

Alumni members of Theta Xi Fraternity, Kappa Delta Chapter of Indiana Institute of Technology established this scholarship as testimony to the fraternity’s vibrant contribution to the social and academic life of its members and the entire campus community and their continuing dedication to education in engineering disciplines. This commitment by the alumni members pays tribute to the enduring nature of fraternal organizations and their potential to muster cooperation and purpose well beyond the limits of undergraduate timelines and nurture the spirit of brotherhood throughout life. The Theta Xi Fraternity – Kappa Delta Chapter Legacy Scholarship fund will be used to provide scholarship and/or stipend to any full-time undergraduate engineering student enrolled in a 4 year engineering program resulting in a Bachelor of Science degree.

» Ray and Rosie Tobin Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in March 2011 by Raymond G. Tobin, a 1948 BSAEE graduate of Indiana Tech, and his family, as a memorial to their beloved wife and mother Rosie and as testimony to their regard for the value of higher education and commitment to excellence in educational disciplines. This is the first scholarship that makes special allowance for assistance which can be applied in their name to post-graduate education.

 

» Henry J. and Elizabeth R. Toews Scholarship

This scholarship was endowed by Henry and Elizabeth Toews. Mr. Toews, a 1939 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech, was a contractor. The first preference for a candidate for this scholarship will be a student enrolled in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. It is preferable that the student’s interest be in wastewater treatment. If no student meets this qualification, other fields of study may be considered. A recipient must be enrolled on a full-time basis and must maintain a satisfactory grade point average.

 

» Edward Moore and Walter E. Trask Scholarship

This scholarship was established to honor the late Walter E. Trask, a retired professor of accounting at Indiana Tech. The Moore/Trask scholarship also recognizes the late J. Edward Moore, an investor and close personal friend of the Trasks. Both of these gentlemen recognized the importance of a college education, and this scholarship will assist a student in obtaining that goal. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. Awarded to an upper-class student working toward an accounting or business administration degree, this scholarship requires completion of a FAFSA and a separate scholarship application.

» W. Paul Troder Scholarship

Paul Troder is a 1951 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech. He established this scholarship to assist full-time students attending Indiana Tech. It is open to all disciplines within the university as long as the candidate is enrolled on a full-time basis, maintains a satisfactory grade point average, and demonstrates financial need and a desire to succeed. This scholarship is renewable for a period of four years.

 

» John and Mary Turchick Family Croatian Heritage Scholarship

Lawrence “Larry” S. Turchick, a 1959 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech established this scholarship to honor his father and mother. John Turcic emigrated from Croatia to the United States in 1925 and settled in the steel mill town of Monessen, PA. There he met and married Mary Zdelare and revised the spelling of their last name to Turchick for ease of pronunciation. Hard working and family oriented, the closeness and familiarity of their community gave them the strength and fortitude to support and endorse the educational quests of their children. Larry, with his parents’ guidance, committed himself to the rigors of an education in engineering. The dedication and support of his parents and his love and admiration for the work ethic they espoused spurred his resolve for success and nurtured his dedication to family and Croatian heritage. Recipients of this scholarship must be of Croatian decent seeking educational opportunity at Indiana Tech, or in the alternative, a qualifying student establishing financial need.

 

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» Verizon Minority Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Verizon, which has offices in Fort Wayne, Ind., and is awarded to students who come from regions served by Verizon. The scholarship provides assistance to minority students who choose to attend a private institution. Selection is based upon financial need and academic excellence. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

 

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» Lloyd R. and Shirley Wadekamper Scholarship

Lloyd and Shirley Wadekamper established this scholarship. Mr. Wadekamper, a 1957 BSME and BSAEE graduate of Indiana Tech, retired from Douglas Aircraft where he was a test conductor/engineer. Preference for this scholarship will be given to a student who chooses the engineering curriculum. Second choice would go to a student in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences and third choice to other disciplines within the university. Recipients must be full-time students who can apply themselves academically. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

» Donald E. and Mary Louise (Ulrey) Wainwright Scholarship

Donald E. Wainwright established this scholarship. Mr. Wainwright was a 1956 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech. The scholarship is available to all disciplines at the university. Selection is based on financial need. While scholastic achievement is not a major consideration, the recipient must maintain satisfactory progress for scholarship renewal. It is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 

» Ralph Warmack Memorial Scholarship

Ralph H. Warmack was a 1942 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech. Following his service to the United States during World War II, Ralph went to work in the aerospace industry, where he remained for 22 years. During his career he worked on several important projects such as the Mars probe and lunar landing missions. A scholarship was established in his memory to help and encourage exceptional students to attend Indiana Tech, and in particular students who, because of financial need, might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend college or devote themselves to being full-time students.

» Patty Weddle Scholarship

Rick and Patty Weddle established this scholarship. Mrs. Weddle is a 1993 BSHSM graduate of Indiana Tech. First preference for a scholarship recipient will go to a female student enrolled in the College of Professional Studies, with second preference to a female student in the College of Business. Financial need will be taken into consideration when selecting the recipient. The scholarship requires completion of a FAFSA, which will determine financial need. The student must achieve and maintain a passing average at Indiana Tech. The scholarship will not require that the candidate be enrolled as a full-time student. It is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

» Heinz and Nanalee Wegener Scholarship

Heinz and Nanalee Wegener established this scholarship. Mr. Wegener, a 1970 BSEE graduate of Indiana Tech, is owner/president of Cross Technologies, Inc. The purpose of the Wegener scholarship is to provide funds to eligible candidates who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need. The financial aid office will choose scholarship recipients. It is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only and requires completion of a FAFSA.

 

» Wells Fargo Scholarship

Wells Fargo Bank, whose service area includes Fort Wayne, Ind., established this scholarship to assist a student who demonstrates academic excellence. The director of financial aid will select the student. No separate application is necessary. It is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

 

 

» Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Wenrick Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 1990 by Nelson D. and Peggy J. Wenrick. Nelson Wenrick is a 1960 BSCE graduate of Indiana Tech and former member of the university’s Board of Trustees. This scholarship initially will be given to a freshman student. The student does not have to have an outstanding high school academic record, but must meet the academic criteria to enter his or her chosen field. The scholarship is renewable during the student’s stay at Indiana Tech, if the student maintains a 2.0 cumulative GPA. The award is limited to four years. There must be evidence the student is a hard worker and dedicated to working hard in college. Preference will be given first to a student majoring in engineering. The recipient must be a citizen of the United States.

» R. A. Weymouth Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Richard Weymouth, a 1962 BSME graduate of Indiana Tech. Preference for this scholarship will be given to a student who is a veteran of the armed services of the United States of America. The purpose of the Weymouth scholarship is to provide funds to eligible candidates who are hard-working and find their educational endeavor a challenging experience. The scholarship is open to all disciplines at the university, and financial need is considered. It requires completion of a FAFSA and is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

» Barbara Wigham Scholarship

This scholarship was established to recognize Barbara Wigham, president of Communication and Marketing Specialists. Mrs. Wigham received an honorary degree from Indiana Tech in 2000 and has been very instrumental in the Fort Wayne community. She serves on many community boards, and is a former Indiana Tech trustee. Recipients of this award are those students who may not rank in the top of their class but who show the desire to obtain a degree. The scholarship is open to all majors offered by the university, and financial need will be considered. The scholarship requires that the recipient file a FAFSA and is renewable based on satisfactory progress. It is available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents only.

» Thomas and Millie Wong Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Tom and Millie Wong. Tom Wong, a 1966 BSCHE graduate of Indiana Tech, is president of Visual Check International located in Fresno, Calif. The scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student who is enrolled at the university on a full-time basis. All majors will be considered eligible for this award, and it is also open to the College of Professional Studies. The award will be based upon academic excellence. Financial need will also be a determining factor in the selection. This is a renewable scholarship that is open to citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

» Joseph D. Woodrich Scholarship

Joseph D. Woodrich, a 1966 BSCHE graduate of Indiana Tech, established this scholarship in 2003. Eligible students must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is available to a student who has achieved approximately 50% of the credits needed to obtain an undergraduate degree and is renewable for up to three years. It is restricted to a student in the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen. This scholarship is created to assist a “C-type” student with a 2.0 to 2.8 GPA. The last requirement is that the recipient work 15 to 25 hours a week while attending classes. The purpose for this scholarship is to financially help a student who has to work harder than the average student to obtain an education and has demonstrated an above average work ethic.

» Jackie D. and Velma J. Wright Scholarship

Mr. and Mrs. Wright established this scholarship to assist students involved in the athletic programs at Indiana Tech. Mr. Wright is president/chairman of Wright-Moore Corp. of Fort Wayne, Ind. The recipient of this scholarship will be a student who is involved in the basketball program at Indiana Tech. Athletes in other sports may become eligible should a student in the basketball program not qualify. No specific major is required but the award does require that the applicant have a FAFSA form on file, which will help determine financial need. The scholarship is renewable based upon satisfactory progress and is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

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» Yergens Rogers Foundation Scholarship

The Yergens Rogers Foundation established this scholarship to recognize the contributions of Virginia Yergens Rogers. Mrs. Yergens Rogers served as president and treasurer of Huser-Paul Co., a company founded by her late husband, Paul Yergens. Students from Fort Wayne and the surrounding area will have first preference for assistance. All majors will qualify for consideration, and selection will be based upon financial need and academic excellence. To maintain the scholarship, the recipient must meet normal standards of progress. It is available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

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» Fred Zollner Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the foundation that was created by Fred Zollner, who founded the Zollner Corp. in Fort Wayne, Ind. Students must major in either engineering or computer science and live within a 75-mile radius of Fort Wayne. Candidates are approved based on students’ high school academic records. Scholarships are renewable based upon a satisfactory GPA of 2.75 and are available to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only.

 


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