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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.

Please note: The dollar amounts listed below are based on the 2016-17 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.

NameAmountEligibility Criteria

Dean's Scholarship

$14,500 annually

  • Minimum high school grade average: 4.0/4.0
  • Minimum critical reading/math SAT score of 1200 or ACT composite of 29
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Strong English
  • No previous college/university enrollment
Richard G. Lugar Academic Recognition Award $11,000 annually
  • Minimum high school grade average: 3.0/4.0
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Minimum critical reading/math SAT score of 1100 or ACT composite of 24
  • No previous college/university enrollment
Increase to $13,500 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

More information
$1,000-$2,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time art majors
  • Portfolio review required
  • Award based upon academic potential and artistic merit

School of Business Scholarships

$1,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Available to full-time business majors
  • Recipients chosen by the School of Business faculty
  • Award based upon demonstrated financial need and academic merit
  • 2.7 GPA or higher required to receive and renew
  • Complete the scholarship application and return it by February 1.

Bohn Chemistry Scholarships 

Up to half tuition scholarships
(stackable)
  • Available to full-time chemistry and medical laboratory science majors
  • Recipients chosen by Chemistry Department faculty
  • Award based upon excellent college preparatory background, strong academic records, extracurricular activities, and solid college board scores
  • Complete the scholarship application and return it by February 1.

Engineering Scholarships

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$15,000 annually (not stackable with merit scholarships)
  • Available to new, freshmen, full-time Software and Industrial & System Engineering majors
  • Award based upon a combination of academic merit and standardized test scores
  • Must submit application by March 15

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
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application by August 1. Students who apply by March 1 will receive priority consideration.
Music Scholarships

More information
$2,000–$10,000 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 

Up to $1,500 per academic year
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time nursing candidates
  • SAT scores of at least 1100 or a composite ACT score of at least 24
  • 2.7 GPA required to renew
  • Complete the scholarship application and return it by February 1.
Theology Scholarships  Amount varies
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time pre-theology students
  • Complete the scholarship application and return it by February 1.
Theatre Scholarships

More information
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

$2,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Applicants must be a member of a United Methodist Church
  • Provide notable leadership roles within church and youth group
  • Complete the scholarship application and return it by February 6.

United Methodist Grant


$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.
  • Complete the scholarship application and return it by February 1.

Legacy and Alumni Scholarships Programs

NameAmountEligibility Criteria
Alumni Scholarship

Referral information
and nomination form ►
$13,000 annually
  • Minimum GPA B or above
  • Challenging college preparatory curriculum
  • Minimum combined SAT of 1100 (Critical Reading/ Math) or ACT composite of 24.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • UIndy alum must complete the scholarship nomination form and return it by February 1.

Legacy Award

$1,500 annually (stackable)
  • Entering freshmen
  • Submit application of admission verifying a parent or grandparent holds a degree from the University of Indianapolis
  • Renewable based on 2.0 college GPA and full-time attendance

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.