University Family Drive—The Students Who Benefit

Posted on 3/1/2019 3:15:20 PM
Dean's Merit Students 2019

Middle-level education. Political science. Finance. Music education and music performance. Environmental engineering. Nursing. The students pictured above are mastering their skills in these respective disciplines. They’ll go on to use what they’ve learned here to touch lives and change our world. They come from a variety of majors, but they have something in common—they each have been recognized for their potential and hard work through the Dean’s Merit Scholarships.

“As a member of the university family, you can make scholarships like these possible,” said Stephanie Sell, interim director of Annual Giving. “When you lend your financial support, you help provide students with the resources they need, which gives them the time to fully immerse themselves in their studies and the opportunities on campus. With your help, they will graduate well-prepared and well-rounded.”

She explained that the impact of IUP employee philanthropy is far-reaching.

“Your gifts humble and motivate our students,” she said. “When they are awarded scholarships, they push harder to excel. Your participation also helps us to send a message to alumni, corporations, foundations, and those in Harrisburg that we are a strong and vibrant institution worthy of their investment.”

Participating in the drive is easy, and some of the programs offer the incentive of matching funds. Employees can download a pledge form or pledge their support electronically on the University Family Drive website. For more information on how to give to a specific fund or program area, employees can contact the Office of Annual Giving at or 724-357-5555, or check out the Find a Fund tool.

The drive, operated by the Office of Annual Giving, runs through March 29, 2019. All those who give will be invited to a Victory Reception hosted by IUP President Michael Driscoll on April 8.