The Martin C. Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year Award is presented annually each spring. This award is made possible by President Emeritus Martin C. Jischke, who was the 2007 recipient of the International Citizen of the Year Award given by the International Center of Indianapolis, in recognition of his “tremendous leadership in making global connections for Indiana.”

Dr. Jischke established this award to honor a Purdue international student who has helped the University welcome and connect people of all cultures.

The award recognizes the international senior who best meets the following criteria:

  • Graduating senior – an undergraduate international student who graduates in December 2014, May 2015, or August 2015.

  • Scholarship - minimum 3.0 GPA and academic achievement/recognition in other areas such as research, publications, presentations, etc.

  • Leadership – demonstrated at Purdue through departmental/student organization affiliation or employment.

  • Service - directly related to welcoming and connecting people of all cultures both on and off campus.

  • Character – personal qualities that contribute to scholarship, leadership and service.   

 "Dr. Jischke wanted this honor to be bestowed upon someone who is not only a high academic achiever, but to someone who is culturally sensitive and willing to promote cultural understanding through volunteer service," says IP Associate Dean, Dr. David Ayers. "The successful candidate will excel in connecting domestic and international students on and off our campus."

A selection committee composed of students and staff selects the award recipient based on nominations submitted by faculty and staff.

The recipient receives a $2,000 award from the Jischke Endowment and is honored at a recognition reception on April 21.

Office of International Programs
Purdue University
Young Hall, Room 120
155 South Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2114
Phone: 765-494-9399



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