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At a Glance

Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

University of Indianapolis academic scholarships and grants are awarded to full-time students regardless of financial need. With the exception of the Legacy Award, the highest award will take precedence over lesser awards. Depending on the amount awarded, some departmental and special interest awards may be added to the merit scholarships. 
See Awarding Guidelines for Merit Scholarships.  

Please note: The dollar amounts listed below are based on the 2017-18 academic year and are subject to change. Graduate students should explore Financial Aid for Master's & Doctoral Students for information about available aid.

Merit Scholarships

All incoming students that apply for admission will be considered for one of the following merit scholarships. No additional application is required unless noted. The University converts grades to a 4.0 format. SAT score ranges are based on the March 2016 and later examination dates. 

NameAmountEligibility Criteria

Dean's Scholarship

$15,000 annually

  • Minimum high school grade average: 4.0/4.0
  • Minimum critical reading/math SAT score of 1270 or ACT composite of 29
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Strong English
  • No previous college/university enrollment
Richard G. Lugar Academic Recognition Award $12,500 annually
  • Minimum high school grade average: 3.0/4.0
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Minimum critical reading/math SAT score of 1170 or ACT composite of 24
  • No previous college/university enrollment
Increase to $14,500 available for better secondary school GPA and SAT/ACT results
International Student Grant


$1,300 annually
  • Minimum high school grade average of 3.0/4.0 or college/university average of 2.7/4.0
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 70

Increase to $8,075 available for better secondary school GPA, college/university GPA or TOEFL results

Departmental Scholarships

NameAmountEligibility Criteria
Art Scholarships

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$1,000-$5,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time art majors
  • Portfolio review required
  • Award based upon academic potential and artistic merit

School of Business Scholarships
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$1,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Available to freshman full-time business majors
  • Recipients chosen by the School of Business faculty
  • Award based upon demonstrated financial need and academic merit
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until February 2017.

Bohn Chemistry Scholarships 
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Up to half tuition scholarships
(stackable)
  • Available to freshman full-time chemistry majors
  • Recipients chosen by Chemistry Department faculty
  • Award based upon excellent college preparatory background, strong academic records, extracurricular activities, and solid college board scores
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until February 2017.

Engineering Scholarships

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$15,000 annually (not stackable with merit scholarships)
  • Available to new, freshmen, full-time Software Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering majors
  • Award based upon a combination of academic merit and standardized test scores
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until February 2017.

Speech Team Scholarships 

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$500–$5,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Available to any student interested in participating on the speech team
  • Recipients chosen by communications faculty committee
  • 2.5 GPA to receive and renew
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until February 2017.
Music Scholarships

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$2,000–$12,500 annually
(stackable)
  • Scholarships available for music majors and non-music majors
  • Audition before music faculty is required
  • Awards based upon performance ability and sight reading

LeAlice Briggs Nursing Scholarships 

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Up to $1,500 per academic year
(stackable)
  • Available to new, freshman, full-time nursing candidates
  • SAT scores of at least 1180 or a composite ACT score of at least 24
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until February 2017.
     
Theatre Scholarships

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Up to one-quarter tuition
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time theatre and theatre education majors
  • Theatrical audition/interview required before theatre faculty
  • Award based upon demonstrated talent

United Methodist Youth Leaders Scholarship
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$2,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Applicants must be a member of a United Methodist Church
  • Provide notable leadership roles within church and youth group
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until February 2017.

United Methodist Grant
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$500 annually
(stackable)
  • Limited number offered
  • Must apply for admission by January 15
  • Award based upon United Methodist Church minister recommendation, academic. performance, challenging curriculum, and leadership potential.
  • Can only be added to U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar Academic Recognition Awards.
  • Submit scholarship application by February 1.

Legacy and Alumni Scholarship Programs

NameAmountEligibility Criteria
Alumni Scholarship

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$14,500 annually
  • Minimum GPA B+ or above
  • Challenging college preparatory curriculum
  • Minimum combined SAT of 1180 or ACT composite of 24.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • UIndy alum must complete the scholarship nomination form and return it by November 15 for priority consideration.

Community Service Leadership Award

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$14,500 annually
(not stackable
with merit scholarships)
  • Awarded to a limited number of incoming freshmen who have demonstrated leadership through community service at their school, in the community or in their church (minimum of 30 hours of service required), and who have shown high academic achievement.
  • GPA must equate to a B or above in a challenging college preparatory curriculum and demonstrate competitive ACT/SAT scores for consideration.
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed on a monthly basis until February 2017.

Legacy Award

$1,500 annually (stackable)
  • Entering freshmen
  • Submit application for admission verifying a parent or grandparent holds a degree from the University of Indianapolis.

Financial Aid Notes

  • Athletic grants are available and are awarded by the coaching staff (uindy.edu/athletics).
  • 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.