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Purdue University-Main Campus

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West Lafayette, IN

University Website:  www.purdue.edu
Apply Online:  www.admissions.purdue.edu/apply/apply.php

Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana, is the flagship university of the six-campus Purdue University system. Purdue was founded on May 6, 1869, as a land-grant university when the Indiana General Assembly, taking advantage of the Morrill Act, accepted a donation of land and money from Lafayette businessman John Purdue to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name. The first classes were held on September 16, 1874, with six instructors and 39 students. Today, Purdue is a member of the Big Ten Conference, and is a well known world-class research institution. Purdue enrolls the second largest student body of any university in Indiana as well as the fourth largest international student population of any university in the United States.

Purdue offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in over 211 major areas of study, and is well known for its competitive engineering curricula. The university has also been highly influential in America's history of aviation, having established the first college credit offered in flight training, the first four-year bachelor's degree in aviation, and the first university airport (Purdue University Airport). Purdue's aviation technology program remains one of the most competitive aviation-specific programs in the world. In the mid-20th century, Purdue's aviation program expanded to encompass advanced spaceflight technology giving rise to Purdue's nickname, Cradle of Astronauts. Twenty-three Purdue graduates have gone on to become astronauts, including Gus Grissom (one of the original Mercury Seven astronauts), Neil Armstrong (the first person to walk on the moon), and Eugene Cernan (the most recent person to walk on the moon).

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Purdue University-Main Campus College Scholarships

Bullet name award deadline Link

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

American Chemical Society

$10,000 Varies See Details

ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship

American Chemical Society

award

$10,000

deadline

Varies
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NRF Next Generation Scholarship

National Retail Federation

Up to $25,000 April 10, 2020 See Details

NRF Next Generation Scholarship

National Retail Federation

award

Up to $25,000

deadline

April 10, 2020
See Details

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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Cargill Global Scholars Program

Cargill, Incorporated

$2,500 Varies See Details

Cargill Global Scholars Program

Cargill, Incorporated

award

$2,500

deadline

Varies
See Details

IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

Up to $2,000 Varies See Details

IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

award

Up to $2,000

deadline

Varies
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CHS University Scholarship

CHS Foundation

$1,000 Varies See Details

CHS University Scholarship

CHS Foundation

award

$1,000

deadline

Varies
See Details

Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Award

Gibson County Community Foundation

$1,000 June 14, 2020 See Details

Larry A. Kissel Purdue Challenge Award

Gibson County Community Foundation

award

$1,000

deadline

June 14, 2020
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Stamps Foundation Scholarship

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.

100% of tuition Varies See Details

Stamps Foundation Scholarship

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.

award

100% of tuition

deadline

Varies
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Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

Western Golf Association, Evans Scholars Foundation

100% of tuition October 30, 2020 See Details

Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship

Western Golf Association, Evans Scholars Foundation

award

100% of tuition

deadline

October 30, 2020
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Donald C. and Marion E. Currier Scholarship

Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

Varies June 15, 2020 See Details

Donald C. and Marion E. Currier Scholarship

Community Foundation of St. Joseph County

award

Varies

deadline

June 15, 2020
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