Trine Fund Assists Students

By Trine President Earl D. Brooks, II, Ph.D.

Each day, you have the opportunity to make a difference in a person′s life, whether it′s a friendly smile or supporting a meaningful cause. This has been on my mind ever since we received a recent thank you note from one of our students.

A senior, whose father had lost his job, took the time to write a letter, expressing his gratitude for a scholarship. His mother was only able to work part–time. The family could not afford to send their son back to finish his degree. It goes without saying that the student was devastated. He had come so far, but he saw his future crumbling in front of him. Because of our generous donors, we were given the chance to award this fine student with a scholarship. For him, it was a life–changing moment.

Unfortunately, this is a story we hear all too often. We have so many promising young men and women who are pursuing degrees so that they can go out into the world, start careers, go to graduate schools and more. Often, financial problems, beyond a student′s control, can cause him or her to lose hope in the future.

Maybe you have been there. Maybe you know someone who is struggling. Maybe you know someone who is at the top of their game and deserves a scholarship. You can change the direction of a student′s life by making a gift to the Trine Fund. This fall, we were fortunate enough to award more than $20 million in institutional aid to deserving students. With your help, we can grow this number to have an even greater impact on the students of today and tomorrow.

Please consider calling the office of alumni and development at 260.665.4114 to make a difference in a student′s life. Thank you, in advance, for your support and dedication.

Fore: Golf Classic gets new location

The fifth annual Scholarship Golf Classic is relocating for 2013 to the Longboat Key Club & Resort in Longboat Key, Fla.

The event, which supports the student scholarship fund at Trine University, is set for Jan. 24, with registration, lunch, and practice beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Various sponsorships are available. For more information or to register, visit or contact Racheal Benner, director of alumni relations and events, at or 260.665.4834.

See you on the links!

MTI Foundation increases pledge to Books and Beyond Scholarships

Now in its fifth year, the Books and Beyond Scholarship program has become an important part of the University′s annual Scholarship Gala.

The Books and Beyond Scholarships assist students with financial need with the purchase of textbooks, personal computers/laptops, basic school supplies, e–textbooks (which can offer savings of 40 percent to 60 percent compared to printed books) and project materials.

These scholarships can also be used to provide assistance with meals for commuter students and tuition–gap assistance for students with modest account balances.

Last year, The MTI Foundation, Inc. (Metal Technologies, Inc.) and its president, Rick James, '77, pledged to match dollar for dollar up to $30,000 (60 Books and Beyond Scholarships). Thanks to the generosity of caring alumni and friends, the challenge was met and more than $65,000 was raised.

Because of the positive feedback received from student recipients of these scholarships and their parents, The MTI Foundation, Inc., has graciously increased the amount it will match to 70 Books & Beyond Scholarships ($35,000) for the 2013 Scholarship Gala.

We invite our alumni and friends to respond generously to this opportunity to help our students with the most needs succeed in their studies at Trine University.

Destination Success Fifth Annual Trine Career & Internship Fair

All inclusive destinations for successful recruiting


  • Recruit job seekers in the fields of engineering, business, criminal justice, sciences and human services
  • Meet faculty
  • Create brand awareness
  • Optional on-site interviews with candidates
  • Recruit for multiple majors
  • Experienced job seekers welcome

Last year’s recruiters said:

  • Excellent execution of the event and preparation of candidates. I was very impressed.” General Dynamics Electric Boat
  • “We have several students we are excited to interview.” Northwestern Mutual
  • “We were very impressed with the fair as first-year participants; very nicely done and well attended. We will return next year.” Elkhart Products

The fee of $150 per standard exhibitor and $50 for nonprofit or governmental exhibitor includes lunch for two, continental breakfast, company overview in the employer directory and optional interviewing areas after the fair.

Deadline to be included in the Employer Booklet is Dec. 19.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

For registration and more information contact Terry Johnson at