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Incoming First-Year Scholarship Opportunities

College of Science Scholarship Opportunities

Note: Prospective students to the College of Science should not complete the Division of Financial Aid supplemental application.

Important Dates for Incoming Students

How to apply for Financial Aid

Incoming first-year scholarship awards are made by committee selection only; no application is required, in most cases. If an application is required, qualified students will be contacted, via their Purdue email address, to complete the application process.

The College of Science awards a very limited number of first-year scholarships and thus the scholarship process is very selective. Incoming students should, if competitive, consider completing the Continuing Student Scholarship application in their subsequent years in the College of Science.

Questions about the College of Science scholarship process should be directed to Incoming students should not contact the College of Science to inquire about scholarship eligibility or the availability of scholarship funding. Financial Aid inquiries should be directed to the Division of Financial Aid. The first-year scholarship award process will conclude in February of each academic year. Students are notified of College of Science awards in their Division of Financial Aid Letter of Eligibility.

University Admission Merit Scholarships

Purdue University awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified incoming students based on academic and supplemental information provided through the Common or Coalition Application process. Only prospective students with a completed admission application as of November 1, for the following academic year, are considered for University admission scholarships. A complete Common or Coalition application includes all required materials including ACT or SAT test scores, high school transcript, essays, recommendations and application fee.

Students with incomplete applications as of November 1 or who apply for admission after this date are not eligible for Purdue's largest merit scholarship awards, the Trustee and Presidential scholarships. Students receiving a Trustee or Presidential scholarship will be notified after January 15 for the subsequent academic year. Other freshman scholarship offers will be received after February 10.

Incoming international students are not eligible to receive Admission scholarships.

University Merit/Need-based Scholarships

Prospective students wishing to be considered for merit or need-based scholarships grants, loans, and work-study programs, through the Division of Financial Aid, should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 1 for the following academic year. Applying by the deadline will maximize consideration for all federal, state and institutional funds.  Applications completed after this date may result in student ineligibility for certain types of financial aid.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Study Abroad Scholarships

Future Opportunities Scholarship Program (FOSP)

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