Gary and Sue Payton Engineering Scholarship

Former astronaut and Purdue alumnus Gary Payton (MSAE'72) and his wife Sue endowed 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.