Returning Student Scholarships

Peru State College offers a variety of scholarships. The Admissions Office awards New Student & Transfer Student Scholarships. The Financial Aid Office awards Returning Student Scholarships and Need-based Scholarships.

Returning students need to complete a Scholarship Application each year to be considered. The priority deadline is posted annually. Scholarship applications received after the deadline will only be considered for declined scholarships that become available for re-awarding.

Students who want to be considered for need-based scholarships must also complete a FAFSA form by March 15th, annually.

In addition to Peru State scholarships, there are numerous scholarships available through outside sources. Below are links to several free scholarship searches.

  • www.collegeboard.org Click on “for students.” Under the “pay for college” section, click on “scholarship search.”
  • www.nelnet.net Under “college planning tools,” click on “scholarship search.”

Be careful; there are lots of scholarship scams out there! Beware of any scholarship that requires a fee, asks for a credit card number, or makes any guarantees. For more information on scholarship scams, go to www.ftc.gov/scholarshipscams .