PICC First-generation Scholarships (apply by Oct. 15th for Spring 2016)

The Purdue Institute for Civic Communication (PICC) is accepting applications from first-generation undergraduate college students for a $2500 semester-long merit scholarship program.  The PICC is a nonpartisan, university-wide initiative for applied and experiential learning at Purdue University, founded and directed by Carolyn Curiel, a former journalist, senior White House speechwriter and United States Ambassador.

The PICC offers undergraduate students from any discipline the opportunity to become better citizens and informed contributors to democracy. In classes and activities, students experience and explore the American system, interacting with leaders in public service, journalism, industry and advocacy, at Purdue and in Washington, DC.

This scholarship opportunity is open to any major at Purdue University.

Eligibility:

Students must:

  • Be in the first generation of their immediate family to go to college
  • Have graduated from an accredited American high school
  • Have at least a 2.3 college GPA
  • Obtain at least sophomore standing by Spring 2016
  • Be a PICC student member, or willing to complete the application, which includes a writing test, and commit to membership prior to the start of the award period

To Apply:

Fill out the online application at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2sBPiAuZUKglfkF and upload:

  • A copy of Academic Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)
  • Your professional Resume
  • An essay on how you plan to give back to your community

Submit at least one letter of recommendation from a professional or faculty contact to PICC at picc@purdue.edu

Award Requirements:

  • Sign and adhere to the PICC Integrity Pledge
  • Remain in good standing academically and in all other aspects with Purdue University
  • Enroll in and complete a PICC course, independent study, or approved course (as determined by the Executive Director) for the Spring 2016 semester
  • Attend all official PICC meetings and events
  • Provide a biography and professional photograph for the PICC website
  • Complete an online exit survey at the end of the award period

 

IN Assoc. of Envir. Professionals Scholarship (apps. due 3/27)

From Christy Darst, INAEP Vice President:

The Indiana Association of Environmental Professionals (INAEP) is proud to announce this solicitation for scholarship applications for the 2015/2016 academic year.  The INAEP will be awarding two $2,000 scholarships, one for undergraduate studies and one for graduate studies.  This scholarship is intended to promote and support the training of new environmental professionals in the State of Indiana.  Applicants must:

  • Be currently enrolled at an Indiana college or university as a full-time undergraduate (sophomore or higher level) or about to begin a graduate degree,
  • Pursuing a degree in an environmental-related field,
  • Possess a GPA of 2.9 or higher, and
  • Plan to reside and work in Indiana following graduation.

Scholarship application forms and submission guidelines are available on the INAEP website.  Send questions to Christy Darst, INAEP Vice President.  Applications must be submitted no later than Friday, March 27, 2015 by 5:00 pm.

Purdue Scholarship (sponsored by the Class of 1937; due March 6)

From Jenny Bowes, Student Support Specialist, Office of the Dean of Students:

Applications are being accepted for the Purdue Class of 1937 Scholarship. Each year 15-20 scholarships are given to students from funds raised by the Class of 1937, ranging from $500-$4000 per student. Selection is made on the basis of leadership activities while at Purdue.  Applications for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms can be found at https://purdue.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6td0RCH0uJYFFpX or through the Office of the Dean of Students Student Assistance Center Webpage, under the “Scholarships” link.

Applications and recommendation letters must be submitted by Friday, March 6, 2015, no later than 5:00 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Be enrolled at the Purdue University West Lafayette campus
  • Maintain registration of 12 or more credit hours for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 terms
  • Classified as a sophomore, junior, or senior during the 2015-2016 academic school year
  • Have a cumulative grade index of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be in good academic and social standing with the University
  • Show evidence of leadership ability and leadership potential
  • Be a domestic student as defined by the University
  • Describe financial need for the scholarship (this does not mean an applicant must qualify for financial assistance through Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid to be considered for the award)

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Jenny Bowes in the Student Assistance Center in the Office of the Dean of Students at (765) 494-1747 or jbowes@purdue.edu.

2015 Feathers Scholarship for EXPL Students

Purdue Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Citizenship Award in Honor of Ronda E. Feathers

This award recognizes the outstanding school/community involvement and strong academic achievement of a continuing Exploratory Studies student with preference going to a member of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, or one of the other bands, or in one of the PMO groups.

  • Awarded to first-year, continuing Exploratory student(s). Students must have started as a beginner in Exploratory Studies.
  • Purdue cumulative (overall) GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Total award of $1000 (non-renewable) disbursed in equal installments during the fall and spring semesters of the student’s sophomore year.
  • Application is available (PDF). Supporting materials includes a 250-word essay and one recommendation letter – see the application for more detail.

Applications and all supporting materials are due to the front desk of Exploratory Studies (Young Hall, 8th floor) by March 1st! Award recipients will be notified by e-mail.

Finding Private Scholarships

Some great info from The Biology Counseling Newsletter for those looking for scholarships:

Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid strongly recommends that students visit http://fastweb.com/  to set up a personal private scholarship search account.  Fastweb is a nationally known scholarship company that does not charge students to provide a scholarship match service.  By entering your personal profile, Fastweb will do a search to see if you match the eligibility requirements for over 600,000 private scholarships listed in their database.

The Division of Financial Aid (DFA) at Purdue University is notified of many private scholarship opportunities by many scholarship agencies from across the country.  These information notices come on a rolling basis throughout the year. In order to make the private scholarship information available to Purdue students, DFA sends all private scholarship eligibility criteria that we receive from agencies directly to Fastweb.

The Fastweb personal data profile and account set-up is easy—you can do it in 15 minutes or less. Once set up you will receive your first list of potential scholarship matches, if there are matches. As Fastweb adds new scholarships daily to their database, your email will be prompted to new scholarship opportunities which meet your previously completed profile.  Fastweb will provide you with contact information regarding the scholarships that meet your profile.  You must then follow up with the scholarship agency via paper application or email as instructed.

Be sure to list Purdue University as your current school in order to be matched with private scholarships specifically for Purdue University students.

“Feathers” Scholarship for EXPL Students

Just posted on our Exploratory Studies Scholarship page:

Purdue Federal Credit Union (PFCU) Citizenship Award in Honor of Ronda E. Feathers

This award recognizes the outstanding school/community involvement and strong academic achievement of a continuing Exploratory Studies student with preference going to a member of the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, or one of the other bands, or in one of the PMO groups.

  • Awarded to first-year, continuing Exploratory student(s). Students must have started as a beginner in Exploratory Studies.
  • Purdue cumulative (overall) GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Total award of $1000 (non-renewable) disbursed in equal installments during the fall and spring semesters of the student’s sophomore year.
  • Application is available (PDF).  Supporting materials includes a 250-word essay and one recommendation letter – see the application for more detail.

Applications and all supporting materials are due to the front desk of Exploratory Studies (Young Hall, 8th floor) by March 14!  Award recipients will be notified by April 1 (no kidding).