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This scholarship was established in honor of Raymond and Rosemary Graham, both Purdue alumni, and will be awarded to students pursuing a certificate from Libraries and School of Information Studies. Scholarship amounts will be based upon available revenue, and the fund will be administered in accordance with applicable university policies. An awarded scholarship is renewable, provided the recipient continues to meet the eligibility criteria.
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.
Purdue alumnus James “Jim” H. Graham (M.S. ’78 Electrical Engineering; Ph.D. ’80 Electrical Engineering) and his wife Cheryl, established the Raymond and Rosemary Graham Scholarship Endowment for Libraries and School of Information Studies in honor of Jim’s parents. Raymond and Rosemary Graham met at Purdue as freshmen in the fall of 1938. Financial hardship and family illnesses interrupted the couple’s Purdue education and so did World War II. Rosemary graduated in 1944 and Raymond finished his degree in Civil Engineering in 1949, after returning from the military. According to Jim Graham, the sheer pluck, determination, and perseverance exemplified by his parents and those who became known as the “Greatest Generation” reinforced the importance of education to him and his siblings, who also share degrees from Purdue. Naming a scholarship after his parents has been like “closing a full circle” and given their success, the Grahams are glad to help by “paying it forward” to help today’s students and tomorrow’s professionals.