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Lorena Murphy Undergraduate Scholarship

Purpose: Lorena Murphy worked at Purdue University from 1964 to 1993 as an Account Clerk for Housing and Food Services. She also had a passion for the past, took courses in the History Department, and received her B.A. in History in 1990. Lorena Murphy passed away in 2008. In her honor, the Lorena Murphy estate has made this scholarship available to outstanding history majors to help defray costs of their undergraduate education, specifically for the "purchase of history textbooks for deserving students."

Criteria and selection: Selected by the Undergraduate Committee and Department Head based on academic excellence, the recipient of the award must be an undergraduate History major who has completed at least four History courses with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in those courses and has an overall graduation index of at least 3.0.

Application materials:  Applicant must submit a transcript and a letter of application.  Materials may be mailed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies or placed in the director's mailbox in University Hall Room 231.

Award: The recipient will receive reimbursement for the purchase of history textbooks.

Contact: Tara Saunders, Academic Program Manager, Purdue University, Department of History, 672 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2087.

Deadline:  Materials must be received by the Academic Program Manager by February 1.