Dates to Remember

Students must reapply for scholarships in the College of Agriculture, each year 

  • October 1: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens 

    October 1The College of Agriculture Scholarship application opens.  

    May 1: Thank you letters to scholarship donors are expected and required. The College of Agriculture scholarship letters will be sent to the scholarship
    recipients and will 
    contain information about the award, the donor and thank you letter guidelines.

Students are encouraged to complete the College of Agriculture Scholarship Application prior to being admitted to Purdue University.  However, College of Agriculture Scholarships will only be awarded to admitted students who have majors in the college.
  •  November 1: This is the early action application deadline. New students applying to Purdue must submit their admission application and all required materials by November 1 to maximize consideration for university-wide and college scholarships.

    December 15: Priority date to submit your FAFSA to maximize need-based scholarship awards.  

    December 15: College of Agriculture's scholarship application deadline.  

    Mid-February: The College of Agriculture will email scholarship letters to incoming first-year students, using their Purdue email. Students should view the financial tab in myPurdue for complete financial aid information. 

  • February 1: College of Agriculture's scholarship application deadline.  

    May 1: The College of Agriculture will email scholarship letters to current students, using their Purdue email. Students should view the financial tab in myPurdue for complete financial aid information.

  • April 15: College of Agriculture's scholarship application deadline.  

    May 1: The College of Agriculture will email scholarship letters to transfer students, using their Purdue email. Students should view the financial tab in myPurdue for complete financial aid information. 


Scholarships ​ ​

$2.2 million  in student scholarships from THE College oF AG and its departments - 2020-21
981 recipients of college of ag scholarships
620 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 $2.5 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 is well known and invites applications from students who participated in FFA and 4-H.  The college also encourages applications from students of all backgrounds and experiences who can demonstrate scholastic excellence, civic or citizenship engagement, and character and leadership development. 

The College of Agriculture Scholarship application
for the 2022-23 academic year will open on October 1.
Students will complete one application for scholarships awarded by the College of Agriculture.  Students may need to complete additional applications to be considered for some departmental scholarships in the College of Agriculture.     
           Application for continuing students.                                        Application for new, incoming students

The College of Agriculture application must be completed in one attempt. Students cannot save the application to finish at a later time. Incomplete applications will not be considered for scholarship awarding.  Submissions are allowed when all of the questions have been answered.  Students should also apply for scholarships through Purdue University's Division of Financial Aid, visit www.purdue.scholarshipuniverse.com to submit your information. Students can view ScholarshipUniverse user tips here

Table of Contents

​Departmental Scholarships

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

The Transfer to Purdue AG Scholarship is given to transfer students for their admitted academic year to Purdue University College of Agriculture.  The award amount is $1,000 and is non-renewable. The number of scholarships given will vary each year.

To be considered for this scholarship, transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A. at their current or previous higher learning institution.  Transfer students who are admitted must complete the application and submit their current transcripts by April 15.  Click here for the 2022-23 application.

Other Opportunities

​Thanking Purdue Agriculture Scholarship Donors

Scholarships are 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. 

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.​

Contact Us

Questions or concerns should be directed to Lela Mixon at agscholarships@purdue.edu or 765.494.8482.


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