Scholarship Opportunities

Purdue University Calumet is dedicated to recognizing the academic excellence of our students.  Entering freshmen and new transfer students are considered for academic scholarships listed below as part of the admissions process.  These scholarships will be renewable for up to a maximum of four (4) years of study at Purdue University Calumet, unless otherwise noted, as long as the recipient continues to meet the scholarship criteria and program requirements.

Merit Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for merit scholarships from Purdue University Calumet you must:

  1. Receive formal acceptance of admissions to Purdue University Calumet.
  2. Receive a Scholarship Notification letter and Acceptance Form from the Office of Admissions.
  3. Return the Scholarship Acceptance form to the Office of Admissions  within 30 days of the date of your Scholarship Notification. 
    Note:  Failure to return the Scholarship Acceptance form within the 30-day time frame will result in loss of the scholarship.  The scholarship will then be awarded to another deserving student who meets the scholarship eligibility criteria.

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Specific Scholarships:

*May 1 is the priority deadline for the following admission merit awards!

Academic Achievement Scholarship

– Awards start at $1,000 per academic year.

  • Awarded to admitted high school seniors for a maximum of four (4) consecutive years, Fall and Spring semesters only.
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0.
  • Minimum SAT score of 1050 (CR+M) or ACT composite score of 23.
  • Direct admit into program of study at Purdue University Calumet by the priority deadline of May 1.
  • Scholarship is offered upon admission and contingent upon receipt of acceptance form.

Honors Scholarship

– $2,500 per year – All Honors Students

  • Available on the Honors College website, the application to the Honors College is separate from and in addition to the admission
    application to the university. 
  • Although there are no firm criteria for admission, students with a high school GPA under 3.4 or SAT scores (or ACT equivalent) of under 1100 (verbal + math) will have difficulty being admitted.
  • Applications, which require essays and letters of recommendation, are reviewed on the basis of academic achievement and promise, leadership potential, extracurricular involvement, personal character, and other factors relevant to the student’s overall potential.
  • Scholarship is renewable based on satisfaction of Honors College requirements.

 Purdue Calumet Scholarships

Merit and need-based – awards range from $1,000 – $15,000 annually

Available to students pursuing various disciplines including engineering, nursing, management, mathematics, communications and the sciences.  Awarded based on academic strength and/or financial need, along with criteria identified by the scholarship donor.  A FAFSA must be submitted to be considered for the need-based scholarships.   Visit the Financial Aid website  for more information

Transfer Student Scholarships- Separate application required

Purdue Calumet Transfer Scholarship

  • $4,000 ($2,000 per year) – Indiana resident
  • $8,000 ($4,000 per year) – Non-Indiana resident
  • Awarded to any new transfer student with 60 transferable hours to Purdue University Calumet for a maximum of 2 consecutive years
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Direct admit into program of study at Purdue University Calumet
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with the Enrollment Incentive Award

 Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • $4,000/year Indiana resident
  • $6,500/year Non-Indiana resident
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
  • Completed at least 60 transferable credit hours
  • PTK member and transferring from community college

 Enrollment Incentive Award

– up to $8,990 per year (covers the difference between out-of-state tuition and tuition for Indiana residents for 300 and/or 400 level courses)

  • Awarded to any first time Purdue University Calumet student with 60 transferable hours to Purdue University Calumet for a total of four (4) semesters out of six (6) continuous enrollment semesters, excluding summer and co-op semesters
  • Non-Indiana resident
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in all previous coursework
  • Must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours at 300 or 400 level; award only applied to 300 or 400 level courses
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with the Purdue Calumet Transfer Scholarship

 Pathfinder Scholarship

– $1,000 – $4,000/year

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Completed 15 – 60 transferable credit hours
  • Awarded for up to 7 semesters

Visit Transfer Student website for the Transfer Student Scholarship application, eligibility requirements, and additional information.

Additional Scholarships for your consideration

(These require a separate application)

The below scholarships will be awarded through the Office of Financial Aid.

Graduate Distinction Scholarship 

  • – $6,000 ($2,000 per year) – Indiana resident
  • – $12,000 ($4,000 per year) – Non-Indiana resident
  • Awarded to new post-graduate students for a maximum of three (3) consecutive years
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in an undergraduate program
  • Separate application required. Visit the Scholarship page on the Financial Aid website for more information.

William and Louise Allen Scholarship

– $1,000 annually

  • Intended for undergraduate or graduate students who are enrolled at least part-time and are residents of Lake County, Indiana
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Separate application required (PDF).

Minority Teacher and Special Education Services Scholarship

– $500 – $4,000 annually

State scholarship awarded to undergraduate minority (Black or Hispanic) students who are U.S. Citizens and Indiana residents pursuing a teaching certification or special education, occupational or physical certification, to teach or practice in Indiana, and agree to teach in an accredited Indiana elementary or secondary school for 3 of the first 5 years following completion of the program.

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Visit our website for a comprehensive listing of scholarships.