8 Purdue students receive full ride with graduate school option

June 11, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Eight Purdue students, including four 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 Jennifer Dexter, senior assistant director and scholarship coordinator for the Office of Admissions.

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

The 2013 Beering Scholars are:

* Marlow Lynn Rumreich, Indianapolis, studying first-year engineering

* Samuel Thomas Sharkey, Granger, Ind., studying first-year engineering

* Sydney Deanne Rivera, Indianapolis, studying food science

* Jason Kelly Hawes, Logansport, Ind., studying first-year engineering

* Kimberly Anne Quilang Rink, Rochester, Minn., studying first-year engineering

* Hanna Lee Tso, Vienna, Va., studying first-year engineering

* Alexandria Jeanine Moore, Veradale, Wash., studying first-year engineering

* Andrew Joseph O'Connor, Longview, Texas, 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 by the Office of Admissions. A committee reviews applications and determines the scholarship recipients. 

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

Source: Jennifer Dexter, 765-496-3697, dexterj@purdue.edu

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