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The Purdue Promise program helps eligible 21st Century Scholars, Emerging Urban Leaders, and Purdue Opportunity Award Scholars be successful at Purdue University, West Lafayette. The Purdue Promise four-year experience is comprised of financial assistance and targeted support rooted in four Guiding Principles: academic, social, leadership, and life skills development. Through a combination of support services and financial aid, Purdue Promise helps make attaining a college degree from Purdue a reality. The financial aid package is renewable for up to four years (total of eight semesters).

Our Vision

Purdue Promise seeks to retain and graduate competent and engaged citizens at rates equal to or higher than the all-Purdue undergraduate average, and equal to or higher than the state and national averages for the demographic categories participants represent.

Our Goals

1. Provide structured learning environments that allow for growth and development in academic, social, leadership, and life skills. 

2. Facilitate the formation of students’ peer, professional, and academic networks. 

3. Enable student participation in leadership experiences and professional development.

4. Serve as students’ advocate and liaison to provide individualized support. 

5. Empower staff to develop professionally to better serve program participants.

6. Inform University partners, stakeholders, and colleagues of program successes and challenges.

We're Making Strides

Purdue Promise was specifically mentioned in the 2009 Student Success and the Student Experience white paper – it is the strategy identified by that white paper’s working team for increasing access and success of qualified first-generation and low-income students at Purdue.

Purdue Promise won the 2011 College Board College Keys Compact Midwestern Region Innovation Award for the “Getting Through” Category.

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