Purdue Northwest, together with Temple University, and five other U.S. college and university partners, is launching a national scholarship program for first-year incoming international students (who have never attended any college) for fall 2019 to encourage international students to study in the United States. The other partners include Concordia College (Minnesota), Eastern Michigan University, James Madison University (Virginia), University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Seattle University (Washington), Shoreline Community College (Washington) and Western New England University (Massachusetts). This new scholarship will provide financial support for incoming international students who are committed to furthering the #YouAreWelcomeHere message through intercultural exchange that bridges divides at their future campuses and beyond.
PNW is home to more than 700 international students from 46 countries. Employers understand that students enhance their knowledge, skills, and confidence through experiences abroad. The Office of Global Engagement is committed to internationalizing Purdue Northwest and supporting global awareness through the development of international partnerships and exchanges, education abroad opportunities, increased international student enrollment, and cross-cultural programming on and off campus.
You must also apply for international undergraduate admission in order for your application for this scholarship to be considered by the review committee.
Why should you apply for this opportunity?
- It is open to students of all academic majors and fields of study.
- It will distinguish you as an international student who has a vision for enhancing intercultural
- You will receive an annual, renewable scholarship to cover 50% of your Purdue University Northwest
- Two students will be chosen.
What are the eligibility criteria? (Standard for all participating institutions)
- Be a first-year international applicant to a participating college or university. An international
applicant is an individual who holds citizenship in a country outside the United States and who does
not also possess US citizenship or permanent residency.
- Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States.
- Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and
What is the application process? (PNW-specific)
- Submit all required documents to apply for Purdue University Northwest admission by Friday,
January 18, 2019.
- Submit the one-page #YouAreWelcomeHere application to OGE@pnw.edu by Friday, February 1,
- If awarded a scholarship, claim it by accepting admission by May 1, 2019.