Departmental and Program Scholarships and Awards
- Africana Studies Academic Achievement Award - This award is presented by the Africana Studies Program to the outstanding graduating senior in the program and to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in Africana studies.
- Preston Eagleson Award - The Preston Eagleson Award is presented to an IUPUI student for outstanding achievement in a paper written on the Afro-American experience. The prize honors Preston Eagleson, the first black American to receive an advanced degree from Indiana University.
- Marie Turner-Wright Scholarship in Africana Studies - In commemoration of the important people in her life, Marie Turner-Wright created this scholarship for undergraduates in the Africana Studies Program.
- American Studies Award - The American Studies program presents an annual award, on the basis of nominations from the faculty, to an upper-division minor in the academic program who has demonstrated excellent abilities in the interdisciplinary study of American culture.
- Anthropology Academic Achievement Award - The Department of Anthropology honors an outstanding departmental major whose academic record reflects both scholastic excellence and intellectual breadth.
- Friends of Anthropology Scholarship - This scholarship is awarded to a promising anthropology major who demonstrates academic excellence, intends to pursue a career in anthropology, has financial need, and contributes to the department through his or her interactions with other students as well as faculty.
- Manuela Reynolds Award - This award supports advanced Anthropology student research. The award is meant to enable an Anthropology student to attend a symposium in their area of anthropological research, to present their research findings, to attend field school, or to engage in related travel and/or publication.
- Arete Award - Presented as the occasion demands to a senior student with a record of excellence in the field of classical studies.
- P. Ovidius Naso Living Myth Prize - Awarded annually for the best creative retelling, in any medium, of a classical Greek or Roman myth by a student in an IUPUI classical mythology course.
- Academic Achievement Award - Presented to the communication studies graduating senior who has demonstrated excellence in the field of communication studies, made outstanding contributions to the department, achieved a superior grade point average, and earned the recommendations of the faculty.
- Outstanding Research or Creative Project - This award is made in recognition of a superior research paper or creative project upon the recommendation of faculty in the Department of Communication Studies. Up to four awards may be given.
- The Service Award - This award is given to a student, upon recommendation of the faculty in the Department of Communication Studies, in recognition of outstanding service to the department, school, and/or university.
- The Burns/Wagener Scholarship - This scholarship honors emeriti faculty Professor David Burns and Professor B. Bruce Wagener as two of the founding faculty of the department. The scholarship is granted to a student majoring in communication studies for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the department.
- Economics Award - This award is presented to the senior economics major with the highest cumulative grade point average above 3.4.
- Robert Kirk Outstanding New Economics Major Award - The Kirk award is presented to an outstanding student in his or her first year as an economics major. The award recognizes Professor Kirk's dedication to students during his 28 years with the department.
- The Department of Economics gives a one-year subscription to the Wall Street Journal to the outstanding junior economics major.
- Academic Achievement Awards - Presented to students who have demonstrated consistent excellence in their work with language and literature. The Department of English bases its selection on superior scholastic achievement, faculty recommendations, and special contributions to the English program.
- Creative Writing Award - Presented to the student who has submitted the best work of literary art-fiction or poetry-in a creative writing class during the academic year.
- Film Studies Award - This award is presented to a student who has done exceptional work in film criticism and research in upper-level film studies courses during the past year.
- Hal Tobin Outstanding First-Year Writing Award - This award is presented to the student who has submitted the best essay in English W131 or W140 in the preceding calendar year.
- Upper-Division Literature Outstanding Student Award - Recognizes an outstanding achievement by a student in advanced literature courses during the past year.
- Linguistics Award - This award goes to the student considered by the linguistics faculty of the Department of English to be the most outstanding student of linguistics. Candidates must be students who have taken at least three linguistics courses. Students may nominate themselves for the award.
- Nonfiction Writing Award - Presented to a declared English major for the best portfolio of nonfiction pieces submitted for anonymous judging by a faculty committee. Papers are judged on effectiveness of expression in a variety of writing genres.
- Peter Bassett Barlow Prize - This award is for the best paper submitted by a student enrolled in the Department of English master's degree program. The award honors the memory of a man who served the community as a physician; his passionate humanism and great intellect bore witness to the lifelong value of a liberal education.
- Marianne Hedges Award for Excellence in Poetry - This award is for an outstanding poem. The award is given in memory of Marianne Hedges, a former IUPUI student and a fine poet.
- Sarah Jamison Keller Scholarship - A scholarship for tuition is annually open to a senior majoring in English language or literature at IUPUI who is a resident of the state of Indiana and who has achieved a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 for all undergraduate courses and not less than a 3.5 cumulative average for all courses in English language and literature. The winning candidate will have submitted as part of his or her candidacy a scholarly or critical essay in English on any aspect of English language or literature. The scholarship pays the tuition for up to 15 credit hours in the fall semester of the student's senior year and is renewable for the following spring semester for up to 15 credit hours provided the student achieves a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.7 for all courses in English language and literature taken in the preceding fall semester.
- Rebecca E. Pitts Fiction and Poetry Awards - Two annual competitions, one in fiction writing and the other in poetry, are held in honor of Professor Rebecca E. Pitts, who served from 1966 to 1976 in the Department of English. Applicants must be currently enrolled at IUPUI or have been enrolled during the last 18 months before each spring's competition.
- Mary Louise Rea Short Story Award - An annual award is presented in recognition of Professor Mary Louise Rea, who served from 1946 to 1985 in the departments of English in the former Indianapolis regional campus of Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts. The recipient shall be the winner of the annual competition in short story writing. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the following IUPUI creative writing courses or have been enrolled during the preceding 18 months before each spring's competition: W103, W203, W301, W401, and W411.
- Marie Turner-Wright Scholarship in English - In commemoration of the important people in her life, Marie Turner-Wright created this scholarship for English majors with demonstrated interest in African American literature.
French (World Languages and Cultures)
- Margaret A. Cook Award - The Margaret A. Cook Award is presented to a student who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the study of French language and literature. This award is named in honor of Professor Margaret A. Cook, who for 26 years provided leadership in promoting foreign language study at Indiana University's operations in Indianapolis.
- Beaudry Summer Scholarship for French and Francophone Studies - This scholarship is awarded to an IUPUI student participating in a summer French language and culture study program in a French-speaking country. This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of James G. Beaudry, Professor Emeritus of French.
- Marius J. Fauré Family Scholarship - The Marius J. Fauré Family Scholarship is awarded each year by the faculty in French to an outstanding student with junior status who has a declared major in French language and literature. The Fauré scholarship honors Mr. and Mrs. Marius J. Fauré, and was established by their daughter Louise Fauré, who was a devoted student of French at IUPUI. Marius Fauré was an immigrant from Sète, France, and was for many years a landscape architect in the Indianapolis area.
- Geography Award - This award is presented to graduating seniors for demonstrated excellence in geographic studies and a high grade point average.
- Geography Alumni New Major Scholarship - Established by alumni of the department, this scholarship recognizes the most promising new geography major.
German (World Languages and Cultures)
- World Languages and Cultures Academic Achievement Award in German - This award is presented to students who have attained a high grade point average and demonstrated academic excellence in the field of German language and literature.
- IUPUI Max Kade German-American Study Abroad Scholarship - The Max Kade German American Center at IUPUI awards two scholarships for studying German in approved overseas study programs. German majors, minors, and other IUPUI majors who will earn credits toward their degree are eligible.
- Seregny Award for the Best History Student - This award is presented to the senior judged to exhibit greatest overall competence and accomplishment in history. It honors the memory of Professor Scott Seregny by recognizing the graduating senior who best embodies the qualities that he brought to his field and the department: intellectual accomplishment, originality, and curiosity.
- Thelander Memorial Prize - The Thelander Memorial Prize is awarded to an IUPUI student for superior achievement in a paper on a historical subject. The prize is presented by the Department of History faculty in memory of a former member of that department, Theodore Thelander Jr.
Indiana Center for Intercultural Communication
- Larry and Joan Cimino Thesis Award in Intercultural Communication - This award is for the best paper or thesis on intercultural communication submitted by a graduate student in the IU School of Liberal Arts. It is made possible through the generosity of Larry and Joan Cimino.
Individualized Major Program
- Individualized Major Award - Recognizes students who embody the ideals of the program and complete an Individualized Major with academic distinction.
International Studies Program
- International Studies Award - This award honors the graduating senior who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and strong potential for intellectual growth.
- Medical Humanities Student Essay Award - This award is presented to IUPUI students whose writing is judged to be the best on a topic in medical humanities. The award is sponsored by the Center for Law and Health, the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, and the Medical Ethics Program of the IU School of Medicine.
- Museum Studies Award - The Museum Studies Graduate Program and Undergraduate Certificate program recognizes with its award outstanding students in these two programs whose record reflects both academic excellence and a commitment to the museum field.
- Philosophy Academic Achievement Award - An award is presented to the outstanding philosophy major in the graduating class by the faculty of the department.
- Jean Martin Maxwell Prize - The Jean Maxwell prize is awarded annually through the Institute for American Thought in conjunction with the Philosophy Department for the best master's thesis containing a genuine contribution to American philosophy. The prize is named in remembrance of Jean Maxwell (1924-2005), who completed her own thesis on William James and phenomenology at Northern Illinois University in 1968. The prize is made possible through the generous contributions of family and friends.
- Laurence Lampert Scholarship in Philosophy - Recognizes an extraordinary philosophy major, this scholarship honors the extraordinary career of distinguished scholar and professor of philosophy Dr. Laurence Lampert, upon the occasion of his retirement.
- John M. Riteris Award - This scholarship is awarded annually to a philosophy student who demonstrates a commitment to the study of philosophy and the potential for high-quality work in the discipline. The recipient is selected by the faculty of the Department of Philosophy.
- Academic Achievement Awards - Honor the graduating seniors who have achieved an outstanding grade point average and demonstrated the greatest potential for intellectual growth.
- Clara Margaret Powell Award - This award is presented to an undergraduate student with exceptional research skills. The scholarship is intended to support the recipient's research project or to support attendance at a conference.
- Political Science Intern Award - Recognizes the participant in the Applied Politics Internship Program who has demonstrated superior academic accomplishment, diligent service to the intern agency, and promise in career plans.
- Robert V. Kirch Scholarship - An annual scholarship is awarded to an outstanding political science student in honor of Robert V. Kirch, the first chairperson of the IUPUI Department of Political Science and a lifelong student of state and local politics.
- Survey Research Award - This award recognizes the student who has made the largest contribution to survey research during the academic year.
- Religious Studies Outstanding Student Award - This award is granted to the religious studies student who has displayed consistent excellence in scholarship.
- Rowland A. Sherrill Prize in Religious Studies - Established in memory of longtime Chair and Professor of Religious Studies Rowland A. Sherrill, this award recognizes the best papers and essay on topics in religious studies on topics in religious studies.
- Sociology Award - Presented to the outstanding student in the department for distinguished achievement in sociology.
- Service Award - The Department of Sociology presents an award to the student whose outstanding service to faculty, students, and department has been invaluable.
Spanish (World Languages and Cultures)
- Nancy Newton Study Abroad Scholarship - Provides support to undergraduate IUPUI Spanish majors and graduate students in the IUPUI Spanish M.A.T. for IUPUI and IU sponsored Spanish language study abroad programs. The award honors Professor Nancy Newton who helped establish the Spanish M.A.T. program at IUPUI.
- World Languages and Cultures Academic Achievement Award in Spanish - This award is presented to the outstanding student in the Spanish program.
- Arminda B. and Jean C. Bepko Scholarship in Women's Studies - This award provides a scholarship for an outstanding student obtaining a minor in women's studies at IUPUI.
- Senior Award - Presented to the senior with a minor in women's studies who has made an outstanding contribution to women's studies.
- Anne Donchin Graduate Essay Award - This award is presented to the graduate student who submits the most outstanding essay on a topic in women's studies.
- Dolores Donchin Memorial Service Award - Honor an IUPUI student who has made a substantial contribution to women's studies related service. This award is made possible through gifts in memory of Dolores Donchin.
- Indianapolis Women's Rotary Club Scholarship Fund Award - Awarded to assist adult returning women students at IUPUI.
- Friends of Women's Studies Scholarship Fund - Awarded to outstanding students in the Women's Studies Program. Students must have taken a minimum of 6 credit hours in the Women's Studies Program.
- Outstanding Essay Award - This award is presented to the student who submits the most outstanding essay on a topic in women's studies.
Student Council Awards
- Outstanding Advisor Award - The IU School of Liberal Arts Student Council, in recognition of the role of advisors in enhancing students' growth, has created an award to be given to an outstanding Liberal Arts academic advisor. Any liberal arts student may nominate an advisor; the final decision will be made by the council.
- Outstanding Club Advisor - The IU School of Liberal Arts Student Council, in recognition of the importance of extracurricular activities related to the majors and minors, presents an award to the faculty member who has gone out of their way to assist in strengthening a liberal arts student club or organization.
- Outstanding Departmental/Program Staff Award - The IU School of Liberal Arts Student Council, in recognition of the critical role of departmental staff in providing information, advice, and sympathy-lifelines for students majoring in liberal arts-has created a special award to recognize their outstanding contributions.
- Outstanding Mentor/Motivator Award - The IU Liberal Arts Student Council created this award to recognize an individual (faculty, staff, or a fellow student) who has provided support and encouragement as a mentor or motivator, often outside of the official description of their role on campus.