The University will host its annual Scholarship Luncheon as part of Founders’ Day on Tuesday, April 12, in the Chiles Center. The invite-only luncheon provides an opportunity for scholarship donors and supporters to connect with the students they help to support.
During the luncheon, the University will recognize the many alumni, parents, and friends whose charitable gifts have resulted in 402 endowed scholarships and 79 annual scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year. These donor scholarships currently provide more than $2.89 million in aid to about 709 University of Portland students.
The luncheon program will focus on the power of scholarship giving and will highlight the Ralph and Sandra Richardson Miller Endowed Scholarship and the Brian Doyle Annual Scholarships in Gentle & Sidelong Humor.
Ralph and Sandi Miller established their scholarship to assist U.S. naturalized citizens. Ralph Miller immigrated to the U.S. as a young child and was given a helping hand from his community. He received his MBA at the University in 1973 and joined the Board of Regents in 1993. The Millers’ generosity has directly impacted over 70 UP students since their scholarship’s inception in 2006.
The Brian Doyle Annual Scholarships in Gentle & Sidelong Humor was established by the late John and Patricia Beckman because they believed in the power of humor; when people laugh together, there is a gentle warmth in the room, when they laugh together, they can’t be arrogant or violent.
For more information contact the development office at email@example.com.