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Major-Specific Scholarships for Transfers

Sam Masarachia Scholarship

Equivalent to full-tuition and fees; renewable for up to 4 years (in-state rate – 12-15 credit hours per semester).
Deadline: February 1, admission and scholarship application.

The Sam Masarachia Scholars Program prepares students for active roles in society by putting the knowledge acquired in the classroom to work for grassroots organizations fighting for social justice.  Open to full-time beginning students and full-time continuing students with 60 or more credit hours to complete for their BA/BS degree and a GPA of at least 3.0. Recipients must be interested in studies and internships related to labor/unionism, senior citizens and/or community activism.  Selection is based on a combination of academic qualifications and evidence of commitment to and familiarity with one or more of the program areas. Financial need is considered as well. Significant emphasis is placed on the essay. Both entering freshmen and continuing student finalists will be interviewed. Recent graduates must have graduated in the upper 40% of their high school class with a minimum of 1000 SAT/21 ACT.

*Richard Rapala Scholarships

Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 1, admission and application

New students majoring in Chemistry, Cytotechnology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, or Nursing are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Emphasis will be placed on academic merit and financial need. All applicants must be admitted unconditionally and submit the FAFSA by March 1.

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School of Engineering and Technology

*Commitment to Engineering Excellence

$2,200 per academic year
Application deadline: February 1.

This is a scholarship for underrepresented students, specifically women and minority students whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity in the School of Engineering and Technology. Students must be directly admitted to School of Engineering and Technology. Preference will be given to transfer students with a GPA of 3.5. Students must complete the IUPUI scholarship application and an interview. This scholarship is renewable as long as a GPA of 3.2 is maintained. Students will also have opportunities for paid undergraduate research. This scholarship is not automatically renewable for continuing students. For more information please contact Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch at 317-274-8703 or ttalbert@iupui.edu.

Women in the Winner's Circle Scholarship

$1,000 per academic year (non renewable)
Application deadline: February 1
This scholarship is for female students applying to the Motorsports Engineering program. Applicants can be first time students or transfer students and must have some previous racing experience. Applicants must complete the scholarship application and submit a double spaced 500 word essay describing the contributions to motorsports made by females. For more information please contact Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch at 317-274-8703 or ttalbert@iupui.edu.

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Herron School of Arts

Herron In-State Portfolio Scholarship

Up to $3000
Deadline: April 1

The Herron Portfolio Scholarship is awarded based upon the quality of the student’s portfolio and application essay. This scholarship is awarded for the purpose of assisting with tuition costs only. It is open incoming freshmen and transfer students claiming Indiana residency on their IUPUI applications.

Herron Out-of-State Scholarship

Between $2000 and $8000 annually
Priority Deadlines: November 1 for spring semester applicants, March 1 for fall semester applicants

This scholarship is a multi-level scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students who are categorized as non-residents by IUPUI’s Undergraduate Office of Admissions. The student may apply based on either his/her academic achievements or his/her portfolio. To be considered for renewal students must attend Herron full time, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and continue their status as a non-resident.

For more information regarding Herron School of Art scholarships, contact herrart@iupui.edu.

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School of Liberal Arts

The School of Liberal Arts offers more than 30 awards and scholarships to students with declared majors in the IU School of Liberal Arts. These awards and scholarships range from $50 - $3,000 or full tuition. For a complete list of opportunities, criteria and procedures, visit the Liberal Arts website and go here to apply: Liberal Arts Scholarship Application. You may also contact the Student Affairs Office in Cavanaugh Hall, Room 401, call (317) 274-2868, or e-mail samsMgr@iupui.edu. Most Liberal Arts scholarship applications are due February 1, with the exception of the Hurston-Evans and the Masarachia scholarships for which the deadline is March 1. Below is a sample of the types of awards and scholarships offered.

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Kelley School of Business

The IU Kelley School of Business offers many awards and scholarships to students who have been admitted to the IU Kelley School of Business. For more information contact the IU Kelley School of Business Office of External Affairs. Phone Number: (317) 274-7060 or email: mowens@iupui.edu.

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School of Journalism

The system-wide School of Journalism awarded over 70 scholarships totaling approximately $150,000 for students on the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses each academic year. IUPUI students who are formally accepted as School of Journalism majors may obtain a scholarship application in December of each year from the Journalism office, IT 557 or call (317) 278-5320.

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School of Physical Education and Tourism Management

There are a number of scholarships available for continuing majors in the Department of Kinesiology and Department of Tourism, Conventions, and Event Management. For more information regarding scholarship opportunities, contact Melissa Seibert at (317) 278-7439 or mseibert@iupui.edu.

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School of Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a variety of scholarships, dollar amounts vary depending on the specific scholarship. The scholarships have a deadline of April 1. Various applications are available at: www.nursing.iupui.edu/EducationalServices/default.asp.

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School of Social Work

The School of Social Work offers scholarships to undergraduate students (admitted to the program) throughout the academic year. Scholarships are based primarily on academic standing. *Funding may be limited. For information concerning scholarship availability, please contact Katrina Patterson at (317) 274-8359.

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