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January 16, 2008
University Receives Scholarship Grant from the Bechtel Trust

For the third consecutive year, the University of Dubuque has received a $4,000 gift from the Bechtel Trusts & Foundation (Davenport, Iowa) to establish Harold R. Bechtel Scholarships for entering students from Scott County, Iowa. Funds will be awarded for the 2007-2008 academic year.

"The University is grateful to the Bechtel Trusts for assisting in making a higher education affordable to students from Scott County," said Tim Kremer, dean of student financial planning and scholarships. "With support from organizations such as the Bechtel Trusts, students are able to realize their educational goals."

The Bechtel Foundation was founded in 1964 by Harold R. Bechtel, Marie H. Bechtel, and R. Richard Bittner. The Bechtel Trusts became active in 1998 and are for the purpose of creating investment income to be used for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes.

The Bechtel Foundation was founded in 1964 by Harold R. Bechtel, Marie H. Bechtel, and R. Richard Bittner. The Bechtel Trusts became active in 1998 and are for the purpose of creating investment income to be used for charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes.

"We are acquainted with the University of Dubuque and are fully satisfied that the education provided to [students from Scott County] is one which not only educates them but also makes them cognizant of the fact that this is a good place in which to live," stated R. Richard Bittner, Bechtel Foundation Trustee.

2007-2008 Bechtel Scholarship recipients are Jamie Cota (Long Grove, IA), Amanda Moeller (Davenport, IA), Rachel Sarafin (Eldridge, IA), and Jay Wagoner (Bettendorf, IA). Approximately 8-12 students from Scott County entered the University of Dubuque each year.