Tuttle scholarship to benefit MET students in Columbus

A new scholarship for mechanical engineering technology (MET) majors will be available this fall at the Purdue College of Technology at Columbus/Greensburg.

Established in memory of Brooke E Tuttle, the scholarship is one of three set up at Columbus-area colleges.

Money from Tuttle, the Community Education Coalition in Columbus, and Purdue University was used to set up an endowed scholarship account that will provide funds annually to deserving students.

“This fall, it looks like we’re going to bring in the largest class of MET freshmen that we’ve had in a really long time, so the money will be put to really good use,” said Joseph Fuehne, director of the College of Technology at Columbus/Greensburg. “This is a growing program. Local companies, such as Cummins, are hiring our MET students. The employment field is growing pretty rapidly here, so the Tuttle scholarship will help us attract more people into the degree program.”

The Tuttle Scholarship is the first one in Columbus designated specifically for an MET student. The College of Technology awards five other scholarships each year.

Tuttle, a former Cummins Inc. executive and president of the Columbus Economic Development Board, made it a point to share his knowledge, teaching and mentoring students at IUPUC and Ivy Tech Community College-Columbus/Franklin for 20 years.

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