Scholarships for Undergraduate 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.

Span Plan Nontraditional Student Services offers four annual scholarships for adult nontraditional undergraduate students.

  • The scholarships are administered during the spring semester and applied the following academic year, 50% awarded in the fall and the remaining 50% in the spring semesters.
  • The application deadline for each scholarship is March 1.
  • Other than the Ewing Scholarship, each requires completing an application, one letter of recommendation, and filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA or EFC (Expected Family Contribution) for the current academic year at least several weeks before the scholarship application deadline.
  • All awards are a minimum of $1000.
  • Click here to access the Scholarship Application. You will need to login using your Purdue login and password.
  • Hard copy applications are not available.
  • Please email all letters of reference to spscholarships@purdue.edu
    • More than likely the referee will have their own content preferences for writing letters of recommendation. However please reference this commonly used example of a recommendation letter  if you have questions about formatting and/or what content to include.

Helen B. Schleman Scholarship

This scholarship is named for the founder of the Span Plan Program. Applicants must have a 2.2 GPA, maintain enrollment of 6 credit hours during each of the fall and spring semesters. The applicant must request a letter of recommendation. This scholarship may be renewed if the recipient is continually enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, receives a minimum GPA of 2.2, and maintains conduct consistent with the student code of conduct at Purdue University.

Peggy Sullivan Achievement Award

This award is named for a former Assistant Dean and Director of Span Plan. Applicants must have completed 12 credit hours at Purdue and be a full time (12 or more credit hours) continuing student with a GPA of 3.0 or above. The applicant must request a letter of recommendation. Leadership, character, and achievement are considered.

Linda Hurd Ewing Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is named for a former Associate Dean of Students who valued leadership, integrity, and the ability to communicate with all ages. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be nominated to be considered. Please direct your reference here for the nomination form. These forms should be emailed to spscholarships@purdue.edu

Nontraditional Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to degree and non-degree seeking nontraditional undergraduates. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.0. The applicant must request a letter of recommendation.

Contact Us

Span Plan Adult Student Services
Krach Leadership Center
1198 Third Street, Rooms 420 & 422
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to noon
& 1 to 5 p.m. Staff available
by appointment or walk-in.
spanplan@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-5860

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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