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UE to Establish Scholarship for Non-Traditional Students

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A $1.7 million gift from the Zane and Frances Todd Trust will establish the fund

The University of Evansville will establish a new scholarship fund for nontraditional students. WNIN’s John Gibson has details:

UE says a $1.7 million gift from the Zane and Frances Todd Trust will establish the Todd Merit Scholarship Fund.

Born in 1924, Zane Todd was a nontraditional student who graduated from Evansville Central High School and attended Evansville College – which would later become UE.

After one year, he transferred and was drafted into the Army during World War II.

UE says Todd led a remarkable life with a career at Indianapolis Power & Light Company that spanned four decades.

He later retired in Florida with his wife, Frances, until his death in 2013.

UE says the couple shared a vision for establishing a scholarship fund to support nontraditional students -- Zane was one himself.

The gift will fund scholarships for nontraditional students majoring in engineering, computer science, the sciences, and nursing.

Students can apply by visiting evansville.edu/apply.