OVPIT Scholarship Program

Purpose

The Office of the Vice President for Information Technology (OVPIT) is committed to supporting and providing professional and personal education opportunities for employees. The Scholarship Program was created to provide financial assistance for earning an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited institution.

Eligibility

OVPIT employees in benefits-eligible positions may apply for a scholarship. Temporary and student employees are not eligible. Employees must be in good standing with at least a "meets expectations" performance review and maintain this status during the term of their scholarship. The degree for which the scholarship is intended need not be strictly job oriented.

Employees also must have been admitted into the program for which a scholarship is requested. *

The scholarship is intended for those working on completing a degree. If a recipient needs to take a semester off, they should contact IT Human Resources to discuss the situation. These situations will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

* In certain situations, a scholarship may be awarded for prerequisites required for admission into a degree program.

Benefits

OVPIT may reimburse up to 50 percent of tuition, fees and books, not to exceed $6,000 per degree program. Employees are eligible for one scholarship award for one degree program at a time.

For Purdue fee-based programs that do not qualify for fee remission through the University, OVPIT may cover up to a third of the employee's cost. Examples include the Krannert MBA Program and the Master's in Technology Program.

Requirements

Employees must successfully complete all coursework with a C grade or better and maintain satisfactory work performance.

Upon approval, an effective date for reimbursements will be established. Reimbursements are not retroactive for a program the employee already has started. Employees will be immediately reimbursed the cost of books upon submission of receipts. Employees will be reimbursed the cost of tuition and fees upon submission of a transcript with a grade of C or better and a receipt showing payment of tuition and fees, plus verification of satisfactory work performance.

Employees are responsible for notifying IT Human Resources immediately upon withdrawal from a degree program. Recipients will be expected to update IT Human Resources regularly on program progress.

How to apply

Applicants need to submit a completed Scholarship Program application, admittance letter showing acceptance into the academic program and documentation outlining overall program costs to IT Human Resources.

Applications are reviewed by IT Human Resources, the employee’s supervisor and the IT senior staff member for an applicant’s organizational unit. Scholarships are ultimately approved by the vice president for information technology. IT Human resources informs applicants once a decision is made. 

More information

To obtain an application form and for questions about the Scholarship Program, or for additional information, please contact Janice Beaver, 765-496-3879, Beaver8@purdue.edu.

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