Lilly Scholars at Purdue Program
Eli Lilly and Purdue University are partnering on an innovative pharmaceutical manufacturing scholarship program that will continue Purdue’s track record of finding unique ways to keep the cost of college within reach.
Through the new Lilly Scholars at Purdue program, a selection of talented incoming undergraduate students will benefit from a long-standing partnership between Purdue and Eli Lilly.
What are the benefits of being a Lilly Scholar?
A Lilly Scholar will receive a scholarship for the total cost of tuition. Lilly Scholars will also be guaranteed an internship or co-op opportunity at Eli Lilly with a promise of coordinated interaction with company leaders. The program will provide participating students with preferred access and opportunities to compete for a role at the company following graduation.
Who is eligible?
Priority access to the new Lilly Scholars program will be given to new beginners applying by November 1. Preference will be made for undergraduate students who are underrepresented in Purdue’s student population, have overcome socioeconomic or educational disadvantages, or are among the first generation in their family to attend college. Students applying to majors that could relate to the pharmaceutical industry will be considered for these awards with preference given to STEM majors. Consideration will only be given to those who apply by the Early Action Application deadline of November 1.
First things first – you need to apply to Purdue by the Early Action Application deadline of November 1.Apply to Purdue
Notification of those awarded the Lilly Scholars at Purdue program will be included in the admission decision letters that will be released on January 15 at 5 p.m. ET. This is a highly competitive opportunity.View Your Decision Letter
Frequently Asked Questions
Where do I find out more information about the guaranteed internship or co-op?
Further information will be given to those who are awarded the scholarship.
What majors are considered related to the pharmaceutical industry?
Preference will be for students in STEM majors.
What is considered full tuition, and how much is that for me?
Full tuition includes the total cost of tuition. The actual amount varies depending on your residency. Learn more about Purdue’s tuition costs.
What do I need to do to stay in the Lilly Scholars program?
Does participation in this program guarantee a job after college at Eli Lilly?
No, participation in this program does not guarantee a job at Eli Lilly, but participating students will have preferred access and opportunities to compete for roles.
Does participation in this program lock me into working for Eli Lilly after college?
No, however, Purdue and Lilly hope that the opportunities, experiences, and connections gained during your time as a Lilly Scholar will open doors for you at Eli Lilly and beyond in the pharmaceutical industry. Full details about the guaranteed internship or co-op experience are still being finalized. The Office of Professional Practice will have more details about the experiences as Fall 2023 gets underway.