When Robert Chrencik '73, president and CEO of the University of Maryland Medical System, learned of the Malesardi Match for endowed scholarships, he immediately made a new commitment toward his existing endowed scholarship fund.
"I never could have gotten to Bucknell without help from other people. If you are considering supporting a scholarship, you could not make a better choice with your financial resources," says Chrencik, who in 2007 created the Robert & Ellen Chrencik Scholarship, a need-based award with preference for students majoring in management or accounting.
"In order for Bucknell to be competitive in the long haul, it's got to be able to recruit the best students who need to be here but who don't have the financial resources to get here. Scholarships make that possible," he says. "Bucknell needs scholarships because the future quality and diversity of the student body depends on it."