Freshman Scholarship

The Purdue Club of Chicago (PCC) is the oldest and one of the largest of Purdue University’s Alumni Clubs. We are a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Purdue presence in the Chicago metropolitan area. PCC’s programming promotes Purdue University and engages the 21,000 alumni that live in Chicagoland. Many of the events are designed to raise funds for our scholarship awards. PCC has also funded an Endowment via Purdue Alumni to further our scholarship goals. For additional information or to make a donation, please visit and click on “About” and then “Fundraising.”

PCC awards an annual scholarship to an incoming freshman from the Chicago area to help offset the costs of out-of-state tuition. The Scholarship is primarily merit based, but need is considered in the overall evaluation.  PCC strives to award deserving recipients who are well-rounded, that the Scholarship Committee believes will succeed at Purdue while embracing its traditions and spirit.

Applicants must reside in the Chicago area (Illinois only).  If you have a question regarding eligibility, please contact Maria Menotti, Scholarship Committee Chair, at

Applications may be submitted electronically or by U.S. mail.  Information for submission is included in the application form, which is available at online at

Applications must be e-stamped or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. CT on January 9, 2015.
Application acceptance period: January 2, 2015, through January 9, 2015.
We expect to notify and announce the winner in late February or early March 2015.

The Committee may request an online or in-person interview; applicants will be notified via email if an interview is needed or if additional information is needed.

To receive the award, the student must accept admission to Purdue University for the Fall 2015 semester and enroll as a full-time student for Fall 2015.   The amount of the award has not yet been determined.

Winners and sponsors will be notified once a decision is made, and winners will be recognized at PCC’s Annual Meeting, which is held in May.  All applicants are encouraged to attend the event.  Scholarship monies are tendered to the Purdue Bursar’s Office each semester.  Scholarship winners may be profiled by PCC or PAA in its publications.

Click Here for the 2015 Purdue Club of Chicago Scholarship Application.

Scholarship Committee Members
Maria Menotti (Chairperson)
George Haettinger
James Hill
Kyle O’Connor
George Shahnasarian
Nick Sickler