Welcome to the National and International Scholarships Office (NISO)

NISO, which is a part of the Purdue University Honors College, is here for all Purdue students. We assist students and alumni as they apply for highly selective national and international awards. As a part of our mission, we also

  • Coordinate Purdue’s Peace Corp Prep certificate program
  • Coordinate the campus evaluation and selection process for the 14 awards that require a nomination by Purdue.
  • Inform students, faculty and staff about available scholarships and fellowships.
  • Help students find scholarships that match their goals and interests.
  • Guide students through their applications with info sessions, writing workshops, one-on-one meetings, mock interviews and all the details of scholarship competitions.
  • Work with faculty and staff to recommend and refer potential scholars as well as conduct campus reviews and applicant prep.

We encourage you to explore the major scholarships and fellowships NISO coordinates to learn more.

Connect with NISO

  • Sign up to receive NISO News (NNN) to stay informed of upcoming information sessions, workshops, and application deadlines.
  • Visit our office during drop-in hours Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 PM during weeks when classes are in session. We will be meeting in Zoom room: https://purdue-edu.zoom.us/j/99974145030 
  • You can also find our office in Boilerconnect under Academic Success and Coaching / NISO / first time appointment. First- and second-year students should meet with Michael Russell. Third-, fourth-year year, and graduate students should meet with Veronica Schirm.
  • Contact us to schedule an appointment.


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