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.)
  • Leadership
  • Service (campus and community)
  • Character
"Dr. Jischke wants 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." 

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. 

Completed nomination forms and all accompanying documentation must be sent electronically to Beth Tucker at no later than the Friday before spring break, March 14, 2014.   

Click HERE for Nomination form

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