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Student Experiences

With the Larsen Leaders Academy


The Larsen Leaders Academy (LLA) is a learning community. As a member, you will get to know your peers, faculty and staff through a case competition and social events throughout the academic year. Larsen students also have the option of joining the live-in portion of the Larsen Leaders Academy Learning Community.

Larsen Academy Mentor Program (LAMP)


Become a mentor or a mentee through the Larsen Academy Mentor Program (LAMP). This program connects incoming students with upperclassmen. Through group dinners and one-on-one meetings, this program will guide you through your Krannert career. LLA freshman and sophomores: Become a mentee to have a brighter Krannert future! LLA juniors and seniors: Become a mentor, guided by a Krannert alum! Ask your advisor about LAMP, and email with any questions.

Transformational Experience Grants

You can be awarded up to $1,000 to build your own dream. Some opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • traveling to a national conference in New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago to network with professionals in your field
  • enjoying a study abroad experience
  • getting involved with a faculty-directed student research project

There’s almost no end to the possibilities of what you can do! Apply for a Transformational Experiences Grant. For more information, contact Steve Shelby, director of the Larsen Leaders Academy. View the Larsen Leaders Academy Transformational Experience Grant Guidelines

Applications for the Academic Year 2023-2024 will be accepted August 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023.

Below are two videos from past recipients of the LLA Transformational Experiences Grant that showcase the types of opportunities you can engage in.


Students admitted to the Larsen Leaders Academy beginning in 2019 who have a demonstrated financial need as determined by Purdue University’s Division of Financial Aid*, are eligible for a study abroad scholarship that covers the full cost of any of the Krannert short term study abroad programs, including a fixed allowance for travel expenses. Students participating in semester programs may receive up to $6,000. Students who also receive scholarship money from other sources at Purdue (e.g. Purdue Moves) may receive a Larsen scholarship that makes up the difference between the full cost of the program and their other scholarship. The Larsen scholarship may be used one time during the student’s tenure at Krannert subject to being in good academic standing and being qualified for the program.

For more information, please contact your advisor.

*Students must have submitted a FAFSA to Purdue University to be considered. Students who receive a Larsen Leaders Academy Study Abroad scholarship are not eligible for the Transformational Experiences Grant. See your advisor for more details.


Take Your Next Giant Leap at Purdue

Purdue University offers you more than 1,000 student organizations and clubs. Larsen Leaders Academy students are motivated, competitive, and ethical when building leadership skills. As an LLA student you are encouraged – and expected – to take advantage of the many learning and professional development opportunities offered by Krannert and Purdue. Here are a few:

Boilermaker Consulting Group

The Boilermaker Consulting Group is a STEM consulting firm that brings together students of all majors to form cross-functional teams that solve client problems. Dedicated students from Krannert, the College of Engineering, and more schools work together to address complex technical issues and create high quality solutions for clients.

Doster Leadership Conference

This annual student-run event connects 100 of Krannert’s top student leaders with corporate representatives at a conference in Indianapolis. The Doster Leadership Conference includes team-building activities, a reception, a career fair, and more.