Scholarship for Graduate/Professional Students

Scholarship awards have been decided. Those that have received funding have been notified. If you did not receive notification, many have a chance to re-apply next year.

The Cecelia Zissis Graduate Student Scholarship is named for the second director of Span Plan. Applicants are required to be a nontraditional graduate or professional student as defined by meeting one or more of the following criteria:

  1. Had a two or more year break from school
  2. Is married or in a same sex domestic partnership
  3. Is a parent

The recipients are selected during the spring semester and awarded the following academic year, 50% awarded in the fall and the remaining 50% in the spring semester.

  • The application deadline is March 1.
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • Applicants must provide one letter of recommendation (details can be found on the online application).
  • Students must demonstrate financial need: domestic students must file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid); international students must complete an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) for the current academic and next academic years.
  • Awards are a minimum of $1000.
  • Please forward all letters of recommendation to spscholarships@purdue.edu

Click here to access the scholarship application the link for Graduate AND Undergraduate students is located at the bottom of the page. You will need to login using your Purdue login and password.

If you have any difficulties with the application process, feel free to contact Span Plan staff via email spanplan@purdue.edu or drop in Schleman 207.

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Phone: 765-494-5860

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