Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Award

Annual scholarship created by John and Phyllis Kissel in memory of their son, who died in a 1995 train accident. The award recognizes, rewards and encourages academic perseverance.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be graduates of a Gibson County high school and residents of Gibson County, be enrolled full or part time as a second-, third-, or fourth-year undergraduate at any Purdue University campus, and must have completed the equivalent of two full-time semesters at Purdue or another institution. Prior enrollment at Purdue University is not a condition but will be considered in the selection process. Past recipients may reapply provided the applicant remains an undergraduate student at Purdue University with at least one semester of work uncompleted.

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on the applicant’s surpassing expectations as indicated by past and current scholastic performance, on financial need, and on success in overcoming cultural, health and domestic obstacles, and on the required essay.

Supplemental Requirements

  • Essay:  Statement of Perseverance (not to exceed two typewritten double-spaced pages) describing the challenges faced in order to pursue aspirations and educational goals and describing successes at overcoming cultural, health and domestic obstacles.
  • Documentation of enrollment as a sophomore, junior or senior at a Purdue University campus.
  • Completion of the ”FAFSA” or ”FAFSA4caster.”
  • Official grade transcript.

Award Amount

$1,000

Application Deadline

June 14, 2019

Application Access Code

gib

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