Purdue Project SEED 2020 Application

The online application is now available.

In preparation, please:

1.   Have your guidance counselor provide you with a school transcript as you will be required to enter many of your course grades into our application.  Also gather up scores for your SAT, PSAT, ACT and any AP or IB exams that you have taken. Sometimes these scores appear on your school transcript, sometimes not.  Please ask your guidance counselor!

2.   Create an email account that you will use for the SEED application and for your future college applications. I personally recommend yahoo or gmail, and I recommend dignified email names like john.smith@yahoo.com or jane.doe2013@gmail.com  rather than funky.monkey@aim.com

Students may also need to help parents create a free email account as they will need to complete part 4,  Parent and Financial Information section of the application.

2020 Summer Research Application.

1. General Information - click here. This application asks your basic information, school, addresses, and interests.

2. Academic Achievement - click here. Be accurate.  You will need to submit your transcript for verification if you are accepted.  You may need to look at your transcript.

3. Teacher Recommendation - click here.
Be sure to give your teacher/s at least 1 week advance notice. It takes time.  Other mentors and people in your life may write a recommendation also.

4. Parent and Financial Information click here.
IMPORTANT: This should be completed by your parent/s or legal guardian/s with whom you live. The Parent should have an email different from the student email in parts 1 and 2 so we can communicate with the parent separately. The financial information is required by our sponsors and determines financial eligibility of students receiving a stipend.

All students must have this form completed, even when not interested in the stipend.  We realize that some parents do not file taxes until after our application deadline. This should not be an obstacle because most of the information can be determined from W-2 forms or public assistance forms.  Note that all students who are offered a stipend with acceptance will need to submit copies of the tax return before the program starts.  Please read the financial guidelines document to determine stipend eligibility – click here.

5. In previous years, all applicants would have to mail this information.  To make it easier for our applicants, you will only need to bring these 2 documents if granted an interview.  To honor all the talented students who apply to our program, we will interview all qualified applicants who complete all 4 online sections.

If you are offered an interview, you will need to bring:

(1) Official School Transcript - Schools make their transcripts 'official' in a variety of ways. Some have a raised embossed seal; others simply make it official by sealing the envelope and placing tape across. Ask your guidance department to be sure.  Our selection committee will need this document to verify your academic information (application link #2).

(2) Parent / Guardian Financial Statement – click to download.  This document needs to be completed and signed by the student’s parent or guardian.  For privacy concerns, this document may be placed in a sealed envelope and will not be discussed in the interview.

After reading this page if you still have questions please contact our program director, Corey Thompson, by email: cmthompson@purdue.edu or by phone: (765) 494-9006