Scholarship to benefit two majors

Scholarship to benefit two majors

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2013 Breiner Scholarship BLOOMSBURG — An alumni couple is establishing a scholarship at Bloomsburg University that pays tribute to the degrees they earned in accounting and biology by equally benefiting students in the College of Business and the College of Science and Technology. Edward J. and Julianne Miller Breiner, who graduated from BU in 1977, made a gift of $520,000 to the Bloomsburg University Foundation to provide four scholarships of $5,000 per year, renewable over four years. Beginning this fall, the scholarships will be awarded to incoming freshmen in the College of Business and the College of Science and Technology, with first preference to students enrolled in the School of Health Science. Criteria include financial need and academic achievement. “There can be no greater compliment from alumni than recognizing the value of the education they received here with a scholarship for today’s students,” said BU President David Soltz. “We thank Ed and Julie for their generosity and dedication to those who are following in their career paths.” Ed Breiner said, “Julie and I believe in the power of education and are proud of our three children who graduated from Lock Haven, Pitt and Temple, all public or state-related universities. We are thankful for the opportunities Bloomsburg provided to us and pleased we can help today’s students as they work toward their college degrees.” Ed Breiner is president and CEO of Schramm Inc., a West Chester-based manufacturer of mobile rotary drill rigs, including two that were used in the August 2010 rescue of 33 Chilean miners. Previously, he held positions with Ingersoll Rand in New Jersey, Texas and Pennsylvania. Julie Breiner, a former medical technologist, serves as a Stephen Minister at Calvary Lutheran Church, West Chester. The couple has three adult children, Tyler, Andrew and Martha. Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. BU serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.