Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships

The Chancellor’s Leadership Award is a renewable scholarship designed to recognize high school seniors and continuing Purdue University North Central (PNC) students who have a record of academic achievement, have demonstrated leadership qualities and have shown potential through involvement in school and community activities. Each award will provide a minimum of $2,000 per academic year ($500 Fall / $750 beginning Spring / $750 mid Spring semester) as criteria are met.  Award may be received for up to five years.

Criteria and Process:

  • Currently a high school senior or have graduated within six months prior to application and admitted to PNC; or currently enrolled at PNC with at least two full years of attendance remaining
  • Engagement in school or community activities
  • Minimum 3.0 grade point average
  • Attach an essay of 300-500 words, not to exceed two double spaced pages, on the importance of campus/community engagement and your plan for involvement as a student at Purdue North Central
  • Awarding of scholarship will be based on leadership, scholarship and a personal interview

Note:  Application forms must be complete for consideration

Required expectations to be eligible for renewal of this award:

  • Completion of the weekly Chancellor’s Leadership Seminar during first fall of enrollment
  • Active participation in the weekly Dean’s Leadership Group Meetings
  • Attendance at University events on and off campus
  • Provide a minimum of 50 service hours per semester
    • 30 hours to the University through campus/community activities
    • 20 hours which can be given to an outside organization
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours per academic year
  • A minimum 2.75 cumulative grade point average
  • Scholarship renewal may be denied if these requirements are not met, and refund of scholarship will be requested

Download paper application

Proceed to the online application

Submit a letter of reference

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  All materials, both the online application and letter of reference, or paper application including letter of reference must be received by Purdue North Central by March 15, 2015


Chicago Southshore and South Bend Railroad Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in July 2005 with a gift by the Chicago Southshore and South Bend Railroad. Income will be used for the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships for Purdue North Central undergraduates.


Family Express Corporation Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in September 2007 with a gift by the Family Express Corporation. Income will be used for the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships for Purdue North Central undergraduates.


First Trust Federal Credit Union Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in January 2003 with a gift by the First Trust Federal Credit Union (a.k.a. La-Porter Federal Credit Union). Income will be used for the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships for Purdue North Central undergraduates.


Follett Higher Education Group Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in November 2006 with a gift by the Follett Higher Education Group. Income will be used for the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships for Purdue North Central undergraduates.


Horizon Bank Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in January 2003 with a gift by the Horizon Bank. Income will be used for the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships for Purdue North Central undergraduates from low to moderate income families in La Porte County or Porter County, Indiana.


The LaPorte Savings Bank Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in May 2003 with a gift by The LaPorte Savings Bank.


Northern Indiana Public Service Company Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in October 2007 with a gift by the Northern Indiana Public Service Company. Income will be used for the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships for Purdue North Central undergraduates.


Solid Waste District of LaPorte County Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarship

This fund was established in July 2005 with a gift by the Solid Waste District of La Porte County. Income will be used for the Chancellor’s Leadership Scholarships for Purdue North Central undergraduates.