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Merit Scholarship Renewals

Once a student enrolls at Purdue with a merit scholarship, there are certain criteria that need to be met in order to renew that scholarship.

Trustees or Presidential Scholarship: To view the renewal criteria of the Trustees or Presidential scholarship you were awarded select the term you entered Purdue below:

Emerging Leaders Scholarship: To view the renewal criteria of the Emerging Leaders scholarship you were awarded select ‘Emerging Leaders’ below:

Emerging Leaders Renewal Criteria

  • Continuous full time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester*
  • *If you do not meet the renewal criteria at the end of the spring semester, the scholarship will not be renewed for the following academic year. Should the cumulative GPA be raised to the required level at the end of a subsequent spring semester, the scholarship will be reinstated at that time for the following academic year as long as all other renewal criteria are met. Additionally, the academic year(s) you do not qualify for the scholarship still count toward the four years of eligibility.

The chart below provides an example of a merit scholarship that was not renewed for the 2016-17 academic year due to a less than 2.75 cumulative GPA at the end of the 2016 spring semester. Grades were checked again one year later at the end of the 2017 spring semester. Since the cumulative GPA was then a 2.75 or higher the merit scholarship was reinstated for the following academic year. In this example it is assumed you have met all other renewal criteria.

Academic Year Cumulative GPA end of spring term for prior academic year GPA Renewal Criteria Met Reason
2014-15 N/A N/A Initial award year
2015-16 3.10 Yes Met 2.75 GPA requirement end of 2015 spring term
2016-17 2.50 No 2.75 GPA requirement not met end of 2016 term
2017-18 2.89 Yes Met 2.75 GPA requirement end of 2017 spring term
2018-19 3.05 No Four years of eligibility has expired

Fall 2014 - Trustees or Presidential

  • Complete one full academic year in the program (major) to which you were originally admitted
  • Complete a minimum of 30 college credit hours each academic year, including summer
  • Continuous full time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester*
  • *If you do not meet the renewal criteria at the end of the spring semester, the scholarship will not be renewed for the following academic year. Should the cumulative GPA be raised to the required level at the end of a subsequent spring semester, the scholarship will be reinstated at that time for the following academic year as long as all other renewal criteria are met. Additionally, the academic year(s) you do not qualify for the scholarship still count toward the four years of eligibility.

The chart below provides an example of a merit scholarship that was not renewed for the 2016-17 academic year due to a less than 3.00 cumulative GPA at the end of the 2016 spring semester. Grades were checked again one year later at the end of the 2017 spring semester. Since the cumulative GPA was then a 3.00 or higher the merit scholarship was reinstated for the following academic year. In this example it is assumed you have met all other renewal criteria.

Academic Year Cumulative GPA end of spring term for prior academic year GPA Renewal Criteria Met Reason
2014-15 N/A N/A Initial award year
2015-16 3.10 Yes Met 3.00 GPA requirement end of 2015 spring term
2016-17 2.80 No 3.00 GPA requirement not met end of 2016 term
2017-18 3.05 Yes Met 3.00 GPA requirement end of 2017 spring term
2018-19 3.30 No Four years of eligibility has expired

Fall 2013 - Trustees or Presidential

  • Complete one full academic year in the program (major) to which you were originally admitted
  • Continuous full time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester*
  • *If you do not meet the renewal criteria at the end of the spring semester, the scholarship will not be renewed for the following academic year. Should the cumulative GPA be raised to the required level at the end of a subsequent spring semester, the scholarship will be reinstated at that time for the following academic year as long as all other renewal criteria are met. Additionally, the academic year(s) you do not qualify for the scholarship still count toward the four years of eligibility.

The chart below provides an example of a merit scholarship that was not renewed for the 2016-17 academic year due to a less than 3.00 cumulative GPA at the end of the 2016 spring semester. Grades were checked again one year later at the end of the 2017 spring semester. Since the cumulative GPA was then a 3.00 or higher the merit scholarship was reinstated for the following academic year. In this example it is assumed you have met all other renewal criteria.

Academic Year Cumulative GPA end of spring term for prior academic year GPA Renewal Criteria Met Reason
2014-15 N/A N/A Initial award year
2015-16 3.10 Yes Met 3.00 GPA requirement end of 2015 spring term
2016-17 2.80 No 3.00 GPA requirement not met end of 2016 term
2017-18 3.05 Yes Met 3.00 GPA requirement end of 2017 spring term
2018-19 3.30 No Four years of eligibility has expired

Fall 2012 - Trustees or Presidential

  • Complete one full academic year in the program (major) to which you were originally admitted
  • Continuous full time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester*
  • *If you do not meet the renewal criteria at the end of the spring semester, the scholarship will not be renewed for the following academic year. Should the cumulative GPA be raised to the required level at the end of a subsequent spring semester, the scholarship will be reinstated at that time for the following academic year as long as all other renewal criteria are met. Additionally, the academic year(s) you do not qualify for the scholarship still count toward the four years of eligibility.

The chart below provides an example of a merit scholarship that was not renewed for the 2016-17 academic year due to a less than 3.00 cumulative GPA at the end of the 2016 spring semester. Grades were checked again one year later at the end of the 2017 spring semester. Since the cumulative GPA was then a 3.00 or higher the merit scholarship was reinstated for the following academic year. In this example it is assumed you have met all other renewal criteria.

Academic Year Cumulative GPA end of spring term for prior academic year GPA Renewal Criteria Met Reason
2014-15 N/A N/A Initial award year
2015-16 3.10 Yes Met 3.00 GPA requirement end of 2015 spring term
2016-17 2.80 No 3.00 GPA requirement not met end of 2016 term
2017-18 3.05 Yes Met 3.00 GPA requirement end of 2017 spring term
2018-19 3.30 No Four years of eligibility has expired

Fall 2011 - Trustees or Presidential

  • Continuous full time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester*
  • *If you do not meet the renewal criteria at the end of the spring semester, the scholarship will not be renewed for the following academic year. Should the cumulative GPA be raised to the required level at the end of a subsequent spring semester, the scholarship will be reinstated at that time for the following academic year as long as all other renewal criteria are met. Additionally, the academic year(s) you do not qualify for the scholarship still count toward the four years of eligibility.

The chart below provides an example of a merit scholarship that was not renewed for the 2016-17 academic year due to a less than 3.00 cumulative GPA at the end of the 2016 spring semester. Grades were checked again one year later at the end of the 2017 spring semester. Since the cumulative GPA was then a 3.00 or higher the merit scholarship was reinstated for the following academic year. In this example it is assumed you have met all other renewal criteria.

Academic Year Cumulative GPA end of spring term for prior academic year GPA Renewal Criteria Met Reason
2014-15 N/A N/A Initial award year
2015-16 3.10 Yes Met 3.00 GPA requirement end of 2015 spring term
2016-17 2.80 No 3.00 GPA requirement not met end of 2016 term
2017-18 3.05 Yes Met 3.00 GPA requirement end of 2017 spring term
2018-19 3.30 No Four years of eligibility has expired

Fall 2010 - Trustees or Presidential

  • Continuous full time enrollment each semester (minimum of 12 or more credit hours), excluding summer
  • Achieve a minimum cumulative 3.00 GPA. GPA is checked annually at the end of each spring semester. If your CGPA falls below the minimum, the scholarship will not be renewed and cannot be regained.
  • Continue to pursue first undergraduate degree
  • Up to four years (8 semesters) of eligibility