Geisler Penquite Foundation

Established in honor of John and Gertrude Geisler by their children and their spouses, the late Harold and Mavis Geisler and Cecil Geisler Penquite, and Loren Penquite, the Geisler-Penquite Foundation has endowed many projects at Central College, including the Geisler Library. In addition to the library, the Geisler Penquite Foundation makes annual contributions to the  the Harold and Mavis Geisler Scholarship Fund and the Loren and Cecil Penquite Scholarship Fund.

The Geisler and Penquite families have funded scholarships, buildings and statues totaling more than $1.6 million. “The families made this exceptional commitment to Central College students,” said Gary Timmer, president of the foundation. “They would be overjoyed to know that Central students who graduate in education will be even better prepared for their careers.”

Education at Central College is a growing major. The gift from the Geisler Penquite Foundation is an acknowledgement of the significance of the profession.

There are two components to the benefits provided through the Geisler Penquite Foundation, including the Education Excellence Fund and the Geisler Penquite Scholars Program. Click on the links below to find out more.

EDUCATION EXCELLENCE FUND

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Additionally, the Geisler Penquite committee recently approved a $100 scholarship for students seeking to extend their professional learning outside of Central College. Students approved into the Education Program may apply for the $100 scholarship by completing the application below:

Application for funding for student professional development