New Scholarship Honors Memory of UGI Employee


New Scholarship Honors Memory of UGI Employee

Richard A. Bouder Memorial Scholarship created at Thaddeus Stevens

Lancaster, PA—A new scholarship at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology will honor the memory of a UGI employee who lost his life responding to an incident in Lancaster County in July.

The Richard A. Bouder Memorial Scholarship will equal one year of full tuition at the College to a student studying welding, plumbing or electrical technology. Preference will be given to graduates of J.P. McCaskey High School, but it will be open to any student from Lancaster County.

A mechanic III inspector for UGI, Bouder was a 1981 graduate of McCaskey.

UGI endowed the scholarship to the Thaddeus Stevens Foundation. The company has encouraged its employees to contribute to the fund as well. A scholarship equaling the cost of a year’s tuition at Thaddeus Stevens will be awarded to a student each year.

“We are pleased this scholarship opportunity will support a student who is pursuing a career in a field similar to that of Rick Bouder,” said Keith Dorman, UGI’s vice president of communications and community relations. “This scholarship will ensure that Rick’s memory lives on by helping students receive a quality education through Thaddeus Stevens year after year.”

The first scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018 semester. Representatives of the Bouder family will be invited to the College’s annual scholarship dinner, held in recognition of all scholarship recipients in September.

“This scholarship strengthens the already strong collaboration between the Thaddeus Stevens College and UGI that has been growing in significance since at least 2011,” said Thaddeus Stevens President William Griscom. “It will likely make the difference between a student attending college or not, and demonstrate the caring of UGI employees.”


Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is consistently ranked as Pennsylvania’s top technical college and awards associate degrees in 22 high-demand, skilled occupations. A full listing of programs is available at


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