A retired Evansville schoolteacher who died last year has left $3 million to the University of Evansville for a scholarship program.
Irma Jean Rodgers died in February 2013 at age 89. Her $3 million donation will be added to an endowment in memory of her parents, Lettie and Clarence G. Rodgers, and her sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Charles A. Weber.
The Evansville Courier& Press reports that starting this fall Rodgers' bequest will provide about $150,000 annually for scholarships to the University of Evansville.
Rodgers had taught physical education at the former Emma Roach Elementary and education and business at Central High School. She was a lifetime member of the National Education Association.
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