Freshman Scholarships  

Freshman apply to Purdue using the Common Application. Required items include:

Only students applying for fall freshman enrollment will be considered.

In addition to the specific criteria listed in the table below, the following factors are considered:

See additional information in important notes below.

Scholarship Application for Admitted Students

A number of Purdue’s scholarships are awarded based on information provided via a separate scholarship application. This application is used to identify candidates for awards that have very specific criteria, including a financial-need component. To be considered, admitted students should complete the online scholarship application by February 1.  The application is available on the Division of Financial Aid website after we begin releasing admission decisions in December.

 

Scholarship Descriptions
Trustees
Scholarship
(up to 100 awarded per year)
Presidential Scholarship
(number awarded each year varies)
Marquis
Scholarship
(Indiana residents only)
Purdue
Promise
(Indiana Twenty-first Century Scholars only)

Value 1

Award amount varies:

  • Nonresidents: $12,000 - $16,000 per year

  • Residents: $10,000 per year

Award amount varies:

  • Nonresidents: $5,000 - $10,000 per year

  • Residents: $4,000 - $8,000 per year

$2,000 per year

Financial aid package that includes gift aid and work-study to meet the student’s full financial need

Criteria

  • Exceptional academic achievement

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, service, and/or school or community activity

  • High academic achievement

  • Demonstrated experience in leadership, service, and/or school or community activity

  • Family income (student and parent) between $40,000 and $100,000

  • Academic achievement plus demonstrated experience in leadership, service, and/or school or community activity

  • FAFSA filed by March 1

  • Income-eligible Twenty-first Century Scholars (family income of $50,000 or less – student and parent)

  • FAFSA filed by March 1

Renewability2

Renewable with Purdue GPA of 3.00 or higher

Renewable with Purdue GPA of 3.00 or higher

Renewable with Purdue GPA of 2.65 or higher

Renewable with continued eligibility for Twenty-first Century Scholars and participation in Purdue Promise support programs

Admission Application Deadline

Nov. 1 (firm)

Nov. 1 (firm)

Nov. 15 (priority)

Nov. 1 (priority)

Award Timeline

Notification by mid-February

Notification by mid-February

Notification in offer of financial aid by April 1

Notification in offer of financial aid by April 1

Number Disbursed in 2012-13

161

939

443

211

1 Value of merit scholarships may be adjusted if a student’s overall financial aid package exceeds the standard cost of education at Purdue.

2 Students may receive the scholarship for up to four academic years of continuous, full-time enrollment.

Important Notes Regarding Scholarships

Purdue scholarships are highly competitive - each year about 15% of applicants receive a merit award. Awards are based on credentials and information presented at the time of application for admission and are nonnegotiable. Purdue does not match offers from other institutions and does not consider appeals for merit aid. 

Applicants who change majors after Nov. 1 will remove themselves from consideration for the Trustees and Presidential scholarships. Admitted students who switch majors after receiving the Trustees, Presidential, or other scholarship from the Purdue college or school to which they are admitted will relinquish the award(s).

To receive and maintain their Purdue scholarship, recipients must:

Only domestic students are eligible for the scholarships described above. Domestic students include U.S. citizens, U.S. nationals, permanent resident aliens, and aliens lawfully present in and able to establish domicile in the United States per federal immigration laws. International students who hold F, J, and some other visa types are not eligible.

Scholarship criteria are nonnegotiable and subject to change without notice.