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Scholarships & Grants

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.

Additional sources of financial assistance may be available to students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and demonstrate financial need.

Please note: The dollar amounts listed below are based on the 2017-18 academic year and are subject to change. SAT score ranges are based on March 2016 and later test dates. Graduate students should explore Financial Aid for Master's & Doctoral Students for information about available aid.

All first-year students that apply for admissions will be considered for one of the following merit scholarships. No additional application is required unless noted.

NameAmountEligibility Criteria

Presidential Scholarships

Up to full tuition annually

  • Top Dean's Scholars invited to on-campus competition
  • Must apply for admission by December 15 for consideration
  • Renewable based on 3.3 grade point average and full-time attendance
Dean's Scholarships $16,500-$20,000 annually
  • Minimum GPA: A or above for consideration.
  • Minimum SAT total of 1270 or ACT composite of 29
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • Renewable based on 3.0 college grade point average and full-time attendance
Richard G. Lugar Academic Recognition Award $13,500-$16,000 annually
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum based upon combination of grade point average and test scores.
  • Renewable based on 2.3 to 2.7 grade point average depending upon amount awarded and full-time attendance
R.B. Annis Engineering Scholarship
Up to full tuition annually
  • Top Dean Scholars Majoring in Engineering invited to on-campus competition
  • Must apply for admission by December 15 for consideration
  • Renewable based on 3.3 grade point average and full-time attendance
Engineering Scholars Awards $14,500-$17,500 annually
  • Engineering Major
  • Based upon a combination of grade point average and test scores
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Renewable based on 2.3 to 3.0 college grade point average depending upon amount award and full-time attendance
Horizon Grant
$8,000 – $10,000
  • Strong college preparatory based upon combination of grade point average and test scores
  • Renewable basesd on 2.0 grade point average and full-time attendance

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
  • The 2017-2018 art scholarship portfolio reviews for high school seniors are Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 19, 20 and 21 and Friday October 27, 2017.
    To arrange a portfolio interview email Hazel Augustin in the Department of Art & Design at augustinh@uindy.edu.
    A portfolio should contain 10 to 12 original works illustrating a variety of media. If the originals are not available bring or send digital images.

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
  • Submit the School of Business Scholarship application by November 15 for priority consideration. All other applications will be considered until February 1, 2018.

Bohn Chemistry Scholarships

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Up to quarter 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
  • Submit the Bohn Chemistry Scholarship application by November 15 for priority consideration. All other applications will be considered until February 1, 2018.

School of Education Scholarships

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$100-$7,000
  • More than 25 scholarships and awards available to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Awards range from $100 to $7,000
  • Award criteria varies

Greyhound Teaching Scholarships

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Up to full
tuition
scholarships
(stackable)

  • Available to new freshmen, full-time Elementary, Secondary, and All-Grade teaching majors; some scholarships dedicated to STEM teaching fields
  • Recipients chosen by a UIndy faculty committee
  • Award based on demonstrated financial need
  • 3.0 GPA or higher required; SAT/ACT scores may be considered
  • Students from underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply
  • Submit the Greyhound Teaching Scholarship application by November 15 for priority consideration. All other applications will be considered until February 1, 2018. 

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 November 15 to receive priority consideration. As part of the application, you will need to write a 400-word essay justifying why you should receive this scholarship, as well as submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Submit the Speech Team Scholarship application by November 15 for priority consideration. All other applications will be considered until February 1, 2018.

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, full-time nursing candidates
  • SAT scores of at least 1180 or a composite ACT score of at least 24
  • 2.7 GPA required to renew
  • Submit the LeAlice Briggs Scholarship application by November 15 for priority consideration. All other applications will be considered until February 1, 2018.

 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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$3,500 annually
(stackable)

  • Applicants must be a member of a United Methodist Church
  • Provide notable leadership roles within church and youth group
  • Submit the United Methodist Youth Leaders Scholarship application by November 15 for priority consideration. All other applications will be considered until February 1, 2018.

United Methodist Scholarships

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$500 annually
(stackable)

  • Must apply for admission by January 15
  • Award based upon United Methodist Church minister recommendation
  • Submit the United Methodist Scholarship application by November 15 for priority consideration. All other applications will be considered until February 1, 2018.
NameAmountEligibility Criteria
Alumni Scholarships

Referral information
and nomination form

$14,500 annually
(not stackable with
merit scholarships)

  • Minimum GPA B+ or above
  • Challenging college preparatory curriculum
  • Minimum combined SAT of 1180 or ACT composite of 24.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed monthly until February 2018.
 University of Indianapolis Freedom Award

 Up to full tuition annually

Legacy Award

$1,500 annually (stackable)

  • Entering freshmen
  • Submit application verifying a parent or grandparent holds a degree from the University of Indianapolis
  • Renewable based on 2.0 college GPA and full-time attendance
Full-Tuition 21st Century Discovery Award Up to full tuition annually

21st Century Scholars with maximum need may receive an award, that in combination with federal and state grant aid, is equal to full tuition. For priority consideration, please apply for admission to the University by February 1.

To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be designated as a 21st Century Scholar through the State Commission as documented by the high school guidance counselor
  • Submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by April 15 and successfully complete and update all 12 Scholar Success Program tasks by June 30
  • Submit the University of Indianapolis Application for financial aid each year
  • The Discovery Award is renewable based upon a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and successful completion of 30 credit hours per year
  • Submit a final, official high school transcript to UIndy verifying your high school grade point average of 2.7 or higher and Core 40 or Core 40 with Honors Diploma
Promise Award Up to full tuition annually

Indiana students who are eligible for the Frank O’Bannon Award and who have maximum need may receive the award, that in combination with federal and state grant aid is equal to full tuition. For priority consideration, please apply for admission to the University by February 1.

To be eligible, the student must:

  • Be designated as a Frank O’Bannon Award recipient by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
  • Submit the FAFSA ( Free Application for Federal Student Aid) by April 15 each year
  • Submit the University Application for Financial Aid (UAPP) each year
  • Submit a final, official high school transcript to UIndy verifying your high school grade point average of 2.7 or higher

The Promise Award is Renewable based upon a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 and successful completion of 30 credit hours per year.

We also offer substantial financial aid assistance to our transfer students. The following awards and scholarships are available and can be renewed for up to two years. 

Full Tuition Ivy Tech Community College 21st Century Achievement  Full tuition
  • 21st Century Scholars receive an award that, in combination with federal and state aid, is equal to full tuition.
  • Must file both the FAFSA and the University of Indianapolis financial aid application before March 10.
  • Open to any U.S. student who is enrolled full time in any undergraduate program.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Renewable for up to two years
Transfer Academic Award $8,000–$11,500
  • Based on transferable, college-level credit hours and college GPA. All admitted students are reviewed for eligibility.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Renewable for up to two years based on full-time enrollment with a GPA of 2.7 or higher. 
Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honors $500 
(stackable) 
  • Awarded to members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Proof of membership is required.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. transferring from a two-year college with an associate of arts, associate of science or associate of arts and science degree. 
  • Renewable for up to two years based on full-time enrollment with a GPA of 2.7 or higher. 
  • May be added to the highest valued transfer academic award for which the student qualifies.
Ivy Tech Community College Graduate  $1,500
(stackable) 
  • Given to qualifying Ivy Tech graduates who wish to complete their bachelor's degree at the University of Indianapolis.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. transferring from a two-year college with an associate of arts, associate of science or associate of arts and science degree. 
  • Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher on all college work.
  • Renewable for up to two years based on full-time enrollment with a GPA of 2.7 or higher. 
  • May be added to the highest valued transfer academic award for which the student qualifies.

Need-based financial aid – These funds are awarded based on individual needs and are awarded through the filing of the annual FAFSA and the University of Indianapolis Financial Aid Application.