CLA Scholarships and Awards
for New and Continuing Students

With the help of our generous donors, the College of Liberal Arts offers scholarships for both beginning and continuing students. Beginning student scholarships are announced mid-February to early March. Continuing student scholarships are typically awarded later in the spring. Scholarships are available to any College of Liberal Arts student enrolled at the Purdue University- West Lafayette campus.

Beginning Students for Academic Year 2019-20

//New Freshmen

To ensure maximum consideration for Purdue scholarships, future freshmen applying for fall should complete and submit their application for admission and all required material to Purdue University for a major in the College of Liberal Arts by the November 1 Early Action admission application deadline. A limited number of College and departmental scholarships will be awarded based on merit and/or need. Some CLA scholarships are given based on merit AND financial need as determined by the FAFSA. We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 1 in order to maximize consideration for all federal, state, and institutional funds they may be eligible to receive.

Theatre majors only: Theatre Department scholarship application.

FOR ALL OTHER MAJORS, THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FOR CLA 2019-2020 INCOMING STUDENTS.

Incoming student scholarships will be awarded beginning February 2019; only students awarded will be notified.

If you have questions about merit scholarships, please contact us at clascholarships@purdue.edu.

Continuing Students

//Students who have completed at least one semester at Purdue, or who are transferring from another institution

To be considered for scholarships and awards within CLA, all students must complete the 2019-2020 Continuing Student Scholarship Application. This application will be available from January 1, 2019 to March 1, 2019. All continuing scholarships will be awarded on or before June 31, 2019. Only students receiving a scholarship award will be notified.

>>>Continuing Students Apply Here

A limited number of College and departmental scholarships will be awarded based on merit and/or need. Some CLA scholarships are given based on merit AND financial need as determined by the FAFSA. We encourage all students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by January 1 in order to maximize consideration for all federal, state, and institutional funds they may be eligible to receive.

Purdue University uses the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for financial assistance. January 1 of each year is the priority filing deadline for the FAFSA. You can pick up this form from your high school guidance office or you can file online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. If you have any questions about this application process or need assistance, you can email those questions to http://www.purdue.edu/dfa/contact/.

Financial Aid Office

Computer access to student financial aid status is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the web (http://myPurdue.purdue.edu); students may also email questions to http://www.purdue.edu/dfa/contact/ or fax information to 765-494-6707. Financial aid counselors are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by telephone (765-494-5050) or in person (Schleman Hall, Room 305).

Private Scholarship Sources

We encourage students to explore private scholarship opportunities through community organizations and/or corporations. For more information please visit http://www.fastweb.com.

Contact Us

If you have any additional questions, please contact us via email at clascholarships@purdue.edu. Students will receive a response via email within 1-2 business days. Please do not contact faculty and staff directly regarding scholarship questions.

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