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IUPUI Students

Returning and Non-traditional Student Scholarships

(Please note that *Asterisk indicates that the scholarship can be applied for using the general Continuing Student Scholarship application - locate directions here: Application Info)

*Adult Outstanding Scholarship

Up to $1,000
Deadline: March 15

Motivated adult (30+) returning students with at least 12 credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.3 in all courses since returning, who are working towards their first baccalaureate degree.

*Jonathan A. Carter Memorial Scholarship

Up to $500
Deadline: March 15

This scholarship is designated for part-time returning and/or non-traditional male students who may not otherwise qualify for financial assistance. Students must exhibit qualities of caring for others, desire to succeed and a strong work ethic. Preference will be given to a student majoring in business. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Senior Academy Scholarship for Returning Students

Up to $2,000
Deadline: March 1, admission and application

The Senior Academy at IUPUI has established a scholarship program designed to partially support tuition and books for students who, for some reason, dropped out of college for at least 5 years and are now planning to enroll or have enrolled in their first semester of reenrollment to complete their first undergraduate degree. The applicant must not have enrolled in any college-level courses during the five years prior to enrolling or reenrolling at IUPUI. Applications will be reviewed and the awardee selected by the Senior Academy Scholarship Awards Committee. Applicants must (1) meet regular re-admission requirements to IUPUI, (2) have had a grade point average of at least 2.00 on a 4.00 scale for previous college credits, and (3) agree to enroll for at least 6 credit hours per semester. The applicant must also (a) submit an academic transcript of any previous undergraduate college courses taken, (b) submit two letters of recommendation, and (c) complete an essay on your academic goals, community service, and why your experience during your absence from school will enhance your successful completion of your academic goals. DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE


Women’s Rotary Club of Indianapolis Scholarship

$1,500
Deadline: January 25

Non-traditional females returning after 3 years or more, enrolled at IUPUI for the academic year for education and preparation for re-entry into the job market and/or starting a new career are eligible to apply. Applicant must be 25 years or older. Contact Women’s Studies for more information at (317) 274-7611.

*Altrusa Scholarship

$1,000
Deadline: March 15

Open to full or part-time non-traditional adult students who have completed at least 42 credit hours with a minimum 2.7 GPA and who are in good academic standing. Applicants must be seeking a certificate or under-graduate degree, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Central Indiana (Marion and its 8 surrounding counties). Applicants must show proof of financial need as defined by the FAFSA.