Scholarship established to assist ohio students
For immediate release May 23, 2006
GREENVILLE, PA – The Office of Educational Outreach at Thiel College announced today the award of scholarship funding from The Marion G. Resch Foundation of Youngstown, Ohio.
The new scholarship program will be known as The Marion G. Resch Science Scholarship. The total grant award of $30,000 will be offered as individual scholarships of $5,000, to a total of six students from the Mahoning Valley who meet certain scholarship requirements and desire to enter a four-year degree program in biology, chemistry, environmental science or physics. The scholarship reserves three of the six scholarship awards for young women.
“Our institutional research confirmed what other high schools and colleges are finding; that there have been decreasing numbers of young women entering the natural and physical sciences,” said Thiel College Dean of Educational Outreach John Rindy, who authored the scholarship grant. “The Resch Foundation and Thiel hope to make an impact on that statistic, at least in the tri-county area.”
Rindy credits Resch Executive Director Brian Wolf and the Resch Board of Trustees with embracing the idea of a scholarship that helps individual students, while helping to fulfill a social mission on behalf of the Mahoning Valley.
The late Mrs. Resch was a strong advocate of the education of young people and The Resch Foundation, managed by Butler Wick Trust Company of Youngstown, honors her legacy by granting money in support of scholarships and early intervention programs for students in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio.
Students who are interested in the scholarship program can contact Cori Bloom, Thiel’s Ohio admissions representative, at 1-800-248-4435, ext. 2259 or visit the scholarship website at www.thiel.edu/admissions/resch-scholarship.htm.