Available Scholarships

The Purdue Polytechnic does not currently have open scholarship applications. The common application for all college scholarships will be available this fall. Please visit the Division of Financial Aid website for current Purdue scholarship opportunities.

There are several scholarships that are available only to students enrolled to the Purdue Polytechnic Institute South Bend. These scholarships are awarded based on academic merit and/or need. To be considered for these scholarships, beginning and continuing students must submit a scholarship application each year of their attendance.

Potential Scholarships


William Shields Scholarship - Up to $3,000.00

Open to all majors who exhibit leadership, initiative, and character with scholastic achievements. Student must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and show leadership qualities. Student must have at least one completed semester before applying. This award may only be received one time.


Purdue Polytechnic Institute at South Bend Director’s Scholarship - Up to $1,000.00

This scholarship is open to all Purdue South Bend Technology degree seeking students enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours). Students must complete the scholarship form, demonstrates leadership, initiative, and character with scholastic achievements. 


Bruce Albert Wilhelm Scholarship - $500.00

Student must be an incoming freshman with a B or higher average OR undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Student(s) must meet financial need as deemed by the Purdue Financial Aid Office, completed the FAFSA Application, and meet the priority FAFSA filing deadline of March 1.


Charles W. Cole Scholarship - Up to $3,800.00

This scholarship is open to current undergraduates, incoming freshmen, and transfer students from St. Joseph County, Indiana, or adjacent Indiana counties. Applicants must: Rank below the top 10 percent of their graduating high school class; demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA; maintain a minimum 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA and satisfactory academic progress toward a degree; be enrolled a minimum of 6 credit hours. This scholarship is awarded annually and awards vary on financial need and number of credit hours enrolled. The award amount includes a book stipend and additional funds to pay child care expenses at the IU South Bend Child Development Center may be requested.


**For more information on how to apply, please contact the Purdue Polytechnic Institute South Bend Main Office at 765-494-7872.



Other Scholarships Available

Alumni Club Scholarships

Purdue Alumni Clubs usually have a scholarship program to support students living in their county and who are attending any Purdue University campus. Contact the club directly to apply for available scholarships.

Purdue Club of St. Joseph Valley -

Purdue Club of Elkhart County -

Purdue Club of Southwest Michigan -