PNW offers a range of scholarships to help students pay for college. The best part? Scholarships don’t need to be repaid, so apply as soon as possible to see what’s available!
A New Scholarship Service!
Application Deadline: March 1
Introducing Scholarship Universe, a new, mobile, personalized process that makes finding and applying for scholarships easy. No need to search—the system matches you with your best opportunities.
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The Right Scholarship for You
Purdue University Northwest has 180+ scholarships funded by our generous donors. (You can see for yourself below.)
The best part? PNW students can be considered for more than 140 of them by filling out one simple form. We know you’re busy, but taking this one small step can make a big difference in finding free money for college!
|1998 Chancellor's Gala
|1st Source Bank Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship
|Albert and Margaret Gallagher Scholarship
|Alexis Jarrett Women's Athletics Scholarship
|Anita Bowser Scholarship
|Anthony R Gonzalez Scholarship
|Avra Neil Mitra Memorial Economics Scholarship
|Bank One Merrillville Scholarship
|Barbara & Bernie Lootens
|Barbara Bell Blake Nursing Scholarship
|Barbara Bell Blake Pre-Veterinary Scholarship
|Beatty, NAU, Hammond Manufacturing Association Award
|Beulah Inc Science Scholarship
|Blake Pre Veterinary Scholarship
|Business Analytics Scholarship
|C. R. Hutton Endowed Scholarship
|Catherine J. Bellamy Scholarship
|Centier Bank Pathway to Purpose Scholarship Endowment
|Chancellor James B. Dworkin Distinguished Scholars Award
|Chancellor's Council Endowed Scholarship
|Chancellor's Council Scholarship
|Charles E. Miller Memorial
|Charlotte Riley Hospice Scholarship
|Chicago Southshore and South Bend Railroad Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship
|Children of Veterans Scholarship
|Christenson Athletic Scholarship
|Christenson Chevrolet Scholarship
|Clare & Lucy Osterle Scholarship
|Claudia Nondorf Memorial Scholarship
|Coach Bednar Centaur Athletic Scholarship
|COB Sports Management Scholarship
|College of Business Dean's Scholarship
|College of Education Scholarship
|College of Engineering, Math & Science Scholarship
|Dale Alspaugh Scholarship
|Diane N. Huntington Memorial Scholarship
|Donald L. Clark Memorial Scholarship
|Donald R. and Helen P. Myers Endowed Scholarship
|Donald S. Powers Athletic Scholarship
|Donald S. Powers Nursing Scholarship
|Dorman Family Endowed Scholarship in Nursing
|Dr. Cox, Chicago Society for Coatings Technology
|Dr. Joyce Ellis Nursing Memorial Scholarship
|Dr. Joyce Ellis Scholarship - Talent Award
|Dr. Nils K. Nelson Memorial Scholarship
|Duneland Health Council Scholarship
|Dworkin Family Scholarship
|E-Center Merit Award Hammond
|Ed Furticella Scholarship in Accounting
|Edward and Marie Plucinski Memorial Scholarship
|Edwin and Elsie Buck Scholarship
|Frank Saculla Athletic Scholarship
|Fred and Louise Rowley Scholarship
|Fred C. Rowley, Jr. Scholarship
|George Sefler Memorial Scholarship
|Gloria J. Smokvina Scholarship
|Gopalan Engineering Endowed Scholarship at PNW
|Graduate Distinction Scholarship
|Graduate Research Scholarship
|Graegin Scholarship for Student Athletes
|Hammond Centennial Scholarship
|Hammond Optimist Endowed Scholarship
|Harold C. Moran Scholarship
|Hermine Cutler Scholarship
|Horizon Bank Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship
|Hospitality and Tourism Management Scholarship
|Howard and Patti Cohen Chancellor's Scholarship
|Hugh G. Daubek Memorial Scholarship
|Indiana Center for Nursing Scholarship
|Irene and Kostas Yiankes Scholarship
|Jacob and Yetta Lerner Memorial Scholarship
|Jennie Hamilton Memorial Scholarship
|Jennie M. Zencka Nursing Scholarship
|Jerome Hyndman Scholarship
|Jim & Betty Dye Non-Traditional Scholarship
|Jim and Betty Dye Student Scholarship
|John Friend Scholarship
|John Stanfield Scholarship
|Joseph & Edna Burger Scholarship
|Judith L. Mervine Nursing Education Endowed Scholarship
|Kaiser Aluminum Scholarship
|Karen Bacus Scholarship
|Kathleen Mills Hill Scholarship
|Kenneth & Marjorie Mills Scholarship
|LaPorte Savings Bank Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship
|Laura McClun Rowley Scholarship
|LaVerne Noyes Foundation Scholarship
|License Plates Scholarship
|Lorraine Kirkley Scholarship
|Louis & Frances Wermuth Scholarship
|Louis M & Alex Marcus Scholarship
|Lucille and Gayle Bluhm Scholarship
|M. Gyte Alumni Scholarship
|Margaret A. Buerger Scholarship
|Mathematics, Computer Science & Statistics Scholarship
|MBAE Non-Profit Scholarship
|Meredith E. Tom and Helen R. Tom Scholarship
|Michael and Eileen O'Reilly
|Michael and Geraldine Macenski Behavioral Scholarship
|Michael J. Harrigan Memorial Scholarship
|Michael James Quint Scholarship
|Michial Thompson Scholarship
|Mike Lalaeff Athletics Scholarship
|Millie Pilot Scholarship
|Milos Family Foundation
|NASA Indiana Space Grant Consortium STEM Scholarship at PNW
|NBD Bank Talent Scholarship
|NIPSCO Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship
|Olivia Porter Scholarship
|Optimist Club of Hammond Scholarship
|Pat Bednar Softball Scholarship
|Paul Danko Scholarship
|Peoples Bank Endowed Scholarship at Purdue Northwest
|PNW Alumni Endowment Scholarship
|PNW Communications and Creative Arts Scholarship
|PNW Dr. Michelle Block Scholarship
|PNW Haas Foundation COT Scholarship
|PNW Rachel Steffens Memorial Scholarship
|Pokagon Fund Scholarship
|Presnak Engineering Scholarship
|Professional Selling Scholarship
|Professor Emerita Joanne Pluckebaum Endowed Scholarship
|Professor Jack E. Forbes Memorial Scholarship
|Professor Mildred P. Vajagich Scholarship
|PS Gerard Fund
|Purdue Northwest Legacy Scholarship
|Quasney Family Scholarship
|Robert A. Solkey Scholarship
|Robert and Betty Jane Schwarz Scholarship
|Robert G. Husted, M.D. Scholarship
|Robert L. Carr, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
|Rotary Golden Anniversary Scholarship
|Rowley Bushue Scholarship
|Science & Nursing Memorial Talent Award
|Selena M. Taliaferro Memorial Scholarship
|Shirley Staton Memorial Scholarship
|Sigma Theta Tau, Mu Omega Chapter Scholarship
|Simon Larkin Nursing Scholarship
|Solid Waste District of LaPorte County Chancellor's Leadership Scholarship
|Somos PNW Scholarship
|Sori Family Merit Scholarship for Construction Technology
|Sori Family Scholarship for Construction Technology
|Special Merit Scholarship
|Stephen Hough Memorial Endowed Scholarship
|Strack & Van Til Scholarship
|Student Affordability Scholarship
|Summer Engineering Program
|Susan Finke Memorial Scholarship
|Sydney Smith Memorial Endowed Scholarship
|Sydney Smith Talent Scholarship
|The Accounting Scholarship
|The Robinson Family Fund
|The Russell R. McWhorter Scholarship
|Thinnes Family Honors College Scholarship Application
|Thomas R. Crowel Scholarship in Construction Management & Engineering Technologies
|Thomas Ray Crowel Professional Writing Scholarship
|Thomas Ray Crowel Scholarship in Business
|Thomas Ray Crowel Scholarship in Education
|University Merit Scholarship
|Valerie H. Brady Scholarship
|Van Eekeren Family Scholarship
|Virginia Bushong Memorial Scholarship
|Virginia M. Brelje Memorial Scholarship
|Wanda Dudzik Memorial Scholarship Fund
|White Lodging Future Leaders Scholarship
|White Lodging HTM Endowed Scholarship
|William & Sophia Bruchman Nursing Scholarship
|William & Kathryn Shields Healthcare Scholarship
|Winthrop Taylor Memorial Scholarship
|Women in Engineering and Technology Scholarship
Personalized Scholarship Opportunities
With Scholarship Universe, we are proud to say that all PNW students can now:
- Answer questions and match to scholarship opportunities you are eligible for.
- Easily apply online to multiple scholarship opportunities through a personalized portal.
- See scholarship metrics to determine your chances and effort required to apply.
- Be alerted whenever you are matched to new scholarship opportunities.
- Receive automated reminders about outstanding tasks and next steps.
Frequently Asked Questions
No! Because Scholarship Universe uses single sign-on (SSO), your email shows as the Purdue West Lafayette email (@purdue.edu). As long as your user name in front of the @ is correct, along with your mobile number below that, you can click on “I’m Ready!” at the bottom.
You should answer any questions you feel comfortable with answering. PNW has brought into Scholarship Universe as much current information about you as we could – things like major, current GPA, etc.
Since Scholarship Universe contains both internal scholarships and thousands of external ones as well, the more questions you answer, the better your chances of finding more scholarship opportunities for which to apply.
You can pause answering if you need a break and come back later. And the system will give you breaks after a series of questions as well. Simply click on the question mark in the circle in the left-hand menu to go back to answering questions.
We have simplified the process as much as possible by bringing in what data we could about our students as mentioned above. This gives you a bit of a head-start in terms of matching with scholarship opportunities.
Additionally, the combination of external scholarships being included in the same place as the PNW scholarships means you will have an easier time identifying things you may wish to apply to.
Just because the system matches you with opportunities doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. Click on your matches in the top right corner, review the list and then complete the applications for any scholarships you want!
The “matching ahead of time” is the system attempting to show you things you may already meet the criteria for, but it is not applying for you.
We are open for feedback! If something does not seem right or intuitive to use, please let someone in the Office of Financial Aid know. We will be evaluating feedback throughout this 2024/25 scholarship cycle to see if any tweaks are needed to be made.
Two Easy Steps to Free Money for College
1. Apply Early to PNW
Did you know that first-year and new transfer students are automatically considered for academic scholarships as part of the admissions process? All you have to do is fill out your PNW application—the sooner, the better!
2. Submit Applications for Scholarships That Are Right for You!
Application Deadline: March 1
With PNW’s new Scholarship Universe Tool, every PNW student can easily apply online to multiple scholarship opportunities through a personalized portal. Answer questions and find matches for scholarship opportunities you are eligible for.
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Looking for Scholarships Elsewhere?
Scholarship search engines can be a very useful tool in helping students locate scholarships. Many scholarship search websites require the applicant to complete a profile and attempt to match the student with possible scholarship opportunities. Avoid applications requiring a fee and learn about ways to protect yourself from scholarship scams.
The single easiest step you can take to be eligible for free financial aid is to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
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