Endowed Scholarships

This video features Siena Heights University students Phoenix Duncan, Jessica Boraggina, Drew Milligan and Donovan Campbell.

Through generous gifts from family, friends and alumni of Siena Heights University, various scholarship programs have been established. Endowed scholarships provided by the University are renewable annually provided the recipient is continuously enrolled as a full-time student on the CAS (Adrian) campus. Students must also continue to meet scholarship criteria and maintain the minimum cumulative grade point average required for each particular scholarship.

To read a description of each scholarship, click on the name of the scholarship below. To learn more about Endowed Scholarship possibilities, contact the Siena Heights University Advancement Department at 1-800-693-0506 or advancement@sienaheights.edu.

Charles & Margaret Rueckert Scholarships

These scholarships were created over an extended period of time by Margaret “Betty” Rueckert, a 30-year Trustee of Siena Heights, and her husband, Charles.  Betty’s appreciation of the Adrian Dominican Sisters (who taught her daughters in Florida) drew her to Siena Heights. Charles, a WWII Navy veteran, was an aeronautical engineer and longtime member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Charles and Betty were married nearly 60 years.

The Rueckerts established one scholarship in Margaret’s name in the 1980s, and a second in Charles’ name 20 years later.  Today, the combined scholarships commemorate the philanthropy of this generous couple and their daughters — Margaret, Anne and Mary.   

The scholarship is awarded to full-time students who demonstrate financial need with preference given to graduates of Mt. Carmel High School in Chicago, Ill., or residents of Lenawee County.