Category: News

Spring 2019 Part-time Scholarship Deadline Extended to March 1

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019


If you are a part-time, nontraditional undergraduate student for the Spring 2019 semester, the deadline to apply for a scholarship has been extended to March 1! To review eligibility guidelines and access the application, follow this link.

Dean of Students Emerita reflects on ‘progressive feminist’ Helen Schleman, Span Plan history

Monday, August 8th, 2016


Those who knew her say Helen Schleman was decades ahead of her time in terms of women’s rights and gender equality. Schleman became Purdue’s second full-time Dean of Women in 1947, a time when female students required a campus administrator’s permission to wear pants instead of skirts. At the end of World War II, the […]

Student Parent Ally Logo Campaign

Friday, June 10th, 2016


Are You a Student or Recent Graduate who is a Parent or Non-Trad Student? Do you have artistic or graphic design skills? Enter your design to win a cash prize! Have your design featured at college & universities nation-wide! The NASPA Adult Learners & Students with Children Knowledge Community and National Center for Student Parent Programs […]

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Purdue one of eight schools to pilot survey aimed at identifying needs of students with children

Monday, March 21st, 2016


Rachel Jackson’s decision to return to Purdue to finish her undergraduate degree was not made lightly. It required her family to uproot from Florida to relocate to West Lafayette, Ind. She’d no longer be able to homeschool her kids—ages 8 and 11—and their household income would be cut in half. Her husband, while picking up […]

Lactation Space for Students

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016


New Lactation Now Open for Students -Matthews Hall, First Floor Span Plan is currently undergoing many new initiatives which are targeted at creating an environment of openness toward student parents. As part of our new initiatives, Span Plan has a goal of initiating the process of identifying buildings to open up their faculty lactation spaces […]

Lunchtime Learning is Back for Spring 2016

Friday, January 22nd, 2016


Planning to be in the job market in the next year or so? … Or maybe you are interested in negotiating a better position …or more flexible schedule? This season’s Lunchtime Learning series will feature several presenters from Purdue’s Center for Career Opportunities (CCO). These speakers will demonstrate how to better market the skills of a nontraditional student so you […]

Scholarships Now Avaliable

Thursday, January 21st, 2016


We’ve Got Money to GIVE AWAY!!! Last year individual Span Plan scholarships went as high as $4,000. However, many nontraditional students receive MULTIPLE scholarship awards. In fact, last year, a few individuals received a combined scholarship total of $9,000 from Span Plan! Application deadlines are approaching. If you need help writing your personal statements please […]

Span Plan Welcome!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015


For returning nontraditional students welcome back to Purdue for the fall 2015 semester. We hope you had a great summer and are refreshed and recharged to attack your studies. For new nontraditional students we understand you might be nervous and concerned about starting or returning to school. Your goals are within your reach! Stop by […]

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