Scholarships for International 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 2014-15 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 Scholarships

$13,000 annually

  • Minimum high school GPA 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 $10,000 annually
  • Minimum high school GPA 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 $11,500 available for better secondary school GPA and SAT/ACT results
International Student Grant


$1,000 annually
  • Minimum high school GPA average of 3.0/4.0 or college/university average of 2.7/4.0
  • Minimum TOEFL score of 70

Increase to $7,500 available for better secondary school GPA, college/university GPA or TOEFL results

Departmental Scholarships (Stackable with Merit Awards)

Departmental scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year students (freshmen) only. An additional application process is required. Deadlines apply.

NameAmountEligibility Criteria
Art Scholarships

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$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

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$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
  • Be accepted for admission and submit the complete scholarship application by Feb. 1
Bohn Chemistry Scholarships 

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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 SAT/ACT scores
  • Be accepted for admission and submit the complete scholarship application by Feb. 1
Forensics Speech Team Scholarships 

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Six $1,000 annual scholarships available
(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
  • Be accepted for admission and submit the complete scholarship application by Feb. 1
Music Scholarships

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$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 

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Up to $1,000 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
  • Be accepted for admission and submit the complete scholarship application by Feb. 1
Theology Scholarships 

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Amount varies
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time pre-theology students
  • Complete the scholarship application and return it by Feb. 1
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
  • Complete the scholarship application and return it by Feb. 1

Matching, Legacy & Alumni Scholarships Programs

NameAmountEligibility Criteria
Alumni Scholarship

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$12,000 annually
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Challenging college preparatory curriculum
  • Minimum combined SAT score of 1100 in critical reading/math or ACT composite of 24
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • UIndy alum must complete the scholarship nomination form and return it by Feb. 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

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.