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Dates to Remember

  • You must reapply for scholarships every year.  The College of Agriculture uses the Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application.  The Online Application will be available on November 1, 2017.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarship awarding.  Answer all questions for a complete application.
  • INCOMING FRESHMEN online PURDUE SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 1, 2018.
  • Incoming freshmen are awarded College of Agriculture scholarships by the middle of February, 2018.
  • College of Agriculture Scholarships notification letters for freshman will be mailed by the middle of February, 2018.
  • Consult your financial tab in myPurdue for received financial aid.
  • CURRENT STUDENT online PURDUE SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1, 2018.
  • Current and transfer students are awarded College of Agriculture scholarships by May 1, 2018.
  • College of Agriculture Scholarships notification letters for current and transfer students will be sent out by April 15, 2018 to Purdue email addresses.  Check your Purdue email throughout the summer for additional scholarship information.
  • College of Agriculture Scholarships notification letters are only sent to the scholarship recipient, those who are awarded a scholarship. The letters contain information about the award, the donor and thank you letter guidelines.
  • Thank you letters are required to be sent by May 1, 2018 for Freshmen, and are required to be completed by April 27, 2018 for current AG students.

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Scholarships With Essays

 

Please submit your essay by January 1, 2018 to Sherrelyn Meyer at meyer10@purdue.edu.


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Scholarships ​ ​

$2.46 million in student scholarships IN 2016-17
1,094 recipients of college of ag scholarships
820 recipients of AG departmental scholarships 

The College of Agriculture has several scholarships available for prospective students as well as students currently enrolled in the college. The College of Agriculture awards over $2 million in scholarships each year to the undergraduate students in the college, made possible by the generous support of our Alumni and Friends. The College of Agriculture recognizes scholastic capability, qualities of leadership, citizenship and character as well as FFA and 4-H participation.

PURDUE SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

 

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​Departmental Scholarships

The links below will provide you a list of scholarships by department.
Transfer to Purdue AG Scholarship

The $1,000 non-renewable Transfer to Purdue AG Scholarship is given to transfer students for their admitted academic year to Purdue University College of Agriculture.  The number of scholarships awarded varies.

To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must have at least a 3.0 GPA at their current or previous higher learning institution.  Completed application and current transcript is due by April 15, 2018.  Click here for the application.

Scholarship Timeline

 
Scholarships at most institutions are broken into three simple steps: researching, applying and awarding. Students should consider following these steps, paying close attention to dates and deadlines and always ask questions. Below is a calendar that highlights the important dates in the scholarship process.

Researching: SEPTEMBER– DECEMBER

  • Students should be researching and looking for scholarships.  The College of Agriculture and its departments scholarships are listed above.  Take advantage of the Other Opportunities listed to the left.  Many Purdue students have obtained National and Indiana Agriculture Scholarships. 
  • NEW STUDENTS APPLYING TO PURDUE AG:  To maximize consideration for Purdue merit scholarships, including College of Agriculture scholarships, the admission application and all required supporting materials must be received by or post marked by November 1, 2017.
Applying: NOVEMBER – FEBRUARY

  • The online PURDUE SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION for the 2018-2019 academic year will open on November 1, 2017. 
  • STUDENTS APPLYING TO BECOME PURDUE AG STUDENTS FOR THE 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR:  The online PURDUE SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION will open on November 1, 2017, and will close on January 1, 2018.  Students do not have to be admitted to Purdue to complete the online Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application.  Students do have to be admitted to receive the College of Agriculture Scholarships.
  • CURRENT PURDUE AG STUDENTS FOR THE 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR:  The online PURDUE SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPICATION will open on November 1, 2017, and will close on February 1, 2018.
  • This one application considers you for ALL the College of Agriculture scholarships.  You do not apply for each scholarship separately.  Some Agriculture Departments have an additional paper application as well.  Consult the Department List above for details.
Applying: Transfer to Purdue AG Scholarship - JANUARY - APRIL

  • Admitted transfer students to the College of Agriculture may apply
  • Application closes on April 15, 2018.
Awarding:  FEBRUARY – MAY  

  • The online Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application for College of Agriculture new admit students will close on January 1, 2018.
  • The online Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application for current College of Agriculture students will close on February 1, 2018.
  • College of Agriculture Scholarships for incoming freshman in the College of Agriculture will be awarded by February 15, 2018.
  • College of Agriculture Scholarships for current College of Agriculture students will be awarded by May 1, 2018.
  • College of Agriculture Scholarships for transfer students in the College of Agriculture will be awarded by June 1, 2018.

​Thanking Purdue Agriculture Scholarship Donors

Congratulations on receiving a scholarship made possible through the generous support of alumni and friends of Purdue Agriculture. It is important to acknowledge those contributions which help ease the financial burden of attending college for so many of our students. With this in mind, thanking the donor who generously donated your scholarship is a sincere and courteous gesture. The donor will also see how their gift to you and Purdue Agriculture is being utilized and benefiting our many talented and deserving students scholars. If you received more than one scholarship you are expected to write a thank you letter for each scholarship you received. Letters should be addressed to donors; this information is supplied in your award notification. The following tips and sample letters will guide you through writing a proper donor thank you letter. A COPY OF EACH THANK YOU LETTER IS TO BE SENT TO SHERRE MEYER, COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE SCHOLARSHIP COORDINATOR, FOR YOUR SCHOLARSHIP FILE.

 

 

Paying for Purdue

It is increasingly important for college-bound students and their families to be well informed about how to pay for college. There are many options available, as every person’s situation is slightly different. Remember that a college education is an investment in your future.  A Purdue degree can be your ticket to rewarding career opportunities, higher earnings and increased influence, in the community and the world beyond.

Below are many different links that help provide an overview of ways to financially prepare for college.​

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

In order to apply for scholarships in the College of Agriculture students must complete the online PURDUE SUPPLEMENTAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION​ by January 1, 2018 for new admits and February 1, 2018 for current Purdue students. (8 a.m. EST). We strongly recommend your admissions application be complete by November 1, 2017 for students applying to Purdue.

  • All current Purdue students who submit a completed online Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application before February 1, 2018 will be considered for all the College of Agriculture Scholarships for which they are eligible.  Some departments require an additional application.  See department details above.
  • The Purdue Supplemental Scholarship Application will be made available in November 2017
  • Current students must reapply each year for scholarship consideration.  
  • The College of Agriculture receives hundreds of applications annually. A large number of applicants have waited until the last day and have been very close to the 11:59:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) deadline. To prevent delays and to allow time for the resolution of any technical difficulties, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the process or run into problems, please contact Sherrelyn Meyer by e-mail at meyer10@purdue.edu​ or by phone at 765.494.8482.
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