Applications now accepted for the Mary Jane and Theodore B. Simon Endowed Scholarship

January 18, 2019

What is it?

In 2004, Mary Jane and Theodore B. Simon, both graduates and life-long supporters of MSU, created an endowed scholarship fund to provide financial support for undergraduate students majoring in Business and Engineering.

Who are they?

Theodore “Ted” Simon graduated in 1942 with a Civil Engineering degree and worked and headed the now dissolved Physical Plant Division at MSU from the early 1940’s until 1984. Mary Jane also graduated from MSU and worked tirelessly to support MSU during her life. Ted and Mary Jane met many students working alongside employees at the plant in order to help pay for their education, and the couple stayed in contact with many of them, inspiring the Simons to provide a lasting resource of financial support for undergraduate students.


To qualify for the Mary Jane and Theodore B. Simon Endowed Scholarship Fund you must be a business or engineering major, have a 3.0 GPA or higher while being a full time student, have documented financial need (determined by the financial aid office), have a recommendation from a full time IPF employee where you work and you must be a student employee at IPF for over a year. These requirements must be met each semester for up to three years.


This is a renewable scholarship that will be applied to tuition costs, starting in the Fall 2019 semester. 

How to apply:

To find the application form and for more information, visit here.

The deadline for applications is Feb. 1, 2019. Submit the application form to

Any full time IPF employee interested in serving on the committee, please secure your supervisor’s approval and reach out to Stacy Nurenberg at