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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 2014-2015 year are no longer being accepted. Applications for the 2015-2016 year, to begin in September 2015, will be available in Spring 2015. Families currently enrolled in a Purdue Child Care Center will be notified when the application process begins.

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?
  • Do I 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?


  • 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

16 scholarship awards totaling $18,390.00

8 scholarship awards totaling $15,889.00

10 scholarship awards totaling $19,762.00

8 scholarship awards totaling $9,815