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 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.

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. 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. 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

Nontraditional Student Scholarship

This scholarship is open to degree and non-degree seeking nontraditional undergraduates. The minimum GPA requirement is 2.0.

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.
Phone: 765-494-5860

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

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