Additional Resources for Returning, Non-Traditional and Transfer Students
Private Sector Scholarship Searching
Scholarships come from many sources in the private sector such as businesses, civic, community and religious organizations. 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!
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.
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 1st deadline to be given priority consideration for state and university assistance. Please consult the IUPUI Financial Aid website at www.iupui.edu/~finaid for details on financial aid. IUPUI administers federal and state aid in the form of Pell grants, student loans and state-based grant programs.
Want to get paid for doing work you feel good about while earning money for college at the same time? Sound too good to be true? 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 satisfying way to pay your way through college. Beginning at $8.50 an hour, you tutor elementary school children to read or learn math. You can even earn educational credit through Americorps while you get paid from America Reads. 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 workstudy. There are numerous benefits to working on campus and most employers allow for flexible work hours 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 http://employment.uc.iupui.edu/Home.aspx or call the Office of Student Employment at (317) 274-4856.
For the most up to date information regarding your financial aid and bursar account – visit OneStart. Follow the various links down the left side-bar for detailed information and upcoming deadlines.
Federal Work-Study is one of the best-kept secrets around! Federal Work-Study is a great job opportunity to help you support yourself while gaining work experience in college. Advantages of this program include flexible work schedules built around your class schedule, work on campus or in the community, earnings exempt from Social Security taxes, the availability of many jobs in apprentice career fields, the advantage of work-study income not being reportable on next year’s FAFSA form, and the positive statistics that work-study students have higher GPA’s in general than other students. Working at the university or in the community and getting a paycheck every two weeks, helps you pay as you go to school. Eligibility is determined by submitting the FAFSA. See a financial aid counselor to learn if you are eligible.
What are the Benefits to Consider in Utilizing Work-Study?
- Flexible work schedule that is built around your class schedule
- Work on campus or in the community
- Earnings are exempt from Social Security taxes
- Earnings are excluded from income in calculating next year’s financial need on the FAFSA form
- Gain valuable work experience to help you build your résumé
- Work-study helps to reduce student debt from loans
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 (800)553-1146 and you will be directed to a recruiter that can assist you. (This is not ROTC.)
Air Force ROTC Scholarship
Air Force ROTC offers a variety of ways to get the money you need for school while requiring only minimal time from you as a student. But the benefits extend well beyond graduation – starting with a 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 $250-$400 spending cash per academic month. The application deadline for high school students is December 1st of your senior year. There is no military commitment until the start of the sophomore year. Scholarships are also available for students currently in college.
Beyond that, the benefits of Air Force ROTC are priceless:
- Take part in 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.
- 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.