Alumni give $1.4 million to Goshen College


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Liz and Merle Jacobs

GOSHEN, IND. — With a recent generous estate gift of $1.4 million, student and faculty research at Goshen College just received a major boost of support.

The college is announcing the establishment of the Merle E. and Elizabeth Jacobs Endowment Fund, which is dedicated to supporting research endeavors, and will especially underwrite the college’s unique summer research program, Maple Scholars.

President Rebecca Stoltzfus said, “Collaborative research by students and faculty across the disciplines is a hallmark of academic excellence at Goshen College. This generous gift from Merle and Elizabeth Jacobs will secure and expand our Maple Scholars program into the future, affecting the lives and careers of many students. We are immensely grateful.”

This contribution from the estate of alumni Merle and Elizabeth (Beyeler) Jacobs reflects their lifelong passions and contributions.

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