Educator and philanthropist John Peter Grothe, who celebrated life with passion and enthusiasm, passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Los Altos, California from brain injury caused by a fall. He was 81.
From 1981 until his passing, Dr. Grothe was an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of International Policy Studies, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where he taught Cross-Cultural Communications and American Politics and was the Director of International Student Programs. At MIIS, Dr. Grothe was a "father figure", mentor and friend who inspired, guided, and cared for his students. He made a financial commitment to enable 145 highly qualified international and minority students to pursue their education.
In acknowledgment of Dr. Grothe’s dedication to the Institute and his lifelong commitment to education and philanthropy, the Grothe family and the Institute have established the Peter Grothe Scholarship Fund for Women in Developing Countries. The Scholarship will honor the memory of Dr. Grothe by providing financial support for women from developing countries to pursue master’s degrees at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.
You may honor Dr. Grothe's memory by making a donation to the Peter Grothe Scholarship Fund for Women in Developing Countries. Give online or mail your checks to: MIIS Institutional Advancement Office 460 Pierce St. Monterey, CA 93940.
Click here to view A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Peter Grothe held at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies on September 18, 2012.