Samuel Elliott Perkins IV Memorial Scholarship

The Samuel Elliott Perkins IV Memorial Scholarship was created through an estate gift from Mary Collins Perkins in memory of her husband for the purpose of providing scholarships to Marshall County resident students pursuing a degree from Purdue University.

THE AWARD - 2021/2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Approximately $74,000 will be awarded in varying amounts to multiple Marshall County high school graduates and current Purdue students. The amounts of scholarships and the numbers of winners will depend on the number and quality of applicants. The 2021 scholarship winners will receive a one-time scholarship. Additional money will be available in the following years. Students reapplying for a scholarship should note the eligibility requirements.

APPLICATION DUE DATES

Applications for high school graduates are due Friday, March 19th, 2021 by 4:30 pm
      - Postmarked or delivered in person to the Marshall County Community Foundation office. 
Applications for students currently attending Purdue are due Friday, May 14th, 2021 by 4:30 pm 
      - Postmarked or delivered in person to the Marshall County Community Foundation office. 

ELIGIBILITY:

INCOMING FRESHMEN SCHOLARSHIP - ELIGIBILITY AND DIRECTIONS

1. The applicant must be accepted to Purdue University as a full time student for the fall of 2021 in
    pursuit of a Purdue diploma.
2. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Marshall County.
3. The applicant must be available for an interview (not all students will be interviewed).
4. The applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1050 for Critical Reading and Math
     or a minimum ACT score of 24. If SAT scores or ACT scores are not available, your class rank and GPA will be used.
5. The applicant must complete and provide the following information on the
    “Students Graduating High School” form for the Perkins scholarship. Be sure to include the following:
         a. A certified high school transcript 
         b. SAT and ACT scores
         c. Signed statements and agreements
         d. Known scholarships that you will be receiving
6. Due March 19th, 2021.

STUDENTS CURRENTLY ATTENDING PURDUE – ELIGIBILTY AND DIRECTIONS

1. The applicant must be a Marshall County resident or a past Perkins scholarship recipient.
2. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
3. The applicant must be entering the fall semester as a sophomore, junior, or senior.
4. The applicant may only be eligible for undergraduate degrees and may apply for the
     Perkins for 3 sequential years following their freshmen year.
5. A new applicant will be eligible for 2 years after their sophomore year and one year after their junior year. 
6. The applicant must complete and provide the following information on the
    “Students Currently Attending Purdue” Perkins scholarship form. Be sure to include the following:
         a. Current Purdue transcript including spring grades
         b. Signed statements and agreements
         c. Known scholarships that you will be receiving
7. Students currently attending Purdue Perkins scholarship form is due Friday, May 14th, 2021.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE SAMUEL ELLIOTT PERKINS IV MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The high school graduating senior applicant must complete or provide the following information: 
Samuel Elliott Perkins IV Scholarship Application Form (for high school graduating seniors)
Certified High School Transcript with grades through the first semester or second trimester of the senior year.
SAT or ACT score certified by school official.
Signed statements and agreements attached to the application form.
Final candidates may be asked to appear for an interview.

The Marshall County student currently attending Purdue University applicant must complete or provide the following information:
Samuel Elliott Perkins IV Scholarship Application Form (for students currently attending Purdue University)
Transcript with grades through the most recent semester completed.
Signed statements and agreements attached to the application form.

 

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SCHOLARSHIP ADVISORY COMMITTEE – PURDUE ALUMNI CLUB OF MARSHALL COUNTY

The Purdue Alumni Club of Marshall County is serving as the Scholarship Advisory Committee. The Purdue Alumni Club of Marshall County supports local student scholarships and sponsors various activities for academic and athletic events.