Scholarship | Criteria | Deadline
Entering freshman must be admitted to Purdue College of Technology at Columbus by February 1.
Community Ed Fest Scholarship Entering new freshmen. Selection based on essay/video & GPA. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the Community Ed Fest on Thursday, October 25, 2012, 5:30-8:00 pm, at the Columbus Learning Center. Attendance at the Community Ed Fest is requested of each applicant. Deadline for applying is October 5, 2012.
Day In College Scholarship Entering freshman – must have attended a Day in College program as a high school junior/senior. Application available at the Day in College event. Deadline for applying is at the Day in College event closing.
Boiler Tech Challenge Scholarship Entering freshman – must have attended a Boiler Tech Challenge program as a high school student. Application available at the Boiler Tech Challenge event. Deadline for applying is at the Boiler Tech Challenge event closing.
Purdue Statewide General Scholarship Entering freshman - must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to take at least 9 credit hours at the Columbus location. $1000 award is available to recipients for 2 consecutive years. Deadline for applying is February 1.
Brooke E. Tuttle Memorial Scholarship Current and entering freshman - Purdue College of Technology Mechanical Engineering Technology student. Application available online at purdue.edu/columbus . Deadline for applying is March 1.
C.R. Heimlich Memorial CPT Award Current Computer & Information Technology student. Application available online at purdue.edu/columbus . Deadline for applying is March 1.
Zonta Scholarship Current Purdue College of Technology student. Application available online at purdue.edu/columbus . Deadline for applying is March 1.
Purdue Alumni Advisory Council (PAAC) Scholarship Current Purdue College of Technology student. Application available online at purdue.edu/columbus . Deadline for applying is March 1.
More than $200,000 in scholarships is awarded annually by the College of Technology to its students based on merit and need. Last year, 185 students benefitted from scholarships awarded by the college. To be considered, beginning and continuing students must submit a scholarship application each year of their attendance.
Applications for incoming freshmen scholarships are no longer available for the 2013/2014 academic year
There are many things to remember when applying for scholarships.
- Start Early! Be persistent. Good grades, achievements, and community service are rewarded.
- Type your application and essay, unless it requires handwriting.
- Be sure to use correct grammar and spell all words correctly.
- Double check all your materials before you send it to the donor/sponsor. Make sure you enclose applications, transcripts, resume, or any additional documentation.
- Regard this as a long distance job interview. If you spill coffee on your suit, it will not make a good first impression. Neither will spilling coffee on your application.
- If you send the application by fax, follow up to ensure it was received in its entirety. Sometimes the transmission does not go through, or the receiving end ran out of paper or some other contingency that will jeopardized your chances if you do not follow up.
- If you are applying at the last minute, be sure your application will be received by the deadline– call to see where to drop off the application or fax it. Follow up to ensure it arrived. Sometimes taking this extra step will demonstrate your seriousness with the details.
- Do not call and make a nuisance trying to find out if you have received the scholarship. The committee or agency employees will only be annoyed by the interruptions and will not remember you kindly.
- Remember to thank the donors, especially if you did receive the scholarship. Many people give money and time for scholarships out of the goodness of their hearts and wish to help others. Others donate their time to organizing and selections. It is very important to acknowledge their efforts with a thank you letter or note. If it is a renewable award, this is especially important. When you graduate, be sure to keep the committee informed of your whereabouts and successes.
Also available to students is the Purdue University Division of Financial Aid Grants and Scholarship website: http://www.purdue.edu/DFA/sandg.htm . This site describes the types of grants and scholarships that may be available to Purdue Univeristy students.
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