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The FAFSA registers you to be considered for aid from Purdue and the federal/state government. To be considered for additional Purdue/private scholarships or private loans, you need to take a few extra steps, such as completing a separate application. Additional information about eligibility and steps to apply for each type of resource are listed below: 

Purdue Scholarships

Other Purdue Departmental Scholarships

Private Scholarships

Private Loans

Purdue Scholarships

Incoming freshmen need to have a complete admissions application submitted by November 1 to be considered for Purdue’s merit scholarships.

The Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application may be used by colleges and schools to award additional departmental scholarships. Awarding is based on need, merit or a combination of the two.

Incoming Freshmen: Be sure to finish the Supplemental Scholarship by Feb. 1 to be considered.

Current Students: There are different deadlines for different programs:

  • Agriculture — Feb. 1
  • Chemical Engineering — April 1
  • Health and Human Sciences — March 1
  • Liberal Arts — March 2
  • Management — March 1
  • Technology — March 1                       

What You’ll Need:

What You’ll Do:

Go to the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application and follow the directions.

Other Purdue Departmental Scholarships

Some schools and departments use applications other than the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application. Find your department below to see if you qualify, and also check to see if you qualify for any other scholarships offered at Purdue.

Agriculture

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance, county, residence, leadership, community and 4-H/FAA involvement, and some require essays; criteria for department-level scholarships vary.

Application: The college awards a limited number of scholarships to first-year students with a financial need component. To be considered for these scholarships, admitted students need to complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by February 1.

Continuing students should check for additional requirements for specific scholarships and scholarship application.

Sherrelyn Meyer, Assistant Director, Academic Programs
765-494-8482
meyer10@purdue.edu

Dean of Students

Scholarships for Nontraditional Students - March 1 Deadline

765-494-5860
spanplan@purdue.edu

Education

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance and some require essays.

Application: Continuing students should review information and complete an online scholarship application by February 1.

Jane Ann Dimitt, Director Office of Advising and Recruiting
765-494-7962
dimitt@purdue.edu

Engineering

Criteria: High academic achievement; demonstrated experience in leadership, service, and/or school or community activity.

Application: The college awards a limited number of scholarships to first-year students with a financial need component. To be considered for these scholarships, admitted students need to complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by February 1.

Current students in First-Year Engineering should review specific school website of their intended major. Upperclassmen should review specific school website for additional information, deadline dates and scholarship application (if required).

Lori Pence Barber, Assistant Director, Student Success
765-494-5595
engrscholarship@purdue.edu

Exploratory Studies

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance; some also consider letters of recommendation, candidate statement and other criteria.

Application: The college awards a limited number of scholarships to first-year students with a financial need component. To be considered for these scholarships, admitted students need to complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by February 1.

Ashlyn Shaffer
765-496-2299
shaffer4@purdue.edu

Health and Human Sciences

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance, extracurricular activities and some essays required.

Application: Continuing students should review information and complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by March 1.

Heather Dykes
(765) 494-8533
hdykes@purdue.edu

Liberal Arts

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance, difficulty of coursework, extracurricular activities and writing ability.

Application: Continuing students should check for additional requirements for specific scholarships.

Barbara Dixon, Associate Dean for Administration
765-494-3731
dixonb@purdue.edu

Krannert School of Management

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance.

Application: The college awards a limited number of scholarships to first-year students with a financial need component. To be considered for these scholarships, admitted students need to complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by February 1.

Continuing upper-class students must complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by March 1 for scholarship consideration.

Melissa Evens, Director of Scholarships and the Leadership Communication Center
765-496-7489
mevens@purdue.edu

Pharmacy

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance.

Application: Continuing upper-class student scholarships are decided by departmental scholarship committees in the College of Pharmacy and are based on academic, leadership, extracurricular and volunteer criteria. Students must complete the College of Pharmacy Scholarship Application (available in January) for scholarship consideration.

Joseph E. Dubes III, RPH, Senior Director of Student Services
dubesj@purdue.edu

Brenda Schroeder, Assistant Director of Student Services
765-496-6885
brendaschroeder@purdue.edu

Science

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance; difficulty of college-level coursework (upperclassmen), research, leadership, community service and engagement, and co-curricular involvement.

Application: Continuing student scholarships are decided by departmental scholarship committees in the College of Science and are based on academic and co-curricular criteria. Student must complete the College of Science Scholarship Application for consideration.

Lynne Horngren, Scholarship Administrator
765-494-1771
scholarships@science.purdue.edu

Technology

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance, special merit and financial need.

Application: To maximize consideration for all possible scholarships, first-year students should have a complete admissions application by November 1.

Jacqueline Brown, Academic Excellence Coordinator
765-496-3659
brown160@purdue.edu

Private Scholarships

There are many private scholarships available — especially for incoming freshmen — and you should definitely be applying for these as early as possible. Scholarship opportunities can be found in your local community and nationwide and will have different application processes. However, it is important to be wary of scholarship scams. You should not pay a fee to an organization to find scholarship opportunities for you or to compelte an application for a scholarship that is offered. 

We recommend talking to a guidance counselor or checking out free resources like FastWeb, scholarships.com, or finaid.org to learn about opportunities you may be eligible for.

Private Loans

A large number of private education loan options are available to assist you and your family in meeting college costs. Loan applications are completed with your lender of choice and require good credit or a co-signer with good credit. We recommend applying at least 30 days prior to the date you need the funds and complying quickly to information requests from your lender. Read more about student loans.

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