Scholarships & Grants for International Students

2011-2012 academic year

General Academic Scholarships

Admitted students are automatically considered for the best academic scholarship for which they qualify.  No separate application is required.  These scholarships cannot be combined.  Only the International Student Grant is available to transfer students.  The remaining scholarships are offered to first-year students only.

  • Dean's Scholarship -- $11,000 to $15,000 a year
    • No previous college/university
    • SAT reading & math: 1200
    • High school GPA: B+
    • Challenging high school curriculum
    • Strong English
  • U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar Academic Recognition Award -- $6,000 to $9,000 a year
    • No previous college/university
    • SAT reading & math: 1100
    • High school GPA: B
    • Challenging high school curriculum
    • Strong English
  •  International Student Grant — 5 to 30 percent of tuition a year
    • Above average GPA, SAT, TOEFL and/or IELTS
  • Alumni Scholarship -- $10,000 a year

Major-Specific Scholarships

Certain academic departments offer a limited number of competitive scholarships to their majors.  These awards are given for fall enrollment only and most are given to first-year students only.  They can be added to general academic scholarships (up to the cost of full tuition).   A separate application is required.  The student must be accepted for admission and the major-specific scholarship application must be received by Feb. 1.  Scholarships are available in the following majors:

Performance Grants

Grants are awarded by the following departments to outstanding performers.  These grants can be added to academic scholarships up to certain limits.  Follow the instructions as posted:

  • Art -- $1,000 to $2,000 a year
  • Athletics --  Up to full tuition, room, board & books
  • Music -- $1,500 to $10,000; audition by March 4
  • Speech Team (PDF) -- $1,000; Feb. 1 deadline for fall enrollment only
  • Theatre — up to 25 percent tuition a year

Legacy Scholarship

$1,500 a year awarded to students whose parents or grandparents hold a University of Indianapolis degree.  Can be added to academic scholarship up to the full cost of tuition.

Financial Aid Notes

  • UIndy does not offer aid to international students based on their financial situation. 
  • UIndy gives the largest scholarships possible to incoming students; therefore, we are not able to increase scholarships to enrolled students.
  • With the exception of athletic grants, which are awarded yearly, most UIndy scholarships are awarded for four academic years as long as the student remains enrolled full-time and meets the minimal renewal  requirements set for the particular scholarship.
  • UIndy scholarships are only for students working on their first bachelor’s degree.