Scholarships to Support Students of Promise

VALPO IS FOR WOMEN AND MEN OF CHARACTER, STUDENTS OF PROMISE, WHO HAVE A PROPENSITY TO LEAD AND A DESIRE TO SERVE

Endowed scholarship funds will make it possible for us to say “yes” to more of the students for whom this University is a perfect match. Your support will help change the lives of countless young women and men, enabling deserving students from across the socioeconomic spectrum to attend Valpo, to flourish at Valpo, and to follow generations of Valpo alumni into lives of compassionate leadership in all walks of life.

Goal: $120,000,000

AVERY DAVIS ’16 was active in his high school music program in Gary, Ind., and intended to study music in college. After a visit to his school by Valpo’s Jianyun Meng, director of the Confucius Institute, Avery saw his future a little differently.

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TYLER SANFT ’16 first visited the Valparaiso University campus when his eighth-grade basketball team competed in the National Lutheran Basketball Tournament of Champions at the Athletics-Recreation Center. From that time in March 2008, he knew he wanted to attend Valpo.

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For VANESA ABAD ’18 the start of her college career was filled with transitions. While a junior at Lake Zurich High School, she committed to play soccer at The Ohio State University. During the spring semester of her freshman year, she was faced with significant scheduling conflicts when nursing clinicals coincided with the four-hour blocks of practice time.

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Valparaiso University alumni JULIE TIEDE ’96 WINKLER AND JASON WINKLER ’96 have generously committed $500,000 to fund endowed scholarships for students in the College of Business and College of Engineering. Their gift will be divided between the newly established Julie and Jason Winkler Endowed Scholarship for the College of Business and the existing Duane D. Tiede Engineering Endowed Scholarship, an endowed scholarship they created in 2010 to honor Julie’s father.

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ANDREW NUNEMAKER ’91 has established an endowed fund to assist students faced with emergency situations so severe that it threatens their Valpo academic careers. The Andy Nunemaker Emergency Scholarship Assistance Fund will provide flexible scholarship funds to be awarded in confidentiality, upon the review and approval of the president of Valparaiso University.

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Valparaiso University has received a gift of $1.8 million from the estate of STEPHANIE E. UMBACH ’59, longtime assistant professor of library services. She designated her gift to establish the Umbach Family Endowed Scholarship Fund. Stephanie was a member of the Valpo library staff for nearly 50 years, joining the University in 1960 and retiring in 2009.

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