Before you apply for Summer Finish, please review the following information to help you better understand how the scholarship works and who qualifies.

How does it work?

If you are selected to receive the Summer Finish Scholarship, you will be awarded up to $1,000 to pay your estimated summer cost of attendance not already covered by other gift aid.

Who qualifies?

Generally, students following a plan of study that allows them to complete a Purdue West Lafayette undergraduate degree during Summer 2018 are eligible. The scholarship committee will give preference to applicants who are completing their first degree within four or six years. The committee will not consider students whose summer plan includes courses that are not required for graduation (e.g., if you can finish during May but would like to take a summer elective).  If you are awarded the scholarship but then become unable to complete your graduation requirements by the end of summer (e.g. you fail a course during the Spring semester that is not offered during summer session and you have to retake it this fall), the Summer Finish Scholarship will be retracted. 

What is required for the application?

In the application, you will need to provide:

  • First and last name
  • Purdue ID number (PUID)
  • Major
  • Courses you plan on taking during Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 (note: students are encouraged to ensure these courses will be offered during Summer 2018 as the selection committee will verify this when considering applications). The list of Spring 2018 courses is found via myPurdue and Summer 2018 courses will be live on December 11, 2017. However, your academic advisor and/or this short video can help you search past Purdue summer offerings to get an idea of what may be offered.
  • Short essay that articulates how the scholarship will enable you to take needed courses in order to graduate on-time/early and achieve your long-term goals.

How do I apply?

The application for the 2018 Summer Finish Scholarship is now open and will close on April 9, 2018. Recipients will hear back from our office by April 16, 2018.

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