Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh has announced a $10 million gift from alumnus and trustee Frank Brunckhorst in support of undergraduate student scholarships.
The gift will boost the value of the Frank Brunckhorst Presidential Scholarship Endowment to more than $15 million. The Brunckhorst Endowment is a component of the university's Presidential Fellowships and Scholarships program, which provides critical financial assistance to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students across all seven CMU colleges and schools. Students selected to receive a Presidential Scholarship are recognized for outstanding academic success and their future potential.
Born and raised in New York City, Brunckhorst graduated from CMU in 1987 with a B.S. in Business. A member of the university's board of trustees since 2005, Brunckhorst serves on its executive committee and chairs its advancement committee. The former chair of Boar's Head Provisions, Brunckhorst made his first gift in support of university scholarships in 1996.
"Frank has been a longstanding leader and benefactor of our university," said CMU president Subra Suresh. "We thank him for his continued support of scholarships, which will help us expand access to a CMU education and attract a diverse cohort of outstanding students."