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For Immediate Release
March 13, 2019

Purdue Fort Wayne 2019–20 Summit Scholarship Recipients Announced

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Purdue University Fort Wayne is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019–20 Chapman Scholarships and Doermer Distinguished Scholarship.

The Chapman Scholars Program emphasizes civic engagement, leadership, and education for its recipients, who receive tuition, fees, housing, textbooks, and a stipend for food for four years. The program develops engaged scholars who understand that civic engagement is key to personal growth as well as the growth and strength of a community. By providing Chapman Scholars the opportunity to study and live at Purdue Fort Wayne, they are actively engaged in challenging coursework, experiential learning, leadership development, and civic engagement throughout their university experience. Due to the generosity and support from Howard and Betsy Chapman, five students are awarded Chapman Scholarships each year.

The 2019–20 Chapman Scholars are (in alphabetical order):

  • Clayton Beehler, Fishers, Indiana, is a 2019 graduate of Fishers High School. He is involved in the Marching Band, Percussion Concert World Ensemble, Percussion Scholastic World Movement Ensemble, National Honor Society, Church Music Ministry, and a local band, Shiver and the Shakes. Beehler plans to pursue a degree in popular music at Purdue Fort Wayne.
  • Adam Brown, Rochester, Indiana, is a 2019 graduate of Rochester Community High School. He is involved in cross-country, swimming, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Zebra New Tech Ambassadors, and Student Council. Brown plans to pursue a degree in electrical engineering at Purdue Fort Wayne.
  • Sarah Hobson, Fort Wayne, Indiana, is a 2019 graduate of Three Rivers Christian Academy. She is involved in Theatre (Fire and Light Academy), Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy Senior Musical Theatre Company, Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy Pre-Professional Musical Theatre Company, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Fort Wayne Tanzer German Dance Troupe, and Dance Tonight Youth Ballroom Dance. Hobson plans to pursue a degree in theatre at Purdue Fort Wayne.
  • Logan Lemon, West Terre Haute, Indiana, is a 2019 graduate of West Vigo High School. He is involved in the Marching, Jazz, Pep, and Concert Bands as well as tennis, swimming, National Honor Society, Student Council and Class Senate, and Guitar Club. Lemon plans to pursue a degree in popular music at Purdue Fort Wayne.
  • Varun Shenoy, Saint Louis, Missouri, is a 2019 graduate of Parkway North High School. He is involved in the Lexus Eco Challenge, Mock Trial, tennis, National Honor Society, Academic Challenge Trivia Competition, and MuAlphaTheta. Shenoy plans to pursue a degree in biochemistry at Purdue Fort Wayne.

The recipient of the Doermer Distinguished Scholarship must major in business and is paired with a faculty mentor and a mentor in the business community. Recipients are invited to attend Business Advisory Council and Alumni Council meetings and other events, allowing them the opportunity to network with leaders in the business community. In addition to a full-ride scholarship to Purdue University Fort Wayne for four years, Doermer Distinguished Scholars also receive an international business travel experience at no expense.

  • The Doermer Distinguished Scholar for 2019–20 is Steven Dellinger of Harlan, Indiana. A 2019 graduate of Woodlan Junior-Senior High School, Dellinger is involved in the Warrior Ambition Show Choir, Theatre, National Honor Society, Student Council, Youth for Christ, and Brookside Church High School Youth Group. Dellinger’s intended major is finance.

For more information, contact Kelsey McQuillin, Chapman Scholars program director and Summit Scholars competition coordinator, at 260-481-0535 or Kelsey.McQuillin@pfw.edu.

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