The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) annually awards approximately $1.2 million in undergraduate scholarships to assist incoming and current students in taking their next giant leap. Scholarship committees review all HHS students at the unit and college levels to determine scholarship eligibility, and decisions are based on factors such as merit, leadership and/or financial need. Visit the Division of Financial Aid to find additional information on the types of aid available for your Purdue education.

Deadlines for Prospective Students

November 1: Deadline for Early Action Admission

To maximize consideration for merit-based scholarships, you should complete the early action admissions application by Nov. 1. Purdue University awards most of its merit scholarships, such as the Trustees and Presidential scholarships, to qualified first-year students based on the academic information you include with completed admission applications.

December 15: Deadline to Complete the FAFSA and HHS Scholarship Application

The Division of Financial Aid awards need-based scholarships, grants, loans and work-study opportunities. To be considered for these scholarships and funding, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Dec. 15. 

You should also complete the HHS scholarship application by this date to be considered for college-level scholarships. The HHS online scholarship application will be made available mid to late October. You should plan to complete the scholarship process well in advance of the deadline to prevent issues with the submission of the application.

The first round of HHS scholarship awarding for admitted first-year students begins in mid-February of each year. Any additional awarding will take place after May 1.

HHS Inclusive Excellence Scholarship

The College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) Inclusive Excellence Scholarship is for admitted undergraduate students beginning at Purdue in Fall 2023. Five scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $7,500 per year for four consecutive years, or eight consecutive semesters. Awardees will be selected based on evidence that the applicant’s backgrounds, views, and experiences would contribute to diversity, inclusion, and belonging in HHS and at Purdue.

How to Apply

Submit the application by 11:59 p.m. EST on Feb. 1, 2023

Recipients of the scholarship will be notified bythe Division of Financial Aid and the College of Health and Human Sciences in March.

To maintain the scholarship eligibility, the student must:

  • Remain enrolled in a College of Health and Human Sciences major
  • Maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA (evaluated after grades post each spring semester)
  • Demonstrate academic progress in the amount of 30 credit hours earned by end of first year at Purdue, 60 credit hours by the end of their second year and 90 credit hours by the end of their third year

For questions, contact Tammy Conard-Salvo at or 765-494-4102.

HHS Scholarship Process for Continuing Students

A limited number of scholarships for continuing students are available. In order to be considered for college-level scholarships in HHS, you must complete the HHS scholarship application by April 1.

HHS Individual Departments and Schools Scholarships

Scholarships are available in the HHS departments and schools listed below. Contact individual departments and schools for additional scholarship information.

HHS Student Council Scholarship Award

Current HHS sophomores and juniors are encouraged to apply for the Mary Louise Foster Scholarship. Applications are made available during the spring semester each year by the HHS Student Council.

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