Dorothy L. Ordwein '35 (B.S. education) established the Phillip L. and Ora T. Ordwein Scholarship in February 1979 in memory of her parents. The Fund was amended in March 2000. The fund provides annual need-based scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in the field of early childhood education and development in the College of Education. Preference shall be given to students from an inner-city who are first generation college bound, and who come from low income families and have demonstrated the ability to overcome adversity.