The College of Engineering’s Presidential and Trustees Scholarships

Scholarship challenge match opens doors for top students

The University recently celebrated the completion of its highly successful $5 million Presidential and Trustees Scholarship Endowment Challenge, which matched gifts in support of scholarships to attract high-achieving high school students. As expected, the College of Engineering played a significant role in this challenge.

Of the more than 90 newly funded endowments university wide, Engineering established an impressive 50. The endowments will fund merit-based scholarships for high school students from across the nation.

One recipient, an incoming student in the Honors First- Year Engineering Program, clearly conveys the impact of the scholarships. “With your aid, I have become not only a first-generation high school graduate, but a first-generation college student,” the student shared. “With your help, I can get an education and end the cycle of poverty in my family.” Giving all students access to a quality education, honoring family members, remembering the difference a scholarship made in their own lives — these are a few of the reasons donors support the college.

The college celebrates the success of the scholarship challenge, which is part of the University’s $304 million Access and Success campaign, and thanks each donor who helped make it happen. It is the generosity and foresight of these donors that is changing the face of engineering at Purdue and opening doors to qualified and eager students.

To support scholarships like these or make a gift to the College of Engineering, please contact Amy Noah at (765) 494-0164 or