Engineering Scholarship Established by Timken
June 25, 2014
ALLIANCE, Ohio – In honor of retiring Timken President/CEO and former Mount Union board member James W. Griffith, The Timken Company Charitable and Education Fund along with the Timken Foundation, have established a scholarship for one engineering student at the University of Mount Union each year.
Beginning in the fall of 2015, The James W. Griffith Endowed Scholarship will recognize Griffith’s professional accomplishments and the value he places on education as well as provide an incentive for an outstanding Stark County student to continue his/her education in the county.
Over the last decade, Griffith has served as a Mount Union trustee. During this time, he and his wife, Pamela, have generously created the Chinese Language and Culture Initiative at Mount Union as well as invested in Mount Union’s new health and medical science facility, Gallaher Hall, by naming the “Jennifer Griffith Weber Nursing Center” in honor of his daughter who graduated from Mount Union in 1997.
“We at the University are both honored and humbled by Timken’s and The Timken Foundation’s choice to acknowledge Griffith with a meaningful gift to support our current and future students,” said Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of Mount Union. “We are extremely proud of the long-standing relationship between the University and The Timken Company and the Timken Foundation.”
The scholarship funds will be provided as support to a deserving student who demonstrates financial need, determined by the Office of Student Financial Services. Scholarship preference will be given to incoming freshmen from Stark County majoring in engineering with a minor in business or international business. While this distinguished award will be a four-year renewable scholarship, the recipient must maintain a cumulative 3.0 grade point average, which will be reviewed after the fourth semester.
“With this gift, Griffith and The Timken Company Charitable and Education Fund and The Timken Foundation will make a lasting impact on the University and create an investment in the leaders of tomorrow,” said Giese.