Groben Society For Endowed Scholarships

Those who fully endow an athletics scholarship to Purdue University are granted membership in The Groben Society as well as becoming Champion John Purdue Club members for life. The Groben Society is named for Dick and Jeanne Groben of Sarasota, Florida, in honor of their generous contributions to the enduring success of Purdue Intercollegiate Athletics. "Jeanne and I just want to help student-athletes get their degrees at Purdue," says Dick. "Athletics puts our entire university in the national spotlight, and supporting athletics is our way of showing the University just how much we care and appreciate all it has to offer."

Together, Dick and Jeanne have left a legacy through their understanding of Purdue's student-athlete model and their commitment to helping develop the next generation of leaders.

The Groben Society has been created to exclusively recognize those individuals who share the Groben's vision by investing in leadership created through the student-athlete experience.

According to athletic director Morgan Burke, "securing a solid foundation through building a strong athletic scholarship endowment is among the athletics department's greatest priorities."

Currently, 90 of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics' scholarships are endowed. Over time, the goal is to endow at least half of the scholarships offered to Purdue's 500 student-athletes.

Endowed scholarship gifts are invested as part of the department's permanent endowment, and a portion of the interest is re-invested to secure the endowment's future. Each year, part of the interest income on each endowed scholarship provides a student-athlete with the opportunity to receive a Purdue education that includes tuition and fees, room and board, and books for the academic year.

For more information on scholarship endowment for Purdue University Athletics, please contact the John Purdue Club by telephone at (800) 213-2239 or by e-mail at jpc@purdue.edu.

Groben Society

Our many thanks go to the following generous and committed individuals, couples and families who have ensured that the scholarship and academic support of our fine student-athletes is in place today and far into the future.

The William Fink Endowed Scholarship for Athletics
Established in 2008 by William E. Fink of Auburn, Indiana

The Tom Spurgeon Athletics Scholarship
Established in 2008 by Thomas E. Spurgeon of Peoria Heights, Illinois

The Nick Hardwick Football Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Nicholas A. Hardwick of San Diego, California

The Coombs Scholarship for Athletics
Established in 2007 by Michael and Linda Coombs of Greenwood, Indiana

The Bill and Patty Jones Family Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Bill and Patty Jones of Indianapolis, Indiana

The Ted Hingst Athletics Scholarship
Established in 2007 by Ted Hingst of West Lafayette, Indiana

Shahnasarian Family Scholarship for Football
Established in 2006 by George and Karen Shahnasarian of Downer's Grove, Illinois

The Charles A. and Anna M. Miller Football Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Charles and Anna Miller of Quincy, Illinois

The Scott and Susan Terry Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2006 by R. Scott and Susan S. Terry of Seattle, Washington

The Lehman Family Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Gary J. and J. Michele Lehman of West Lafayette, Indiana

The Richard and Jeanne Groben Endowed Scholarship for Athletics
Established in 2006 by Dick and Jeanne Groben of Sarasota, Florida

The Robert P. and Ella Lou McClain Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2006 by Robert B. McClain of Indianapolis, Indiana

The Bove Family Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Frank and Cheryl Bove of Marion, Indiana

The Bruce and Judi Jacobs Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Bruce and Judi Jacobs of Winfield, Illinois

Paul DeNuccio Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Susan DeNuccio of North Oaks, Minnesota

Daniel C. Deufel Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2006 by Daniel C. Deufel of Montgomery, Illinois

Robert and Mary Hingst Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2006 by Robert and Mary Hingst of Kokomo, Indiana

Anonymously Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2006

The Bob and Nancy King Endowed Scholarship for Athletics
Established in 2006 by former student-athletes and friends to recognize the contributions of Coach Bob King and his wife, Nancy

The DeMars Family Christian Student-Athlete Scholarship
Established in 2006 by the DeMars family of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Jenna and Chip Wright Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2006 by John and Janet Nine of Carmel, Indiana

Dance Moves and Gymnastics Endowed Spirit Squad Fund for Athletics
Established in 2006 by Jim, Linda, Kim and Heather Rau of West Lafayette, Indiana

The Jim and Barbi (Barnes) Hayes Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Jim and Barbi (Barnes) Hayes of Naperville, Illinois

The John and Connie Basham Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 by John and Connie Basham of Lafayette, Indiana

The Jerry and Rosie Semler Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Jerry and Rosie Semler of Indianapolis, Indiana

Leonard E. and Margaret R. Wood Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 2005 by Margaret R. Wood of West Lafayette, Indiana

The Al Birchler and Molly Thomas Endowed Athletic Scholarship for Football
Established in 2005 by Alan C. Birchler of Southern Pines, North Carolina

The Jim and Mary Jo Risk Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Jim and Mary Jo Risk of Lafayette, Indiana

The Gene and Pat Keady Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 by former student-athletes, friends and fans of Purdue Men's Basketball to honor Gene and Pat Keady

The American Consulting, Inc. Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2005 by Sarajane and Jim Wurster of Indianapolis, Indiana

Steven N. and Patricia F. Johnson Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2004 by Steven and Patricia Johnson of Kokomo, Indiana

The Knote Family Athletic Scholarship in memory of Raymond and Margaret Knote
Established in 2004 by John and Janice Knote of West Lafayette, Indiana

The Karpick Family Athletic Scholarship for Football
Established in 2004 by Donald Karpick of Arlington Heights, Illinois

Ken and Charlotte Stuff Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Ken and Charlotte Stuff of Elkhart, Indiana

Robert "Bob" Griese Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2004 by Robert and Shay Griese of Coral Gables, Florida

Al and Irene Kurtenbach Endowed Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2004 by Al and Irene Kurtenbach of Brookings, South Dakota

Carl Bimel Jr. Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2004 by Carl and Alice Bimel Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio

Forest and Rosalyn Farmer Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2004 by Forest and Rosalyn Farmer of Rochester Hills, Michigan

John and Janet Nine Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 2003 by John and Janet Nine of Carmel, Indiana

Doris and Bob Holloway Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Doris and Bob Holloway from Middletown, Kentucky

Joanna Lowry Endowed Scholarship for Volleyball
Established in 2003 by friends and family of Joanna Lowry

The Sheehan Family Endowed Scholarship
Established in 2003 by Thomas J. and Judith Sheehan Jr. of Kokomo, Indiana

Schleicher Family Scholarship Established by Dick, Alice, Rick and Kimra Schleicher in memory of Douglas L. Schleicher
Established in 2002 by Dick, Alice, Rick and Kimra Schleicher of Borden, Indiana

Virginia M. Neff Endowed Scholarship for Women's Basketball
Established in 2002 by Virginia M. Neff of Indianapolis, Indiana

Jeffrey A. Cooke Endowed Scholarship for Swimming and Diving
Established in 2002 by Jeffrey A. Cooke of Lafayette, Indiana

Belin Family Endowed Scholarship for Volleyball
Established in 2002 by Ron and Kay Belin of Valparaiso, Indiana

Holly and Phillip Taggart Endowed Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Phil and Holly Taggart of Coto De Caza, California

Leonard Family Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2001 by Doc and Ginger Leonard of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Bob and Sally Weist Endowed Scholarship for Golf
Established in 2001 by Bob and Sally Weist of Chicago, Illinois

Susan Woodling Endowed Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Susan Woodling of Carmel, Indiana

Anderson Family Scholarship Honoring Dutch Fehring
Established in 2001 by the Anderson Family of Wilmette, Illinois

Bob Hall Endowed Scholarship for Men's and Women's Tennis
Established in 2001 by Bob and Gail Hall of Indianapolis, Indiana

Win Gerde Endowed Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2001 by Win Gerde of Romney, Indiana

Daniel C. Deufel Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 2001 by Dan C. Deufel of Montgomery, Illinois

Karl R. and B. Jean Leffler Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2000 by the family of Karl and Jean Leffler

Larry and Carolyn Woodling Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2000 by Larry and Carolyn Woodling of Carmel, Indiana

Jack and Betty Neff Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2000 by Jack and Betty Neff of Indianapolis, Indiana

Ben Korschot Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 2000 by Benjamin C. Korschot of Lee's Summit, Missouri

Cy and Priscilla Gerde Endowed Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2000 by Cy and Priscilla Gerde of Battle Ground, Indiana

Durham Brothers Endowed Athletics Scholarships (6 scholarships)
Established in 2000 by John and Nancy Durham and Robert and Kathleen Durham of St. Louis, Missouri

Carol Dewey Endowed Scholarship for Volleyball
Established in 2000 by former student-athletes, friends and fans of Purdue Volleyball who benefited from Carol's 20 years of coaching expertise

Bill and Betty Christenson Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2000 by Bill and Betty Christenson of Attica, Indiana

Noel and Jo Callahan Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 2000 by Noel and Jo Callahan of Indianapolis, Indiana

William S. Butterfield Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 2000 by William S. Butterfield from Evansville, Indiana

Gregory and Mauna Brickler Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 2000 by Gregory and Mauna Brickler from Indianapolis, Indiana

Marilyn J. Boyd Endowed Scholarship for Softball
Established in 2000 by Frederick M. Boyd of West Lafayette, Indiana

Robert and Janet Adams Endowed Scholarship for Women's Basketball
Established in 2000 by Robert and Janet Adams of Lafayette, Indiana

Tiffany Young Endowed Scholarship for Women's Basketball
Established in 1999 by individuals who were touched by Tiffany's enthusiasm, zest for life, compassion and dedication as a student-athlete

Norman and Peggy Yoder Endowed Scholarship for Basketball
Established in 1999 by Norman and Peggy Yoder of Auburn, Indiana

Jack Mollenkopf Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 1999 by former student-athletes, fans and friends to honor Jack's successful tenure at the helm of the Boilermaker football program

Bill and Ginny Hingst Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 1999 by Bill Ginny Hingst of Kokomo, Indiana

Terry Dischinger Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 1999 by Terry and Mary Dischinger of Lake Oswego, Oregon

Jay Kenneth Newnum Endowed Scholarship for Women's Basketball
Established in 1998 by Jay Newnum of Fishers, Indiana

Thomas H. Miller Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 1998 by Thomas Miller of Cicero, Indiana

Susan R. Jones Endowed Scholarship for Women's Golf
Established in 1998 by Susan R. Jones of Indianapolis, Indiana

Jennifer E. Jones Endowed Scholarship for Women's Golf
Established in 1998 by Jennifer E. Jones of Lebanon, Indiana

Dr. Wayne L. Johnson, Ph.D., Endowed Scholarship for Wrestling
Established in 1998 by Sandford and Priscilla Johnson of Brownsburg, Indiana

John and Hilda Hingst Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 1998 by John and Hilda Hingst of Kokomo, Indiana

Kenneth J. and Ruth Ann Newnum Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 1997 by Kenneth and Ruth Ann Newnum of Crawfordsville, Indiana

Tim and Jane McGinley Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 1997 by Tim and Jane McGinley of Indianapolis, Indiana

Dick and Sandy Dauch Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 1997 by Dick and Sandy Dauch of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Ted and Nancy Boots Endowed Scholarship for Men's Golf
Established in 1997 by Ted and Nancy Boots of Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Jo-Ann Price Endowed Scholarship for Women's Basketball
Established in 1993 by Jo-Ann Price of West Lafayette, Indiana

Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth B. Cohee Endowed Scholarship for Men's Basketball
Established in 1992 by Kenneth and Mary Jane Cohee of Lebanon, Ohio

James F. and Jane A. Schorr Endowed Scholarship for Baseball
Established in 1991 Jim and Jane Schorr of Barrington, Illinois

John P. and Lois L. Holton Endowed Scholarship for Football
Established in 1991 by John and Lois Holton of Indianapolis, Indiana

The Robert D. Humphrey Endowed Scholarship for Athletics
The Robert D. Humphrey Endowed Scholarship for Athletics
Established in 2008 by the Robert D. Humphrey Estate

The DeWitt Wheeler "BUCK" Buchanan Athletic Scholarship
Established in 2009 by the Buchanan Family

The Paulson Family Endowed Athletic Scholarship In Memory of Bob Paulson
Established in 2010 by Janet Paulson, Zachary Paulson, and Matthew Paulson