Welcome to NISO
the National & International Scholarships Office
Housed within the Honors College, NISO supports current Purdue undergraduate students and, in some cases (such as the U.S. Student Fulbright Program), recent graduates and current graduate students. Our mission is to encourage and assist students with excellent academic records —including but not limited to Honors College students—to apply for prestigious, highly competitive and selective national and international awards. These awards allow students to pursue a wide range of opportunities within the U.S. and around the globe including study abroad, undergraduate and graduate studies, research, and teaching assistantships. Our office collaborates with Purdue faculty and staff to identify and support potential scholars early in their undergraduate career.
Applying for a national or international scholarship can be a great learning experience. Our office provides a variety of advising resources to help students assess their scholarship potential, understand the application process, and learn to prepare a great application.
We encourage you to browse through our website for more information on specific awards, a guide of how to begin the fellowship application process, profiles of former scholarship candidates, and information on upcoming outreach sessions. Access our Scholarships and Fellowships page to learn about a wide variety of external scholarships, fellowships, and prizes that may be of interest to you.
Interested students may contact us for more information or to schedule an individual appointment.
While our primary focus is assisting undergraduate students with the nationally competitive and prestigious “major scholarships”, our site includes lists of additional undergraduate and postgraduate opportunities. There are many external scholarship opportunities available and while our office does not provide services related to applying to these additional opportunities, we hope that students will find these lists to be helpful resources in searching for general funding. In addition, undergraduate students seeking general scholarships can find assistance through the Purdue Division of Financial Aid.