We are thrilled to announce that former trustee Debra “Deb” L. Wilfong, PhD and Christine “Chris” L. Lienert have established a $1 million endowed scholarship, the Debra L. Wilfong, PhD and Christine L. Lienert Endowed Scholarship, to provide financial aid to students enrolled in the College for Women at St. Catherine University. This generous gift represents a resounding leap forward in 引领 & 影响: The Campaign for the Next Level of Excellence, as a central component of this campaign is the expansion of financial aid for our Katies.
This endowed scholarship seeks to champion women with financial need in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by securing their future at St. 凯特的. 每年, one student enrolled in the College for Women with a focus in a STEM field who demonstrates on-campus leadership and community involvement will receive the Debora L. Wilfong, PhD and Christine L. Lienert Endowed Scholarship, ensuring her ability to focus fully on her studies. The generosity of this gift advances the Our 学生 priority of the campaign by increasing opportunities for financial aid at St. 凯特的.
One particular value of this scholarship is the preference it places on students who are already working within our community and on campus to make a difference. Commitment to equity and a spirit of philanthropy define the Katie legacy, and scholarships like this one not only encourage current students to find ways to lead and influence, but ensure that all our Katies can access the education they deserve. In the words of Wilfong and Lienert, “Women uplifting women is a lifelong value of ours. Supporting women at St. 凯特的 to further their advancement in science-related fields is important to us.”
St. Catherine University thanks Dr. Debra Wilfong, Christine Lienert, and all donors who seek to meet the needs of current and future students and guarantee that our University is always able to serve each and every Katie, regardless of circumstance.