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Scholarship Information for Incoming First Year Students

University Merit Scholarships

Purdue University awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified incoming students based on academic information provided with admission applications that are complete by November 15, 2013. A complete admissions application includes all required material including ACT or SAT test score (including writing), high school transcript, and application fee.

November 15, 2013, is a priority deadline to apply for admission in order to be considered for Purdue's largest merit scholarship awards, the Trustee and Presidential scholarships.

International Students are not eligible for University scholarships.

Incoming first year students are highly encouraged to complete the College of Health & Human Sciences scholarship application for full consideration for scholarship opportunities. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2014. The application will close on this date; therefore, students should plan to complete the scholarship process well in advance of the deadline to prevent issues with submission of the application.

Note: Incoming students should log into the University scholarship application using their career account. For instructions on how to set up your career account, visit https://www.purdue.edu/apps/account/AccountSetup.

College of Health & Human Sciences Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Health & Human Sciences awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified incoming students based on academic information provided with admission applications that are complete by November 15, 2013. A complete admissions application includes all required material including ACT or SAT test score (including writing), high school transcript, and application fee.

Students with incomplete applications as of November 15, 2013, or who apply for admission after this date are not eligible for College of Health & Human Sciences merit scholarship awards.

Other University Scholarships and Financial Aid

Need-based scholarships grants, loans, and work-study programs are available through the Division of Financial Aid. To maximize consideration for all federal, state and institutional funds, students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2014. Applications completed after this date may result in student ineligibility for certain types of financial aid.

Freshmen scholarship notifications begin April of each year.

Questions About Scholarships

Questions about the scholarship process should be directed to Mary Taylor, Student Program Specialist/Academic Advisor, by e-mail at taylorm@purdue.edu​ or by phone at (765) 494-8533.