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Doermer School of Business

Doermer Distinguished Scholarship—our school’s most esteemed award.


Designed for high-achieving students, the prestigious Doermer Distinguished Scholarship offers full tuition, housing, textbooks, a stipend for food, and fees paid for up to four years. This competitive scholarship is awarded to one business major each year. 


Eligibility Criteria

  • Current high school senior set to complete Core 40 Diploma requirements or other college-prep curriculum
  • 3.95 GPA, with 90th-percentile class ranking; or 1380 SAT or higher; or 29 ACT or higher
  • Submission of a completed application to Purdue Fort Wayne by December 1
  • Completion of the FAFSA (school code 001828) by December 1
  • Participation in the Summit Scholars Competition

Students who meet this criteria are invited to come to campus for our major scholarships competition day: Summit Scholars.

Once you apply to Purdue Fort Wayne and are deemed eligible to compete, the competition coordinator will send you the direct link to apply via email and mail.

Yes, as long as you meet the renewal requirements, which include the following: 

  • Be enrolled full-time during the fall and spring semesters
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Meet program expectations
  • Reside in on-campus housing

Aside from the financial and professional benefits, Doermer Distinguished Scholars also enjoy the following: 

Each Doermer Scholar will be paired with a faculty mentor and a mentor in the business community. The business leader mentor may stay the same for four years or change based on the student’s interest.

Networking Opportunities
Doermer Scholars are invited to attend Business Advisory Council and Alumni Council meetings, as well as numerous other events allowing the opportunity to network with leaders in our business community.

International Experiences
Upon completion of BUS M301, P301, F301 and Z302, Doermer Scholars will automatically be considered Lawson Scholars and have the opportunity to participate in the D490 International Experience course once without having to complete the application process. This 3-credit course provides an international business-travel experience lasting 10–12 days to countries such as France, China, or India at no expense to the student.

The staff of the Doermer School of Business will work with you to find internship opportunities during the junior and senior year that match the Doermer Scholar’s interest.

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Business Education Fund Scholarship

A local approach.

This scholarship is open to accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing students who are enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours. Students must also be residents of Allen, Adams, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells, or Whitley County.

Merit Scholarship

Get rewarded for your effort.

This scholarship is open to full-time students pursuing economics, finance, management, or marketing degrees. To be eligible, students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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Economics professor John P. Manzer loved teaching. Even in his free time, he spent long hours working with Junior Achievement to help young people learn. This memorial scholarship was established to carry on his magnanimous spirit. If you’re an undergraduate economics major who demonstrates financial need, you’re eligible.
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DeWayne A. Stonebarger was more than a teacher. He was often called upon to assume active roles in professional and philanthropic concerns throughout our community. He was well-known as a professor who cared, and many of his students counted him among their friends. This scholarship is open to all junior and senior full-time business majors.
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Looking for even more scholarships? Then you’ll want to check out ScholarshipUniverse. It connects you with various internal and external scholarship opportunities. 

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