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Incoming Student Scholarships

Scholarships for incoming Exploratory Studies freshmen ONLY:

Grace Freshman Scholar Award

This award recognizes the outstanding academic achievement and strong extracurricular and community involvement of an incoming Exploratory Studies student. Special emphasis is placed on the leadership roles the student has had both in school and in the community.

  • Awarded to an incoming first-year Exploratory student.  No application required.  Students will be contacted if they are offered this award. 
  • Minimum SAT of 1360 (1920 on old SAT), ACT composite of 28, or National Merit finalist
  • Firm Deadline - Complete admission application must be on file in the Office of Admissions by November 1
  • Total award of up to $2,000 (non-renewable)
  • Recipient will be notified by February 2022

Carolyn Jones Scholarship

This award recognizes the outstanding academic achievement and strong involvement and leadership of an incoming Exploratory Studies student. This award has a need-based component and awarded to a student with financial need.

  • Awarded to an incoming first-year Exploratory student.  No application required.  Students will be contacted if they are offered this award. 
  • Minimum 3.7 GPA
  • Must be an Indiana resident
  • Firm Deadline - Complete admission application must be on file in the Office of Admissions by November 1
  • Total award of $4,000: $2,000 awarded first year and $2,000 awarded second year.  Student must maintain 3.0 cumulative GPA with demonstrated campus or community involvement.
  • Recipient will be notified by February 2022

Purdue Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Citizenship Awards

This one-time, $1,000 award recognizes outstanding community involvement and strong academic achievement of an incoming Exploratory Studies student. Special emphasis is placed on good citizenship, and how active the student has been in their school and home community.

The online PFCU Scholarship application will require you to write a short essay outlining your civic engagement, and provide a letter of recommendation from someone who can speak to the impact of your community involvement.

Completed applications must be submitted by February 6, 2023 by 11:59p ET. This year's recipient will be notified in late February. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at (765) 494-0843 or by emailing our Senior Recruitment Manager, Jo Boileau.