Scholarships for Current Purdue Engineering Students

Engineering Professional Organizations Scholarships

National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Eugene Carter Foundation Opportunity Award

Deadline: rolling application process

A gift from the Carter Foundation to select three (3) students (sophomore or junior) who are participants of either Purdue University's Women in Engineering Program or the Purdue Society for Women Engineers, who are also participating in Latinos in Science and Engineering and/or the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. This award is not based on academic accomplishment as a primary criterion; this means there is no minimum GPA is required. Please use this link to apply for the $20,000 gift:

Indiana Society of Professional Engineers

Deadline: March 31, 2024

The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) recognizes that engineering education is the foundation upon which the engineering profession is constructed and also recognizes the need for encouragement and financial aid. This scholarship program was created to aid students who are residents of Indiana and who have proven a genuine interest in an engineering career.

Engineering Industry-Sponsored Scholarships

External Scholarship Opportunities

Students are encouraged to pursue as many external (outside) scholarships as possible to assist with funding for educational expenses. External scholarships is an excellent source of funding opportunities available to students of all qualifications, abilities and interests, which are provided by private donors, foundations, professional, civic, or service organization and many other sources outside of Purdue University/College of Engineering. The internet is one of the best ways to identify private scholarship opportunities for current and high school students. The Division of Financial Aid warns students to be wary of scholarship search firms that charge a fee for their services. To assist with your scholarship search, we have included some free resources: FinAid!, fastweb,, College, and UNIGO. International students may wish to review eduPASS for resources and scholarship opportunities.

Freudenberg North America Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 15, 2024

Freudenberg North America is offering a scholarship for students demonstrating financial need. Scholarships for applicants from socially disadvantaged backgrounds are available. Applicants will be prompted to focus their personal statement, within the application, on the socially disadvantaged circumstances.