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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 Departmental Scholarships

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

In addition to having a complete admissions application by the November 1 Early Action deadline, new students enrolling in one of the following colleges or schools listed below should also complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by December 15, 2018 to be considered for additional college and school scholarships. New students will access The Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application through their admissions portal.

*Agriculture

*Health & Human Sciences

*Krannert School of Management

*Polytechnic Institute

Scholarships awarded through the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application are based on merit, need or a combination of the two.  If you wish to be considered for those scholarships with a need component, the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by December 15, 2018.

Current Students:

The different college/school deadlines are listed below that use the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application.

  • Agriculture — February 1
  • Chemical Engineering — April 1
  • Health and Human Sciences — January 1
  • Liberal Arts — April 1
  • Management — March 1
  • Polytechnic Institute* — March 1 

*Polytechnic Institute Statewide students should complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application and select Purdue Polytechnic as their school.  Polytechnic Institute Statewide students may complete the application by August 1.           

What You’ll Do:

Watch for the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application and follow the directions. Complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 1, 2019.

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 December 15, 2018.

Continuing students should also complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by February 1 for consideration of specific scholarships. Check for additional requirements.

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

Education

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance including leadership, extracurricular and volunteer experiences.

Application: To maximize consideration for all possible scholarships, first-year students should have a complete admissions application by November 1.  Continuing students should complete an online College of Education Scholarship Application by February 1.

Dorothy A. Reed, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for Engagement
765-494-5572
reed7@purdue.edu

Engineering

Application: The college awards a limited number of scholarships to first-year students. To be considered, the admission application must be submitted by November 1. The Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application is not required for admitted First Year Engineering students. 

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

Lori Pence, Associate Director, Student Success
765-494-1482
lpence@purdue.edu

Exploratory Studies

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

Application: Incoming first-year students should visit the Exploratory Studies Scholarship webpage for more information.

Kyle Paquin
765-496-2123
kpaquin@purdue.edu

Health and Human Sciences

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

Application: All admitted and continuing students should review information and complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by December 15, 2018.

Additional information can be found here. 

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

Liberal Arts

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance, financial need, extracurricular activities and involvement, and writing ability.

Returning students will be required to complete a supplemental application in order to be considered for scholarships. The online application will be available from February 1 through April 1.

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

Scholarship Administrator
765-494-5703
clascholarships@purdue.edu

Krannert School of Management

Criteria: Academic Achievements, Leadership Experiences, Community Engagement, Entrepreneurship, and Academic Contributions to the University and current GPA. 

Application: The college awards a limited number of scholarships to first-year students. To be considered for these scholarships, admitted students need to complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by December 15, 2018.

Returning or Transfer Students should review scholarship information and complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by March 1 for scholarship consideration.

Karin Disher, Krannert Undergraduate Scholarship Coordinator
765-494-4389
kdisher@purdue.edu

Pharmacy

Criteria: Distinguished academic performance, leadership, extracurricular and volunteer criteria.

Application: Continuing PharmD and upper-class Pharmaceutical Science student scholarships are decided by departmental scholarship committees in the College of Pharmacy. Eligible students must complete the College of Pharmacy Scholarship Application (available in January) for scholarship consideration. Students applying for the professional program are considered for scholarships as a part of the admission process, and no additional application is required.

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

Polytechnic Institute

Criteria: A variety of criteria esist across several different scholarships, including distinguished academic performance, special merit, and financial need.

Application: To maximize consideration for all scholarships administere by the university, incoming students should have a complete admissions application by November 1. To be considered for scholarships administered by the college, students must complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application by the deadline listed above.

Tom Frooninckx, Managing Director
765-496-1829
tfroonin@purdue.edu

Undergraduate Nontraditional Student/Student Success

Span Plan offers several different scholarships to undergraduate nontraditional students studying at the West Lafayette campus. Awards are based on a combination of academic success, financial need, and personal essays.  To apply, students should visit the Span Plan website and complete their scholarship application in December and due by July 1. Additional grant opportunities can be found on the website, as well as resources for undergraduate nontraditional students.

Malissa Ayala, Director
765-494-5860
spanplan@purdue.edu


Private Scholarships

There are many private scholarships available — especially for incoming freshmen — and you should apply for these as early as possible. Scholarship opportunities can be found in your local community and nationwide.  Each will likely have a unique application process. However, it is important to be wary of scholarship scams. You should never pay a fee to an organization to find scholarship opportunities for you, or to complete an application for a scholarship that is offered. 

To find private scholarship opportunities, we recommend talking to your guidance counselor, and checking out free resources like FastWeb, scholarships.com, or finaid.org to learn about opportunities you may be eligible for.

The Bursar's Office provides details about mailing checks from scholarship donors, how they are applied to your bill, and other processing information for private scholarships that you receive.

Remember to thank the sponsor of your scholarship. Learn more here.

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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