The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation recently made a generous gift, which qualified for a match from the university’s board of trustees, to create a new scholarship for Embry-Riddle students.
“The Halle family believes that education is the door to open one’s mind to a world where their dreams can become a reality,” says Diane Halle in a written statement. “We are proud to partner with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to establish the Diane and Bruce Halle Endowed Scholarship. This scholarship will help deserving students as they navigate their path to success and achieve their goals.”
Bruce Halle, who passed away in 2018, started Discount Tire in 1960, the world’s largest independent tire and wheel retailer with more than 1,000 stores in 37 states.
The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, focuses on helping the people of Arizona by offering grants in the areas of human services, health, education, arts and culture and spirituality.
The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation Endowed Scholarship will assist students at Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus in Arizona who are incoming freshmen pursuing degrees in science, technology,
engineering or math (STEM)-related fields. Students will be selected based on their academic performance and financial need, with a preference for underrepresented students.
“We cannot thank the Halle family enough for their support of Embry-Riddle and our students — as well as their commitment to STEM education,” says Anette M. Karlsson, chancellor of Embry-Riddle’s Prescott Campus. “I am certain that their generosity will help launch the academic careers of future aviators, engineers and scientists.”