Paul and Pat Lingle Scholars Program provides four-year scholarship to two new students

Noah Fox and Natalie Peer are the 2018 recipients of Paul and Pat Lingle Scholars Program. The scholarship award will continue throughout their pursuit of a four-year degree at Indiana University East.

Noah Fox

To help encourage the brightest and best students in Wayne County to continue their education at IU East, Paul and Pat Lingle announced their plan to endow the Paul and Pat Lingle Scholars Program with a $100,000 gift earlier this year. The program provides a four year scholarship to high-achieving area students pursuing a four-year degree at IU.

The four-year scholarship is awarded to two students who have been accepted to the IU East Honors Program, an academic program that provides an intellectually enriching curriculum for highly motivated students. Recipients receive a four-year scholarship, provided by the Lingles.

Fox, of Richmond, Indiana, is a freshman information technology major at IU East. He is a graduate of Richmond High School.

Peer, of Fountain City, is a sophomore and an exploratory student at IU East. She is a graduate of Northeastern High School.

Natalie Peer

Although formally endowed this year, the Lingle Scholars program was established in 2005. Since that time, the program has helped 14 students achieve their goal of earning a bachelor’s degree, including the most recent graduates from the program, Madeline Truette of Centerville, Indiana, and Logan Ullery of Richmond, Indiana. This year, Fox and Peer join Destiny Maitlen of Centerville, Indiana, and Mackenzie Spurrier of Richmond as Paul & Pat Lingle Scholars at IU East.