Nominations sought for VU Foundation’s Bierhaus Doorway scholarship - External Relations
Nominations sought for VU Foundation’s Bierhaus Doorway scholarship
February 28, 2019 / Nominations sought for VU Foundation’s Bierhaus
VINCENNES, Ind. - Student nominees are being sought for the
2019-20 William M. Bierhaus Doorway Scholarship to Vincennes
University, according to Kristi Deetz, interim director of the VU Foundation.
The scholarship was established by William M. Bierhaus II in
honor of his father, William M. Bierhaus, and will be awarded to an
incoming VU freshman who is a graduate of any of the four Knox County
high schools, Vincennes Lincoln, Rivet, South Knox, or North Knox.
Intended to be awarded for two years, the scholarship is
designed for a student who would not be able to attend college without
the financial assistance of the Doorway Scholarship. The educational
grant can amount to as much as $5,000 per school year for educational expenses.
Students must be nominated by an adult in the community - such
as a high school teacher or counselor, a minister, or another
community leader who is familiar with the student, his or her academic
background, community involvement, and financial need.
Letters of recommendation should be sent by April 1 to the
Vincennes University Foundation, 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes IN
47591. No special application form is required; however, the student’s
merits and education background should be included in the letters. The
writer should also indicate why the student should be considered for
Questions about the scholarship may be directed to the VU
Foundation at 812-888-4510 or firstname.lastname@example.org.