Nominations sought for VU Foundation’s Bierhaus Doorway scholarship

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February 28, 2019

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 the scholarship.

Questions about the scholarship may be directed to the VU Foundation at 812-888-4510 or


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