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Thiel College receives $1.5 million to support endowed scholarships and student success


Thiel College receives $1.5 million to support endowed scholarships and student success

GREENVILLE, Pa.—Donors have given more than $1.5 million that have led Thiel College to establish or strengthen eight endowed scholarships in memory of important Thiel College individuals and families.

“Most people give because when they were students, someone supported them, and they want to give back,” Vice President for College Advancement Roberta Leonard said. “When people give to scholarships, they’re really giving to student success.”

Endowed scholarships provide thousands of dollars in financial aid to Thiel students each year. Just last year, Thiel awarded more than $14 million in scholarships, grants and awards. The endowed scholarships carry on the names and legacies of those they honor, Leonard said. Every student who receives an endowed scholarship becomes part of the story of those honored individuals or families, their legacies, and their journeys, Leonard said. Endowed scholarships allow their stories to last far beyond their own lives since students continue to benefit from their generosity and dedication to Thiel College year after year.

“I hope these endowed scholarships inspire students to be philanthropic and to think about about how they might give back in the future to help students in the same way they were benefited,” said Thiel College President Susan Traverso, Ph.D. “Each year, student recipients of these scholarships are invited to attend an event where they can meet and form relationships with the donors who made their scholarships possible.”

Six new endowed scholarships are being made available to students, and two other endowed scholarships previously established have recently received significant additional investments that will allow them to benefit many more students in the future.

The gifts have led to the creation of or strengthening of

  • The David ’71 and Deborah ’75 Mogle Endowed Scholarship;
  • The Gary J. Witosky ’79 Endowed Scholarship;
  • The Camillo Cianci II Memorial Scholarship;
  • The Sawvel Memorial Presidential Award;
  • The William E. and Dorothy (Floyd) Babcock Scholarship;
  • The Carl and Theresa Hoffman Scholarship;
  • The James Traverso Scholarship; and
  • The Eleanor Wallace Caswell Class of 1922 Endowed Scholarship Fund.

For information on these or other Thiel College scholarships, go to the financial aid section of the Thiel College website.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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