Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Ice Miller and DeGroff Family Foundation provide new scholarship to entrepreneurship students

November 23, 2009

Student-entrepreneurs now have another option for financial assistance while at Purdue University. This fall, Ice Miller LLP and one of its principal attorneys, Joe DeGroff, announced a new $100,000 endowed scholarship.


Fifty percent of the income will be used for scholarships for undergraduates in the College of Agriculture, and fifty percent will be used for scholarships for undergraduates enrolled in the Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation program. In addition to the firm’s support, the family of Harold M. DeGroff, Jr. has pledged an additional $25,000 to Purdue’s Access & Success scholarship campaign. Thanks to a donor match program at Purdue University, the combined gifts from Ice Miller LLP and the DeGroff family doubled in value to $100,000 in endowed funds for scholarships. 


“Purdue University is synonymous with excellence, tradition and innovation,” said Byron Myers, chief managing partner, Ice Miller LLP. “We are proud to support the University in their continuing mission to foster intellectual, professional, and personal development for lifelong learning.”


DeGroff added, “Purdue University has been an important part of my life and a source of pride for many of my colleagues. It’s important to provide opportunities to those students who have shown a willingness to learn in an effort to create opportunities for Indiana and contribute to the global economy.”


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