The Graduate Diversity Visitation Program Scholars come to Purdue from a variety of universities and colleges. The initial goal of this program was to recruit scholars from historically black institutes.
Purdue has a long history of success with partners such as North Carolina A&T University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Prairie View University and Spelman College. We expanded our program to invite all diverse students from any U.S. institution.
Generally, scholars are current seniors, but current juniors might also have the opportunity to be included. Students interested in participating in the Diversity Visitation Program should have a GPA of 3.0 or above. Many have participated in summer research programs or undergraduate research experiences. We are interested in students who have a high probability of success in graduate school and at Purdue.