Applications sought for Alpha Chi Omega art scholarship

February 4, 2014  

Applications are being taken for the Purdue University Alpha Chi Omega chapter scholarship, which is awarded each year to a student whose college career has been touched by the arts.

The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a Purdue student who has demonstrated excellence in visual or performing arts either through a major in arts or as a non-arts major who is eligible through participation in campus arts organizations. Freshmen, sophomores and juniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and a previous semester index of 2.5 are eligible. The scholarship will be awarded for use during the 2014-15 academic year.

The application is available here. Interested candidates are asked to submit a completed application and one letter of recommendation no later than 5 p.m. March 3 to Alpha Chi Omega Arts Scholarship, c/o Barbara Dixon, 1290 BRNG.

Faculty, staff, directors or mentors also may nominate a candidate for this award.

A committee of representatives from campus arts organizations and a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae Board will select the winner. Interviews of the final candidates may be held at the discretion of the committee, which will require a brief presentation of the student's involvement in the arts programs.

For more information, contact Dixon at 49-43731 or, or visit the Alpha Chi Omega website at

Alpha Chi Omega was founded in 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., by seven women from the school of music. Today the women's sorority is on more than 132 campuses. Purdue's chapter was chartered in 1918.

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