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Financial Planning and Scholarships

Studying abroad can be very affordable, but like any educational opportunity, it requires planning.  Study abroad programs vary in cost, depending on the type of program (Exchange, Co-Sponsored, or Direct Enroll), length of stay (year, semester, summer or spring break) and destination.  In order to make study abroad affordable for interested students, Purdue offers many study abroad scholarship opportunities.

Purdue Study Abroad Scholarships:
  • $3000 - Semester programs
  • $2000 - Programs at least 6 weeks and 6 credits
  • $1000 - Short-term programs less than 6 weeks or 6 credits
  • Find more information here.

Krannert Study Abroad Scholarships:

DeVos Study Abroad Scholarship:

Doug DeVos has served as president of Amway since 2002. He oversees daily operations of the company and shares the office of the chief executive with chairman Steve Van Andel. Doug is the youngest son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos, who, with Steve's father Jay, started Amway in 1959. Doug, who joined Amway in 1986, previously served in various leadership positions with the company in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. He has served on the Krannert Dean's Advisory Council and the Krannert Global Strategic Advisory Council.

  • Scholarships range between $250-$1000 (length of study abroad program will impact scholarship amount)
  • Krannert students only
  • Requirements: 3.0 or higher GPA, essay questions, leadership experience, and personal recommendation
  • Application deadlines:
    • February 1st for Summer study abroad programs
    • April 1st for Fall study abroad programs
    • October 1st for Spring study abroad programs (including semester or spring break programs)

Nancy Handel Study Abroad Scholarship:

Ms. Handel retired as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Applied Materials Inc. in January 2007. She had worked for the company in increasingly responsible roles since 1985. Applied Materials makes the equipment to make semiconductors and, in a recent move, solar power cells. Ms Handel was recognized for her work as CFO by Institutional Investor magazine which listed her among the "Best CFOs in America" in 2006 and by the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards (2006) which recognized her community service.

  • Scholarships start at $1000 (length of study abroad program will impact scholarship amount)
  • Krannert students only
  • Requirements: 3.0 or higher GPA, essay questions, leadership experience, and personal recommendation
  • Application deadlines:
    • February 1st for Summer study abroad programs
    • April 1st for Fall study abroad programs
    • October 1st for Spring study abroad programs (including semester or spring break programs)

McDuffee Management Scholarship

Mr. Thomas "Tom" McDuffee retired as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Saint Gobain in Muncie, Indiana. He began with the company when it was known as Ball-Foster, prior to its acquisition by the French company Saint-Gobain. Mr. McDuffee was Chairman of the Krannert School Alumni Association Dauch Center for the Management of Manufacturing Enterprise, and has been instrumental in recruiting students and the Doster Leadership Conference.

  • $500 - Krannert Taiwan Spring Break program only
  • Krannert students only - BSIM and STOM majors preferred
  • Students may apply for the scholarship after being accepted to the Taiwan program. Contact Amy Kingma (krannertstudyabroad@purdue.edu) for more information.
  • Requirements: 3.0 or higher GPA, leadership experience, essay questions and personal recommendation
  • Maximum of two scholarships to be awarded for the 2017 Spring Break program.

Telamon Scholarship

To apply for any of the Krannert scholarships please submit a Krannert Scholarship Application

Purdue Division of Financial Aid:

  • Students participating in study abroad programs may be eligible for federal financial aid. Even those students who are not currently receiving aid may be eligible for financial assistance for the period they study abroad.
  • Contact a Financial Aid Administrator for more information: http://www.studyabroad.purdue.edu/ContactUs/.