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Freshman Scholarships


Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application
Purdue Scholarship Application

February 1 Deadline
Beginning students (freshmen)

March 1 Deadline 
Returning Students (sophomores, juniors and seniors)

Students complete the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application, there are a limited number of scholarships that have a very specific criteria, including a financial-need component. Students must apply for admission by November 1 to guarantee an admission decision in time to meet the February 1 deadline. This Scholarship application is available until February 1 for beginning students

We encourage all students to Complete the FAFSA!
To apply for federal, state, and Purdue University student aid programs, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be filed annually to be considered for aid each academic year with a March 1 priority filing deadline. The Purdue University, West Lafayette, Federal School Code for the FAFSA is 001825.

Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application:
"If you submit a Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application, the college/school that you are admitted to will notify you of any award selections in the spring. Additionally, admitted students will be able to view any award selections on the financial aid notice sent via mail to freshmen and available online on the myPurdue site in mid-March. Note that if you are not selected for a college/school need-based award you will not receive any special notification."

Merit Based Scholarships:
Purdue University awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified students based on academic information provided with admission applications that are complete by November 1, 2015. A complete admissions application includes all required material including ACT or SAT test score (including writing), high school transcript, and application fee. Purdue's largest merit scholarship awards are called the Trustees and Presidential scholarships (see information at University-wide scholarships).

Freshman Scholarships
Cost and Financial Aid
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