Freshman Scholarship

The Purdue Club of Chicago (PCC) is the oldest and largest of Purdue University’s Alumni Clubs and is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Purdue presence in the Chicago metropolitan area. 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, and who the Scholarship Committee believes will succeed at Purdue while embracing its traditions and spirit.

Applications for the 2016 scholarship award have been collected. Thank you for your continued support into our fund.


Applicants must reside in the Chicago area (Illinois only).  To receive the award, the student must accept admission to Purdue University for the Fall 2016 semester and enroll as a full-time student for Fall 2016.

If you have a question regarding eligibility, please contact Maria Menotti, Scholarship Committee Chair, at

Applying for the Scholarship

Applications may be submitted electronically or by U.S. mail.  Information for submission is included in the application form, which will be available at online at  Applications must be e-stamped or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. (Central) on January 20, 2016.

The Scholarship 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 requested.

Scholarship Award

The amount of the freshman scholarship award has not yet been determined. Applicants and sponsors will be notified once the award is accepted and the recipient accepts admission to Purdue. Scholarship monies are tendered by the Purdue Bursar’s Office (50% of the award each semester).

A freshman scholarship award may be renewable for up to 50% of the initial reward for the next three consecutive years provided the recipient is enrolled full-time at Purdue. Renewability is subject to the recipient meeting the eligibility criteria set forth in the PCC Endowment, providing additional information to the Scholarship Committee and approval of any award by the Scholarship Committee.

Scholarship winners may be profiled by PCC or PAA in its publications. The winner will also be recognized at PCC’s Annual Meeting and other events.


PCC has funded an Endowment via Purdue Alumni to further its scholarship goals.  For additional information or to make a donation, please visit and click on “About” and then “Fundraising”.

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