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Span Plan Scholarships

Span Plan Adult Student Services and the Office of the Dean of Students offer four annual scholarships for adult nontraditional undergraduate students. The scholarships are administered during the spring semester and applied the following academic year, 50% each in the fall and spring semesters. The deadline for each scholarship is February 15. Other than the Ewing Scholarship, each requires writing a personal essay, requesting one letter of recommendations, and filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or EFC (Expected Family Contribution) for the current academic year at least several weeks before the scholarship application deadline. All awards are a minimum of $1000.

Helen B. Schleman Scholarship

This scholarship is named for the founder of the Span Plan Program. Applicants must have a 2.2 GPA, maintain enrollment of 6 credit hours during each the fall and spring semesters. The applicant must also submit an essay and request a letter of recommendation. This scholarship may be renewed if the recipient is continually enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, receives a minimum GPA of 2.2, and maintains high standards of conduct consistent with the student code of conduct at Purdue University.

Peggy Sullivan Achievement Award

This award is named for a former Assistant Dean and Director of Span Plan. Applicants must have completed 12 credit hours at Purdue and be a full time (12 or more credit hours) continuing student with a GPA of 3.0 or above. The applicant must also submit an essay and request a letter of recommendation. Leadership, character, and achievement are considered.

Office of the Dean of Students Nontraditional Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to degree and non-degree seeking nontraditional undergraduates. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.0. The applicant must also submit an essay and request a letter of recommendation.