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Maximize Scholarship Consideration

  • Apply by November 1

    Students who complete their application by the November 1 Early Action deadline are automatically considered for university-wide merit scholarships.Your application must be complete (all required items received). See the freshman admission criteria page for information about completing the application.
  • Submit the Supplemental Scholarship Application (via your Purdue application portal) by Dec. 15

    Some Purdue colleges use this application to identify recipients for awards with very specific criteria. Colleges include: Education, Health and Human Sciences, Management and the Polytechnic Institute. 
  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Dec. 15*

    Dec. 15 is the FAFSA deadline to be considered for scholarships awarded by specific academic departments. The FAFSA is available October 1.

*If you miss the Dec. 15 FAFSA deadline for scholarships awarded by academic departments, file by Purdue's March 1 priority FAFSA deadline to be considered for federal, state and university-wide scholarships and grants that are awarded based on financial need. 

See more information about Freshman Scholarships.

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