Thiel College was the recipient of a $2.2 million endowed scholarship from the Marion Frances Schimmelfeng trust, the single largest estate gift in the history of the College.
The trust, created in 1967, was established by Marion Frances Schimmelfeng in remembrance of her parents, Charles and Louisa (Hirtzel) Schimmelfeng. Mr. Schimmelfeng served on the Thiel College Board of Trustees from 1910 to 1921.
“We are honored to be named the beneficiary of this trust,” said David Grober, vice president for college advancement at Thiel. “The creation of this scholarship will carry on the Schimmelfengs’ dedication to higher education and to Thiel, while strengthening our overall endowment.”
The funds will be used for scholarships for students who “without regard merely for scholastic attainment, give promise of adequate success in life.” Half of the funds will be given to students from the Warren County (Pa.) area, while the other half will be given to students selected by the college.
Thiel College, founded in 1866, is located in Greenville, Pa. A liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies institution, Thiel is related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.