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School of Business

William and Hilda Block Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Milo and Patricia Loye in memory of the parents of Patricia Loye. Both William and Hilda Block were dedicated and loyal Seventh-day Adventists and modeled service in both their local congregation and community. William Block was a successful hospital administrator whose ethical values and religious beliefs permeated his professional career and contributed to his influence. This scholarship is established to continue the legacy of their support for Christian education. The scholarship will assist worthy students to obtain an education in Business at La Sierra University where Seventh-day Adventist values make a difference in both the educational experience and the future professional careers

George and Barbara Clement Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence J. Clement and Marjorie La Ferriere, the children of George A. and Barbara Clement, established this scholarship as a tribute to their parents. Barbara, George and Larry Clement all studied at La Sierra University. Barbara was a student in the pre-professional programs and both George and Larry graduated with business degrees in 1936 and 1963 respectively. One of the factors in their later success was the quality of their educational experience at La Sierra University. Thus, the scholarship supports full-time students with financial need who are majoring in the School of Business.

The Edward A. Delaurier Students In Free Enterprise Fund
Bud DeLaurier has always been interested in entrepreneurialism. At age six he formed his first business enterprise, shooting carp off the bow of a skiff in Wonder Lake, Illinois with his bow and arrow, and selling the catch for 35 cents to neighbors to use for fertilizer. Living in the Chicago area, he was self supporting by age 17, but did not have the means to attend college. He worked in banking initially, but through a job with the Assessor’s Office, he developed a skill in the real estate appraisal field. In business for himself by his mid-20s, Bud built a reputation through his commercial and residential appraisal companies and went back to college, securing an MAI, the highest designation in the profession. He has served as a mentor and counselor for many young people entering the field and has always been willing to share his beliefs about the joy of business ownership. This fund has been established by his business partner and will support activities and project expenses for SIFE.

Lois McKee Scholarship
Lois McKee was born into a recently converted Seventh-day Adventist family, whose father built a schoolhouse where his children and others could be taught Seventh-day Adventist principles. Early in life, Lois decided she would be a secretary. She worked her entire way through academy, then college, earning a baccalaureate degree after her father died. During her senior year she was secretary to the business administrator. Then as dean of women at La Sierra, Lois continued her more than 40 years of service to Adventist education. She taught at Hawaiian Mission Academy and Union College. After receiving her doctorate at the University of Nebraska, she completed her career in the office management department at La Sierra, serving for ten years as department chair. Her brother, O.D. McKee, established this endowment in her honor to help students continue God’s work “in and outside of our denominational system.”

I.G. and Emma Ortner Scholarship
When I.G. and Emma Ortner sold their Quiet Lane home in 1961, their daughter, Irene Ortner, a faculty member of La Sierra, and one of her colleagues suggested they consider donating the proceeds for student scholarships at La Sierra College. I.G. Ortner and his daughter had dedicated their entire careers to Adventist denominational work as a treasurer and auditor, and as secretary and teacher, respectively. The capital from the rental and later sale of their home has been invested. The proceeds are awarded to deserving office management students.

SBM International Student Book Scholarship Fund
This Fund is established to assist international students attending the School of Business and Management at La Sierra University purchase books.  Duleep Rodrigo, an alumnus who knows from firsthand experience the difficulties international students face in financing college education, has founded the fund.

School of Business and Management Scholarship
The School of Business and Management Scholarship was initiated by a matching challenge from an alumni couple, Tom and Vi Zapara, who strongly believe in La Sierra University and Christian education. They have dedicated much of their lives to helping advance the work of the Seventh-day Adventist church with scholarship support for students, recognition awards for faculty, funding new initiatives and ideas and much more at La Sierra and far beyond. Recipients of this scholarship will have a major within the School of Business and Management.

Paul and Lillie Shoghi Golden Rule Scholarship
Dr. and Mrs. Shoghi created this scholarship to encourage students to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Sophomore through senior students who wish to receive this award must have demonstrated the “Golden Rule” within their personal lives and been active in University and community service projects.

Jenny Phek Sim Teoh Scholarship
Jenny Phek Sim Teoh’s short and unselfish life demonstrated academic and personal excellence. Born in Malaysia in 1949, she spent her high school years at the Covenant of the Holy Infant Jesus in Penang, after which she worked for a few years before coming to Loma Linda University. Jenny graduated in 1979 and accepted a position at Adventist Health Systems West. Jenny’s accomplishments included passing all five parts of her accountancy exams on the first attempt, and often preparing the tax returns of friends and senior citizens, for which she asked only friendship in return. On December 27, 1986, Jenny was killed in an automobile collision involving a drunk driver. Because she was unable to establish an endowment as planned in her father’s memory, her surviving family created this fund in her memory to assist students at La Sierra University.

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