Scholarship that honors late Purdue student now funded

West Lafayette 2013 deadly house fire (WLFI Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Purdue University scholarship that honors a student who was killed in an off-campus apartment fire in 2013 has received enough gifts to begin offering its first scholarship.

Purdue’s College of Technology says that on March 2 gifts to the Scott A. Notary Memorial Scholarship exceeded the $25,000 needed to establish scholarship endowments.

Beginning next school year, a junior in the building construction management program will receive 5 percent of the total endowment every year.

The Journal & Courier reports the award is not merit-based and is available specifically for students with financial difficulties.

Scott Notary was 22 when he died along with his dog, Griffin, in a November 2013 apartment fire a few blocks from Purdue’s main campus.

Notary was a Purdue senior studying building construction management. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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