$5M Donated to Fund Lawrence Tech Engineering Scholarships


SOUTHFIELD — A bequest that exceeds $5 million will be used to fund full scholarships for engineering students at Lawrence Technological University.

The money comes from a trust established by Dorothea G. and George Mink, a former LTU student, of Clinton Township.

“This generous bequest will have a profound impact on the lives of our students,” says LTU President Virinder Moudgil.

According to Dennis Howie, LTU’s interim vice president of advancement, the George and Dorothea G. Mink Endowed Scholarship in Engineering is one of the largest for LTU. The scholarships will be awarded primarily on academic merit, with financial need and other factors to be taken into consideration. The annual scholarships will be renewable if certain academic standards are maintained. 

The scholarships will help LTU attract and retain more top students, Moudgil says.

This is the second endowed scholarship fund for engineering students recently announced by LTU. The Henry Ford Trade School Alumni Association has also donated $750,000 to create an endowed scholarship fund for undergraduate mechanical engineering students.