3 Purdue students receive new Stamps Scholarships

May 29, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Three incoming Purdue University students have been awarded Stamps Scholarships, which will cover tuition and education assistance for four years.

This is the second year that Stamps Scholarships, from the Penny & Roe Stamps Scholars Foundation, are available at Purdue. There are now 10 Stamps scholars at Purdue, said Jessica Kasmerchak, senior assistant director for the Office of Admissions.

The scholarship supplements the university's Trustees Scholarships, and in addition to the monetary award, these scholars will have access to an enrichment fund to assist in covering expenses for study opportunities, such as conferences, seminars, study abroad programs and internships. At Purdue, students from Indiana who receive the Trustees Scholarship would receive $10,000, and out-of-state students would receive $12,000 - $16,000 for up to four years. The Stamps Scholarship supplements the award by matching the university's scholarship for up to four years.

This year's recipients are:

* Caitlin Elizabeth Cowden, from Cypress, Texas. Studying first-year engineering. 

 Allison Kelly Murray, from Livonia, Mich., Studying first-year engineering.

* Kathryn Louise Reinhart, Danville, Ind. Studying science.

Students for the scholarship are selected based on a pool of the highest achieving high school seniors who were 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 nominated for the scholarship. Roe Stamps then conducts an interview with each nominee and decides who will be awarded a Stamps Scholarship.

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

Source: Jessica Kasmerchak, jkasmerc@purdue.edu