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Flora Roberts and G.A Ross Awards

The Flora Roberts and G.A. Ross Awards are presented annually to recognize two outstanding seniors. Purdue faculty and staff are encouraged to nominate exceptional students who meet the criteria below.

These awards are made possible through bequests from Flora Roberts, Purdue Class of 1887, and G.A. Ross, Purdue Class of 1916.

The recipients each receive a $2,000 award, medallion and their name permanently inscribed on the award marker on the Purdue Engineering Mall.

2024 nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

Learn more about our previous winners.

Award Criteria

Each nominee must meet the following criteria:

  • Graduating senior (includes December, May, and August graduates) 
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Commitment to Scholarship (undergraduate research, publications, etc.)
  • Commitment to Leadership and Service (on campus or in the community)
  • Outstanding Character

Nomination Submission Information

  1. There is a single nomination form for both awards. The top two students will each receive one of the awards.
  2. Complete all three sections: Contact Information, Nominator Statement, and Support Letters. We have found that nominations containing greater detail have an increased likelihood of being selected.
  3. Attach up to three (3) Support Letters from faculty and staff for each nominee. Please convert these files to PDFs.
  4. You will receive an email confirming your submission. If you do not receive an email within 2 business days, please email Tessa Winkler to receive an update. 

Nomination Forms

2024 nominations are due by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2024.

2024 Flora Roberts Award and G.A. Ross Award Nomination Submission Form

Questions or Concerns?

Please contact Tessa Winkler by email with any questions or concerns regarding these two awards.