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Giving Back - A Gift to Benefit Current and Future Students

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The Heather Rayle and Hill Silman Trustee Scholar -ship in the Eberly College of Science

Created by: Heather Rayle, ‘89 Chemistry and Hillard Silman, ‘96 Engineering

Heather and Hill created this $50,000 scholarship to benefit current and future students in the Eberly College of Science. The fact that the Trustee Matching Scholarship provides benefits immediately and will continue to do so for future generations appealed to them.

Heather was able to attend Penn State with a Braddock Scholarship due to the generosity of a donor who established an endowed fund for science students. Both Heather and Hill felt that it was important to do the same to support students majoring in science. “I have always appreciated the helping hand I received to be able to attend such a great university. My Penn State experience prepared me for a wonderful, challenging career in the sciences. We are pleased to give back to the College with this gift to help science students now and in the future,” said Heather.

Through the years Heather and Hill have remained very connected and involved with Penn State. Heather is past president of the Eberly College Alumni Board and currently serves on the Penn State Alumni Council and is active with the Schreyer Honors College. Heather and Hill see this gift as a natural way to take their commitment to the next level!

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