VU Foundation announces Bierhaus Doorway Scholarship recipients - External Relations
VU Foundation announces Bierhaus Doorway Scholarship recipients
September 25, 2018 / VU Foundation announces Bierhaus Doorway
Scholarship recipients LINK to photos of Becher & Brown,
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Bierhaus Doorway Scholarship Committee of
the Vincennes University Foundation has named Carlee Becher and Ian
Brown, both of Vincennes, as the recipients of its William M. Bierhaus
Doorway Scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Becher, daughter of Kevin Becher and Christi Becher, is a 2018
graduate of Vincennes Lincoln High School and will major in physical
therapy while at VU. During her time at Lincoln she was a member of
the National Honor Society, PALICE, and Big A/Little A mentorship
program. She is also very involved in athletics, playing softball and
travel softball for four years, serving as a student athletic trainer
for football, and filling in for other sports. She also took courses
though VU’s Early College program while being involved in many activities.
Brown, son of Brenda and David Brown, is a 2018 graduate of
Vincennes Rivet High school and will major in business administration
at VU. He has been involved in Science Olympiad and Spell Bowl, a
member of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions), and is a
Eucharistic Minister. He also is a member of the track and field team
and recently spent time helping build a house for Habit for Humanity.
ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship was established by William M. Bierhaus II in
honor of his father, William M. Bierhaus, and is awarded to an
incoming VU freshman who is a graduate of either Vincennes Lincoln
High School, Rivet High School, South Knox High School, or North Knox
High School in Knox County, Indiana. The scholarship, which is
intended to be awarded for two years, is designed for a student who
would not be able to attend college without the financial assistance
of the Doorway Scholarship.
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. The educational
grant can amount to as much as $5,000 per school year for educational expenses.
THE VU FOUNDATION
In advancing the University’s missions of higher education and
community service, the VU Foundation, through the generosity of its
donors, administers endowments and contributions established by
corporate and individual gifts as designated. During the 2017-18
school year the Foundation awarded in excess of $1.7 million dollars
in scholarships to more than 1,300 VU students.
Additionally, the VU Foundation coordinates department funds
and grants received by VU programs. More information is available by
visiting vinu.edu/foundation or calling 812-888-4510.