Purdue Doctoral Fellowship

Purdue University offers a fellowship for incoming, outstanding Ph.D.-track students who will enhance the diversity of the graduate student body in graduate programs at Purdue through their diverse backgrounds, views and experiences.


Fellowship Application Deadline: February 11, 2011
* Students do not apply directly for the Purdue Doctoral Fellowship. Selection of the recipients is conducted by
the graduate faculty that administers the graduate program to which the student was admitted.
To receive full consideration, graduate students must submit completed Graduate School admission application materials, including the diversity essay, by the program deadline.

Fellowship Benefits:

  • 4 year award package
  • Tuition paid
  • Stipend of $18,000
  • Insurance supplement of $1,244
  • CoE Supplemental Scholarship of $4,000 (paid each semester in $2,000 amounts)


Fellowship Eligibility Criteria:

  • U.S. high school degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.30/4.00
  • Admitted to Purdue as Ph.D.-track in a degree granting graduate program
  • Demonstrate superior academic achievement and scholarly abilities


Fellowship Application Requirements:

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Fellowship Essay
  • Faculty Nomination


Fellowship Terms and Conditions:

  • Enroll and maintain status as Ph.D. track student in a degree granting graduate program at Purdue to which the fellow was admitted
  • Register for at least 8 credits in both fall and spring sessions and for at least 6 credits during summer session
  • Maintain satisfactory academic and scholarly performance and progress and satisfactory work performance
  • Maintain a valid email address with the Fellowship Office
  • Submit an Academic Progress Report each semester to the Fellowship Office
  • Adhere to the Graduate School Fellowship guidelines