Local alumni couple establishes two scholarships at IU Southeast

1st March 2013

NEW ALBANY, IN, (March 1, 2013) – Norman and Millicent Stiefler keep the value of family and the value of education close to their hearts.

The Louisville couple, who are both IU alumni, recently found a way to recognize both by creating two new student scholarship funds at Indiana University Southeast in honor of Norman Stiefler’s parents. The scholarships are available to students seeking higher education in the fields of dentistry/medicine and business.

The Dr. David N. Stiefler Scholarship is named after Norman Stiefler’s father, a leading surgeon in his field and an alumnus of the IU School of Dentistry. The scholarship is geared to students in the Schools of Natural Science or Nursing who are interested in pre-dental, pre-medical, or nursing.

The Carolyn R. Stiefler Scholarship is named after Norman Stiefler’s mother, a keen businesswoman who was one of the first female graduates of the Wharton School of Business. The scholarship is geared to students in the School of Business who are interested in entrepreneurship.

The two scholarships, which were initially endowed at $10,000 each, are just a piece of the Stieflers’ generosity to IU Southeast. Norman Stiefler is a member of the IU Southeast Board of Advisors, and Millicent Stiefler is active in her support of the University through volunteer efforts. 

“My mother and father thought highly of education, as do Millicent and I,” Norman Stiefler said. “We were both fortunate enough to receive a higher education and we wanted to help students where we saw a need. We are very fortunate to be able to do some good through these scholarships.”

For information on applying for the Dr. David N. Stiefler and Carolyn R. Stiefler scholarships, please visit www.ius.edu/financialaid.

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