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Tom and Marty Welch First Generation Scholars Fund

This endowment was established by Tom Welch (BA 1978, Education, Humanities, Social Sciences) and Marty Welch (BA 1978, Sociology) who were once first-generation students at Purdue. Trained as educators, the couple has a passion for education and for staying connected to students, Purdue, and the College of Liberal Arts. Tom and Marty relate to Hoosier students and the challenges they face, and it is their sincere hope to provide the same opportunities to others that they were afforded.

Deadline: April 1

Amount: $1,000

Criteria for Eligibility:

The Tom and Marty Welch First Generation Scholarship is for incoming freshmen and transfer students in the College of Liberal Arts who are first generation college students and Indiana residents. The recipients, to be known as Tom and Marty Welch First Generation Scholars, are selected on the basis of academic merit.

To Apply:

Continuing (and incoming transfer) students may apply for this scholarship by doing the following:

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