6 Purdue students receive full ride with graduate school option

May 29, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Six Purdue students, including three 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 Jo Ann Brown, senior associate director of admissions.

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

The 2012 scholars, who will join 22 continuing Beering Scholars, include:

* Cayley Erin Dymond, Waldorf, Md. Studying first-year engineering.

* Mei-Ling Ewbank, Kokomo, Ind. Studying science.

* Stephen Andrew Godfrey, Bargersville, Ind. Studying prepharmacy.

* Beata Nicole Strubel, Noblesville, Ind. Studying first-year engineering.

* Alexandra Christine Tarr, St. Charles, Ill. Studying nursing.

* Erol Unal, Ames, Iowa. Studying first-year engineering.

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. These students are identified by the Office of Admissions and are then invited to apply. Applications are reviewed by a committee, which decides who will be offered the scholarships.

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

Source: Jo Ann Brown, 765-494-4724, jabrown@purdue.edu