Two Baseball Players receive IUPUC African American Fund Scholarships

December 15, 2022
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Columbus, IN (December 15 2022) – IUPUC announced today that Quincy Collins (Pike High School, Indianapolis, IN), and Tristian Wirth (South Knox High School, Vincennes, IN) have been named recipients of IUPUC African American Fund scholarships. These $1,000 scholarships are funded by the African American Fund of Bartholomew County, and are awarded to newly enrolled students each year and renewable for a total of four years ($4,000 total). In addition to the financial aid, students will have the opportunity to be mentored by local community leaders.

“There is more to these scholarships than just a dollar amount,” said IUPUC Associate Professor of Management, Kevin Jones, Ed.D. “They were designed to include mentoring from local leaders in order to give these students not only the best opportunity for success in school, but also provide community connections to help them after they graduate.”   

The African American Fund of Bartholomew County was established in 2013 by The Heritage Fund, Community Foundation of Bartholomew County to help educate and inspire African Americans who reside in Bartholomew County by focusing on education, leadership development, economic/career development, health awareness, and arts & cultural events. Collins and Wirth join Tatum Downing, a student in the Division of Business at IUPUC, as scholarship recipients since its inception in 2019.

Both Collins and Wirth are student-athletes and members of IUPUC’s inaugural baseball team, which begins NAIA play starting in February. While at IUPUC, Collins plans to study Mechanical Engineering, and Wirth plans to study Biology.

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