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Major-Specific Scholarships for Indiana Resident Freshmen

Please note that On Common Application imageindicates that the scholarship can be applied for using the general Freshman Scholarship application.

On Common Application imageMath& Science Education Scholarship

$2,500 per year, renewable up to 4 years
Deadline: February 1

The Math and Science Teaching Scholarship Program offered by the Urban Center for the Advancement of Math/Science Education, is designed to encourage and to support outstanding high school graduates who desire to pursue a career in math or science teaching at the middle and/or high school level. Eligible students must be in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum 1050 SAT (Math & Critical Reading Sections only) or 22 ACT score; have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale); and must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Eligible students from the under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Sam Masarachia Scholarships

Full tuition and fees, renewable up to 4 years (in-state rate, 12-15 credit hours per semester)
Deadline: February 1, admission and application

New beginning full-time students interested in studies related to labor, senior citizens, and/or community activism are encouraged to apply for this scholarship. Recipients will participate in Masarachia seminars, internships, and related activities. All finalists will be interviewed and scholars will be selected based on academic merit, financial need, and evidence of commitment to and familiarity with one or more of the specified program areas. Qualified applicants must have graduated in the top 40 percent of their high school class with a 1000 SAT or 21 ACT score. Application, essay, transcript, and two recommendation forms must be received by the Office of Student Scholarships by February 1. For more information regarding eligibility requirements or program obligations, visit this website - Sam Masarachia Scholars Website.

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School of Education

Review the School of Education Scholarship opportunities here: School of Education Scholarship Opportunities


School of Engineering and Technology

Apply for the Engineering and Technology scholarships via the IUPUI General Scholarship application on Onestart.

Melba Schumacher Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering

$500 - $4,000, Renewable (3.0 GPA)
Priority Date: February 1, admission and application

The Melba Schumacher Scholarship is available for all traditional, full-time students that are admitted directly into the Mechanical Engineering program.
Preference given to male students that graduated from a Central Indiana High School, but female students will also be considered. Awardees must maintain a 3.0 GPA and 6 hours of service per semester. For more information please contact Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch at 317-274-8703 or ttalbert@iupui.edu.

Commitment to Engineering Excellence

$2,200 per academic year
Application deadline: February 1.

This is a scholarship gives preference to women and minority students whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity in the School of Engineering and Technology. Students must be directly admitted to the School of Engineering and Technology in an engineering or engineering technology program. Students may re-apply for this scholarship each year. Students will also have opportunities for paid undergraduate research. Students are required to work in a research lab for five hours per week and attend research and leadership related workshops throughout the semester. For more information please contact Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch at 317-274-8703 or ttalbert@iupui.edu.

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Herron School of Art and Design

Freshmen Portfolio Scholarships

Up to half tuition for one year
Deadline: April 1

Herron School of Art and Design awards 5-10 incoming freshmen from the state of Indiana annually with these scholarships, based on the student’s portfolio of art work. To be considered for this scholarship, students must submit their portfolio, application form and an essay to Herron School of Art and Design by April 1. For more information about this scholarship and many others not listed here, please call Herron School of Art and Design at (317) 278-9400 or herron4u@iupui.edu .

Alpha Blackburn Scholarship for the Arts

Up to $500
Deadline: February 1

The Alpha Blackburn Scholarship for the Arts was established in 2013 in order to support undergraduate scholarships for full-time incoming freshmen enrolled in any area of study at Herron School of Art and Design. The recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate outstanding talent, as determined by Herron faculty. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations including, but not limited to, financially challenged students and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preference will be given to African American students who demonstrate financial need. For more information about this scholarship and many others not listed here, please call Herron School of Art and Design at (317) 278-9400 or herron4u@iupui.edu .

Douglas L. Tillman Scholarship

Up to $1,000
Deadline: February 1

Established in 2007, the Douglas L. Tillman Scholarship goes to an undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in Herron School of Art and Design who is in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to a minority student. For more information about this scholarship and many others not listed here, please call Herron School of Art and Design at (317) 278-9400 or herron4u@iupui.edu .

Shared Heritage Scholarship

Up to $3000, renewable
Deadline: February 1

The Shared Heritage Scholarship was established in 1996 in conjunction with the Shared Heritage exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in recognition of four African-American artists: John W. Hardwick, William Majors, William E. Scott, and Hale Woodruff. Incoming freshmen or transfer students applying to be full-time students to Herron School of Art and Design are eligible for this scholarship. Preference will be given to minority students. This scholarship is renewable for students who maintain good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students that add to the diversity at Herron are encouraged to apply. For more information, call (317) 278-9400 or herron4u@iupui.edu .

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School of Informatics and Computing

On Common Application imageSchool of Informatics and Computing Freshman Scholarship

$1,500 in-state and $3,500 out-of-state, Renewable up to 4 years

SAT taken prior to March 2016: a score of 1070 or higher (combined critical reading and math scores) SAT taken March 2016 or later: a score of 1140 or higher (combined evidence-based reading/writing and math scores).

The School of Informatics and Computing will automatically award this scholarship to incoming freshmen students who have received a minimum SAT score of 1070 (math and critical reading sections only) or an ACT score of 23. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided students complete a full course load each semester and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0.


Inclusive Informatics Scholarship

$3,500 per year in-state
$4,500 per year out-of-state

Awarded to incoming freshmen who meet the School of Informatics and Computing undergraduate admission requirements and contribute to a diverse learning environment in the School. Students from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years. Recipients are expected to make reasonable progress to be considered for renewal. To be eligible for the award and renewal of the scholarship, students are expected to complete at least 12 credit hours each semester and maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Every year, up to 15 awards are available for undergraduate freshmen students in Informatics and Media Arts and Science. Up to 10 awards are available for undergraduate freshmen students in Health Information Management.

To apply, submit to soicawrd@iupui.edu by February 1st:

  • One letter of recommendation from educators and/or employers who are familiar with your story and educational achievements
  • One-page personal statement indicating why and how you can contribute to a diverse learning environment in our School.

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Kelley School of Business

On Common Application imageKelley School of Business - Key Bank Scholarship

$3,000
Deadline: February 1, admission and application

This scholarship is for incoming students who have been directly admitted to the Kelley School of Business and enroll full time. Qualified applicants must have a minimum 3.2 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale. Preference will be given to under-represented populations whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI. For more information, please contact the Kelley School of Business at 317-274-2147 or busugrad@iupui.edu. Back to Top

On Common Application imageKelley School of Business Sam Jones Diversity Scholarship

3 Scholarships, $3,000 each
Deadline: February 1, admission and application

The Kelley School of Business Sam Jones Diversity Scholarship was established to encourage and promote students from diverse backgrounds to study in a degreed curriculum in the IU Kelley School of Business. Applicants must have received a minimum score of 1100 on the SAT or 24 on the ACT with a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale. Recipients must be directly admitted to the Kelley School of Business. Students who are first-generation college students and/or are from diverse backgrounds whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the Kelley School of Business at 317-274-2147 or busugrad@iupui.edu. Back to Top


School of Liberal Arts

James R. East Scholarship

$1,000
Deadline: March 1, admission and application

The James R. East Scholarship was established to promote and encourage former members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis (BGCI) to study in a degreed curriculum in the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI. Applicants must be previous members of BGCI, be an incoming freshman with a C or higher high school GPA, be directly admitted to the School of Liberal Arts, have demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA and have academic potential. The scholarship is renewable if a semester grade average of B or higher is maintained. Contact the School of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Affairs at (317) 274-2465 or sla@iupui.edu or Cavanaugh Hall, Room 401, for more information.

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School of Public and Environmental Affairs

On Common Application imageSchool of Public and Environmental Affairs Scholarship

$500
Priority date: February 1, admission and application

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for a beginning student majoring in one of our programs, including: criminal justice, public safety management, public affairs management, media and policy studies, policy studies, or civic leadership. Qualified students must have graduated in the top 25% of their high school class and earned a minimum SAT score of 1000 (or 21 ACT score). Please contact Nicole Amonette at (317) 278-2077 or namonett@iupui.edu for more information.

On Common Application image indicates that the scholarship can be applied for using the general Freshman Scholarship application.

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School of Physical Education and Tourism Management

There are a number of scholarships available for continuing majors in the Department of Kinesiology and Department of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management. For more information regarding scholarship opportunities, go to The PETM Scholarships website.

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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Anna K. Suter Freshman Scholarship

Up to $2,500, Renewable
Deadline: March 1, admission and application

This scholarship is for beginning students who have been directly admitted to the School of Science, majoring in mathematics, who plan to enroll full time. Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement and professional objective. Completed application, transcript, test scores, two letters of recommendation, and essay outlining personal and career goals and objectives must be submitted directly to the Math Department by March 1. An application is available at www.math.iupui.edu/scholarship. Students must apply each subsequent year for consideration. Please contact the Math Department at (317) 274-6918 or info@math.iupui.edu for more information.

School of Science

Health & Life Science Scholarship for Incoming Freshman

Up to $2,000 in-state/$4,000 out-of-state per year, renewable for 4 years

Deadline: February 1, admission and application.
Award notifications will be sent to recipients in April

Application: Application, essay, transcript, and two letters of recommendation must be submitted to the Office of Student Scholarships.

The competitive Health & Life Science Scholarship is for students pursuing their first undergraduate degree and majoring in the health and life sciences. Continuing health and life science majors with a minimum of 25 credit hours completed at IUPUI by the end of the spring semester during which application is being made and at least a 3.50 GPA may apply for this competitive scholarship. Contingent upon availability of funds, a Health and Life Science Scholar may be supported for additional years provided that the student has eligible unspent funds, continues in a degree program in a health or life science field, and maintains an overall GPA of at least 3.50. An award recipient may hold only one scholarship funded by the School of Science.

Application required. Information and application at http://science.iupui.edu/scholarships/science

Contact Molly Rondeau here for additional information.



School of Science Alumni Association Academic Achievement Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $500

Application Deadline: January 15 ***Extended to February 1, 2016***

The School of Science Alumni Association Academic Achievement Scholarship is to be awarded to a continuing undergraduate science major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 on 4.00 scale. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and service to the school. Also, preference will be given to those who have at least 56 credit hours remaining.

Scholarship Contact: For more information contact: Molly Rondeau here.

Dean of Science Scholarship

Students who have applied for admission by November 15, as incoming freshmen for the following Fall semester, who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) and who score 1250 or higher on the SAT test taken prior to March 2016 or 1310 or higher on the SAT test taken after March 2016, or 28 or higher on the ACT may be eligible for this scholarship. Applications received on or before November 15 will be given priority consideration. The number of scholarships and amount of each scholarship varies depending upon the number of eligible students.

The School of Science Dean’s Scholars Program is designed for beginning School of Science freshmen. Contingent upon availability of funds, a Dean’s Scholar who is a beginning major may be supported for up to eight regular (fall/spring) semesters provided that the student continues in a degree program in the School of Science as evidenced by enrollment patterns and maintains an overall GPA of at least 3.50. An award recipient may hold only one scholarship funded by the School of Science. Students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.

Award Amount: Varies, depending on criteria stated above, but is minimally $2,000 per academic year renewable up to $8,000 for four years.

Application Deadline: November 15, for Fall 2017 admission

Application: Students who have applied for admission by November 15 for Fall 2017 admission and meet eligibility requirements will automatically be considered. No separate application is required.

Award notifications will be sent to all recipients no later than March 2017.

*Admission-Based Scholarships use Critical Reading/Verbal + Math Scores for the total SAT ONLY for tests taken prior to March 2016. Writing scores are not factored for consideration. Comparable composite ACT scores considered.


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