University News – February 6

University news

Purdue beanbag-toss tournament scheduled

The public is invited to the 2017 Purdue Alumni Advisory Council’s Beanbag-Toss Tournament at 1 p.m. Feb. 18 at Fairlawn Presbyterian Church, 2611 Fairlawn Drive.

The event is Purdue Polytechnic Columbus’ annual scholarship fundraiser, and proceeds will benefit the Purdue Alumni Advisory Council Scholarship.

The tournament also includes food, door prizes and music. The cost to compete is $25 for a team of two.

First-place winners will receive $100, followed by $50 for second and $30 for third.

Information: 812-344-2664.

IUPUC hosting College Goal Sunday event

Financial aid staff from Indiana University Purdue University Columbus are hosting a College Goal Sunday event at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Columbus Learning Center, 4555 Central Ave.

“College Goal Sunday is an event for high school seniors and other Indiana students who qualify for admission to a college or technical school and need financial aid,” said Jennifer Chandler, director of scholarships at IUPUC.

Eligibility for state aid requires students or their parents to complete and submit all Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms by March 10.

Students who are 24 or older may attend without parents. All students must bring the following items to the event:

Social security number.

FSA identification number required to submit forms. Students or parents should apply online for an FSA identification at before the event.

Parents and the family’s completed 2015 IRS 1040 tax returns.

W-2 forms.

Other 2015 income and benefit documents, required by state and federal financial aid regulations.

Students employed in 2016 should bring their own tax return and W-2 forms.

Trine University dean’s list announced

Four students from Columbus in Trine University the College of Graduate and Professional Studies made the dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester. They are:

Donna Barajas

Melissa Crider

Lynsey Daily

Lauren Wilson

Students in the graduate and professional studies program must maintain at least 12 credit hours and a grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.749.

Area students make Trine University president’s list

Joetta Adams, Hope, and Kristine Gasper, North Vernon, were named to the Trine University president’s list for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies for the fall 2016 semester.

To make the president’s list, students must maintain at least 12 credit hours and have a minimum 3.75 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

Student makes University of Memphis Dean’s List

Jason Mark Kimmet, Columbus, was named to the dean’s list at the University of Memphis for the fall 2016 semester.

The list includes students who have earned 12 or more hours in the semester with a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

Scholarship for future teachers available

A new college scholarship for students who commit to teach in Indiana for five years after graduation has received an abundance of applicants, including 11 from Bartholomew County.

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship will pay 200 students up to $7,500 annually for their education as long as they agree to teach within the state upon graduation. A total of 643 students from 273 high schools applied.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must graduate in the highest 20 percent of their high school class or earn an ACT or SAT score in the top 20th percentile. To continue receiving the scholarship in college, students need a 3.0 GPA with at least 30 credit hours completed per year.

Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, teacher nomination and an in-person interview. Those selected will be notified by April 15.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at or 812-379-5633.