Marian University has awarded three full-tuition and four $10,000 scholarships – a total of $600,000 over four years – to outstanding students in the inaugural class of the university’s new E. S. Witchger School of Engineering.
Students who received the scholarships were accepted to Marian’s engineering program and then applied for the scholarships, which are awarded based on academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community. Scholarship recipients are:
- Full-tuition scholarship awardees
- Silvia Quezada, Lutz, FL
- Benjamin Schepers, Jasper, IN
- Abigail Smith, Lebanon, IN
- $10,000 scholarship awardees
- Jacob Huffman, Indianapolis, IN
- Stephen Jirgal, Carmel, IN
- Joel Lee, Peotone, IL
- Benjamin Moster, Batesville, IN
“We are pleased to recognize these
students who will be pioneers in building the culture and legacy of the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering,” said Daniel J. Elsener, president of Marian University. “It is Marian’s mission to ensure we provide access to students
who have the drive and academic curiosity to become ethically grounded engineers who positively influence their industries and communities.”
Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and opening in Fall 2022, the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering will expand Marian University’s vision as a Catholic university to offer Bachelor of Engineering degrees rooted in the liberal arts
with the goal of graduating a diverse pipeline of talented leaders. The school will offer degrees in biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, and mechanical engineering, as well as engineering physics. The new, state-of-the-art building housing the
new school will open in the Fall of 2023.
“We are committed to providing competitive financial assistance to our engineering students, in alignment with Marian University’s vision to develop transformational and diverse leaders for service to the world,” said Binh Q. Tran, Ph.D.,
founding Dean of the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering at Marian University.
Students interested in learning more or enrolling in the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering may visit www.marian.edu/engineering
About the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering
Made possible through the generosity of the family of Eugene S. Witchger with a lead gift of $24 million, the E. S. Witchger School of Engineering expands Marian University’s vision as a Catholic university by offering engineering
degrees rooted in the Catholic liberal arts tradition. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, The E. S. Witchger School of Engineering at Marian University will offer Bachelor of Engineering degrees in biomedical, chemical,
civil, computer, mechanical, and physics engineering beginning in Fall 2022.