Gary and Sue Payton Engineering Scholarship
Former astronaut and Purdue alumnus Gary Payton (MSAE ’72) and his wife Sue have endowed a scholarship with a gift to help out-of-state students earn their engineering degree from the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
The idea for this type of assistance came about as a result of their daughter Courtney’s college search. The Payton’s, residents of Virginia, traveled to many universities and realized the difficulty for many students to afford out-of-state tuition.
To help these students attend Purdue’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics was the goal of the scholarship fund. And it’s already paying off.