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Continuing Student Scholarships General Information

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IUPUI has long awarded scholarships to both incoming and continuing students in recognition of their academic achievement, leadership and community service. This listing contains information intended for current IUPUI students, transfer students and students returning to IUPUI. New, incoming freshman students are encouraged to read the listing provided about Freshman Scholarships on this website. Eligibility is based on academic merit, although some scholarships also consider financial need. These need-based scholarships require that the student file the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov). For information on the FAFSA and/or more detailed information on financial aid other than what is provided in this brochure, please see the IUPUI financial aid website at www.iupui.edu/~finaid/.

This list is only a partial list of general and major-specific scholarships that are available at IUPUI. We encourage you to contact your academic school and/or department to inquire about scholarship opportunities within their areas. Private sector scholarship opportunities are also a viable funding resource for IUPUI students. Try free scholarship searching databases such as www.FastWeb.com and www.Collegeboard.com.

Taxes and Scholarships

Students receiving combinations of scholarships that exceed tuition and fees (direct costs) may need to consult with IRS publications #520 and #508 on tax liability for the difference. Please see the IRS website for downloadable copies or more information. (The Scholarship Office cannot provide information on tax advising.)

Continuing Student Scholarships & Financial Aid at IUPUI

Financial Need-Based Scholarships & Grants

(Please note that *Asterisk indicates that the scholarship can be applied for using the general Continuing Student Scholarship application.)

Jesse H. & Beulah Chanley Cox Scholarship

Approximately $16,000, renewable up to three years
Deadline: April 1, New Scholarship Recipients will be awarded for the Fall Term

The Indiana University Foundation is pleased to offer a scholarship for working students through the generosity of Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students (carrying 12 or more credit hours) on the IUPUI campus, pursuing their first undergraduate degree and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Other requirements for application include: resident of the state of Indiana; demonstrate a commitment to funding your own education by working to contribute at least 25% of the standard cost of attendance; be of sophomore, junior or senior standing upon receipt of the scholarship.

Find out more about Jesse and Beulah Cox here:

Apply to this scholarship by downloading this application: 2014 Cox Scholarship Application **Please note that PE Majors are not eligible to receive this scholarship**

For more information about the Cox Scholarship, please contact Erin Steinfort.

*McCracken Assist Scholarship

Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 15

This scholarship was created to assist single, custodial parents at IUPUI pursuing their first undergraduate degree to help them meet educational goals by providing assistance with educational expenses. This scholarship is financial need-based, although academic progress and potential are considered as well. Students must have applied for financial aid and must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA and the Office of Student Financial Aid Services. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and/or permanent residents who are also Indiana residents. To be eligible, applicants must have completed at least 9 credit hours at IUPUI with a minimum 2.75 GPA within the last year.

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 nina@iupui.edu for more information and/or to request an application.

*Welfare Service League Scholarship

$500
Deadline: March 15

The Marion County Office of Family and Children awards students who receive services provided by their office. If you currently receive services through the Foster Parent Program or Child Welfare Program, you are encouraged to apply. You must be a current IUPUI student pursuing your first undergraduate degree, have a 3.0 GPA and be registered for at least 6 credit hours. You must also provide proof of your receipt of service (i.e your EBT card with name, a letter from a caseworker, etc.).

RISE Scholarships

Center on Philanthropy

IUPUI is committed to helping students learn as much outside the classroom as in it. RISE is an initiative that encourages undergraduates to incorporate at least two of the four RISE-designated experiences – research, international, service learning and experiential learning – into their degree programs. RISE experiences provide skills, knowledge and real-world opportunities that are highly prized by employers and establish a foundation for future leaders. The Center on Philanthropy is pleased to offer RISE Scholarships and invite eligible students to apply. Please review the application for deadlines and requirements: RISE Scholarship Application PHST

Kelley School of Business

The application for the Mays Family RISE Scholarship for Men is now available. Apply by November 1 and the scholarship will be awarded for the spring semester.
Eligibility:
• Student must be a male
• Student must be registered in a course which has a R-I-S-E designation
• Student must be enrolled fulltime in the Kelley School of Business at IUPUI
• Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
• Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.
*Student can only receive 1 (one) R-I-S-E award during their academic career at IUPUI.

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General Scholarships

*Indiana Members Credit Union Scholarship

$1,000
Deadline: March 15

Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale and complete an essay. Preference will be given to applicants who are a current member or have a parent or guardian that is a current member of Indiana Members Credit Union. The recipients must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average based on a 4.0 grading scale throughout the academic year of which the Scholarship is made. Two undergraduate students will be awarded from University College each year.

IU Alumni Association Scholarship

Up to $1,000
Deadline: April 3rd

For students whose parents are dues-paid members of the IU Alumni Association. Applications available at IUPUI Alumni Office, Conference Center IP241 or call (317) 274-4555. Applications are also available at: www.indiana.edu/~alumni/programs/scholars.html.

Central Indiana Chapter of the IUAA Scholarship

$1,000 and $2,000
Deadline:  January 30

The Central Indiana Chapter of the IU Alumni Association created a scholarship program to recognize the accomplishments and financial need of Chapter area residents. A total of five scholarships for the 2009-10 academic year will be awarded, four in the amount of $1,000 each and one in the amount of $2,000 (IUAA President’s Award presented by the CICIUAA), to undergraduate and/or graduate students from Marion, Hamilton, Hancock, or Hendricks counties who will be attending any campus of Indiana University.  The application form is available at http://alumni.indiana.edu/chapters/indy/scholarship.shtml.

*Senior Academy General Scholarship

Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 15, admission and application

The Senior Academy at IUPUI has established a scholarship program designed to partially support tuition and books for students who are graduating seniors who expect to graduate with a baccalaureate degree at the end of the spring semester. Applications will be reviewed and the awardee selected by the Senior Academy Scholarship Awards Committee. Applicants (1) must be in good academic standing at IUPUI, (2) will have successfully completed at least 90 credit hours prior to the semester the student is to receive funding, (3) have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 on a 4.00 scale, and (4) agree to enroll during the fall-spring semesters for the number of credit hours required to graduate at the end of the spring semester but for no less than a total of 20 credit hours during the last year. The applicant must also submit two letters of recommendation from current or former instructors and complete an essay on your academic goals, how you are achieving them, and your plans after receiving your baccalaureate degree.

Community Service Scholarships

*Rotaract Altruism Scholarship in Honor of John Henry Weidner

$1,500 non-renewable Deadline: March 15

This scholarship is awarded to an IUPUI student who exemplifies the spirit of altruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others. It is named in honor of John Henry Weidner who displayed great altruism in assisting over 1,000 innocent people during WWII who were fleeing from Nazi persecution along the French-Dutch border. In addition to this application, candidates for the award may be asked to submit a supplemental application, and finalists will be interviewed. This scholarship is funded by the Rotary Club of Indianapolis and the recipient will be chosen by the John Weidner Scholarship Committee: a panel of Rotaract Club officers, advisers, and others designated by Rotaract.

America Reads/America Counts Team Leader Scholarships

$3750
Deadline: March 1st

The Sam H. Jones 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 America Reads*America Counts Team Leader scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated commitment and leadership to the America Reads*America Counts tutoring program. America Reads*America Counts Team Leaders will dedicate 7 hours per week Fall Semester and 5 hours per week Spring Semester to leading a team of coaches at a designated America Reads*America Counts coaching site. Team Leaders agree to enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester and attend monthly leadership development trainings. Eligibility requirements: Completion of at least 2 semesters as an America Reads*America Counts coach, prior to applying (**you may be completing your 2nd semester of coaching when applying).
Application Requires:
1. Completion of America Reads*America Counts Team Leader Application form (available on-line)
2. Personal essay (completed on-line)
3. 1 letter of recommendation
For more information regarding the America Reads*America Counts program, contact Morgan Studer, mohughes@iupui.edu or 278-3474. Visit: http://csl.iupui.edu/CWS/arac.asp.

Service Learning Assistant Program

$750 - $3,000 per semester depending on award level;
Deadlines: Fall – August 15th, Spring – November 15th, Summer I/II – April 15th

As part of the Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program, Service Learning Assistant (SLA) scholarships are available to recognize IUPUI students who have been selected by faculty or professional staff to support community engaged faculty work in teaching, research and service. SLAs may assist their faculty/staff mentor:
• in the design/implementation of a service learning class,
• conducting a community-engaged research project,
• supporting capacity building for the expansion of service learning within a campus department or unit, or
• implementing a professional service project in and with the community.
Unlike other service scholarships at IUPUI, faculty and staff complete the Service Learning Assistant scholarship application and then select a student to contribute to the faculty/staff members’ civic engagement project. Please note that SLA scholarships are granted to support faculty/staff projects, not independent student research projects. Eligible undergraduate students who wish to serve as an SLA are as follows:
1. Having completed at least 15 credit hours at IUPUI.
2. Carry at least a 2.75 grade point average.
3. Enroll in and complete at least 9 credit hours at IUPUI/IUPUC during the semester in which they receive the SLA scholarship.
If you are interested in becoming an SLA, talk to faculty/staff in your department or with whom you have taken classes to learn which faculty/staff may have an active interest in civic engagement and be in need of an SLA. Some faculty/staff may be engaged in projects and need student assistance but not know that these scholarship funds are available so go armed with information. To learn more about the Service Learning Assistant Program or to direct a faculty/staff member to the application, visit the Center for Service and Learning website or contact Mary Price (ph) 317-278-2662.

ServiceCorps Scholarships

Award: $1500
Deadline: April 2
Interview Date is set for Saturday April 21st from 9am-6pm

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 ServiceCorps scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a passion and interest in leadership and social justice. As scholars, Service Corps scholars are required to attend monthly trainings on social justice issues, lead service and reflection activities throughout the year, and continually be educated on issues of social justice and diversity. Service Corps is open to both undergraduate and graduate students that registered full-time.
Candidates must possess strong communication skills, have experience in volunteering or in leadership positions, have an interest in social justice issues, and feel confident leading groups of their peers. Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours and Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours to be considered. Applicants must maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Application requires:
1. Completed application
2. Personal Essay
3. Academic transcript (OneStart is acceptable)
4. One letter of recommendation
On campus interviews will be conducted for all finalists on Saturday April 21st from 9am-6pm. For more information regarding the Service Corps program, visit the Center for Service and Learning website or contact Jarod Wilson or 317-274-8936.

Community Service Leaders

$4,000
Deadline: April 1

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 Community Service Leaders recognizes students that have been previous participants within the Sam H Jones scholarship program as a Community Service Scholar. This scholarship program is only for continuing students who have been a part of the Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program prior to applying. Community Service Leaders complete 10 hours of in and out of office hours weekly per academic year. Each scholar is required to complete tasks listed under their job description, work wiht other CSL's and Office of Community Service staff to coordinate assigned tasks. Community Service leaders are required to attend monthly leadership trainings and service events.

Eligibility requirements: Completion of at least 2 semesters as a Sam H Jones Community Service Scholar. Applicants must maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA.
Application requires:
1. A completed application from the Office of Community Service
2. A personal essay
3. An academic transcript (One Start is acceptable)
4. One letter of recommendation written by someone who is familiar with the applicant’s service activity and academic achievement.
5. Current resume or bullet-pointed overview of skills, background and qualifications
For more information regarding the Community Service Leader Program, visit the Center for Service and Learning website or contact Patty Mathison or via phone at 274-3931.

Fugate Scholarship Program

Award: $3500

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.

Fugate Scholars is part of a larger Learning Communities Initiative at George Washington Community School (GWCS). College students implement various college preparatory curricula to student’s grades 5 – 12 at the school or at various sites where students will matriculate to GWCS. Fugate Scholars will be required to fulfill their hours by serving in two specific ways. First, they will implement college prep activities during the school day to various designated classrooms. Second, Fugate Scholars will either assist as tutors in AVID classes or serve as college student role models in the existing after-school programs at their sites. This may include homework tutoring and leading or supervising an after-school club or activity. Fugate Scholars receive a $1000 scholarship from IUPUI at the beginning of service each semester and will also be awarded an additional $750 education award from The Learning Community Initiative upon completing their service throughout the semester.
Applicants must enroll at IUPUI for 9 credit hours per semester, volunteer 6 hours per week and attend relevant trainings and scholarship specific meetings. Applicants must maintain a 2.75 GPA.
Application Requires:
1. A completed application
2. A personal essay
3. An academic transcript (OneStart is acceptable)
4. Names, Titles and contact information of two professional/educational references. Written recommendation letters are also accepted and preferred.
5. Current resume or bullet-pointed overview of your skills, background and qualifications.

For more information regarding the Fugate Scholarship program please visit the Center for Service and Learning website or contact Starla Officer or call 317-278-3475.

Community Partner Scholarship Program

Award: $4,000

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 Community Partner Scholars (CPS) serve as IUPUI campus liaisons to the Indianapolis community. The Community Partner Scholars will engage in activities to assist community partners in meeting their missions while serving as student advocates for civic engagement on the IUPUI campus. Community partner sites are chosen based on their established relationship with IUPUI and their involvement in supporting the campus civic engagement mission. CPS are required to volunteer 10 hours per week during the academic year. Previous involvement as a Sam H Jones Community Service or Fugate Scholar (preferred). Applicants must have completed a minimum of at least 45 credit hours at IUPUI and maintain at least a 2.75 GPA. CPS are required to enroll at IUPUI for at least nine credit hours per semester, work as a resource to their assigned community partnership site, participate in related community meetings and develop a sustainability plan based on community site responsibilities.

Application Requires:
1. A completed application
2. A personal essay
3. An academic transcript (One Start is acceptable)
4. One letter of recommendation written by someone who is familiar with the applicant’s service activity and academic achievement.
5. Current resume or bullet-pointed overview of skills, background and qualifications
For more information regarding the Fugate Scholarship program please visit the Center for Service and Learning website or contact Starla Officer or call 317-278-3475.

Research Scholarships

STEM Education Research Experience

$4,000 per year
Deadline: September 13

The Urban Center for the Advancement of STEM Education (UCASE) is offering two STEM Education Research Scholarships to promising undergraduate STEM, or STEM Education majors. The STEM Education Research Scholarship is designed to encourage students with an interest in STEM or STEM education to develop inquisitive and critical perspectives on urban education. It also provides opportunities for students to learn more about the theories, methods, and findings of STEM educational research by working side by side with IUPUI faculty and graduate students on STEM education research projects. This competitive scholarship provides an annual award of $4,000.

Scholarship eligibility:
• Student must be enrolled in a STEM or Education major
• Student must have a GPA of 2.5 or better
• Student must provide at least two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an IUPUI faculty member
• A time commitment of 10 hours per week per semester will be required
• Students will need to be available Friday mornings for weekly research meetings
• Student must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.


How to Apply
Submit the following:
STEM Application (Download here), IUPUI transcripts (or high school transcripts for freshmen), two letters of recommendation, and a 500 word-essay responding to the question: “How would mastery of STEM education research enhance your career objectives?” Research materials must be received by the UCASE Office by September 13. Submit materials to:

Attn. Heather A. Carson
IUPUI School of Education – UCASE
Education/Social Work Building, ES 1115
902 West New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
hacarson@iupui.edu
317-278-6778

*Eligible students from the under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply. Please note that a STEM Education Research Scholarship award recipient may not concurrently hold the Dean of Science Scholarship.

IUPUI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) offers undergraduate research grants and travel funds to encourage and recognize 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 and may be translated into a research transcript notation upon completion of a research portfolio. Further information may be obtained from the UROP Program Administrator: Carolyn Key; email cakey@iupui.edu; phone (317) 278-0644.

MURI (Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute)

MURI is a research institute within the School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI, established to foster inter/ multidisciplinary team research. Students are selected from different disciplines to participate as a team under the mentorship of engineering and technology faculty members or researchers. Projects normally involve more than one traditional science and engineering discipline. Interested students select from and apply to projects that are defined by mentors of MURI and may work during the summer or academic year. Qualified students receive $1,500 stipend for their involvement in the projects. They can also receive independent research course credits pending the approval of their degree programs. Available projects for students to choose are posted on the MURI website normally at the beginning of fall and spring semesters. Contact: Dr. Hasan Akay, hakay@iupui.edu, (317) 274-9710 for more information.

Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

$3,000
Deadline: February 28

SROP offers outstanding undergraduates the opportunity to conduct research during an intensive 8 week session. Students that have traditionally been underrepresented in graduate school, in their field of study, first-generation college students, or students who have a particular interest in conducting research on topics that affect minority populations are encouraged to apply for this competitive summer research program. The program gives undergraduate student first-hand exposure to the experiences of graduate school by placing them with faculty whose work is closely related to their academic interests and career goals. The summer experience includes working with a faculty mentor on a research project, attending research related seminars and workshops, attending an annual summer research conference, and networking with a diverse group of student-fellows in a variety of summer research programs. Fellows are awarded a stipend for their participation. For more information, visit the SROP website: http://www.iupui.edu/~gradoff/srop/, or email srop@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 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 3.3 grade point average.
  • Must have at least two remaining years of study at IUPUI (cannot be a senior).
  • 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 2 years if he/she maintains a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Contribute to the diversity at IUPUI (Essay required)

Please visit this link for additional information or to download an application: http://crl.iupui.edu/programs/DSRP/index.asp or contact Vicki Bonds vgayfiel@iupui.edu .

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

Diversity Scholarships

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

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. For more information please email Angela Espada, at (317) 274-2378 or amespada@iupui.edu .

Please note that *Asterisk indicates that the scholarship can be applied for using the general Continuing Student Scholarship Application. [PDF available mid-October]

The Olaniyan Scholars Program

Full Tuition/$2000 stipend per year
Renewable for up to four years of eligibility
Deadline: March 15; admission and application
Scholarship open to freshmen and sophomore students

The Olaniyan (Oh-LAWN-eee-yawn) Scholars Program offers academically gifted students interested in the study of 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 ronhenry@iupui.edu for more information.

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: www.dsrp.iupui.edu.

*Sindoqua Scholarship for Native Americans

Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 15

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

Leadership Scholarships

*Charles O. McGaughey Leadership Award

Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 15

This leadership award was established to recognize students who have demonstrated leadership abilities and an appreciation of basic American values through a record of achievement in community services or service to IUPUI. Juniors and seniors with a 3.5 GPA in academic work are eligible to apply. Preference is given to students in Liberal Arts, Science and Business.

OTEAM Orientation and First Year Seminars

What’s OTEAM?

The OTEAM is a group of undergraduate students who lead the summer orientation programs and mentor the first year seminar courses during the fall semester. OTEAM members receive a scholarship for their service to the campus community. In order to be eligible for the OTEAM Leadership Scholarship you must meet the following:

  • Must be a current undergraduate student at IUPUI.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at IUPUI.
  • Must have completed 12 credit hours at IUPUI.
  • Must have a 2.8 GPA and be in good standing with the University.
  • Possess positive communication and teamwork skills.
  • Be creative and have personal initiative.
  • Be willing to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Have a desire to interact with students, families, faculty and staff.

Mentoring First Year Seminars

First Year Seminar mentors are members of the course instructional team, which consist of: a faculty member, advisor, librarian, and the student mentor. The mentor’s role is to present themselves as a model student. The mentor helps introduce students to resources, expectations, successful academic habits and the campus community. During the fall semester mentors must:

  • Be able to commit an average of 5 hours a week to the First Year Seminar Course (including time in class).
  • Actively present and participate in the First Year Seminar course.
  • Attend all training programs during your scholarship term.
  • Participate in all scholarship related activities and meetings.
  • Enroll in an UCOL mentoring class, which is covered by the scholarship.

Applications now available at Orientation O-Team Website.

International Student Scholarship Opportunities

International Student Grant

Deadline: March 15 (Fall semester)
October 15 (Spring semester)

The International Student Grant program provides scholarships to international undergraduate and graduate degree-seeking students who have a strong academic record and who are experiencing severe financial hardship. Award amounts vary. The student must hold F-1 or J-1 student visa status, be assessed tuition at the out-of-state rate, and have completed at least two semesters of full-time coursework at IUPUI at the time the award begins. For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs at (317) 274-7000 or oia@iupui.edu.

Attention: International Students

Some IUPUI scholarships do require U.S. citizenship and/or Indiana residency, as well as financial need as defined by the FAFSA. If, however, international students meet the eligibility criteria for any other scholarships listed in this brochure that do not have the above requirements, then you are invited to apply. Depending on your academic major, you may also be eligible to apply for other scholarships within your academic department.

Note: International student scholarships may be subject to U.S. tax; completing the niversity’s International Tax Questionnaire will ensure that any required tax is withheld at the lowest rate possible. For more information contact the IUPUI Office of International Affairs at (317) 274-7000 or oia@iupui.edu.

For more information on International Student Opportunities for funding, please visit http://iservices.iupui.edu/current-students/resources/financial/index.html.

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