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The Purdue Alumni Association has 125 alumni clubs around the world. The club network is a great way to meet other Boilermakers, keep informed of campus activities and show your Purdue pride.

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Club Scholarship Recipients

2015/16 – Justin Blessing (Omaha, NE)
2014/15 – Jonah Newton (Omaha, NE)
2013/14 – Lauren Kolkman (Elkhorn, NE)
2012/13 – William Andrews (Lincoln, NE)
2011/12 – William Andrews (Lincoln, NE)

Club Scholarship Policy

Scholarships will be awarded on an annual basis and will be limited to a maximum of two undergraduate students who reside within the following counties comprising  the club’s geographical area:



Scholarships will be merit-based, and the recipient(s) will be chosen by Purdue University’s Division of Financial Aid (DFA).  If an incoming freshman, a recipient must have at least a 3.5/4.0 high school graduation index.  If a returning student, they must have at least a 3.0/4.0 graduation index.  Preference will be given to students closest to graduation.

Each year’s total scholarship allocation will not exceed one-quarter (25%) of the balance of funds in the Club’s scholarship account.  An award can be granted to a recipient more than once.

Upon selection of scholarship recipients each year, their name(s) will be posted on the club’s website under the “scholarship” link.

In the event that no scholarship is awarded for a given year, that information will also be communicated to club members via the method described above.

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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.