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Scholarships Available for Physics Students

Entering Freshmen

Entering freshmen admitted for the fall are automatically considered for some university-wide scholarships regardless of the academic program to which they have been admitted. Visit the Purdue Undergraduate Admissions' Costs, Financial Aid, and Scholarships page for more information.

Additionally, Purdue colleges, schools, and academic programs award scholarships to qualified students who are admitted to their programs. Visit the Purdue College of Science Scholarships for Beginning Undergraduate Students page for more information.

Admission to Purdue University College of Science and the completion of the College of Science Merit Scholarship Application is all that is necessary to be considered for our college or departmental merit scholarships.

Continuing Students

To be considered for either Purdue and external (non-Purdue related) scholarships, complete your personal profile on ScholarshipUniverse. This is a tool that makes finding and applying for both Purdue scholarships and external scholarships easier. The system will let you know of awards/scholarships for which you may be eligible (including Purdue scholarships), and you can apply to them individually. For Physics and Astronomy departmental scholarships and any scholarships in the College of Science, you MUST complete a separate application in addition to your profile in Scholarship Universe. 

Purdue University College of Science has scholarships available which are present on Scholarship Universe. Learn more about these specific scholarships.

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Departmental Awards and Prizes

The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a number of awards and scholarships that we to recognize excellence in the classroom, laboratory, and workplace.  Learn more about these awards and scholarships.
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