Freshmen merit scholarships are awarded through the Office of Admissions. Your application to Purdue will also act as your application for a merit-based scholarship. To be considered, your application must be submitted by November 1, 2014 for fall 2015 applicants. Applications are evaluated with a holistic approach and students are notified by mid-February if they are being offered a scholarship. More information about Purdue's merit-based scholarships can be found here.