Since early 2015, the Purdue Club of North/Northwest Suburbs Chicago holds a permanent scholarship fund on account through Purdue University. We set this scholarship fund up to encourage those who give annually to Purdue Athletics and/or your graduating college interests to consider support of our local club too! This funding arrangement assists in administering the scholarship program and furthers the long-range goals of the Club. A minimum committed balance is kept in the fund permanently, and annual scholarship awards will eventually be dispensed from the fund commensurate with fiscal year fundraising and donation activities. Donations to the fund are considered tax-deductible within the guidelines of the IRS, and company gift-matching programs will generally apply as well.

Donations to the scholarship fund can be made two ways:

1. Via check made out to the Purdue Foundation and mailed to:

Chuck Carothers
Treasurer, Purdue Club of North/Northwest Suburbs Chicago
3080 N. Southern Hills Drive
Wadsworth, IL 60083

In the memo of the check, please enter “Scholarship Fund, Purdue Club of North/Northwest Suburbs Chicago.” A receipt will be mailed from Purdue to the name and address listed on the check. Company gift-matching forms, if applicable, should accompany the check in accordance with the published company policies.

2. Via online donation to the club’s Foundation account at:

When you “Make a Gift”, select the amount you want to give. You can then choose “Click here to view campus, college, school and university-wide gift funds” and a pop-up quickly appears to select our account under “University-Wide” areas. If you make it this far you’re almost there! Look for “Purdue Alumni Club Scholarships” and be sure to select “Purdue Club North/Northwest Suburbs Chicago.” Whew… once you enter your credit card details its a done deal 🙂

All contributions are greatly appreciated!