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William L. Rowe Scholarship

The William L. Rowe Scholarship is awarded every year to a sophomore philosophy major who exhibits academic excellence in the field. This merit scholarship was established in honor of Dr. William L. Rowe, who taught in the Department of Philosophy at Purdue from 1962 to 2005. Given in the spring of the recipient's sophomore year, the scholarship money is disbursed in both the fall and spring semesters of the recipient's junior and senior years, provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria (see below). The award is given at the Department of Philosophy Undergraduate Awards Ceremony in late April.


Amount: $375/semester (up to 4 semesters)

Criteria for Eligibility:

All sophomore philosophy majors who meet the following criteria are eligible to be nominated for the William L. Rowe Scholarship. Provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility requirements, and to exhibit academic excellence in the field, the scholarship is renewable through the recipient's senior year.

The eligibility criteria for the William L. Rowe Scholarship are:

  • student remains enrolled as a philosophy major
  • student is enrolled in at least one philosophy course each semester
  • student is meeting minimum criteria of satisfactory progress toward a philosophy degree, including an overall accumulated GPA of at least 3.0

To Apply:

Candidates are nominated by Department of Philosophy faculty early in the spring semester of their sophomore year.