Summit Scholars Competition: Selection Process

The 2024 Virtual Summit Scholars Competition will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to apply to the Virtual Summit Scholars Competition. Students will be asked to submit an application. The application form must be submitted by the published deadline of January 15. The link to the application will be sent via email and direct mail. After a holistic review of the of all applicants is complete, those selected to compete will be invited to participate.

The Summit Scholars Competition includes a virtual interview, as well as opportunities to view videos from Purdue Fort Wayne leadership, faculty, students, and the current four classes of Chapman Scholars. The Summit Scholars Competition also offers you and your parents the opportunity to learn about Purdue Fort Wayne campus life. 

The students invited to participate will compete for the Chapman Scholarship; business majors may be eligible for the Doermer Distinguished Scholarship as well.

The tentative agenda for the Virtual Summit Scholars Competition:

Time Event*
9:00 AM - 9:50  AM Welcome/Overview
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

- Student Program -

Interviews, Information Fair, and Department Representative Visits

*All Summit Scholars Competition events will be held virtually.

If you have questions about the Chapman Scholars Program, please contact Michele Shawver at [email protected] or 260-481-0535.


The Summit Scholar Panel at the 2018 Summit Scholars Competition
Left to Right: Vice Chancellor Carl Drummond, Chapman Scholar Andrew VonGunten, Auer VPA Scholar Mary Landrigan, Chapman Scholar Srikiran Dasari, Doermer Distinguished Scholar Gigi Goshorn, Chapman Scholar Bre Anne Briskey, Chapman Scholar Brandon Blumenherst

Chapman Scholar Recipients by Year