October 12, 2015, 4:30 p.m. CDT
Kimmel Foundation Establishes Scholarships at Peru State
Peru State College and the Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Foundation announce the availability of four new scholarships created to benefit students in southeast Nebraska.
Each of the four new Kimmel Foundation Scholarships will provide up to $24,000 in scholarship assistance over a four-year college experience. The Kimmel Scholarships are among the largest scholarships the college provides, thanks to the generous support of the Kimmel Foundation and its strong commitment to southeast Nebraska.
Applications for the scholarships are now available with a deadline of January 15, 2016. The first round of scholarships will be awarded beginning in the fall of 2016.
A description and the criteria for the four scholarships are as follows:
- The Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Business Scholarship supports a student pursuing a degree in the field of business.
- The Cornelia Petring Kimmel Education Scholarship supports a student pursuing a degree in the field of education. This scholarship is available only to students graduating from Nebraska City High School or Lourdes Central Catholic in Nebraska City.
- The Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Art Scholarship supports a student pursuing a degree in art. It is established in recognition of Peru State Art Professor Ken Anderson for his service to the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.
- The Richard P. and Laurine Kimmel Exercise Science Scholarship. The college’s first scholarship in the field of exercise science honors Associate Professor of Physical Education Dr. Kyle Ryan.
Preference will be given to students from the southeast Nebraska counties of Otoe, Cass, Johnson, Nemaha and rural Lancaster, but any student from rural Nebraska or rural Iowa is eligible to apply. Honoring the Kimmel family’s deep ties to Otoe County, those students are especially encouraged to apply.
Any student considering a future career in business, education, art or exercise science should apply for these generous scholarships. Go to www.peru.edu/admissions, or call the Admissions Office at Peru State for more information: 402-872-2221.