Purdue Grand Prix has always been more than just a kart race.
Grand Prix showcases one of the best opportunities on campus for students to develop leadership skills that last a lifetime. Nicknamed "the greatest spectacle in college racing," the annual event allows young Boilermakers to learn from inspiring mentors like Jack Young.
What is the Jack Young Memorial Endowment?
The Jack Young Memorial Endowment was first established in May of 2021 to honor the life of Jack Young, a Grand Prix advisor and Purdue alum who passed away last year. Jack loved to serve his alma mater, especially for his beloved Grand Prix.
If enough funding is raised, the Jack Young Memorial Endowment will provide undergraduate scholarships to students who are members of the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation or who participate in its university-affiliated activities. The endowment committee, which includes Jack's three children, is working hard to build this scholarship, but we can't do it without the generosity of donors like you.
Will you consider making a donation today and honoring Jack's legacy? We need your help now more than ever to turn this endowment into a scholarship. Every donation, no matter the size, will lead us one step closer to our goal amount.
2018 Purdue Grand Prix winner, Jared Thomas, celebrates his victory with a traditional milk bath.
The Purdue Grand Prix was born in 1958 after a group of students chose to make their dream a reality. They wanted a way for Boilermakers on campus to exercise their skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm for engineering. Since then, we have matured into the successful organization that we are today. Our motto has always been "students helping students," and we pursue that in everything we do.
Join us by giving to the Jack Young Memorial Endowment. You can help more students make their dreams a reality!
* The Jack Young Memorial Endowment was seeded by Doug Catt, Bonnie Hockema, Mark Legan, and Cynthia Richards.