Richard and Mildred Taylor Memorial Scholarship Established

An employee of Pennsylvania College of Technology and her husband, who also works for the college, have established an annual scholarship in memory of her grandparents.

Erin S. Shultz, coordinator of career development, and Walter J. Shultz, director of the Office of Instructional Technology, created the scholarship to memorialize Erin’s grandparents, Richard and Mildred Taylor.

The first award from the Richard and Mildred Taylor Memorial Scholarship will be made in 2014-15. The scholarship benefits students who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military.

A memorial scholarship to benefit Penn College students who are veterans or active members of the military has been established by college alumni/employees Erin S. and Walter J. Shultz (who served in the Navy from 1993-99).

Erin and Walter Shultz are both graduates of Penn College – she in 2005 and he in 2004. Walter Shultz is also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.

“We’re pleased that Walter and Erin have chosen to participate in the Penn College Scholarship Campaign by establishing this named scholarship,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “As both alumni and employees of the college, it is a great way for them to memorialize Erin’s grandparents while also helping students who have served their country, as Walter has done.”

WWII veterans Richard and Mildred Taylor on their April 13, 1946, wedding day

“Walter and I wanted to honor my grandparents, both World War II veterans, by supporting the educational endeavors of Penn College students who give so much for their country,” Erin Shultz said. “Helping students and fellow veterans is our way to show our gratitude.”

Students interested in applying for this and the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation may complete the online scholarship application.

For more information about making a gift to the campaign or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, email or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

For more about Penn College, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014, email Admissions Office or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Comments – 7 Comments

Erin and Walter, kudos to you for paying it forward. What a wonderful thing to do for students of Penn College who have served in our military!

Posted by Melissa Stocum at June 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Walter and Erin, I knew that you two were awesome, but this moves you into an entirely new category of awesomeness. Thanks for making such a meaningful tribute.

Posted by Joe Miller at June 14, 2014 at 3:07 pm

Erin and Walter, this is just an amazing contribution from amazing people. I work with incredible people at Penn College!!

Posted by Shelley Moore at June 15, 2014 at 8:10 pm

Erin and Walter, I am proud of you beyond words. I will be sure to share this with Mom – who will be just as proud.

Posted by Linda Firth at June 16, 2014 at 11:47 am

What a wonderful way to honor your grandparents and what a wonderful thing for you two to do. You are awesome for making such a fine contribution for “our” students. Thank you!

Posted by Mary Jane Baier at June 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Just one more reason to be Penn College Proud. They just keep stacking up, don’t they? An awesome testament.

Posted by Craig Cian at June 17, 2014 at 7:23 am

Erin and Walter, thank you for supporting Penn College students who have served our country.

Posted by Ruth Hameetman at June 25, 2014 at 4:35 pm

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