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For Immediate Release
March 28, 2014

IPFW Announces Chapman, Doermer Scholarship Offers

Key Info

  • Incoming Chapman Scholars for the 2014–15 academic year: Bre Anne Briskey, Seth Schmenk, Abbiggayle Dunlavy, Amber Edelman
  • Doermer Scholar for the 2014–15 academic year: Mathias Haydock
  • Highly competitive scholarships
  • Both scholarships include a full-ride education: tuition, fees, room and board, and textbooks for four years

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is proud to announce the following students have accepted the offer to be 2014–15 Chapman Scholars, starting next academic year:

  • Bre Anne Briskey - Swanton, OH
  • Seth Schmenk - Pandora, OH
  • Abbiggayle Dunlavy - Portland, IN
  • Amber Edelman - Athens, AL

The Chapman Scholars Program selects four incoming freshmen who are distinguished as high achievers in and out of the classroom each year. Chapman Scholars receive a full-ride education: tuition, fees, room and board, and textbooks for four years. The program develops engaged scholars who understand that civic engagement is key to personal growth as well as the growth and strength of a community. Chapman Scholars are also paired with a faculty mentor.

"By providing Chapman Scholars the opportunity to study and live at IPFW, Chapman Scholars are actively engaged in challenging coursework, experiential learning, leadership development, and civic engagement throughout their university experience," said Chancellor Vicky Carwein. "Congratulations to these four incoming students. We look forward to their growth and success as part of the campus community."

The following student will be the incoming Doermer Distinguished Scholar for the 2014–15 academic year:

  • Matthias Haydock - Fort Wayne, IN

To be eligible for the Doermer Scholars program, a student must be majoring in business and show academic excellence. This four-year scholarship requires a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater for renewal. The Doermer Scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and room and board, as well as a stipend for books each semester. Each Doermer Scholar will be paired with a faculty mentor and a mentor in the business community. The business leader mentor may stay the same for four years or change, based on the student’s interest.

"Doermer Scholars are able to network with leaders in our business community and gain first-hand experience through internships or the opportunity to participate in the Doermer International Experience course," said Carwein. "The mentorship students receive as Doermer Scholars is essential to their success."

Both Chapman and Doermer Scholarships require students to be a 2014 graduate of a state accredited high school who is admitted to IPFW and who will earn an Indiana Core 40 or Academic Honors Diploma (residents of other states will have followed a college preparatory high school curriculum), and who rank in the top 5 percent of their high school class and have SAT scores totaling 1950 or greater or an ACT composite of 29 or greater OR q graduate of any school with an SAT of 2100 or an ACT of 32 or greater with writing.

For more information, contact Mary Moore-Bowers, Chapman Scholars coordinator, at 260-481-6924 or or Susan Byers, Doermer School of Business, at 260-481-6483 or