Nominations sought for Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year

February 26, 2014  

Faculty and staff are invited to nominate a graduating senior for the Martin C. Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year award.

Nominations for the award are due March 14. The award was established by President Emeritus Martin C. Jischke to recognize a Purdue international student who has helped the University welcome and connect people of all cultures.

Nominees must be graduating seniors who have attained a minimum of a 3.0 graduation index. Nominees must have graduated in December 2013 or be set to graduate in May 2014 or August 2014.

Nominations should attest to the student's scholarship, leadership, character and service (on or off campus).

"Dr. Jischke wants this honor to be bestowed upon someone who is not only a high academic achiever, but to someone who is culturally sensitive and willing to promote cultural understanding through volunteer service," says David Ayers, associate dean of international programs. "The successful candidate will excel in connecting domestic and international students on and off our campus." 

A committee of students and staff will select the recipient, who will receive a certificate and $1,750 cash award from the Jischke Endowment as well as have his or her name inscribed on an award marker in Schleman Hall.  

Nomination forms are available at Letters of support may be included with the nomination.

Completed nomination forms and all accompanying documentation must be sent electronically to Beth Tucker at no later than March 14.

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