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Transfer Student Scholarships

Passport to IUPUI Scholarship

$3,000 annually for two years (fulltime)

Deadline for application: June 15th

This $3,000 annually renewable scholarship for up to four semesters with fulltime enrollment is available to students who apply to transfer to IUPUI the fall semester following completion of an Associate's degree (A.A., A.S. or A.A.S.) from Ivy Tech. Recipients must have a minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA. Applicants who are also members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors society will be considered with a 3.2 cumulative GPA (Students who are members of PTK must provide a copy of their PTK Award letter and Certificate). Passport to IUPUI Scholarship winners must be U.S. Citizens. Applicants must submit a 250 word minimum personal statement that provides a detailed plan about how they will become a successful, fulltime student at IUPUI. A final transcript, with degree noted, must be submitted before the scholarship is applied to the student's account. The scholarship is renewable if the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and continuous fulltime enrollment in an IUPUI campus-based program.
Access the Passport to IUPUI Transfer Scholarship Application Here

Non-Resident Transfer Scholar Award (awarded upon admission)

$5,000 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.

ODAA High Ability Transfer Scholarship

Resident Award: $5000 Annually, Renewable for 2 Years
Non-Resident Award: $9000 Annually, Renewable for 2 years
Deadline: June 15

This scholarship seeks to further enhance the academic and social vitality of the campus by supporting the enrollment and subsequent graduation of future scholars who are committed to thriving in IUPUI's inclusive learning environment. This award is given to outstanding students from all backgrounds that transfer to IUPUI with the intent of completing a Bachelor's degree and is available to resident and non-resident students.
Access the ODAA High Ability Transfer Scholarship Application Here


  • Be admitted to IUPUI as a transfer student for the upcoming academic year.
  • Have earned an Associate's degree or the transferable course equivalence (noted on Official Transcript)
  • Have the ability to complete the IUPUI Bachelor's degree within 2 years of admission to IUPUI


  • New transfer student to IUPUI (Intercampus transfers are not eligible)
  • Must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident
  • Minimum cumulative 3.75 GPA at point of admission to IUPUI
  • Minimum of 60 transferable credit hours completed
  • Personal Statement covering how you have the ability and plan to contribute to the diversity of IUPUI
  • Maintain full-time enrollment and a 3.3 GPA to receive full 2 years of funding
  • Underrepresented student groups (First Generation, Low-Income, ethnic minorities, and women) are encouraged to apply

Questions? Call the Office for Diversity, Access & Achievement at 317-278-2654 or email .

Nina Mason Pulliam Scholars Program

Full In-state tuition, fees, books and living allowance
Deadline: March 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 foster care 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.
The program provides variable financial support toward the Cost of Attendance for up to 6 years at IUPUI. In addition, the program covers fees and books as well as a living allowance of $2,750 annually.
If chosen as a finalist, an interview will also be required. Contact Charlie Johnson, Director, (317) 278-7878 or for more information and/or to request an application.

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 Programs

Diversity Scholars Research Program (DSRP)

Full Tuition and Fees
Deadline: March 1, admission and application.

Transfer Student Scholarship Requirements

The Diversity Scholars Research Program 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 schools 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 in Indiana and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility requirements for continuing IUPUI students:

  • Minimum of 25 credit hours completed at IUPUI by end of spring semester during which the application is being made
  • Have a minimum 3.5 grade point average
  • Must have at least two remaining years of study at IUPUI (cannot be a senior)
  • Contribute to the diversity at IUPUI (Essay required)

Please visit this link for additional information or to download an application:

Norman Brown Diversity & Leadership Program

Up to $3000 per academic year for merit or financial need
Up to $6,000 per academic year for both merit and financial need
Deadline: February 1, admission and application

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 3.0 cumulative GPA; participate in specific program functions; and meet on a regular basis with an assigned IUPUI faculty/staff mentor. Continuing and transfer student applicants must be Indiana residents and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students are only considered for the fall semester. Preference is given to transfer student and continuing students who have completed 12 credit hours (but no more than 60 up to junior status). 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 minority backgrounds with a history of discrimination. As such, during the application process positive considerations are given to students from underrepresented minority 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. Recipients must maintain fulltime enrollment, a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA and complete all program requirements. For more information please visit: and Download Application Here