The College of Education and Purdue University offer current and incoming grad students a number of prestigious scholarships and awards. Funding enables graduate students to further their education without the burden of student loans. Below, learn about the awards and scholarships available to grad students at the college and university level.
The Andrews Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship for students admitted to the College of Education (COE) for the upcoming academic year as doctoral students in a degree-granting program. It is the most prestigious fellowship awarded in the College of Education and usually is administered as an assistantship. Andrews Fellows receive four years of funding, with two years funded by the Graduate School and two years by the Department. Nominees for the Andrews and Ross Fellowships are reviewed together.
The Ross Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship of doctoral-seeking students admitted to the College of Education for the upcoming academic year to a degree-granting graduate program. Ross Fellowships usually are administered as assistantships. Ross Fellows receive four years of funding, with one year funded by the Graduate School and three years by the Department. Nominees for the Andrews and Ross Fellowships are reviewed together.
The Purdue Doctoral Fellowship is a Graduate School recruitment fellowship for doctoral-seeking graduate students who will enhance the diversity of the graduate student body in the College of Education through their diverse backgrounds, views, and experiences. Applicants must submit an essay on diversity, which is a component of the selection process. Purdue Doctoral Fellows receive two years of support funded by the Graduate School, with two years funded by the Department, and have assistantship responsibilities.
The David M. Knox Fellowship is awarded to masters-seeking students to enhance the diversity of the graduate student body through the recruitment of students with diverse backgrounds, views and experiences. The Knox Fellowship commits a two-year award package to the fellows, which includes one year of stipend support from the Graduate School and one additional year of funding support from the graduate program. Tuition and fee coverage and a medical insurance supplement are also provided.
The Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship is a Graduate School fellowship which provides support to an outstanding College of Education Ph.D. candidate in the final year of doctoral degree completion. Applicants must have completed their coursework and passed their qualifying examinations. There are no assistantship expectations for Bilsland Fellows. Nominations are handled at the department level. Each department forwards four, rank-ordered nominees to the Dean’s Office and the College of Education Awards Committee selects the winner(s). The number of awards available varies based on Graduate School allocations.
A limited number of travel awards will be made to well-qualified prospective doctoral students to help offset the individual’s costs of travel, lodging and meals to visit the College of Education. Awards of up to $500 will be made, on a reimbursement basis, to selected students. The campus visit should occur during the same academic year when the prospective student has applied or is considering applying for a College of Education graduate program.
These scholarships have been created through support of alumni and friends. Each scholarship has specific criteria. Faculty in the program areas select the recipients from eligible students. Please see your program chair for eligibility and application information.
Graduate School Summer Research Grants provide two months of thesis research support for predoctoral students who have been exclusively teaching during both of the preceding academic semesters. The eligibility criteria for the Summer Research Grant are as follows:
The Graduate School identifies eligible students and nominations are handled through the departments each spring semester.
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