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Transfer Student Scholarships

Passport to IUPUI Scholarship

$3,000 an academic year (renewable a second year)

Deadline for fall application: June 15th

Deadline for spring application: November 1st


Ivy Tech transfer students seeking their first baccalaureate degree, who apply to transfer to IUPUI with an associate degree from Ivy Tech, with a minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA (members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society will be considered with a 3.2 cumulative GPA) are encouraged to apply. Requirements include that an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Indiana and will be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours per term). An official transcript, with associate degree awarded, is also required before the end of the first semester funds are awarded. The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and continuous full-time enrollment in an IUPUI campus-based program.
Fill out the 17-18 IUPUI General Application Here*

*once submitted search Passport to apply

Non-Resident Transfer Scholar Award (awarded upon admission)

$7,000 for two years (out-of-state only)
Deadline for admission: March 1 (Summer), April 1 (Fall) and November 1 (Spring)

Eligible applicants must be admitted to a Bachelor’s program at IUPUI with a minimum 3.3 GPA with at least 12 transferable credit hours, but no more than 60. This scholarship is renewable up to 2 years with the maintenance of full-time enrollment and a 3.0 GPA.

Nina Mason Pulliam Scholars Program

Financial support toward the cost of attendance for up to six years

Deadline: April 1

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust established the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars program in tribute to the life and values of Nina Mason Pulliam. The Nina Scholars Program is committed to providing academic support and resources to students who have traditionally had difficulty gaining access to higher education. Students must meet one of the following criteria to apply:

  • An adult who has dependents in the family unit
  • An adult with physical disabilities
  • A young adult with a history of abuse or neglect, a lack of effective family support or experience in public foster care

Applicants must be: admitted to IUPUI; be a U.S. citizen and resident of Indiana; have previously completed no more than 30 degree-applicable credit hours; be working toward their first college degree and demonstrate financial need as determined by FAFSA. Priority is given to those with a household income of 80% or less of the median income for a family of three for Marion County, Indiana (approximately $49,050 annually).

For more information and to apply: http://nina.uc.iupui.edu/
Charlie Johnson, Director of Scholar Support Programs (317) 278-7878 or nina@iupui.edu

School of Informatics and Computing

School of Informatics and Computing Transfer Student Scholarship

$1,000 in-state and $3,000 out-of-state, Renewable up to 3 years

The School of Informatics and Computing offers a scholarship for qualified transfer students who are enrolling into the IU system with more than 15 credit hours from an outside institution. Students who transfer in with a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or more will be automatically awarded the scholarship upon admission, which is renewable for up to three years so long as the student completes a full course load each semester and maintains a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or above.

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Diversity Scholarships

Norman Brown Diversity & Leadership Program (NBDLSP)

$5,000 per academic year
Deadline: February 1st (Admission to IUPUI and NBDLSP 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.

Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP)

Award amount: Full (In-state) Tuition* & Fees per academic year
Deadline is now listed as: March 1st
Application: Apply Now!

First Year, Returning or Transfer Students: Incoming non-traditional freshmen, returning or transfer students with less than 12 credit hours may apply if they were in the top 25% of their graduating class with at least a minimum highest composite score of 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. Returning or transfer students with more than 12 credit hours may apply if enrolled full-time with a minimum 25 credit hours completed and minimum cumulative 3.3 GPA by end of spring semester during which the application is being made. Additional requirements: have at least 2 remaining years (4 academic semesters) of study at IUPUI and a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or permanent resident.

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 2 years by maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

The IUPUI Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP) is a performance based scholarship directed toward academically talented first-time or incoming transfer students. Scholars 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. Please visit this link for the program contact and program information: http://crl.iupui.edu/programs/DSRP/index.asp.

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

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 contact Tonya Shelton or visit the following website for questions and further 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.

Olaniyan Scholars Program

Full (In-state) Tuition* per academic year
Deadline: February 15th (fall admission to IUPUI and application)
Application: COMING SOON

Incoming IUPUI Students: Classified freshmen or sophomores by the university, in the fall of the year entering the program, 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 3.0 GPA 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.