Additional Resources for In-State Students
Private Sector Scholarship Searching
Scholarships come from many sources in the private sector such as businesses, civic, community and religious organizations.
How to inquire about Scholarship Opportunities
- Check out the up-to-date, FREE Internet scholarship searching databases like FastWeb, Collegeboard and WiredScholar. Do at least 2 searches in each database to maximize your results. The internet has become a great tool for identifying scholarship opportunities.
- Check out the scholarship resource books in your local libraries—get the most recent editions as scholarship information is constantly changing.
- Check with your local community and civic organizations to see if they offer any scholarships.
- Check with your (or your parent’s) employer to see if they offer any educational assistance or scholarships.
- Check with the religious organization in which you are affiliated to inquire about scholarships.
Scholarship opportunities are becoming more prevalent each year, but it’s your responsibility to do the research to find them. Remember, you won’t be considered for a scholarship if you don’t apply. Persistence in this arena literally pays off for most students!
Students who wish to apply for financial assistance for college should fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) ideally before the March 10th deadline to be given priority consideration for federal, state and university assistance. Please consult the FAFSA website or the IUPUI Financial Aid website; for details on financial aid.
Federal and State Aid
IUPUI administers federal and state aid in the form of Pell grants, student loans and state-based grant programs. Apply using the FAFSA form by the March 10th deadline.
Americorps provides an excellent opportunity to get paid for doing work that you feel good about, while earning money for college at the same time. Call 1-800-94-ACORPS for information on this program and how you can get involved.
America Reads/America Counts
Making a difference in the lives of others can be a meaningful way to pay for college expenses. If you qualify for Federal Work-Study, you can earn $8.50 per hour tutoring elementary school students near campus. Flexible work schedules are built around your class schedule. Bilingual tutors are also needed for the Hispanic America Reads Program. Call (317) 278-3655 for more information.
Non Work-Study - Student Employment Opportunities
Many departments throughout campus also hire students who are not eligible for work-study. There are numerous benefits to working on campus and most employers allow for flexible work schedules that are built around your class schedule. Working on campus not only saves you time, but money as well. If you are interested in employment opportunities check out jag jobs on-line at www.career.iupui.edu or call the Career Center at (317) 274-2554.
Federal work-study is one of the best-kept secrets around! It is a great job opportunity to help you support yourself while gaining work experience in college. Eligibility is determined by submitting the FAFSA. See your financial aid counselor to determine if you are eligible. For additional information please contact the Career Center at (317) 274-2554 or www.career.iupui.edu.
What are the Benefits to Consider in Utilizing Work-Study?
- Flexible work schedule that is built around your class schedule
- Work on campus and save in transportation costs
- Earnings are exempt from Social Security taxes
- Earnings are excluded from income in calculating next year’s financial need on the FAFSA
- Gain valuable work experience to help you build your resumes
- Work-study helps to reduce student debt from loans
Study Abroad Scholarships
Army ROTC Scholarships
Tuition and Fees
Four-, three-, and two- year Army ROTC Scholarships will pay for full college tuition and fees. In addition, a grant for textbooks and a $1,500 general subsistence allowance are added for each school year the scholarship is in effect. Four-year ROTC scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to U.S. citizens who will enter college as freshmen. Applications postmarked by July 15, one year prior to starting college, are considered for early-cycle scholarships, with winners announced by Nov. 1. Applications postmarked after July 15, but no later than Dec. 1, are considered in the regular cycle, with winners announced by March 1. There is no military commitment until the start of the sophomore year. There are also two-year reserve forces duty scholarships offered at IUPUI. Contact the IUPUI Professor of Military Science at (317) 274-0073 or (317) 274-2691.
Navy Officer Scholarships
Health Professions Scholarship Program (HPSP): This program provides full tuition and fees, as well as a living stipend of $1279 a month. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, for dental students a DAT score of at least 18 or for medical students an MCAT of 22, provide favorable references and be a U.S. citizen.
Health Services Collegiate Program (HSCP): Students in this program receive a minimum monthly allowance of $2500, as well as full medical and dental benefits. Students in this program can be promoted and receive pay increases. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, rank in the top half of their high school class, provide favorable references and be a U.S. citizen.
The Dental Student Program: This program offers a $30,000 signing bonus upon completion of dental school and starting practice in the Navy as a Dental Officer. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, provide favorable references and be a U.S. citizen.
Nurse Candidate Program: This program offers a $10,000 signing bonus upon completion of nursing school and up to $34,000 in scholarships. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA, provide favorable references and be a U.S. citizen.
Baccalaureate Degree Completion Program: Earn up to $60,000 while in college and receive medical/dental coverage. College applies toward active duty retirement. For more information on these and other officer programs available through the Navy, call (317) 596-1842, Ext. 104 to speak to a recruiter that can assist you. (NOT ROTC.)
Air Force ROTC Scholarships
Air Force ROTC is an exciting career-training program designed to prepare you for a challenging career as an officer in the Air Force straight out of school. Over 150 career fields are available. The Air Force currently has a high need for engineers and nurses. Air Force ROTC scholarships cover tuition, an annual textbook allowance, most lab fees and $350-$550 spending cash per academic month. The application deadline for high school students is December 1st of your senior year. Scholarships are also available for students currently in college. Beyond that, the benefits of Air Force ROTC are priceless:
- Take part in challenging, meaningful experiences that you’ll remember for a lifetime.
- Grow as an individual and gain a sense of belonging with a group of peers who share common interests. Get unmatched management and leadership training and professional development from experienced officers.
- Visit Air Force bases in the United States and overseas (and get paid for it).
- Take part in extreme Air Force summer adventures.
- Get college credit for Air Force ROTC courses.
- Air Force ROTC is an excellent way to complement your college lifestyle without dominating it. You’ll still have time for a job, to join a sorority/fraternity, or join other social clubs.
Manage your future:
- Get management experience you’ll use as an Air Force officer or later in corporate America
- Secure a management level job in over 150 officer career paths after graduation
- Develop managerial skills through hands-on practice running the cadet corps
- Develop a healthy and fit lifestyle
For more information, call 1-800-IUB-ROTC or email email@example.com.