Richard and Mildred Taylor Memorial Scholarship established at Penn College

An employee of Pennsylvania College of Technology and her husband, who also works for the college, have established an annual scholarship in memory of her grandparents.

Erin S. Shultz, coordinator of career development, and Walter J. Shultz, director of the Office of Instructional Technology, created the scholarship to memorialize Erin’s grandparents, Richard and Mildred Taylor.

The first award from the Richard and Mildred Taylor Memorial Scholarship will be made in 2014-15. The scholarship benefits students who are veterans or active members of the U.S. military.

Erin and Walter Shultz are both graduates of Penn College – she in 2005 and he in 2004. Walter Shultz is also a veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy.

“We're pleased that Walter and Erin have chosen to participate in the Penn College Scholarship Campaign by establishing this named scholarship,” said Robb Dietrich, executive director of the Penn College Foundation. “As both alumni and employees of the college, it is a great way for them to memorialize Erin’s grandparents while also helping students who have served their country, as Walter has done.”

“Walter and I wanted to honor my grandparents, both World War II veterans, by supporting the educational endeavors of Penn College students who give so much for their country,” Erin Shultz said. “Helping students and fellow veterans is our way to show our gratitude.”

Students interested in applying for this and the more than 200 scholarships administered by the Penn College Foundation may visit and complete the online scholarship application.

For more information about making a gift to the campaign or establishing a scholarship fund to support Penn College and its students, visit, email or call the Institutional Advancement Office toll-free at 866-GIVE-2-PC (866-448-3272).

For more about Penn College, which is celebrating its centennial throughout 2014, visit, email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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Last Updated June 16, 2014