3 Purdue students receive full ride with graduate school option

May 6, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Three incoming students 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 Purdue 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 2015 Beering Scholars are:   

* Gina M. Clepper, Gahanna, Ohio, studying first-year engineering

* Andrew J. Kaskie, Carmel, Indiana, studying biology, neurobiology and physiology 

* Paige M. Rudin, Peoria, Illinois, 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. 

News Service contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Jennifer Dexter, 765-494-1776, dexterj@purdue.edu

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