September 17, 2012

Indiana Tech Celebrates Scholarship Growth

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Indiana Tech showcased the growth in named endowed scholarships and their effective delivery to students at two recent events.

The President’s Club dinner on Sept. 13 honored the university’s top donors and celebrated the addition of six new fully endowed scholarships designed with the cooperation of the donors to deliver maximum opportunity to deserving students. A minimum of $20,000 is required to endow a named scholarship.

Chief among the new scholarships was an endowment established by the alumni brothers of the Kappa Delta Chapter of Theta Xi fraternity as testimony to the enduring nature of fraternal connections. Blaise J. Alexander of Muncy, Penn., announced a matching dollar commitment to the money raised by his fraternity brothers.

Additional new scholarships were:

  • The Sengstack Family Leadership Scholarship
  • The Ryan Baxter Memorial Scholarship
  • The John and Mary Turchick Memorial Scholarship
  • The Jack Dierkes Memorial Scholarship
  • The Eric C. Welch Law Scholarship

More than 160 students, donors, and staff attended the Indiana Tech Scholarship Luncheon on September 15. The annual event matches scholarship donors with student recipients to celebrate their awards and foster personal engagement.

Larry Piekarski, associate vice president for Institutional Advancement, told the luncheon attendees that this academic year’s endowment budget has provided more than $700,000 in financial assistance to more than 250 deserving students. Although most of the named scholarships do include an academic performance requirement, these awards are in addition to other scholarships provided by the university for academics and athletics.

Also at the luncheon, Rear Admiral (ret) David J. Nash provided personal insight into the value of his connections with Indiana Tech as both an alumnus and a professional. Dr. Arthur E. Snyder, president of Indiana Tech, thanked all in attendance for their efforts and sacrifice in continuing this valuable tradition.

For information on establishing a scholarship, contact the Institutional Advancement office at 260.399.2846 or


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