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Patty Jischke “Kids are the Future” endowment

The Patty Jischke “Kids are the Future” Endowment was created in 2010 to make quality early care and education more affordable on the Purdue campus for faculty, staff and graduate students. Faculty, staff and graduate students must have a child currently enrolled in a Purdue Center which includes Bright Horizons at the Patty Jischke Early Care and Education Center, the Ben and Maxine Child Development Laboratory School and the Purdue Village Preschool.

Applications for the 2015 - 2016 year are now being accepted. A limited number of scholarships will be made available on an annual basis for eligible Purdue children of faculty, staff and graduate students who are attending Children’s Choice at the Patty Jischke Early Care and Education Center, the Ben and Maxine Child Development Laboratory School and the Purdue Village Preschool. The value of scholarships will vary each year and may cover an amount from ten (10) to fifty (50) percent of your annual child care costs depending on financial need and funding availability.

Completed application must be received by Candace Shaffer, VPHR, Freehafer Hall, 401 S. Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907, no later than 5 p.m. on June 26, 2015.

Emergency Scholarships Now Available!

If you have recently faced extenuating financial circumstances that will affect your child’s enrollment in a Purdue Center, you may be eligible to receive an Emergency Scholarship for up to 90 days. Please complete the Emergency Application – Patty Jischke “Kids are the Future” Endowment 2014/2015 (link) and follow submission instructions included in the application.

 

Scholarship Applications

Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility and Applications

  • Who is eligible?
  • Does my child have to be currently enrolled?
  • What if my child(ren) are on a waiting list?
  • Is there a salary requirement?
  • Does the scholarship cover all my costs?
  • Does it only apply to one child?
  • How often can I apply?
  • When is the award period?
  • When can I apply?
  • Where do I turn in my application?
  • How do I determine my estimated expenses?

Recipients and Notification

  • How are scholarship recipients determined?
  • How will I receive the award funds
  • When will I be notified?
  • When will I receive the funds?
  • What happens if I receive an award and decide to move, change centers or withdraw for any reason?
  • How are taxes withheld?

FAFSA

  • Why do graduate students have to complete a FAFSA?
  • Who is eligible for the FAFSA?
  • What if I am not eligible to complete FAFSA?
  • How do I know if I qualify for state assistance?
Award History

2011-2012
16 scholarship awards totaling $18,390.00

2012-2013
8 scholarship awards totaling $15,889.00

2013-2014
10 scholarship awards totaling $19,762.00

2014-2015
8 scholarship awards totaling $9,815.00