Create a 3-year degree and win $500K

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A $500,000 prize is being awarded at Purdue for creating a new three-year communication degree.

The Brian Lamb School of Communication has created a way to help students save money by completing their degrees more quickly. As News 18 reported in January, the prize is being funded through the president’s office.

In an open letter in January, Mitch Daniels started a universitywide competition to create a three-year program. He is also offering $500,000 to the department or program that creates the first competency-based program.

That winner will be announced later this month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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