Giving Impact Stories
David Opperman Study Abroad Scholarship
The David Opperman Study Abroad Scholarship was established by David’s son, Mark, in memory of his father in order to provide students with what is often a life-changing experience living and studying abroad. “A scholarship to support study abroad seemed like the best means to make an ongoing impact on students’ lives in a way that would honor my father’s work”, related Mark.
Grainger Engineer, 2020
Being a woman in STEM, I understand some of the barriers present in my field of study. However, I have also seen how the scholarships I received set me up for success and how philanthropy can have a significant impact on increasing diversity and inclusion at The Grainger College of Engineering.