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The College of Education scholarships are made possible by the generous support of our alumni and friends. Undergraduate scholarship recipients are selected on many factors including, academic achievement and success, commitment to the teaching profession, leadership, community service and extracurricular activities.

Scholarship Information for First Year Beginning Students

Purdue Polytechnic High School Graduates

We provide a $5,000 annual scholarship to two Purdue Polytechnic High School graduates who want to become teachers. Major in a teacher licensure program at Purdue and you may be selected for the scholarship.
The Process
Complete an application to Purdue University. After acceptance, email a 200-250 word essay detailing why you would like to become a teacher and/or your past educational leadership experiences to the College of Education Scholarship Selection Committee at education@purdue.edu. The committee will review all submissions and contact you with a decision.

  • You must have minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • The $5,000 scholarship is annually renewable for four consecutive years, totaling $20,000 for each awardee.
  • You must remain enrolled in a teacher licensure program in good academic standing to continue receiving the scholarship.
  • The scholarship will be provided to a maximum of two students at a time.

University Merit Scholarships

Purdue University awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified incoming students based on academic information provided with admission applications that are complete by November 1A complete admissions application includes all required material including ACT or SAT test score, high school transcript, and application fee.

College of Education Scholarships

The College of Education awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified incoming first year students based on academic information provided with admission applications that are complete by November 1. All admitted first year students who meet this deadline will automatically be considered for scholarships (no additional action necessary). The Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application is not required.

If you receive a Purdue merit scholarship, you may be invited to participate in the College of Education’s Alfred DeVito Scholars Program, a first-year seminar class that includes the opportunity to research with a professor during the second semester of your freshman year.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a long time partner with the College of Education’s Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute, also offers a number of resources for students in need of financial assistance. Learn more at the JKC Foundation.

Scholarship Information for Continuing Students

The College of Education awards a limited number of merit scholarships to continuing students. To be considered for these scholarships, continuing students need to fill out the FASFA and submit it to the Department of Financial Aid at Purdue. ScholarshipUniverse in DFA will notify the college of all qualified students. The Continuing Student Awards will be awarded by June 1 for the following academic year. For more information visit https://purdue.scholarshipuniverse.com.

Deadlines

November 1

Purdue University awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified first year beginning students based on academic information provided with admission applications that are complete by November 1.

January 1

Purdue colleges, schools, and academic units award a limited number of merit scholarships with a financial need component. In order to maximize consideration for these scholarships, first year beginning and continuing students need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 1. The FAFSA becomes available on October 1.

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Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

Other Scholarship Opportunities

21st Century STEM Teachers Scholarship Program
Indiana Minority Teacher/Special Education Scholarship
Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship
Project EINSTEIN: Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program
TEACH Grant

Contact

Scholarship questions may be directed to Jane Ann Dimitt, Director Advising & Recruiting, by e-mail at dimitt@purdue.edu or by phone at (765) 494-2345.