THE KARA LYNN THOMPSON AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN LIBERAL ARTS
The Kara Lynn Thompson Award for Excellence in Liberal Arts is a merit-based scholarship awarded annually to support and encourage African American college women at Purdue University.
The renewable scholarship was established to honor the life of Kara Lynn Thompson, who was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a graduate of The Purdue University College of Liberal Arts and The Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Thompson was an accomplished employment lawyer, philanthropist and entrepreneur in Atlanta.
Black female students currently enrolled as a 2nd or 3rd year student at Purdue University in the College of Liberal Arts
Has completed 30 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.3
Hold a leadership role within a campus-based organization and actively involved in community service
Special consideration will be given to out-of-state students, particularly those born and/or graduated high school in the Southern region of the US
Must submit a 3-4 minute video recorded statement (approximately 500 words) about how you will use your voice to make a difference in the upcoming election and submit a college transcript and resume
This scholarship was established and is sponsored and funded by "The Friends of Kara Lynn Thompson".
This scholarship is administered by Emerging Pearls Foundation, Inc.