Purdue Polytechnic Columbus recently received a $50,000 gift to endow a scholarship for students pursuing a degree at the school. City officials say the gift was given to endow a scholarship in memory of Helen and Adrian Minnick, who were active in promoting both educational and community initiatives during their lives.

The Helen and Adrian Minnick Scholarship will award a scholarship of approximately $2,500 each year, beginning in the fall of 2018 to a student pursuing a degree at Purdue Polytechnic Columbus, say city officials. They add that the initial gift of $50,000 will be used to endow the scholarship for perpetuity, allowing the Minnick’s to assist students for decades to come.

“This extraordinary gift will immediately impact our students,” said Dr. Joe Fuehne, Director of Purdue Polytechnic Columbus. “We are excited to offer this scholarship opportunity to our students and we are humbled by the generosity of the gift. This will allow a student to pursue a Purdue degree who may not have had the means to do so otherwise.”