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The Purdue Alumni Club of Boone County advances the mission of Purdue University in partnership with the Purdue for Life Foundation through a variety of programs that help alumni, friends, and fans of Purdue stay connected, get involved, and give back. 

Scholarship

The Purdue Club of Boone County Scholarship is awarded to a Boone County high school senior who will be attending Purdue University from each of the county high schools – one from Lebanon, one from Western Boone, and one from Zionsville. 

One scholarship is given to a senior at each of the public high schools (Lebanon, Western Boone and Zionsville) located in Boone County. Upon winning the scholarship, the student must provide to the Purdue Club of Boone County a letter of acceptance to attend Purdue as well as provide a copy of their Purdue student identification.

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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.