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PBAO Scholarships

The Roger Blalock Scholarship

The Roger Blalock Scholarship is designed to raise the level of educational attainment at Purdue University by those of African American and Hispanic American descent. The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette is administering one Roger Blalock scholarship per school year.

Applicants must:

  • Be admitted to Purdue University, West Lafayette campus, and plan to attend as a full-time student
  • Be of African or Hispanic descent
  • Have a 3.0 or better grade point average on a 4.0 scale (or other B equivalent)

The PBAO Presidential Leadership Scholarship

The PBAO Presidential Leadership Scholarship was created in 2009 in honor of Tarrus Richardson, a former PBAO president. It is designed to raise the level of educational attainment at Purdue University by those of African American descent.  This scholarship will only be awarded to seniors in high school that are accepted to Purdue University for the upcoming fall semester. This is award is administered by The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette.

Applicants must:

  • Be admitted Purdue University, West Lafayette campus, and plan to attend as a full-time student
  • Be of African-American descent
  • Provide evidence of leadership and community service

Important Dates

The dates for the scholarship process are as follows:

  • Mid-January — Application submission begins
  • March 15 — Application deadline
  • May — The scholarship award winner(s) will be notified by The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette

Apply

If you are eligible you can apply online.

Questions

Contact the Purdue Alumni Association with questions at 800-414-1541.

Donate

Donations to these two scholarships can be made through:

The Community Foundation of Greater Lafayette
300 Main Street, Suite 100
Lafayette, IN  47901
765.742.9078
www.cfglaf.org

Donations to The Community Foundation for Greater Lafayette for the PBAO scholarships will be credited to your Purdue records as a Purdue donation.

Previous Winners

Roger Blalock Scholarship Winner

2018

Malcolm Corbett
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

2017

Benedicta Ojibah
Classification: PharmD
Major: Pharmacy
Hometown: Crete, IL

2016

Sierra Powell
Classification: Senior
Major: Apparel Design & Technology
Hometown: Country Club Hills, IL

Presidential Leadership Scholarship Winner

2018

Zachary Hodgin
Hometown: Carmel, IN

2017

Kamri Tuck
Classification: Freshman
Major: Finance
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

2016

Bryce Hibbler
Classification: Freshman
Major: Applied Statistics
Hometown: Fishers, IN

Kenneth “Justin” Hornbuckle
Classification: Freshman
Major: Finance
Hometown: Fishers, IN

PBAO Endowed Scholarship Winners

2017

Janet Roque-Torres
Classification: P4
Major: Veterinary Medicine
Hometown: Miami, FL

DaZah Toler
Classification: Senior
Major: Elementary Education
Hometown: Indianapolis, IN

2016

Shannon Moore
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Finance
Hometown: Detroit, MI

Delores Robinson
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Accounting & Finance
Hometown: Lansing, IL