Martin C. Jischke Outstanding International Student of the Year Award
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.
Candidates for this prestigious award may be nominated by faculty and staff based on the following criteria:
- Graduating senior who has attained a minimum of a 3.0 graduation index (“Graduating senior” can be interpreted as an undergraduate international student who graduates in December 2013, May 2014, or August 2014)
- Scholarship (minimum 3.0 GPA and academic achievement/recognition in other areas such as research, publications, presentations, etc.)
- Service (campus and community)
The recipient of this award will receive a certificate, a $1,750 cash award from the Jischke Endowment and have his or her name inscribed on an award marker located in Schleman Hall.
A committee composed of students and IP staff will select the recipient based on nominations submitted by faculty and staff.