Lary W. Troutner Scholarship in History

Purpose:  The Lary W. Troutner Scholarship was established by his wife Joanne J. Troutner.  Lary Troutner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Purdue University in 1976 and was employed by the University from 1982 to 2010 as a business officer.  As a couple, the Troutners were faithful and enthusiastic members of the Purdue family who were grateful for the lifetime of opportunities and experiences afforded them through their Purdue education and affiliations.  As an expression of their commitment to help future generations of students achieve a Purdue University degree, Joanne Troutner established an endowment in honor of Lary Troutner to provide scholarships for undergraduate History majors.

Criteria and selection: Selected by the Undergraduate Committee appointed by the Head of the Department of History, all with the approval of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, the student must be an undergraduate history major in his or her sophomore or junior year. The eligible student will have a program (major) index of at least 3.5 and a graduation index of at least 3.0. 

Application material: Applicant must submit a transcript, a résumé or curriculum vitae, and a one-page (double-spaced) essay discussing academic goals both generally and with respect to the major. Materials may be emailed to the Director of Undergraduate Studies or placed in the director's mailbox in University Hall Room 231.

Award: The recipient receives a generous fee reimbursement in the following academic year.  Recipients may reapply for a renewal in subsequent years.

Contact: Professor Sharra Vostral, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Purdue University, Department of History, 672 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2087.

Deadline: Materials must be received by the Director of Undergraduate Studies by February 15th.


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