BCM scholarship created in Notary's memory

The College of Technology at Purdue University has created a scholarship in memory of a student who died in a fire in 2013.

The Scott A. Notary Memorial Scholarship has been set up to honor Notary, a building construction management major who was just weeks away from graduating when he died November 16, 2013.

Ways to give

  • Online (Enter a gift amount, click “Add to Gift Basket”, click “Check Out”, and then fill in required address and credit card fields)
  • Text PurdueNotary to 41444 (You will receive a text message asking you to accept  the general terms for donating. Follow the link in the text message and then enter your credit card information.)
  • Call the College of Technology Office of Advancement at 765-494-7967

“Scott always had an interest in technology,” said his mother, Peggy Favorite, who is assistant director of Span Plan Adult Student Services at Purdue. “He liked to figure out how things worked and was creative in solving problems.”

Favorite said the Scott A. Notary Memorial Scholarship will help other students with the same passion. It will be awarded to a building construction management major from Indiana who has demonstrated financial need and maintained at least a 2.5 grade point average. Preference will be given to students with junior standing.

“A scholarship is a fitting tribute for Scott Notary, who touched so many lives as a student leader and lifelong resident of the area,” said Shari Schrader, director of advancement for the College of Technology. “Even as Purdue has made great strides in keeping education affordable, scholarships are needed more than ever. Scott’s memory will live on in the college and at Purdue through this scholarship.”

Notary served as president of Purdue’s student chapter of the Restoration Industry Association. A graduate of Jefferson High School in Lafayette, he was a member of the tennis and cross country teams, and was awarded the Chamber of Commerce Technology Award there. He loved to fish and hunt and spend time in the woods or at the beach. He was a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Lafayette.

The college worked with Notary’s family to set up the scholarship, including Favorite, his stepfather Ed Lausch, and his father and stepmother David and Shar Notary.

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