Flora Roberts and G.A Ross Awards

Nominations are accepted in early spring semester for the Flora Roberts Award (outstanding senior woman) and G.A. Ross Award (outstanding senior man). Faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate outstanding students for these prestigious awards. Check back to this site or watch Purdue Today for more information.

Read the Purdue News article highlighting our most recent winners: Purdue’s top students to be recognized during 2021 commencement.

Learn more about our previous winners.

Award Criteria

Each nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduating senior man or woman
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Commitment to Scholarship (undergraduate research, publications, etc.)
  • Commitment to Leadership and Service (on campus or in the community)
  • Outstanding Character

Nomination Submission Information

  1. Select the appropriate award: Flora Roberts (Outstanding Senior Woman) or G.A. Ross (Outstanding Senior Man).
  2. Complete the three sections: Contact Information, Nominator Statement, and Support Letters. We have found that nominations containing greater detail have an increased likelihood of being selected.
  3. Attach up to three (3) Support Letters from faculty and staff for each nominee. Please convert these files to PDFs.
  4. You will receive an email confirming your submission. If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, please email Suzie Orr to receive an update. 

Nomination Forms

Nomination forms will be available here no later than February 1st each year.

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Suzie Orr by email or telephone (765-494-1747) with any questions or concerns regarding these two awards.