John and Betty Friend Endowed Athletics Scholarship
Supporting Students and Honoring a PNW Icon
Coach John Friend mentored countless young men and women throughout his career. We’re looking to extend his impact for generations to come with the John and Betty Friend Endowed Athletics Scholarship.
This fund will provide annual scholarships for PNW athletes. You can help. If you give today, our generous donors will match contributions up to $100,000, doubling resources to support student athletes.
Give By Phone
Direct: (219) 989-2323
Toll-free: (855) 608-4600
(Press 1 for Hammond campus, then enter extension 2323)
We accept Discover, MasterCard, American Express, Paypal and Visa and are available to take your call between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Central Time).
Give By Mail
Purdue University Northwest
2200 169th Street
Hammond, IN 46323
Please make checks out to Purdue Northwest, indicating John & Betty Friend Scholarship in the memo line of the check.
A Positive and Powerful Influence
Coach Friend’s long and successful career as a football coach, basketball coach, athletic director at Hammond High School, Munster High School and then finally at Purdue Northwest has transformed the lives of so many. In 2017, PNW recognized his impact by renaming the Hammond campus’ basketball court “John Friend Court” in his honor.
See our tribute to Betty and John, including memories from Coach Friend’s influential time at Purdue University Northwest.