Carnegie Mellon Receives $10 Million for Scholarship Fund

Carnegie Mellon Receives $10 Million for Scholarship Fund

in Pittsburgh has announced a $10 million gift from alumnus and trustee Frank Brunckhorst in support of undergraduate student scholarships.

The gift will boost the value of the Frank Brunckhorst Presidential Scholarship Endowment to more than $15 million. The Brunckhorst Endowment is a component of the university's program, which provides critical financial assistance to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students across all seven CMU colleges and schools. Students selected to receive a Presidential Scholarship are recognized for outstanding academic success and their future potential.

Born and raised in New York City, Brunckhorst graduated from CMU in 1987 with a B.S. in Business. A member of the university's board of trustees since 2005, Brunckhorst serves on its executive committee and chairs its advancement committee. The former chair of , Brunckhorst made his first gift in support of university scholarships in 1996.

"Frank has been a longstanding leader and benefactor of our university," said CMU president Subra Suresh. "We thank him for his continued support of scholarships, which will help us expand access to a CMU education and attract a diverse cohort of outstanding students."

"." Carnegie Mellon University Press Release 02/28/2017.