ROY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS 2017

                                                              

Marc R. Levy, Executive Director

Questa Foundation for Education

mlevy@questafoundation.org

260-407-6494

 

QUESTA EDUCATION FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES VIRGIL J & MILDRED C ROY SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

Fort Wayne, IN, – Questa Education Foundation is proud to announce the 2017 - 2018 recipients of the Roy scholarship.  This award is designated for nursing students who are pursuing a bachelors’ degree in nursing at either IPFW or University of Saint Francis. The scholarship dollars help to support our local students by reducing their education costs.  Questa congratulates the following scholars:

 

University of Saint Francis:

Clayton Clifford

Samantha Hill

Jasmyn Kalsto

Katelyn Kline

Jessica Moeller

Katlin Robinson

Kaley Rosswurm

Madeline Schwartz

Mercedez Sharp

Felicia Wehrle

Elyssa Wyatt

McKenzy Yates

 

IPFW:

Aubrey Brinneman

Jonathan Giesige

Amanda Holland

Mary Fortman

Sharon Strange

 

Questa Education Foundation is a local non-profit serving Northeast Indiana and is dedicated to increasing access to education beyond high school, completion with reduced debt and retention of talent.  Questa Education Foundation administers the Virgil J. & Mildred C. Roy scholarship in addition to providing low interest, forgivable loans to college students through the Questa Scholars program.  Visit Questa’s website at www.questafoundation.org for program and scholarship information or call us at 260-407-6494.

 

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DODEZ SCHOLARSHIP AWARDEES 2017-2018

Contact Information:                                                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marc R. Levy, Executive Director

Questa Foundation for Education

mlevy@questafoundation.org

260-407-6494

 

 

Questa Education Foundation Awards Dodez Scholarships to four Indiana Students

 

Fort Wayne, IN, - The Edward C Dodez scholarship assists Indiana students who are attending Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. This year, four students from around the state of Indiana have received $5,000 to assist in the cost of their education at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. 

 

Questa Education Foundation would like to congratulate the following students:

 

Nathaniel Boone, St. Joseph County, studying Engineering

Ethan Cook, Kosciusko County, studying Mathematics

Rachel Kent, Marion County, studying Spanish and International Studies

Bailey Miller, Allen County, studying Computer Sciences

 

Questa Education Foundation is a local non-profit serving northeast Indiana and is dedicated to increasing access to education beyond high school, completion with reduce debt and retention of talent.  Questa Education Foundation administers the Edward C Dodez Scholarship along with the Questa Scholars Program and the Questa Contemporary Scholars Program. For more information on Questa Education Foundation visit the website at www.questafoundation.org

New Traditional Scholars Announced for SY '2017-2018

Press Release:

Questa Education Foundation                                                          

Executive Director, Marc Levy

260-407-6494

 

Questa Foundation for Education is proud to announce the 2017-2018 Traditional Scholars

After a record breaking number of graduates this past academic year, Questa is proud to announce its first wave of scholars to be accepted into our Traditional Scholar Program for the upcoming academic year:  2017-2018.  We are still accepting applications for our Contemporary and other targeted funding programs. 

Why apply?  Questa scholars have a higher completion rate with less debt, their talent stays local, and they are ready to be part of our economy for the 21st century.  Our communities benefit from scholars who pursue education after high school whether it’s a traditional four year degree, two year Associates, or some sort of industry certification.  Questa scholars receive low-interest forgivable loans.  Our one-of-a-kind funding provides the possibility of only having to pay back 25% of the total loan amount!

How can you help?  Sponsor a student.  Donate on our webpage www.questafoundation.org.  Or just start by voting for us in the Fort Wayne Newspapers 2017 Readers Choice Awards Contest in the category of Higher Education.  The success of our youth ensures the future of our communities.  Call us at:  260-407-6494 for more information about our programs! 

Congratulations to our scholars:

Name                          County           High School                College Attending

Barger, MaKenzie       Adams             Adams Central            Univ. St. Francis

Baltazard, Priscilla      Allen               North Side                  Trine University

Birch, Catherine          Allen               Snider                        IN Wesleyan Univ.

Borntreger, Kristen     Allen               Northrop                     Huntington Univ.

Bridges, Jordan           Allen               Carroll                         Purdue - W Lafayette

Chery, Demetria          Allen               Wayne                         Univ. St. Francis

Claycomb, Jacob        Allen               Snider                        Indiana Tech

Cruz, Eduardo            Allen               Leo                              IPFW

Davis, Taylor               Allen               Snider                        Trine University

Everhart, Rozlynn       Allen               Heritage                      Huntington Univ.

Geier, Carly                 Allen               Snider                        Univ. St. Francis

Grimm, Alyssa            Allen               Bishop Dwenger         Univ. St. Francis

Grose, Natalie             Allen               Carroll                         Trine University

Grose, Victoria            Allen               Carroll                         Trine University

Haiflich, Logan            Allen               Blackhawk Chr.          Purdue - W Lafayette

Hardesty, Noah           Allen               North Side                  Grace College

Hare, Veronica            Allen               Heritage                      Univ. St. Francis

Hoffer, Anika               Allen               New Haven                 Univ. St. Francis

Joefreda, Mackenzie   Allen               Leo                              Purdue - W Lafayette

Kelly, Joshua               Allen               Bishop Dwenger         IUPUI

King, Alexander         Allen               Churubusco                 IPFW

Kistler, Lindley           Allen               Homestead                  Univ. St. Francis

Lytal, Kristin               Allen               Concordia                   Manchester Univ.

Marlowe, Daymon      Allen               Wayne New Tech       Trine University

Miller, Matthew           Allen               Concordia                   Univ. St. Francis

Patel, Raj                    Allen               Northrop                     Purdue - W Lafayette

Poole, Joshua           Allen               Homeschool                Huntington Univ.

Quinn, Autumn           Allen               East Allen Univ          IPFW

Rodriguez Perez, Luis Allen               Homestead                  Univ. St. Francis

Rothgeb, Nicole         Allen               Heritage                      Trine University

Sagsetter, Logan        Allen               Leo                              Trine University

Sendo, Benjamin         Allen               East Allen Univ          Manchester Univ.

Shockley, Emma         Allen               South Side                  IPFW

Southern, Caitline       Allen               Northrop                     Univ. St. Francis

Vance, Alyssa              Allen               Wayne New Tech       IPFW

Vanderleest, Naomi    Allen               Snider                        Univ. St. Francis

Veeley, Adam             Allen               Snider                        Univ. St. Francis

Watson, Katherine      Allen              East Allen Univ          Anderson

Bassett, Ethan             DeKalb            DeKalb                        Trine University

Crager, Ashley            DeKalb            DeKalb                        Ivy Tech NE

Teders, Devin            DeKalb            DeKalb                        Manchester Univ.

Szelis, Trevor            Huntington      Huntington North       Trine University

Berelsman, Bailey       Kosciusko       Warsaw                       Butler

Dobbins, Bayly           Kosciusko       Warsaw                       Grace College

Engle, Johnathan       Kosciusko       Tippecanoe Valley      Grace College

Keirn, Delaney            Kosciusko       Whitko                        Trine University

Klaiber, Hannah          Kosciusko       Lakeland Christian      Grace College

Leamon, Morgan         Kosciusko       Warsaw                       IN Wesleyan Univ.

May, Emily                   Kosciusko       Warsaw                       IUPUI

Morehouse, Robert     Kosciusko       Tippecanoe Valley      Trine University

Reeder, Madelene       Kosciusko       Warsaw                       IN Wesleyan Univ.

Walls, Kayla                Kosciusko       Warsaw                       Grace College

Miller, Derek                LaGrange        Westview                    Trine University

Lowe, Cynthia             Noble            East Noble                  Univ. St. Francis

Magnuson, Audrey     Noble            Central Noble            Grace College

Hayes, Abby               Steuben           Fremont                       Bethel

Manahan, Alyssa         Steuben           Hamilton                     IPFW

Bales, Morgan             Whitley           Columbia City             Bethel

McCloughan, KaitlynWhitley           Columbia City             Manchester Univ.

Van Houten, Crystal   Whitley           Columbia City             Grace College             ###

Questa Breaks The "Classroom Ceiling" with Record Number of Grads!

Contact Information:                                                              FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Marc R. Levy, Executive Director

Questa Foundation for Education

mlevy@questafoundation.org

260-407-6494

 

QUESTA EDUCATION ANNOUNCES RECORD NUMBER OF SPRING GRADUATES

 

Questa Education Foundation is proud to announce its largest graduate class to date.  This graduating class includes 68 scholars from seven Northeast Indiana counties who have completed post-secondary education and are returning to our communities ready for employment.  Executive Director Marc Levy says, “Our scholars have a higher completion rate with less debt and over 70% (the state average is 55%) stay in our region for five years after graduation.  Since Questa Scholars graduate with less debt, many are now contributing to our growing economy as well as working in it. Our unique funding program is building the thriving economy of tomorrow, today.”

In a truly inspiring story, two of our scholars met in college, dated, married, and when they graduated only had $10,000.00 combined debt to Questa despite having borrowed a total of $40,000.00.  Starting off their life together with higher education in place and low debt helped them succeed, benefits the community they live in, and the employers who hired them.

Questa has helped fund over 500 graduates in the past seven years, this includes not only bachelor degrees, but associate degrees and industry certifications in areas that are highly relevant to our area:  healthcare, business, manufacturing, and education.  These scholars received low-interest forgivable loans:  50% in loan forgiveness for living and working in northeast Indiana for 5 years following graduation, and an additional 25% of the total loan is paid back when they attend and graduate from one of the eight partner regional institutions: Indiana Tech, IPFW, Ivy Tech, Huntington University, Grace College, Manchester University, Trine University, and University of St. Francis.  In other words, a scholar can borrow $20,000.00 with the possibility of only having to pay back $5,000.00.

Local support is essential - funding for Questa Scholars comes from local and regional foundations, businesses and organizations.  For more information on how you can fund scholars in your community, visit our website at www.questafoundation.org or call us at 260-407-6494. 

We are proud to announce our graduating class of May, 2017

Allen County:

Kristy Baron                     University of St. Francis      Nursing                                 

Jacqueline Bruner            Ivy Tech                                 Nursing                 

MeKenzie Buhr                  Indiana University                Business/IT           

Jordan Burke                    University of St. Francis      Computer Arts                     

Andrew Ceckowski           Purdue University                Ind. Engineering                        

Joel Chapman                   Indiana University                Folklore & Music                 

Kaitlyn Coffee                   University of St. Francis      Nursing                                 

Lucina Collins                     Ivy Tech                                 Adv. Automation                       

Nicole Collins                     University of St. Francis      Nursing                 

Briana Davis                       Indiana Tech                         Criminal Justice   

Kaleigh Ensley                   Indiana Univ                         Nursing                                                                

Justin Garrison                   Ivy Tech                                 Medical Assisting                

Clarissa Geiger                  Purdue University                Pre-Phys.Asst.                             

Hailee Gepfert                    Indiana University                Elementary Education

Megan Grothaus                  IPFW                                       Human Services                  

Mercedes Harris                  Ivy Tech                                 Certified Medical Assistant

Keegan Holle                      Indiana University                Business

Emina Kostic                       University of St. Francis      Biology

Angela Lahr                        Indiana Wesleyan Psychology/Criminal Justice

Erika Leininger                     IPFW                                       Communications

Brendon Lengacher             Grace College                       Psychology

Melanie McClain                   Walden University               Nursing

Cameron Messman              Purdue University                Accounting

Adam Miller                          Grace College                      Business/Accounting

Blake Miller                           Manchester University        Athletic Training

Fredricka Morgan                  Rhodes State                       Nursing

Jill Moss                                 Indiana Tech                         Business

Robin Rose-Munson            Indiana Wesleyan                   Nursing

Adriana Musco                     Purdue University                Elementary Education

Lydia Neff                             Trine University                    Business

Christian Nitz                        Purdue University                Computer Science

Mitchell Olney                      IPFW                                     Mechanical Engineering

Karlee Parker                       Manchester University         Elementary Education

Ronna Parrot                        WGU                                      Nursing

Kelly Piepenbrink                Huntington University            Biology

Karla Pohl                            Indiana Wesleyan                   Nursing

Daniel Quade                       IPFW                                      Business/Accounting

Hannah Quade                     IPFW                                       Elementary Education

Paige Rahrig                         Ivy Tech                                 Office Administration

Heather Richardson            Trine University                       Exercise Science

Emma Roy                            IPFW                                       Human Services

Adrian Russell                       IPFW                                       English

Nicholas Schwartz                Valparaiso                              Electrical Engineering

Anderson Smith                   Purdue University                   Environmental Engineering

Brian Trahin                          University of St. Francis         Nursing

Erica Wheeler                      Indiana Tech                            Criminal Justice

Chad Whitman                      Ball State University             Business

Whitney Wright                    University of St. Francis        Nursing

DeKalb County:

Emily Bender                        Indiana Wesleyan                  Social Work

Olivia Culbertson                 IPFW                                       Nursing

Zachary Sarrazine                IPFW                                       Actuarial Science

Huntington County:

Anthony Beery Bennett       Butler University                  Marketing

Erica Lagemann                    University of St. Francis      Nursing

Kylie Tester                           Grace College                       Elementary Education

Kosciusko County:

Tori Kissinger                        Huntington University         Nursing

Nathan Dirck                         Indiana Wesleyan                Applied Music

Jordan Kuhn                          Trine University                   Chemistry/Pre-Med

Ashley Lemberg                   University of St. Francis      Psychology

Bill McBride                          Indiana Wesleyan              Psychology/Christian Studies

Tayler Mylin                          Indiana Wesleyan                Exercise Science

Sydney Rose                         Indiana University                Biology/Pre-Med

Jennifer Slabaugh                Indiana Wesleyan                 Elementary Education

Noble County:

Allison Fisher                        IPFW                                    Accounting

BreAnn Weeks                     IPFW                                     Human Services

Steuben County:

Cara Molyet                          Ivy Tech                               Business Administration

Whitley County:

Alaina Beckner                     Manchester University         Communications

Jessica Clifford                      Walden University               Nursing

Jennifer Hartman                 Indiana Wesleyan                 Nursing

Alexandria Urrutia               University of St. Francis        Health Services

Brianna White                      Hanover                                 English

 

Scholarship Opportunities May 15th

Contact Information:                                                                         

Marc R. Levy, Executive Director

Questa Education Foundation

260-407-6494

 Questa announces scholarship opportunites

Applications are available online for Roy and Dodez Scholarships.

Fort Wayne, IN – April 21, 2017 - Questa Education Foundation is pleased to announce two different scholarship opportunities with applications starting May 15, 2017 for regional nursing students and also for Indiana students attending Dartmouth College. 

Questa Education Foundation administers the Virgil J & Mildred C Roy “Nursing” scholarship for Northeast Indiana students seeking a BSN degree at either IPFW or University of Saint Francis.  Priority is given to students in their junior and senior year of their degree program. 

Questa administers the Edward C. Dodez Scholarship for Dartmouth students which is awarded annually to undergraduate students from Indiana who choose to attend Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. 

Applications for both the Roy and Dodez scholarships are available online May 15 through June 30, 2017 at www.questafoundation.org.

Local support is essential for helping increase the access to continued education and preparation for employment in our communities. Questa Education Foundation is a local non-profit serving Northeast Indiana and is dedicated to increasing access to education beyond high school, completion with reduced debt and retention of talent in our region.  For more information on Questa Education Foundation programs and completing the application visit our website at: www.questafoundation.org