9 Purdue students receive full ride with graduate school option

June 19, 2014  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Nine Purdue students, including six from Indiana, have been awarded the Beering Scholarship, which covers full educational expenses for a bachelor's degree and the opportunity to pursue two other graduate degrees at the university.

The students were selected based on high school academic credentials and leadership skills, said Jennifer Dexter, senior assistant director and scholarship coordinator for the Office of Admissions.

The recipients can pursue one bachelor's degree, one master's degree or an MBA, and one doctoral degree at Purdue or medical school through Indiana University. The program also covers related educational expenses and a one-semester study abroad opportunity.

The 2014 Beering Scholars are:

* Ana Carneiro, West Lafayette, Indiana, studying first-year engineering

* Katherine Ceglio, Indianapolis, studying first-year engineering

* Angela Collins, Fort Wayne, Indiana, studying first-year engineering

* Benjamin Coomer, Seymour, Indiana, studying mathematics and actuarial science

* Mark Gee, Jr. Johnston, Iowa, studying agricultural and biological engineering

* Aseem Jha, Lisle, Illinois, studying first-year engineering

* Eric Klipsch, Evansville, Indiana, studying biochemistry

* Abby Lemert, Fort Wayne, Indiana, studying first-year engineering

* Matthew Snell, Somerville, Ohio, studying mathematics

The Beering Scholarship program was created by Purdue's ninth president, Dr. Steven C. Beering, who raised private funds for the endowment.

An invitation to apply for the program is sent to the highest achieving high school seniors who are admitted by mid-December by the Office of Admissions. A committee reviews applications and determines the scholarship recipients.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Jennifer Dexter, 765-496-3697, dexterj@purdue.edu

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