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The Leonora Woodman Memorial Scholarship

Professor Leonora Woodman was the Director of Composition in the Department of English at Purdue from 1979 until 1986.  During her time in the department, she played a central role in the Rhetoric and Composition program, mentored many students, and published widely in American literature until her death in 1991.

Deadline: February 15

Amount: $2500

Criteria for Eligibility:

The Leonora Woodman Memorial Scholarship in English was established in her honor with a generous gift from Harriet M. Crews (MA ’88, English) and Sandra K. Biggs.

The Woodman Memorial Scholarship is for undergraduate English majors who will be juniors or seniors during the year of their scholarship funding.  Applicants should have a minimum 3.2 GPA and have demonstrated financial need as determined by the Division of Financial Need. Preference will be given to first-generation students.

To Apply:

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the College of Liberal Arts Returning Students Scholarship Application at