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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
 

Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $60,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $60,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
See Details
 

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

$39,000 October 29, 2021 See Details
 

Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship

Fannie and John Hertz Foundation

award

$39,000

deadline

October 29, 2021
See Details
 

ROMBA LGBT+ Fellowship

Reaching Out

$20,000 Varies See Details
 

ROMBA LGBT+ Fellowship

Reaching Out

award

$20,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

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
See Details
 

Trustees Scholarship - Purdue University

Purdue University

Up to $16,000 November 01, 2021 See Details
 

Trustees Scholarship - Purdue University

Purdue University

award

Up to $16,000

deadline

November 01, 2021
See Details
 

Willis H. Carrier Graduate Research Fellowship

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AC Engineers

$10,000 December 01, 2021 See Details
 

Willis H. Carrier Graduate Research Fellowship

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and AC Engineers

award

$10,000

deadline

December 01, 2021
See Details
 

Stamps Foundation Scholarship

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.

Up to $75,000 Varies See Details
 

Stamps Foundation Scholarship

Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc.

award

Up to $75,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad)

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
See Details
 

Williamson Scholarship for Excellence In Agriculture

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

$5,000 February 01, 2022 See Details
 

Williamson Scholarship for Excellence In Agriculture

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

award

$5,000

deadline

February 01, 2022
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Albert A. Off Scholarship

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

$4,000 February 01, 2022 See Details
 

Albert A. Off Scholarship

Purdue University - School of Agriculture

award

$4,000

deadline

February 01, 2022
See Details