University of Portland has announced a RISE Campaign gift of $100,000 from the George and Virginia Schneider family. Half of the gift enhances the existing Molly Hightower Scholarship. The other half establishes the Schneider Family Endowed Nursing Scholarship, designed to help deserving nursing majors who demonstrate financial need. The scholarships represent a longtime interest in and dedication to three areas that Virginia and her late husband, George, championed through their lives: Catholic education, community service, and health care.
The Schneiders have long-standing ties to University of Portland and to the Portland community. One of their children, Ginger Corrada, graduated from the University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. The Schneiders’ granddaughter, Emily Corrada, is currently a senior nursing student.
The Schneiders’ gift is part of the University’s RISE Campaign, which seeks to raise $175 million over the next several years, one of the largest development campaigns ever for a Pacific Northwest private college or university.