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Evelyn P. Stier Memorial Scholarship Fund

StierEvelyn Peterson Stier (1904-1978) was the daughter of a Swedish mother and Canadian father. She married Theodore James Blanchard Stier in 1928. Dr. Stier earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers (1925), a Master of Arts degree from Harvard (1927), and a Ph.D. in General Physiology from Harvard (1929). Dr. Stier was known for his work in cell physiology, anaerobic growth and nutrition of yeast, and spontaneous activities of animals. He taught for many years at Harvard University before accepting a position as a program analyst for the National Resource Planning Board in 1941. Dr. Stier came to IU School of Medicine in 1942 as an associate professor of physiology, a position he held until 1947. He went on to serve as professor of physiology from 1947-1969, becoming professor emeritus of physiology in 1969. He died October 16, 1991, at the age of 88.

In 1979, Dr. Stier established the Evelyn P. Stier Memorial Scholarship Fund to serve as a lasting tribute to his wife. Scholarships are awarded annually to undergraduate or graduate students at the IU Jacobs School of Music.