Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

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Community Foundation Announces 2018 Currier Scholars

Scholarship Covers Tuition, Fees, Books, and Housing for Purdue Engineering Students

From left: Craker, Marks, McGinness

The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County has named three St. Joseph County students as 2018 Donald C. and Marion E. Currier Scholars. This highly competitive scholarship program provides students pursuing engineering degrees from the Purdue University School of Engineering with up to full tuition, required fees, an allowance for books, and on-campus housing or an off-campus living allowance for up to six semesters at Purdue University.   

This year’s scholars are Ryan Craker (Penn 2015), Alexis Marks (Penn 2017) and Hannah McGinness (Penn 2017). Craker, a senior this fall, is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering. Marks, a sophomore, studies civil engineering while McGinness, a sophomore, studies chemical engineering.

Past recipients Caleb Geissler (Adams 2015), Kevin Hunckler (Marian 2015), Joseph Sawyer (Saint Joseph 2014) and Ashlyn Twibell (Mishawaka 2014) also had their Currier Scholarships renewed.

Donald C. Currier was awarded a degree with distinction from the Purdue University School of Mechanical Engineering on June 15, 1926, graduating first in his class. Seventy-three years later, his wife Marion established this major scholarship fund in his memory to benefit students from St. Joseph County, Indiana. 

This scholarship is available to students starting their sophomore year and beyond who are officially accepted into any of the engineering programs, with the exception of Engineering Education, from the Purdue University School of Engineering. The deadline for application is June 15th of each year; applications are available either from the Purdue School of Engineering or the Community Foundation’s website.