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Application Information

We are excited to launch a new online application that will help streamline the scholarship application process. Apply now!

Tips for Applying

  • Apply for admission early! In order to be considered for IUPUI scholarships, you must be admitted to IUPUI before the scholarship deadline.
  • Use grammar and spell check. It is also a good idea to have another set of eyes review your work to catch any mistakes!
  • Most top competitive scholarships will require an interview during the final selection process. Dress professionally. Be prepared to provide details regarding: your educational goals; how this scholarship will help you achieve those goals and how your unique qualities will contribute to the scholarship program.
  • For scholarships based on financial need, your FAFSA must be filed by March 10th in order to qualify.
  • Frequently correspond with those who will be writing your letters of recommendation, reminding them of the deadline and answering any questions they may have for you. The more familiar they are with your qualifications, the better the quality of the letter of recommendation.
  • Keep a record of the scholarships for which you apply, along with contact information.

More Tips for Applying

SAT/ACT scores: If you have retaken the SAT or ACT recently, be sure to include a copy of the new test scores, even if you have already supplied these to admissions. The Office of Student Scholarships (OSS) is not responsible for upgrading scholarship offers due to changes in SAT/ACT scores without notification from the student. If the OSS is not notified prior to May 1st, then scholarship offers will not be upgraded due to changes in the SAT/ACT scores.

Essays: It goes without saying that essays should observe the general rules of English. It is also recommended that you put your name on each page of the essay. Faculty read the essays to understand you better and gauge your abilities; so be sure to edit thoroughly, use spell check, and have someone else review your essay. Originality is encouraged, but observance of grammar rules is even more important.

Interviews: Some scholarships require interviews. If you live more than one hour from campus and are selected to interview for a scholarship, you may request a phone interview with the selection committee if necessary.

Recommendation: Recommendations must be completed by a teacher, high school counselor, faculty member or principal who can attest to your character and academic performance. If you have been out of school for some time, you may submit recommendations from clergy members or employers. Recommenders cannot be family members.