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January 11, 2002

Scholarship opportunity available for undergraduates

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue students with leadership skills can earn scholarships worth as much as $4,000 for the 2002-2003 school year.

Applications are now being accepted for the Class of 1937 scholarships, which are awarded to undergraduate students who have shown evidence of leadership ability. Students also must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Eligibility for financial aid is not a requirement, although financial need is considered by the scholarship committee.

The committee has sought to award at least 10 scholarships each year since 1987, when the class of 1937 established its endowment. 24 students received scholarships for the 2001-2002 school year. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $4,000.

Lou Ann Hamilton, Class of 1937 Scholarship Program Committee chairperson, says she looks forward to awarding the scholarships each year.

"It's a neat opportunity for students to get rewarded for the things they do outside the classroom," Hamilton says. "When you read what some of these students are doing both on and off campus, it's mind-boggling. It makes you hopeful for the future."

Hamilton says the committee tries to award scholarships to students at each academic level. Previous applicants and scholarship recipients are welcome to apply.

Applications are available at the Office of the Dean of Students in Schleman Hall, Room 207, the Purdue Student Government office in Stewart Center, Room G-6, and the Black Cultural Center, 1100 Third St., West Lafayette. Applications must be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students by March 1. For more information, students can access the scholarship committee's Web site.

Completed applications must include a list of leadership activities, along with a one-page essay on how the student has made a significant contribution to an activity or group. Scholarship winners will be notified by April 12.

CONTACT: Lou Ann Hamilton, (765) 494-1252,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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