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Welcome to NISO

the National & International Scholarships Office

NISO, housed in the Honors College, coordinates the campus evaluation and selection process for 13 prestigious, highly competitive and selective national and international awards that require a nomination by Purdue.  We support current Purdue undergraduate students and, in some cases (such as the Fulbright U.S. Student Program), recent graduates and current graduate students across all colleges and disciplines. 

We encourage and assist students with excellent academic records to apply for these awards, which 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.

We provide 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. 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. 

Contact us to schedule an individual appointment or drop in to our office on Thursdays from 3-5pm for more information.



Scholar Highlights


Haefa Mansour Interview

2014-15 Goldwater Scholar


Sharon Smith Blog

2013-14 Fulbright Grantee Colombia


    Allison Turner Interview


    2014-15 Udall Scholar


Sean McDowell Interview

2014-15 Goldwater Scholar