Family Creates CU-Harrodsburg Scholarship Fund
A scholarship fund has been set up for Campbellsville University Harrodsburg.
Hilpp Construction of Lebanon, led by Freddie Hilpp, Sara Hilpp and Paul Hilpp, have established a fund to provide academic scholarships. According to a university press release, the Hilpp family’s cumulative donations to CU Harrodsburg is in excess of $1-million.
“We all owe the Hilpp family a sincere debt of gratitude,” said Wesley Carter, associate vice president of university outreach.
Hilpp Construction contributed over $100,000 in scholarship proceeds to the Hilpp Family Restricted Family Scholarship Fund, with additional contributions to be dispersed in 2020. The Hilpp family previously pledged $250,000 to CU Harrodsburg to be administered through said fund, according to a university press release.
As general contractors, Hilpp Construction has overseen much of the expansion of the CU Harrodsburg since its inception. Hilpp projects include Conover Education Center building, construction of six facilities and renovation of two facilities.
Hilpp Construction will also be building a 40,000 square foot facility which will house the CU Harrodsburg School of Chiropractic Medicine, a 5,500 square foot fieldhouse for CU Harrodsburg’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, the extension of the new University Drive to Sparrow Lane and an additional residence hall, which are all due to be completed in 2020, according to the university.
“We are so fortunate to be able to give back to Campbellsville University with the funds going directly to students who need them the most,” said Paul Hilpp, co-owner of Hilpp Construction and a 2011 graduate of Campbellsville University. “We are grateful to have such a long-standing relationship with Campbellsville University, the City of Harrodsburg, as well as all of our sub-contractors and venders who make every aspect of constructing cost effective buildings possible, and thereby keeping higher education affordable for future generations. With all of the parties involved working together as we have, anything is possible and the Harrodsburg Conover Education Center will continue to grow and serve more and more people in the immediate and surrounding communities.”
University officials say the Harrodsburg campus currently serves over 600 students and employs more than 70 people.
A grand opening for the CU Harrodsburg Athletic Complex will be held Friday, Jan. 10, starting at 6 p.m. The new 33,000 square foot facility is located at 772 University Drive. After the ribbon cutting, the CU Harrodsburg Pioneers mens and ladies basketball teams will play their inaugural games against the Simmons College Falcons.