February 19, 2020 / Nominations sought for Vincennes University
Foundation’s Bierhaus Doorway scholarship
VINCENNES, Ind. – Student nominees are being sought for the 2020-21
William M. Bierhaus Doorway Scholarship to Vincennes University,
according to Kristi Deetz, Executive Director of Foundation, 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 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.
Letters of recommendation should be sent to the Vincennes University
Foundation, 1002 N. First Street, Vincennes IN 47591, by April 1,
2020. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For VU Foundation information, click HERE
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 36 other states, and 21
other countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana
campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
Vincennes University Newsroom
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
Department of University Relations, www.vinu.edu/newsroom