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Admission-Based Scholarships for In-state Students

SAT examinations taken March 2016 or later are computed by combining the evidence-based reading/writing and math scores.

Incoming Freshmen

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships

$5,000 annually for 4 years

Students who have applied for admission by January 15, who are ranked first or second in their high school class may qualify for this scholarship. To be considered for renewal, students must attend full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA (no separate application is required). Students considered for this scholarship must graduate from a class of 25 students or higher.

IUPUI Distinguished Scholarship

$6,000 annually for 4 years

Students who have applied for admission by January 15 who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale) and who score 1250 or higher on SAT tests taken prior to March, 2016 or 1310 or higher on SAT tests taken after March, 2016 or 28 on the ACT may be eligible for this scholarship. To be considered for renewal, students must attend full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA (no separate application required).

IUPUI Academic Excellence Scholarship

$3,000 annually for 4 years

Students who have applied for admission by January 15 who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale), and who score 1150 or higher on SAT tests taken prior to March, 2016 or 1220 or higher on SAT tests taken after March, 2016 or 25 on the ACT may be eligible for this scholarship. To be considered for renewal, students must attend full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA (no separate application required).

For the three scholarships above, deadline is January 15, same as application for IUPUI admission; and no separate application is required for the scholarship.

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IUPUI Honors College

The IUPUI Honors College offers high ability incoming freshmen the opportunity to apply for the Chancellor's, Herbert Presidential, Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program and the Plater International Scholars Program. Students may apply for these scholarships programs by submitting the online IUPUI Honors College Scholarship Application, and submitting required materials as specified by November 15. To learn more about the IUPUI Honors College, and to access the online IUPUI Honors College Scholarship Application, go to https://honorscollege.iupui.edu/admissions-scholarships/index.html . Please contact the IUPUI Honors College at honors@iupui.edu or call (317) 274-2660 if you have any questions, or need additional information.

IUPUI Top Competitive Scholarships

IUPUI Chancellor's Scholarship

Incoming freshmen who apply to IUPUI by November 15 and meet the following criteria are eligible to be selected for an IUPUI Chancellor's Scholarship and direct admission to the IUPUI Honors College:

- A cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 (weighted)
- A minimum ACT composite score of 28 or SAT score of 1250 or higher (SAT critical reading and math scores combined)
- Complete the Honors Online Application by November 15

Go to https://honorscollege.iupui.edu/admissions-scholarships/index.html for more information.
Students selected for the IUPUI Chancellor's Scholarship will receive $8,000 for 4 years.

Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program

Scholarship & Admission Application Deadline: November 15 Students selected for this program receive undergraduate tuition (up to the Indiana resident rate), fees, a $2,500 study abroad stipend, and books for four years of study.

Bepko Scholars also receive two years of on-campus housing and are required to live in the Honors Residential Learning Community their freshman year.

Bepko Scholars who attend IUPUI for graduate or professional study receive $5,000 per year for four years and are named Bepko Fellows.

Go to https://honorscollege.iupui.edu/admissions-scholarships/index.html for more information.

Plater International Scholars Program

This highly competitive scholarship program is for students with an interest in international affairs and cross-cultural experiences. Plater International Scholars will be actively involved in international programming, both off and on campus. In close cooperation with the Office of International Affairs, recipients of the Plater International Scholarship will be exposed to high profile international visitors, international seminars, and lectures.

Students selected for this scholarship program receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, $2,500 for a study abroad experience, and a $2,500 housing stipend for International House, located in the Campus Apartments on the Riverwalk, for their freshman year.

Go to https://honorscollege.iupui.edu/admissions-scholarships/index.html for more information.

Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program

Available to in-state students only Four-year renewable scholarship $1000 for studying abroad during junior or senior year Apply for this scholarship through the IUPUI Honors College combined application

Incoming freshmen who apply to IUPUI by November 15 and meet the following criteria are eligible to be selected for an IUPUI Chancellor's Scholarship and direct admission to the IUPUI Honors College:

Cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 (weighted)
Minimum ACT composite score of 28 or SAT score of 1250 or higher (SAT tests taken prior to March, 2016) or 1310 or higher (SAT tests taken after March, 2016)

http://www.indiana.edu/~hscholar/index.html

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

Diversity Scholarships

Norman Brown Diversity & Leadership Program (NBDLSP)

$5,000 (along with an on campus housing & meal stipend of $8,000) per academic year
Deadline: Deadline: February 1, admission and application.
Application: NBDLSP Website

Must be permanent US residents or US citizens.

First Year Students: Must meet IUPUI regular admission requirements and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.

Additionally, applicants must submit with their application:

  • Official high school and/or college transcript(s).
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from a teacher/faculty member)
  • Personal essay response - double-spaced, typed, and no longer than three complete pages

This program is an integral part of IUPUI's efforts to foster the benefits of educational diversity, in part by ensuring a critical mass of students from underrepresented diverse backgrounds with a history of discrimination. As such, during the application process, positive considerations are given to students from underrepresented diverse backgrounds and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI. Additional consideration is also given to students with significant financial need as defined by the FAFSA. For more information please visit Norman Brown Scholars Program or contact Danielle Tate, at (317) 274-6534 or dltate@iupui.edu.

The Olaniyan Scholars Program

Full (In-state) Tuition* (along with an on campus housing & meal stipend of $8,000) per academic year
Deadline: February 15th (fall admission to IUPUI and application)
Application: COMING SOON

First Year Students: Incoming freshmen may apply if they meet regular admission requirements to enroll at IUPUI and who have demonstrated a commitment to academic excellence and community/civic engagement. Additional requirements: minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.70 on a 4.0 scale or higher and a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident. At least two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which should address academic performance or aptitude and at least one letter should address extracurricular and/or community service activities. The program is open to students of all academic majors, races, nationalities, and backgrounds. Preference will be given to students underrepresented in higher education. Applicants must also be working toward their first bachelor’s degree. The Olaniyan (Oh-LAWN-eee-yawn) Scholars Program promotes the development of undergraduate research and professional experience through African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS), or the study of African peoples still living in Africa and those populations scattered around the globe since slavery and colonization.

Students admitted to the program enter into a highly structured course of study (facilitated through the African American and African Diaspora Studies program) focusing on the lives, history, traditions, interests, and communities of people of African descent. Working with a faculty mentor, scholars conduct research, enroll in specially-designed academic courses, and participate in community internship learning opportunities, expanding their studies beyond the boundaries of the classroom to provide a meaningful and practical way to gain professional experience.

The program is highly selective and yet very supportive of student goals. Once each student’s interests and major are identified, the program is customized to enable each scholar to optimize their academic, professional, and career goals. Throughout their years of eligibility, each scholar is not only mentored and supported within the program, but also works under the guidance and mentoring of a faculty member in their chosen area of study. Together the scholar and their faculty mentor design and work on a research project throughout the academic year. Scholars also gain valuable experience, not only as researchers, but in presenting their work at a conference and/or student research forum. Additionally, scholars participate in community internships in partnership with organizations working to enrich, support, uplift, and encourage African and African American populations in Indianapolis. These internships are crafted to fit student needs and interests.

Please visit this link for detailed scholarship program application information: olaniyan/how_to_apply. Contact the Olaniyan Scholars director, Dr. Ronda C. Henry, at (317) 278-0885 or ronhenry@iupui.edu for program questions or information.

*Out-of-state students must make special arrangements to cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition costs.

Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP)

Full (In-state) Tuition* & Fees (along with an on campus housing & meal stipend of $8,000) per academic year
Deadline: February 15th (fall admission to IUPUI and application)
Application: COMING SOON

First Year Students: Incoming freshmen may apply if in the top 25% of their graduating class with at least a minimum highest composite score of 1140 New SAT (Evidence-based Reading & Writing + Math), 1070 Old SAT (Math + Critical Reading) or 23 ACT score. Additional requirements: cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher with at least a B grade in all math and science courses and a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident. At least two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a math or science teacher.

Students from racial and ethnic populations who have been historically underrepresented in institutions of higher education in Indiana and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI are encouraged to apply. A scholar may continue in the program for up to 4 years by maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

The IUPUI Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) is directed toward academically talented first-time or incoming transfer students. Scholars who contribute to the overall diversity of the IUPUI campus and wish to pursue research in an academic setting are encouraged to apply. DSRP has an academic and summer component.

Participants in the program are members of a community of undergraduate students who benefit from individual support, research activities, and scholarship funding that leads to graduation with a four-year degree. Priority is given to incoming high school students, although continuing IUPUI students may also apply. Awards are based on availability and applicants’ qualifications. These highly competitive awards are given to students in a variety of IUPUI majors/disciplines.

Please visit this link for the program contact and additional information: www.dsrp.iupui.edu.

*Out-of-state students must make special arrangements to cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition costs.

On Common Application imageSindoqua Scholarship for Native American Women

Up to $1,000
Deadline: February 1

Preference for this award will be given to Native American Women. The successful applicants will be enrolled with a tribe native, or once native, to the state of Indiana. Priority will be given to members of the Miami, Potawatomi, Shawnee, Wea, Kickapoo, Ottawa, Chippewa, Delaware or Mohican tribes (tribes do not need to be federally recognized), who can verify the enrollment of the applicant. Other members enrolled with any recognized tribes in the United States or Canada are also welcome to apply. Acceptable Verification of Eligibility for this award includes:

  • A CDIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) issued by the U. S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
  • A tribal identity card issued by the student's sovereign tribal nation.
  • A certificate of tribal identity issued by the student's sovereign tribal nation.
  • A certified letter from the student's sovereign tribal nation indicating the student's active enrollment,

*Please note that the tribal nation MUST have or had a treaty with the U. S. at some point. There is a listing available on the U. S. BIA website at: http://www.bia.gov/WhoWeAre/BIA/OIS/TribalGovernmentServices/TribalDirectory/index.htm

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

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Competitive Scholarships

On Common Application imageLillian Charleston Crispus Attucks Scholarship

$1,000
Deadline: February 1

Students who have been admitted to IUPUI who have graduated from Crispus Attucks Middle and/or High School may be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients may major in any discipline but must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Nina Mason Pulliam Scholars Program

Full In-state tuition, fees, books and living allowance
Deadline: April 1

This scholarship was created to honor Nina Mason Pulliam who was a journalist, business leader, a humanitarian, and a lover of all creatures. This scholarship honors the memory of this modern pioneer and is available to incoming freshmen, ages 18-25, who have been raised through the child welfare system and have no form of financial support, or are college-age youth and adults with physical disabilities, or students who are 25 years or older who have dependents in their family unit. Applicants must be admitted to IUPUI, be a U.S. citizen and resident of Indiana, have previously completed no more than 24 college-level, degree-applicable credit hours, and be working toward their first college degree. Priority is given to applicants who have household incomes of 80% or less of the Marion County, Indiana median. Application requires an essay, an official academic transcript and demonstrable financial need as determined by the FAFSA and at least 2 letters of recommendation. If chosen as a finalist, an interview will also be required. Contact Charlie Johnson, program advisor, (317) 278-7878 or nina@iupui.edu for more information and/or to request an application.

On Common Application imageSenior Academy Scholarship for Indianapolis Public School(IPS) Students

Up to $3,000
Deadline: February 1 - admission and application

The Senior Academy at IUPUI has established a scholarship program designed to partially support tuition and books for beginning freshmen who show the potential for academic excellence in their IUPUI studies. The scholarship will be awarded in the second semester of the awardee’s high-school senior year for enrollment at IUPUI in the following fall semester. Applications will be reviewed and the awardee selected by the Senior Academy Scholarship Committee. Applicants must (1) meet regular admission requirements to IUPUI, (2) have graduated from a high school in the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system, (3) have a high school grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, and (4) agree to enroll for at least 9 credit hours per semester. The applicant must also submit two letters of recommendation (must be from current or former high school teachers), and complete an essay on your academic objectives, community service, and career goals.

Study Abroad Scholarships

Details on the International Experience Scholarship can be found here - International Experience Scholarship Information

Our other information on study abroad scholarships is available here - Study Abroad Website

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Community Service Scholarships

Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program

On Common Application imageFreshman Service Scholarships
$3,500 - Deadline: February 1, priority date

The Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program recognizes IUPUI students for previous service to their high school, campus, or community, and supports their continued involvement in educationally meaningful service, leadership, and social advocacy. Sam H. Jones was a dedicated public servant who provided dynamic leadership as the Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Urban League. The program honors Sam Jones’ legacy as a community leader whose vision and dedication improved the quality of life for many in Central Indiana. The Freshman Service Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to voluntary service through high school and/or community-based organizations. Applicants must meet regular admissions standards. Freshman Service Scholars agree to enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester, including a required service learning class, and participate in planned community service activities during the year.

The Freshman Service Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to voluntary service through high school and/or community-based organizations. Applicants must meet regular admissions standards. Freshmen Service Scholars will volunteer for three and a half hours per week throughout the academic year at a select service agency. Freshman Service Scholars agree to enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester, including a required service learning class, volunteer 3.5 hours per week and participate in planned community service activities during the year.

Application requires:

  1. IUPUI scholarship application
  2. A personal essay
  3. An official academic transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a teacher who is familiar with your service involvement.

The personal essay should describe your service activities, how the service contributed to your school and/or community, and the lessons you learned through your involvement with others. On campus interviews will be conducted for all finalists. Letters can and will be provided for guidance counselors. For more information, visit the Center for Service and Learning website http://csl.iupui.edu or contact Charli Lienemann (phone) 274-7535 for further information.

On Common Application image"Make a Difference" Scholarship

$500
Deadline: February 1, admission and application

The Center on Philanthropy is pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for students who have participated in school or community service and are interested in careers that “make a difference” and want to continue to be involved with helping others. Its purpose is to further develop leadership skills and connect the recipient with a network of other students with similar “service interests.” Applicants must meet regular IUPUI admission requirements, score at least 950 on the SAT or 20 on the ACT, and graduate in the top 50 percent of their high school class. The recipient must agree to enroll as a fulltime student during their freshman year and maintain a 2.5 GPA.

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