Teacher donates $408K to scholarship fund

The estate of a former Struthers elementary teacher has established a scholarship fund with a gift of nearly half a million dollars to Youngstown State University.

The estate of Dolores Osberg Kreuzwieser, a Youngstown State University graduate who worked more than 20 years as an elementary teacher, has established a scholarship fund by way of a $408,615 gift to the YSU Foundation.

The Dolores Osberg Kreuzwieser Educational Scholarship will provide scholarships to financially challenged students who reside in Poland, Ohio, and major in education.

“Through Mrs. Kreuzwieser’s extraordinary generosity, generations of students will have the opportunity to gain their education, so necessary for a successful and productive life,” said Paul J. McFadden, president of the YSU Foundation.

Kreuzwieser, a native of Struthers who grew up and lived in Poland, Ohio, died on May 24, 2012. She was an elementary school teacher for the Youngstown parochial school system for more than two decades.

“Dee was compassionate about her desire to help students obtain higher education, particularly those pursuing careers as educators. She not only left a legacy, she effectively demonstrated her teaching through this legacy,” stated James Dietz of Friedman and Rummell, Mrs. Kreuzwieser’s estate planning attorney.

Applicants for the scholarship must reside in the Poland school district and be enrolled full or part time in the Beeghly College of Education. For more information, contact the YSU Foundation at 330-941-3211.

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