All financial aid for students at Purdue is processed through the Division of Financial Aid, located in Schleman Hall (Student Services Building). Most types of aid are based upon financial need and satisfactory academic progress. Financial aid may be in the form of grants, fee remissions, scholarships, outside awards, or loans. The Division of Financial Aid is the best source of information about financial assistance.
Purdue awards most of its merit scholarships to qualified freshman students through an automatic process based on academic information provided with admission applications that are complete by November 1. These are called the Trustees and Presidential scholarships. A complete application includes all required material including ACT or SAT test score (including writing), high school transcript, and application fee.
Freshmen should also check the Financial Aid Scholarship website http://admissions.purdue.edu/costsandfinaid/scholarships.php for additional scholarship opportunities.
We also encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 in order to maximize consideration for all federal, state, and institutional funds they may be eligible to receive.
School of Nursing Scholarships
Scholarships have been established specifically for sophomore, junior, and senior students in nursing. Most of these are awarded on the basis of scholastic performance and need. They are handled through either the School of Nursing or the Division of Financial Aid.
If you want to be considered for ANY Purdue School of Nursing scholarship you must fill out the application form and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline to submit your application to the Student Services Office and to complete the FAFSA is March 1. Talk with your academic advisor or call (765) 494-4004 for further information on scholarships and awards.
American Association of Colleges of Nursing
The AACN maintains a information on national and international scholarships and financial aid services for students seeking baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees in nursing at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Education/financialaid.htm.