Purdue Promise combines strong support services with financial aid to help eligible Purdue Opportunity Award, Emerging Urban Leaders, and 21st Century Scholars thrive at Purdue.

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In addition to financial assistance, the Purdue Promise four-year experience provides targeted support rooted in four Guiding Principles: 

Four Guiding Principles: Academic Development, Leadership Development, Social Development, Life Skills Development

For a more detailed explanation of our guiding principles, download our program overview

Support services are provided by five full-time professional staff members and a group of specially trained student leaders - providing you with an immediate connection to Purdue University staff and upper-level student leaders from the moment you arrive on campus.

"Once Purdue Promise, Always Purdue Promise"

Purdue Promise strives to create a family-away-from-home atmosphere through the support components that include:

  • One-on-one coaching from full-time Purdue Promise staff;

  • Orientation programming and learning community opportunities;

  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities;

  • Free Tutoring/Study tables;

  • Mentoring by upper-level Purdue students as well as faculty and staff from across the campus;

  • Social and cultural activities; and

  • Family college transition support initiatives.

Because this kind of support is so essential to a student's success at Purdue, participation in the support program is required to receive either the Emerging Urban Leader Scholarship, Purdue Opportunity Award,  or Purdue Promise Award.

We believe in helping you succeed at Purdue and will do all that we can to help you remain eligible for our financial aid package. We do realize, however, that events may arrise that prevent you from meeting our scholarship requirements. It is our promise to provide support to  all of our students, regardless of whether they receive financial assistance from us or not. Once Purdue Promise, always Purdue promise means that you are always eligible to take advantage of our services. A promise is a promise and we are here to see you through.