Amelia Earhart Scholarship

Award Categories

The Amelia Earhart Scholarship is given annually in honor of Amelia Earhart, a remarkable and unique woman who demonstrated an exceptional desire to succeed in her chosen field. Earhart came to Purdue University in 1935 as a visiting faculty member to counsel women on careers and help inspire others with her love for aviation. Recipients of this scholarship must exhibit exemplary leadership skills, determination and potential while possessing a minimum grade point average of 3.2 after 48 semester hours.

Selection decisions for this scholarship/award typically happen in the spring for each upcoming academic year. If you are selected to be a recipient, you will receive an email from the Division of Financial Aid notifying you that there has been an update to your financial aid package. You can check your MyPurdue account, the financial aid tab, at any time for updates.


  • 2023: Ellen Wei, Anneliese Williams
  • 2022: Mackenzie Greulach, Alyssa Lear, Madeline Monaco
  • 2021: Jinan Ayub, Chyna Davis, Rebecca Slaughter, Natalie Zamiechowski
  • 2020: Marina Mehling, Sarah Thomas, Natalie Zamiechowski
  • 2019: Amanda Heltzel, Caroline Kren, Hannah Melchiorre, Makayla Schannen
  • 2018: Farhat Alucozai, Adam Cullers, Olivia Glowacki, Matthew (Alex) Kortepeter, Abhipri (Abby) Mishra, Alan Pecor
  • 2017: Courtney Colosimo, Izabela Mazur, Ashley Neubaum, Kyle Schmidt, Claire Wilson, Alexandra Yule
  • 2016: Aysha Davis, Karen Joanna Kukla, Scott Sage, Molly Van Scoy
  • 2015: Elizabeth Hroma, Jennifer Hwang, Laura May, Christy Reick
  • 2014: Calin Cochran, Elizabeth Hroma, Laura May, Samuel Rymer
  • 2013: Nicoletta Fala, Bethany Sexton, Kelsey Tuholski
  • 2012: Sarah Arnac, Elaina Grott, Lauren Rigg
  • 2011: Tara Driscoll, Jill Grable, Stephanie Johnston
  • 2010: Emanuel Cuevas, Stephanie Johnston, Ryan Trevithick
  • 2009: Emanuel Cuevas, Suzanne McKay, Ryan Trevithick
  • 2008: Danielle Brannon, Amy Conklin, Victoria Kleyner
  • 2007: Ai-Nhan L. Do, Amanda C. Fox, Blair R. Martin
  • 2006: Amber L. Groth, Gregory W. Mattes, Amy L. Penner
  • 2005: Laura B. Brower
  • 2004: Ann C. Markwell, Rachel Dawn McNulty, Jennifer L. Thies
  • 2002: Kari A. Harness, Anna Savikhin, Stephanie Warner
  • 2001: Terri C. Smith
  • 2000: Andrea Carollo, Susan R. Donkers
  • 1999: Michelle S. Ludwig, Elisha Priebe