Admission-Based Scholarships for In-state Students*
Please note that if you received an admission-based scholarship previous to 2010-2011 entry, your renewal requirements may be different. Please check your acceptance form for details. If you've misplaced your acceptance form and need to know what requirements you are expected to maintain for your scholarship(s), you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request the eligibility criteria specific to your scholarship.
Admission-Based Scholarships use Critical Reading/Verbal + Math Scores for the total SAT ONLY. Writing scores are not factored for consideration.
2016 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 the SAT 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).*Students who apply to IUPUI by November 15 and meet the criteria above are encouraged to apply for IUPUI Honors College competitive scholarships*
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 the SAT 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).
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, visit honorscollege.iupui.edu. Please contact the IUPUI Honors College at email@example.com or call (317) 274-2660 if you have any questions, or need additional information.
IUPUI Top Competitive Scholarships
Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program
Scholarship & Admission Application Deadline: November 15 – In-state (rate) undergraduate tuition, fees, and books for four years of study, two years of on-campus housing, and up to $5,000 per year for four years of graduate or professional study at IUPUI.
The Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program is designed for students who demonstrate integrity, dedication, leadership, and a commitment to service. This highly competitive scholarship program provides financial, academic, and programming support to academically motivated and civically engaged students throughout their undergraduate and post-graduate years. Students selected for this scholarship 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.
Plater International Scholars Program
Scholarship & Admission Application Deadline: November 15 -- $12,000 per year for four years of study, also funding for a study abroad experience, and a partial housing stipend for living in International House for one year.
The Plater International Scholars Program is designed for exceptional incoming freshmen who are committed to combining academic excellence with global citizenship. 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.
Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program
$12,000 annually for 4 years (in-state students only)
Deadline: November 15, admission and application
The Indiana University system offers Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholarships to outstanding Indiana high school seniors with extensive leadership experience. This highly competitive scholarship program is designed to further develop scholars' leadership abilities by providing excellent academic and co-curricular opportunities. Students selected for this scholarship program receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, a laptop, $2,500 for a study abroad experience, and a $1,500 housing stipend freshman year for on-campus housing. Selection requirements vary by campus, and offers of an Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholarship on one IU campus do not automatically extend to all campuses of the university.
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
In-state residents eligible for the IUPUI Chancellor's Scholarships will receive $8,000 annually for 4 years.
*Asterisk indicates that the scholarship can be applied for using the general Freshman Scholarship Application.
Research Scholarship Programs
IUPUI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program offers undergraduate research project and travel grants and conference travel funds to support and encourage undergraduates who participate in research and other creative projects with faculty in all disciplines, including music and art. Formal research credits may be earned toward graduation. Further information may be obtained from the UROP Program Director: Dr. Kathryn Wilson; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone: (317) 278-1028. Also visit the web site at http://www.urop.iupui.edu.
Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP)
Full Tuition and Fees
Deadline: March 1, admission and application.
The Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) is primarily aimed at attracting academically talented freshmen pursuing an education in the research setting who will contribute to the diversity of IUPUI. Students in the program are part of a group of undergraduate scholars who benefit from the research activities, individual support and scholarship funding leading to graduation with a four year degree. Priority is given to incoming high school students who meet minimum eligibility requirement. A continuing IUPUI student may apply and awards are based on availability. This award is made to students in a variety of majors at IUPUI and is highly competitive.
Eligibility requirements for incoming high school students:
- Student must be in the top 25% of their graduating class and have at least a 1070 SAT (math and critical reasoning sections only) or 23 ACT score.
- Student must have at least a B grade in all math and science courses.
- Student must supply at least two (2) letters of recommendation, one which must be from a math or science teacher.
- Student must be an Indiana resident and/or be a US citizen or permanent resident. A scholar may continue in the program for up to 4 years if he/she maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- Students from racial and ethnic populations who have been historically underrepresented in institutions of higher education and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI are encouraged to apply.
Norman Brown Diversity & Leadership Program
Up to $5,000 per academic year
Deadline: February 1, admission and application.
Application: Download Norm Brown Diversity and Leadership Program Application 2015
The Norman Brown Diversity & Leadership Program is designed to recruit, retain and prepare serious, academically gifted students who have demonstrated a commitment and/or desire to develop leadership skills for today’s multicultural world. Program participants are encouraged to attain academic success, engage in leadership and civic activities, and prepare for work force entry. All scholars are required to enroll full time; maintain a 3.2 cumulative GPA; participate in specific program functions; and meet on a regular basis with an assigned IUPUI faculty/staff mentor.
Eligibility Requirements: Beginning freshman applicants must meet IUPUI’s regular admission criteria (Indiana Core 40/Academic Honors diploma or equivalent), have a SAT 950 or ACT 20 and a cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
All applicants are required to submit the following items:
- High school transcript
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal Essay required - See application.
This program is an integral part of IUPUI’s efforts to foster the benefits of educational diversity, in part by assuring the obtainment of 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. Eligible applicants must be Indiana residents and/or U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. For more information please email Dr. Khalilah Shabazz, at 317.278.1795 or email@example.com .
*The Olaniyan Scholars Program
Full Tuition/$2000 stipend per year
Renewable for up to four years of eligibility
Deadline: February 1; admission and application
Scholarship open to freshmen and sophomore students
The Olaniyan (Oh-LAWN-eee-yawn) Scholars Program offers academically gifted students interested in black studies and black populations the opportunity to work with a full-time faculty mentor to design a research project that will explore some issue or aspect of the lives, history, traditions, or interests of people of African descent. Students will also participate in community internships that encourage civic engagement and partnerships with organizations working to enrich, support, uplift, and encourage African and African American populations within the Indianapolis community. The program is open to students of all races, nationalities, and backgrounds with preference given to students from underrepresented populations in higher education. All scholars must enroll full time (12-15 credit hours), maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, participate in specific program functions and internship experiences, and meet regularly with their faculty mentor. Applicants can be Indiana or out-of-state residents (out-of-state applicants must contact the Scholarship Office/Financial Aid Office to apply for aid to cover the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition), meet IUPUI’s regular admissions criteria, and have a cumulative 2.7 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) on their high school transcripts. Please go to the website at www.iupui.edu/olaniyan or contact the program director, Dr. Ronda C. Henry, at (317) 278-0885 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP)
Full Tuition and Fees
Deadline: March 1, admission and application.
Beginning Freshman & Transfer Student Scholarship Requirements
The Diversity Scholars Research Program is aimed at attracting academically talented students pursuing an education in the research setting who will contribute to the diversity of IUPUI. Students in the program are part of a group of undergraduate scholars who benefit from the research activities, individual support and scholarship funding leading to graduation with a four year degree. The research component is designed no only to acclimate students to a research setting, but also to actively involve them in undergraduate research in preparation for graduate studies. Research mentors from IUPUI faculty and the corporate sector help these scholars to structure their research programs. This award is made to students in a variety of majors at IUPUI and is highly competitive.
- Student must be in the top 25% of their graduating class and have at least a 1070 SAT (math and critical Reading sections only) or 23 ACT score.
- Student must have at least a B grade in all math and science courses.
- Student must supply at least two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from a math or science teacher.
- Student must be a US citizen or permanent resident. A scholar may continue in the program for up to 4 years by maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- 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.
Please visit this link for additional information or to download an application: www.dsrp.iupui.edu.
*Sindoqua 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
*Asterisk indicates that the scholarship can be applied for using the general Freshman Scholarship application.
*Lillian Charleston Crispus Attucks Scholarship
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 email@example.com for more information and/or to request an application.
Senior Academy Scholarship for Indianapolis Public School(IPS) Students
Up to $2,500
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 teachers), and complete an essay on your academic objectives and career goals.
DOWNLOAD APPLICATION:Senior Academy IPS Application - 2014-2015
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
Community Service Scholarships
Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program
*Freshman Service Scholarships
$3,000 - Deadline: February 1, priority date
Interview Date is tentatively set for Friday March 23rd from 8am-5pm
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 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 hours per week and participate in planned community service activities during the year.
- IUPUI scholarship application
- A personal essay
- An official academic transcript
- 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 on Friday March 23rd from 8am-5pm. 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 Jennifer Halford (phone) 278-2504 for further information.
*“Make a Difference” Scholarship
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.