VU Foundation announces Bierhaus Doorway Scholarship recipients

VU Foundation announces Bierhaus Doorway Scholarship recipients

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September 25, 2018

September 25, 2018 / VU Foundation announces Bierhaus Doorway Scholarship recipients
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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.


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.


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 or calling 812-888-4510.


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