$5M gift enhances affordability at Purdue

Purdue Bell Tower (WLFI File Photo)
Purdue Bell Tower (WLFI File Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE (WLFI) – An anonymous gift of $5 million will help to make Purdue University more affordable for students.

In a press release President Mitch Daniels said, “One of our university’s central goals is assuring that a Purdue education is affordable. This generous donor understands how important this issue is and has stepped forward not only with money but also a challenge designed to motivate others to join us in this effort.”

Matching components of the donation could nearly double the amount of scholarship endowments available to students.

Of the $5 million, $3.75 million will create a Purdue Affordability Scholarship Challenge, with scholarships of $25,000 to $250,000 being matched.

Additional funds will be put toward the President’s Student Affordability and Accessibility Fund, which Daniels credited as helping the university’s ability to keep tuition costs frozen.

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