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Continuing Students Scholarship Opportunities

University Scholarships and Financial Aid

The Division of Financial Aid awards merit and need-based scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. To maximize consideration for all federal, state, and institutional funds, students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15th for the following academic year. Applications completed after this date may result in student ineligibility for certain types of state financial aid. Continuing student financial aid notifications begin in July of each year.


Continuing student scholarships are determined by scholarship committees in each department and at the College level. While a majority of scholarships only require completion of the College of Science Scholarship Application, in several instances, additional documentation may be requested. Requests of information will be sent by a scholarship committee to qualified students via their Purdue email addresses.

Students will complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application to receive scholarship consideration. Applications should be completed well in advance of the deadline, February 1, to prevent issues with the submission of an application. Application Questions may be reviewed prior to submission.

Students are also strongly encouraged to complete their personal profile in Scholarship Universe to view and apply for external (non-Purdue-related) scholarships. Scholarship Universe will suggest awards/scholarships (including Purdue scholarships) based on each student's profile. 

Note: Only students receiving a scholarship award will be notified of the outcome of the scholarship process. Continuing students should not contact the College of Science to inquire about the scholarship awarding process. 

JANDOS Scholarship Program

The Jandos scholarship program is open to all College of Science students who wish to participate with other students in furthering their understanding of the benefits of living, learning and growing in a diverse university environment. Scholarship recipients must agree to engage in program requirements to maintain their scholarship. The Jandos Scholarship is a one-year scholarship award and is not renewable.

Program requirements:

  1. Maintain enrollment in the College of Science on the West Lafayette campus for the 2024-25 academic year.
  2. Classified as a semester 2 – 6 (number of semesters of attendance at Purdue) during the Spring 2024 semester.
  3. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  4. Actively participate in monthly Jandos Scholarship cohort meetings.
  5. Actively participate in monthly Women In Science Program (WISP) meetings, while serving as an engaged WISP mentor for the 2024-25 academic year (this segment of participation will be determined in August 2024).
  6. Champion diversity efforts within the College of Science.

The Women In Science Program serves those who identify as women, non-binary individuals, and male advocates.

Jandos Scholarship Application

The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is February 1.

Alan and Sharon Levy Scholarship

The Levy scholarship has been established to honor College of Science students who have been active in enhancing diversity initiatives through participation in Science Diversity office programs. Students meeting the following requirements will be considered for a scholarship award:

  1. A minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA.
  2. College of Science student during the 2023 and 2024 academic years.
  3. Participation in two or more College of Science diversity programs.
  4. Participation with the Science Diversity Office to further the diversity goals of the College of Science.

Note: Financial need will be considered in determining final scholarship awards.

Students must complete the Continuing Student Scholarship Application to be considered for this scholarship opportunity.

The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is February 1.

Computer Science Scholarships

Computer Science majors are encouraged to complete the CS Scholarship Application in addition to the College of Science Continuing Student Scholarship Application for full scholarship consideration. The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is January 14, 2024.

Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Science Scholarships

EAPS majors who have completed the College of Science Scholarship Application are encouraged to apply for EAPS departmental scholarships by clicking the scholarship link below. 

EAPS Scholarship Application

The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is February 4, 2024.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation have created a scholarship program to attract students into careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit to students who are sophomores or juniors during the current academic year and who have excellent academic records and demonstrated interest in and potential for careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. The scholarship covers eligible expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board to a maximum of $7,500 per academic year. Junior scholarship recipients can expect to receive a maximum of two years of scholarship support. Senior scholarship recipients are eligible for a maximum of one year of scholarship support.

Study Abroad Scholarship

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