Studying abroad can be very affordable, but like any educational opportunity, it requires planning. Study abroad programs vary in cost, depending on the type of program (Exchange, Co-Sponsored, or Direct Enroll), length of stay (year, semester, summer or spring break) and destination. In order to make study abroad affordable for interested students, Purdue offers many study abroad scholarship opportunities.
*Scholarship amounts may vary based on eligibility
Ms. Handel retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Applied Materials Inc. in January 2007. She had worked for the company in increasingly responsible roles since 1985. Applied Materials makes the equipment to make semiconductors and, in a recent move, solar power cells. Ms Handel was recognized for her work as CFO by Institutional Investor magazine which listed her among the "Best CFOs in America" in 2006 and by the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards (2006) which recognized her community service.
Doug DeVos has served as president of Amway since 2002. He oversees daily operations of the company and shares the office of the chief executive with chairman Steve Van Andel. Doug is the youngest son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, who, with Steve's father Jay, started Amway in 1959. Doug, who joined Amway in 1986, previously served in various leadership positions with the company in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He has served on the Krannert Dean's Advisory Council and the Krannert Global Strategic Advisory Council.
Jennifer Liu is the Director of a Program Management Office with OBXtek, Inc.- a government contracting firm. Prior to joining OBXtek, she worked at Verizon in increasingly senior roles for 16 years. Jennifer has stayed involved with Purdue serving as the President of the Purdue Club of DC for over 4 years, mentoring students through MGMT 295, and most recently joining the Krannert School Alumni Association as a board member. It is through Jennifer's work and life experiences that she feels strongly that students should take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad as it will help students post-graduation with the global workplace. Jennifer, herself, is an avid traveler and tries to get out to "see the world" at least once a year. As a continuous learner, there is always something she manages to take away from her trips that she can apply to her everyday life.
To apply for any of the Krannert scholarships please submit a Krannert Study Abroad Scholarship Application