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Admission-Based Scholarships for International Students*

IUPUI Chancellor's Scholarship

$12,000 annually for 4 years

Students who have applied for admission by December 1 who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 (on a 4.0 scale) with a minimum 1250 SAT or 28 ACT score may be eligible for this scholarship. Chancellor's Scholars are automatically admitted to the IUPUI Honors College. The Honors College provides access to specialized advising, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities to conduct research and participate in leadership development. To be considered for renewal, students must attend full time, be an active participant in the Honors College and maintain a 3.3 GPA (no separate application required). *Chancellor's Scholarships are not available for Spring Entry students*

Dean's Recognition Scholarship (DRS)

$11,000 annually for 4 years

Students who have applied for admission by February 1 who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) and who score 1200 or higher on the SAT (600 Math only score for international students from non- English speaking countries) or 26 on the ACT may be eligible for this scholarship. To be considered for renewal, students must attend full time and maintain a 2.75 GPA (no separate application required).

Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarships

$10,000 annually for 4 years

Students who have applied for admission by February 1, who are ranked first or second in their high school class may qualify for this scholarship. To be considered for renewal, students must attend full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA (no separate application is required).Students considered for this scholarship must graduate from a class of 25 students or higher. *Students who also meet the Chancellor's Scholarship criteria above will receive an additional $4,000 for a total award of $14,000 annually.*

IUPUI Service Award

$7,000 annually for 4 years

Students who have applied for admission by February 1 who have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) (or 530 Math score only for international students from non- English speaking countries) may be eligible for this scholarship. Recipients must volunteer for 20 hours of service at IUPUI events annually. To be considered for renewal, students must attend full time and maintain a 2.75 GPA (no separate application required).

International Ambassador Award

$7,000 renewable up to 4 years

To be eligible for consideration, international students must be admitted as beginning freshmen by Feb 1st for the fall semester with a 3.0 minimum GPA and submit one of the following: a minimum iBT TOEFL score of 80, a minimum SAT Critical Reading Score of 450, or an IELTS score of 6.0 may be eligible for this award.

Recipients must volunteer annually for 15 hours of service at IUPUI events that have an international theme. To be considered for renewal, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

ELS Ambassador Award

$5,000 renewable up to 4 years for students.
For more information contact the Office of International Affairs at oiaunder@iupui.edu

Recipients must volunteer annually for 15 hours of service at IUPUI events that have an international theme. To be considered for renewal, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

ELS Transfer Ambassador Award

Up to $10,000 ($5,000 for 2 years)

Students who successfully complete Level 112 at ELS Language Centers may be eligible for this award. Recipients must volunteer for 15 hours of service at IUPUI events annually. This scholarship is only available for the Fall enrollment period. To be considered for renewal, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

Non-Resident Transfer Scholar Award

Up to $10,000 ($5,000 for two years)

Students who have a postsecondary study record at an officially recognized university with earned GPA of 3.3 or higher. To be considered for renewal, students must maintain a 2.75 GPA.

IUPUI Housing Stipend

$2,500 one-time award

Non-resident students who are eligible for one of the above awards (as well as submit a housing application by March 15 – tentative) will receive this one-time housing stipend.

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IUPUI Top Competitive Scholarships

IUPUI Honors College

The IUPUI Honors College offers high ability incoming freshmen the opportunity to apply the Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program and the Plater International Scholars Program. Students may apply for these scholarships programs by submitting the online IUPUI Honors College Scholarship Application, and submitting required materials as specified by November 15. To learn more about the IUPUI Honors College and to access the online IUPUI Honors College Scholarship Application, visit honorscollege.iupui.edu. Please contact the IUPUI Honors College at honors@iupui.edu or call (317) 274-2660 if you have any questions, or need additional information.

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Plater International Scholars Program

Scholarship & Admission Application Deadline: November 15 -- $12,000 per year for four years of study, also funding for a study abroad experience, and a partial housing stipend for living in International House for one year.

The Plater International Scholars Program is designed for exceptional incoming freshmen who are committed to combining academic excellence with global citizenship. This highly competitive scholarship program is for students with an interest in international affairs and cross-cultural experiences. Plater International Scholars will be actively involved in international programming, both off and on campus. In close cooperation with the Office of International Affairs, recipients of the Plater International Scholarship will be exposed to high profile international visitors, international seminars, and lectures. Students selected for this scholarship program receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, $2,500 for a study abroad experience, and a $2,500 housing stipend for International House, located in the Campus Apartments on the Riverwalk, for their freshman year.

*Asterisk indicates that the scholarship can be applied for using the general Freshman Scholarship Application [PDF].

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Research Scholarship Programs

IUPUI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program offers undergraduate research project and travel grants and conference travel funds to support and encourage 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. Further information may be obtained from the UROP Program Director: Dr. Kathryn Wilson; email: kjwilson@iupui.edu; telephone: (317) 278-1028. Also visit the web site at http://www.urop.iupui.edu.

*The Olaniyan Scholars Program

Full Tuition/$2000 stipend per year
Renewable for up to four years of eligibility
Deadline: February 1; admission and application
Scholarship open to freshmen and sophomore students

The Olaniyan (Oh-LAWN-eee-yawn) Scholars Program offers academically gifted students interested in black studies and 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.

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Community Service Scholarships

Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program

*Freshman Service Scholarships

$3,000 - Deadline: February 1, priority date

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 Freshman Service Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to voluntary service through high school and/or community-based organizations. Applicants must meet regular admissions standards. Freshman Service Scholars agree to enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester, including a required service learning class, and participate in planned community service activities during the year.

Application requires:

  1. IUPUI scholarship application
  2. A personal essay
  3. An official academic transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a teacher who is familiar with your service involvement.

The personal essay should describe your service activities, how the service contributed to your school and/orcommunity, and the lessons you learned through your involvement with others. On campus interviews will be conducted for all finalists. Contact Dawn Rodney at (317) 278-2662, drodney@iupui.edu, or visit the Center for Service and Learning website http://csl.iupui.edu for further information.

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