Purdue Northwest approved for special group recognition license plate to support student scholarships
We’re proud to announce that Purdue University Northwest has been approved to offer a special group recognition (SGR) license plate to Indiana motorists, beginning in January 2018.
Many alumni and community members have been asking for a PNW special group recognition license plate. You can order your plate in 2018 – and support future generations of PNW students through scholarships!
Indiana motorists are invited to purchase the plate featuring the image of a lion head, the university mascot, which will support the PNW Legacy Scholarship endowed fund. Upgrades from the standard license plate to the new PNW plate will be available through the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) when you renew, or register a new vehicle, online or at Indiana license branches.
Purdue Northwest applied earlier this year to the BMV to establish a SGR license plate supporting scholarships for Indiana students. The BMV approved PNW’s application based upon a favorable recommendation by a legislative committee that reviews each SGR application.
PNW Legacy Scholarship fund
The PNW Legacy Scholarship is an endowed scholarship fund recognizing academic achievements and leadership potential in Indiana students whose parent, sibling or grandparent is a Purdue Northwest graduate. This scholarship will be funded by proceeds from the PNW license plate.
With the purchase of each PNW license plate, an annual $25 tax-deductible contribution is made to the scholarship fund.
The Purdue University Northwest license plate is now available through the Indiana BMV.
You may order your license plate in-person or online at your local Indiana license branch.
Follow these steps to obtain your Purdue University Northwest license plate online:
- Visit the Indiana BMV website’s Standard and Distinctive License Plates [Opens in New Window] page.
- Choose the College and University category from the sub-menu listing near the center of the page to filter your search.
- Choose the plate design listed as Purdue University Northwest to begin the process of purchasing or renewing your license plate.
For additional information, contact the Purdue Northwest Office of Alumni Affairs.
Call (219) 989-2308