Summit Scholars Program

Summit Scholars Competition: Selection Process

The 2020 Summit Scholars Competition will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Students who meet the eligibility requirements are invited to participate in the Summit Scholars Competition on campus in February. Students will be asked to submit a registration form and application. Both the registration form and application form must be submitted by the published deadline. The forms will be sent via email and direct mail.

The Summit Scholars Competition includes an interview and a group problem solving activity, as well as opportunities to talk with 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. 

All eligible students will compete for the Chapman Scholarship; business majors may be eligible for the Doermer Distinguished Scholarship as well.

The tentative agenda for the Summit Scholars Competition:

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast at the International Ballroom (Walb Student Union)
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Welcome/Overview
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Student Program—group activity and interviews
  Parent Program— Purdue Fort Wayne educational opportunities
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Lunch/Program
1:30 PM Campus Tours (optional)

If you have questions about the Chapman Scholars Program,
please contact Kelsey McQuillin at
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