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Individual Purdue Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for incoming Exploratory Studies freshmen ONLY:

Grace Freshman Scholar Award

This award recognizes the outstanding academic achievement and strong extracurricular and community involvement of an incoming Exploratory Studies student. Special emphasis is placed on the leadership roles the student has had both in school and in the community.

  • Awarded to an incoming first-year Exploratory student.  No application required.  Students will be contacted if they are offered this award. 
  • Minimum SAT of 1920, ACT composite of 28, or National Merit finalist
  • Firm Deadline - Complete admission application must be on file in the Office of Admissions by November 1, 2015
  • Total award of $2500 (non-renewable)
  • Recipient will be notified by March 2015

Purdue Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Citizenship Awards

This award recognizes the outstanding community involvement and strong academic achievement of an incoming Exploratory Studies student. Special emphasis is placed on good citizenship and how active the student has been in her/his school and home community.

  • Awarded to incoming first-year Exploratory Studies student(s). 
  • Minimum SAT of 1600, ACT composite of 24, or National Merit Finalist
  • Total award of $2000 (non-renewable)
  • Application will be available in February 2015

Scholarships for returning Exploratory Studies students ONLY:

Purdue Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Citizenship Award in Honor of Ronda E. Feathers

This award recognizes the outstanding school/community involvement and strong academic achievement of a continuing Exploratory Studies student with preference going to a member of the Purdue "All-American" Marching Band, or one of the other bands, or in one of the PMO groups.

  • Awarded to first-year, continuing Exploratory student(s). 
  • Purdue cumulative (overall) GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Total award of $1000 (non-renewable) disbursed in equal installments during the fall and spring semesters of the student's sophomore year
  • Application will be available in March 2015

To learn about other scholarship opportunties available to Purdue and Exploratory students, visit http://www.purdue.edu/dfa/sandg/schoolaward.php.