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Last modified: Tuesday, June 10, 2008

IUAA awards Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarships

June 10, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Indiana University Alumni Association will award the 2008-09 Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarships to Matthew Weinheimer of Sullivan, Ind., and Jason Higginbotham of Valparaiso, Ind. Both attend IU Bloomington.

Weinheimer graduated from Sullivan High School and is a junior majoring in exercise science. He is active in the Theta Chi fraternity and Greek Honors Council. He serves as house manager for the Hutton Honors College and is a member of the IU Student Alumni Association. His father, Greg Weinheimer, is president of the Banks of the Wabash Chapter of the IUAA.

Higginbotham graduated from Valparaiso High School and is a junior majoring in finance and operations management. He serves as chairman of track and cross country for the Student Athletic Board and is a member of the new Epsilon Omicon Chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon. His father, Tim Higginbotham, is a past president and current board member of the Lakeshore Region Chapter of the IUAA.

Awarded based on academic achievement and financial need, the $1,500 Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarships are granted to full-time undergraduate students on any IU campus who are the sons or daughters of an IUAA alumni chapter officer or board member.

Jerry Foster, BS'74, was a devoted IU alumnus. He died in December 1992 after serving as a director of alumni chapters for the IUAA for more than six years. The Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarship was established in 1994.

The IUAA is dedicated to serving the university and its diverse alumni, students and friends. As one of the nation's largest alumni organizations, serving more than 505,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, nonmember alumni, and the university. For information, visit or call (800) 824-3044.