Interdisciplinary Studies Scholarships

The following scholarships and awards are available if you are majoring in the appropriate major in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.  Please note that you are also eligible for any college-wide or university-level scholarships. (Note that a few awards, such as "Outstanding Senior," may be selected by faculty nomination, invitation to apply, or another process different from scholarships.)

The African-American Culture and Philosophy Award

This award honors a scholar whose work has contributed to intellectual and social community building and is devoted to the clarification and development of critical issues in African-American Culture and Philosophy.

Deadline: Variable
Amount:
Criteria for Eligibility:
To Apply:

 African-American Studies and Research Center  aasrc@purdue.edu


The Chester E. Eisinger Research Award

This endowment was established in December 1985 by Harold D. Woodman and other individuals in honor of Chester E. Eisinger. Prof. Eisinger is the founder of the Committee on American Studies at Purdue University.

Deadline: Variable
Amount:
Criteria for Eligibility:

All Purdue students majoring in American Studies may compete for this award. To do so the student submits a research proposal, no more than five double-spaced pages in lensth, containing the following components: 1. A statement of your research problem and its signifigance. 2. The names and locations of specific archival or library collections you plan to visit. 3. A budget. The award will go to the student whose proposal is deemed most worthy of support by the members of the Eisinger Prize Committee. More than one award may be made, depending on funds available. The standard of judgement will be strictly qualitative. Submissions are not anonymous. Proposals should be submitted to the American Studies Assistant, Delayne Graham (Beering Hall, Room 1289). Three copies of each submission must be provided.

To Apply:

Contact: Professor Susan Curtis, Chair, American Studies


Best Undergraduate Essay in Jewish Studies (Edward Simon Prize)

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $150
Criteria for Eligibility:

An essay competition open to undergraduates. Students may submit an essay on any aspect of Judaica. Sponsored by the Barzillai Lodge 111 of B’nai B’rith of Lafayette.

To Apply:

Contact: Professor Daniel Frank


Job-Ready Internship Award

Job-Ready will bring students’ critical skills to organizations addressing important issues while providing students with hands-on work experience. Students whose internships are unpaid or low-paid may apply for financial support enabling them to cover basic costs incurred while interning. Job-Ready objectives will be: (1) To provide employers with access to CLA students’ unique skills; (2) To encourage CLA students to pursue summer internships and to make unpaid and low-paid internships a viable option for more students; and (3) To enrich CLA students’ understanding of relevant issues and opportunities to be a force for good in their lives after graduation.

CONGRATULATIONS, 2017 RECIPIENTS! Get out there and show the world how Liberal Arts works.

Click here for spotlights of past recipients.

 

Deadline: Rolling Selections up to May 1
Amount: up to $2,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

An award for undergraduate students with a Liberal Arts major at Purdue University West Lafayette who have secured a career-launching unpaid or low-paid summer or semester internship and who will return to classes after their internship experience. On-campus internships are not eligible. 

Job-Ready funds for Summer 2017 have all been awarded, and applications are now closed. Congratulations to the students selected to receive this support!

 

 

 

To Apply:

Job-Ready applications are being accepted February through May 1 for 2017. Awards will be made bi-weekly on a rolling basis. Upload your job offer letter and apply here

For more information on this award, contact CLAscholarships@purdue.edu 
For more information about internships, contact Jennifer Perkins, Internship Manager, Liberal Arts Career Center 1289 Beering Hall. 


Jerome Frumkin Scholarship in Jewish Studies

This scholarship was established in April 2010 by Nancy (BA, 1980 Sociology) and Paul Hamburger in honor and memory of Nancy’s father, Jerome Frumkin (BS 1950, ECE).

Deadline: February 15
Amount: $1,000
Criteria for Eligibility:

The Jerome Frumkin Scholarship in Jewish Studies supports an annual scholarship based on academic merit for a sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student with a major or minor in Jewish Studies.

To Apply:

Contact Professor Daniel Frank for more information.



 


The Dr. JoAnn Miller Scholarship

JoAnn R. L. Miller (1949-2014) matriculated at Ithaca College (NY) in 1967.  She received a B.A. from Keene State College in 1978, a M.S. in sociology from William & Mary in 1980, and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1984. She joined the Purdue sociology faculty in 1984 and quickly distinguished herself. She founded the Law and Society section, which soon held the largest enrollment in the Department of Sociology. JoAnn met Scott Frankenberger in early 1988, and they married that summer. At work, JoAnn continued to win teaching awards, was a visiting scholar in Jakarta, Indonesia, and at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and a Fellow in Law and Society at Harvard Law School, where she was in residence from 1999-2000. At the time of her death she was serving as an Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University.

Deadline: February 15
Amount: variable
Criteria for Eligibility:

For an undergraduate enrolled in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.  Preference will be given to non-traditional students as defined by the University:

  • Two year break from school
  • Married or in a domestic partnership
  • Parent
  • Active duty or U.S. military veteran

 

To Apply:

Please contact clascholarships@purdue.edu for more information.


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