This time last year, we announced that the new RISE Scholarships would be an area of focus in the IUPUI IMPACT Campaign. We are delighted that the donor response is enthusiastic!
RISE stands for Research, International, Service Learning, and Experiential Learning. Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme implemented the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge to emphasize the kinds of learning experiences that define an IUPUI undergraduate's education. The RISE Scholarships support that strategy.
The campus offered a matching gift to encourage endowments for RISE Scholarships. The endowment for each RISE scholarship is $20,000. Currently, this will generate $1,000 a year in interest income. The campus match will provide $500 more, thereby generating an annual scholarship of $1,500.
Since announcing the RISE Scholarships just a year ago, donors have established endowments to support 21 RISE scholarships campuswide.
Three RISE Scholarships now exist in the Kelley School of Business, nine in the Herron School of Art and Design, three in the School of Liberal Arts, two in public health, three in nursing, and one in the School of Science. Many more gift agreements are in the works across campus—so this is clearly an attractive opportunity for donors.
The stories behind these RISE Scholarship gifts are inspirational.
Bill and Rose Mays established six RISE Scholarships. They were Honorary Co-Chairs in our previous campaign and contributors to the Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program since its inception. Bill is an honorary member of the IU Foundation Board of Directors and recently retired CEO of the company he founded, Mays Chemical Company. Rose is recently retired from our School of Nursing faculty. Their RISE Scholarships reflect their lifelong career and life interests by being designated for students in business, nursing, and public health.
Clifford Hull endowed the Lynn Thomsen Outstanding Artist RISE Scholarship in the Herron School of Art and Design. Herron's first RISE Scholarship memorializes the lifetime achievements of Mr. Hull's late wife, a Herron alumna, who also taught at Herron. He teaches Latin and Greek at Park Tudor as well as at IUPUI as an adjunct faculty member.
Business woman and philanthropist Margot Lacy Eccles created three RISE Scholarships in honor of her son, Yee-Fun Yin, and in memory of her husband, Robert Eccles in the Herron School of Art and Design. Her lifelong love of the theatre and the arts has prompted many community contributions to such organizations as the Eiteljorg Museum, Heartland Film Festival, and Indiana Repertory Theater.
An additional five RISE Scholarships to benefit Herron's fine arts undergraduates were established by a charitable foundation that wishes to remain anonymous.
Russ and Lou Ann Mawby made a $20,000 gift to endow a RISE Scholarship for students in our Bachelor of Philanthropic Studies degree program. Russ is the former president, CEO, and chair of the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and a former Center on Philanthropy Board of Visitors member.
Students in philanthropic studies will also be beneficiaries of the L. H. and Dianne Bayley RISE Scholarship. L. H., chairman of the board and CEO of David A. Noyes & Company, is a member of the Center on Philanthropy's Endowment Campaign Committee and IUPUI IMPACT Campaign Council.
Patrick and Lisa Rooney established the Jim and Alice Rooney RISE Scholarship in honor of his parents' strong commitment to philanthropy and the value they place on higher education. Patrick is the Executive Director of the Center on Philanthropy.
Former Center on Philanthropy Executive Director Gene Tempel, now the IU Foundation president, and Mary Tempel endowed a RISE Scholarship in the School of Nursing. Mary is an alumna of the school and currently a nurse practitioner in dermatology. She is a member of the School of Nursing Dean's Advisory Council and Secretary, Board of Directors, for Outrun the Sun, Inc., which raises money to fight skin cancer.
Executive Vice Chancellor Uday Sukhatme set up the Indumati Sukhatme RISE Scholarship in memory of his mother. Her international experience and perspectives inspired the gift, which is housed in the School of Science to support international experiences.
For more information on how to endow a RISE Scholarship and increase the impact of your donation with the campus matching gift, visit the IUPUI IMPACT Campaign web site.