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The Purdue Club of Milwaukee and Southeast Wisconsin consists of alumni and friends of Purdue University. We gather during the year to enjoy sharing memories and making new ones with fellow Purdue supporters. Dinners, tailgates, football games and more are on the schedule for the coming year. Join us!


Since October 2005, the Purdue Club of Milwaukee holds a permanent scholarship fund on account through the Purdue Foundation. This funding arrangement assists in administering the scholarship program and furthers the long-range goals of the Club. A minimum committed balance is kept in the fund permanently, and annual scholarship awards are intended to be dispensed from the fund commensurate with fiscal year fundraising and donation activities.

Donations to the fund are considered tax-deductible within the guidelines of the IRS, and company gift-matching programs will generally apply as well.

Company gift-matching forms, if applicable, should accompany the check in accordance with the published company policies.

Any contributions are greatly appreciated!

Club Scholarships Available

The Purdue Club of Milwaukee will contact eligible (minimum 3.0 GPA required) returning students each winter to apply for one of the available scholarships for the Fall semester. Invitations will be mailed on or about February 1 for those returning students who reside in southeastern Wisconsin.

The following scholarships will be awarded:

  • One Donald D. Counsell Scholarship for $1,250
  • Two scholarships under the David P. Hullinger Memorial Scholarship Program will be awarded
    • One scholarship for $1000
    • One scholarships for $750 each

Invitations to apply include an application form that contains basic eligibility criteria as well as the opportunity to respond in essay form about scholastic and extracurricular activities. Both returning students and incoming freshmen are to utilize the same application form.

Applications are due by March 1 and will be awarded on or before May 1 for the following academic year.

We hope to hear from you soon! Hail Purdue!

Apply Now

For more information about our scholarship program, please contact Allen Gillette at or 262-971-0165.

Purdue Foundation Account

An important objective of the Foundation Scholarship Account is to provide financial awards to deserving students while at the same time growing the residual balances for future funding. With your help, the Purdue Club of Milwaukee has achieved the short-term objective and is making great progress toward the long-term component.

With the creation and administration of the permanent Purdue Foundation account, all contributions are tax-deductible and company-matching programs will generally apply. Please check with your employer for details about company match.

Donate to our scholarship fund today!

To make an online donation, click here.

Via check made out to the Purdue Foundation and mailed to:

Joni Hodor
Interim Treasurer, Purdue Club of Milwaukee
156 E Henry Clay St.
Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

In the memo of the check, please enter “Scholarship Fund, Purdue Club of Milwaukee Account 62010144.” A receipt will be mailed from the Foundation to the name and address listed on the check. Company gift-matching forms, if applicable, should accompany the check in accordance with the published company policies.

To learn more about other ways to give to our scholarship visit Purdue for Life Foundation’s Ways to Give.


You can now purchase Alumni Club of Milwaukee merchandise at the official Purdue for Life Foundation merchandise store. Offerings include branded shirts and outerwear for men and women, plus hats, blankets, tumblers, and more! Please note that you will be purchasing from Freckles Graphics, a preferred partner for merchandise.

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Patsy J. Mellott

BS College of Health and Human Sciences, 1969
Fishers, IN

Patsy earned a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition in business from Purdue in 1969, in addition to an MBA in food marketing from Michigan State University in 1970. She retired from Kraft Foods in 2006 after 36 years in corporate food marketing and marketing communications management.

A community volunteer, Patsy serves on the Women’s Fund of Central Indiana Advisory Board and the Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences Dean’s Leadership Council, in addition to the President’s Council Advisory Board. She is a former member of the Health and Human Sciences Alumni Board. Patsy held several offices from 2006 through 2013, including president and treasurer. She serves her community’s Discover Indianapolis Club in Fishers, holding several leadership roles for over 10 years.

Patsy has received several honors, including the Purdue University Nutrition Science Department Hall of Fame recipient in 2009 and the Purdue University College of Health and Human Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award in 2016. She also received the college’s Gold and Black Award in 2016, an honor reserved for donors who have moved the college forward by committing exceptional financial resources.

In addition to endowing two scholarships, the Patsy J. Mellott Scholarship and Patsy J. Mellott HHS Scholarship, she established the Patsy J. Mellott Teaching Innovation Award in the College of Health and Human Sciences in 2013. In 2015, she endowed the Patsy J. Mellott Women’s Tennis Coach Performance Award. She is a lead donor in the Christine M. Ladisch Faculty Leadership Award and the Purdue Women’s Network Virginia C. Meredith Scholarship for the College of Health and Human Sciences.