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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 December 1 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 address.

The 202021 College of Science Scholarship Application will be available beginning December 1, 2019. The priority deadline to apply for scholarship consideration is February 1.

Students should plan to complete the scholarship process well in advance of the deadline to prevent issues with submission of the application. Those completing the application after February 1 will be considered after those students meeting the priority deadline. If you encounter problems logging into or completing the application please contact for assistance. Questions may be reviewed prior to submission.

Continuing Student Scholarship Application

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. Continuing student in the College of Science for the 202021 academic year on the West Lafayette campus.
  2. Classified as a semester 2 – 6 (number of semester of attendance at Purdue) during the Spring 2020 semester.
  3. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  4. Attendance at two approved College or University sponsored diversity events per semester, and active participation in both monthly WISP and cohort programs while serving as an engaged mentor for the 202021 academic year.

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 201920 and 202021 academic year.
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.


Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Science Scholarships

EAPS majors who have completed the College of Science Scholarship Application are encourage 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 1.


Other Scholarship Opportunities

Barry Goldwater Scholarship

The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has 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 Scholarships

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