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At a Glance

Endowed Scholarships

Elizabeth Abell Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded each year from funds provided in memory of Mrs. Abell.

Frank W. and Gertrude Anna Abke Scholarship

Several scholarships are provided by an endowment in memory of the Abkes.

Bill and JoAnne Jonathan and ATI Physical Therapy Scholarship

This scholarship, created by the owners of Advanced Physical Therapy (JoAnne and William Jonathan) and supported by ATI Physical Therapy, is awarded by the Krannert School of Physical Therapy to an outstanding graduate physical therapy student. The award is based upon financial need and merit and may range up to $2,500.

Miriam F. Annis Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded each year to needy students who demonstrate good citizenship or a spirit of community service. The scholarship is targeted to sophomore or junior students, with a preference for science and math majors.

Astbury Memorial Scholarship

Created to give financial assistance to qualified student(s) majoring in Chemistry/Environmental Sciences.

Paul "Pete" Bailey Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an outstanding education major.

Reverend Gale and Eleanor Barkalow Scholarship

This scholarship was established by the family of The Reverend and Mrs. Barkalow to honor their longtime friendship and support of the University. Rosedale Hills United Methodist Church nominates students from its congregation to receive this scholarship.

Colonel Robert B. Barnett and M. Louise Dragoo Barnett Scholarship

Funded with generous contributions from Colonel Robert and M. Louise Dragoo Barnett, this scholarship was created to assist deserving students from Edinburgh and Johnson County high schools.

James W. and Virginia A. Bear Scholarship

Created to give financial assistance to qualified student(s) majoring in the School of Business.

Helen G. Beeman Scholarship

Marjorie K. and Robert H. Begeman Scholarship

Created to give financial assistance to qualified student(s) majoring in physical therapy.

Georgia B. Blackwell Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to students who are graduates of a Johnson County (Indiana) high school. Financial need and academic ability are considered in the selection process. Awards go to education majors and, when possible, music education majors.

Esther Haag Bowen Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded through a bequest from Esther Bowen to incoming freshmen who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

LeAlice Briggs Nursing Scholarship

These scholarships, awarded by the School of Nursing, are given in honor of Dr. LeAlice Briggs, dean emerita of the School of Nursing.

Brooker Chemistry Scholarship

Dr. Robert Brooker, a former chemistry professor, created this scholarship to assist chemistry majors.

Brown Family Scholarship

Funded with generous contributions from Willard and Dorothy Brown, and supported with ongoing gifts from Keith and Effie Brown and other members of the Brown family, this scholarship fund provides financial assistance to qualified student(s) majoring in pre-ministerial studies, education or nursing. 

Helen York Brown Endowed Scholarship

Created to give financial assistance to qualified student(s) majoring in education.

Mark S. Fritz Endowed Scholarship

Created to give financial assistance to qualified undergraduate or graduate student(s) in the Center for Aging and Community, all disciplines.

Carmony Graduate Assistantship

Funds donated by Donald F. and Mary Carmony support graduate assistantships in the English Department.

Donald F. Carmony Award for Excellence in History and Political Science

The Department of History and Political Science selects a senior majoring in history or political science for this award.

Edith B. (Hagelskamp) Carmony Award for Excellence in English

The English Department selects an outstanding senior English major to receive this award.

Mary Hiatt Carmony Editorship

This gift underwrites financial support for students who produce the University newspaper, the Reflector.

Herbert W. Cassel Philosophy Scholarship

Funded by generous contributions from Dr. Herbert W. Cassel, emeritus professor of Philosophy and Religion, and his close friends and colleagues, this scholarship is created to provide financial assistance to qualified students majoring in philosophy.

Class of 1948 Scholarship

Scholarships to academically talented students are made possible from gifts of alumni from the Class of 1948.

Class of 1950 Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding students from funds donated by the Class of 1950.

Class of 1953 and 1954 Scholarship

Scholarships made possible by gifts of alumni from the Class of 1953 and 1954 with preference given to out-of-state students.

William G. and Vee L. Clayton Scholarship

Scholarships of up to $3,000 are given to students with outstanding academic records.

Ruth E. Comer Scholarship

Several scholarships are made available to students on the basis of academic merit and financial need through a bequest from Ruth E. Comer.

Comer-Truax Scholarship

James Crawford Scholarship

This scholarship is funded through a contribution made by Mary Hiatt Carmony in honor of James Crawford.

Hobart and Esther Creighton Scholarship

Several awards are given annually to students with outstanding academic records.

Dr. William W. and Mary Ann Winebrenner Dalton Music Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Mary Ann Dalton to support qualified students majoring in music education.

Chad Davidson Memorial Scholarship

Funded with generous contributions from family and friends of the late Chad Davidson, this scholarship will assist qualified students attending the University.

Davis, Merkel, Rayburn and Todd Scholarship

The School of Education awards this scholarship to an outstanding upper-level elementary education major.

Olive A. Day and Minnie L. Richey Scholarship

These honor scholarships are funded through a contribution made by Minnie Richey in honor of Olive Day.

Martha L. Dean Scholarship

This gift assists several academically talented students who demonstrate financial need.

Ralph F. Dragoo Scholarship

I. Lynd Esch Scholarship

This scholarship is given to a University of Indianapolis senior in honor of the late Dr. I. Lynd Esch, former president of the University. The scholarship comes from earnings on a fund established in Dr. Esch's name at the time of his retirement after more than 25 years of service as president.

Fifty-Year Alumni Scholarship

Four $1,000 awards are given to outstanding students through contributions from alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. The recipients attend a meeting of this group held during Alumni Weekend.

Gordon A. and Madelyn France Family Scholarship

Several students are the beneficiaries of this scholarship made to students demonstrating financial need and strong academic performance.

Kirby Carey Fulton Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship for nursing majors was established by Joseph B. Fulton as a memorial to his wife, Kirby, who was a nurse.

I. J. Good Scholarship

Two or three scholarships are given each year in honor of the late I. J. Good, former University of Indianapolis president. These scholarships are made available through earnings on funds contributed by Mrs. Good and memorial contributions made by her friends.

Green Family Endowed Scholarship

Robert N. Green '70 endowed this scholarship in honor of his parents, Guinevere A. (McGuire) Green and Floyd. D. Green. It provides financial assistance to students pursuing studies in math, physical sciences and computer sciences. 

Nellie A. Hanna Scholarship

Two or three scholarships are awarded each year to students in any discipline.

Hanni Family Scholarship

Created to honor Menno and Sylvia Hanni and the entire Hanni family, this scholarship will provide financial assistance to qualified students(s).

Hauswald Family Scholarship

Created to give financial assistance to science or mathematics students.

Heitger Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded through a bequest from Maxine Heitger, friend of the University.

Marvin and Sylvia Henricks Scholarship

Awards of up to $1,000 are made to entering freshmen who plan to major in the social sciences and who have demonstrated exceptional academic performance.

Herbert Dale and Elnora Freshly Hiatt Scholarship

Two or three scholarships are awarded to students demonstrating strong academic performance in high school or college.

Linden E. and Violet T. Hiatt Scholarship

Financial support given to sophomore student in need.

Lloyd and Treva Hiatt Scholarship

Luther and Elnora Hiatt Family Award for Excellence in Philosophy and Religion

The Philosophy and Religion Department selects an outstanding senior student to receive this award.

Paul F. and Jean Hirst Scholarship

Several scholarships are made available to students on the basis of academic merit and financial need through a bequest from the Hirsts.

Raymond Houk Scholarship

Dr. George L. Humbarger Scholarship

Robert C. and LaVern Hunt Scholarship

An endowment fund established by Robert C. Hunt, chairman of Huber, Hunt, and Nichols, Inc., and trustee emeritus of the University of Indianapolis, supports this scholarship.

Lester and Lucy Irons Scholarship

Secondary education majors receive preference in receiving these scholarships. The recipient must also demonstrate financial need.

Julius C. Shrigley and Winifred Irene (Shrigley) Jones Scholarship

One or two awards are given to academically talented students. Preference is given to teaching majors of English, French, or other modern languages.

Kiesel Memorial Scholarship

Two or three awards are given to students demonstrating strong academic performance in high school or college.

Mary Helen Kraft Keim Scholarship

Scholarships from this endowment fund are offered to outstanding students.

Kathryn R. and Robert W. Koenig Family Scholarship

These scholarships are made available through earnings on funds contributed by Koenig family members and friends. Preference will be given to academically qualified students who are pursuing careers in Christian ministry, education, music, nursing, and law.

Krannert School of Physical Therapy Scholarship

The Krannert School of Physical Therapy awards one scholarship to an outstanding graduate physical therapy student and a second award to a student in the physical therapist assistant program. The awards are based on financial need and merit.

James P. Lamberson Memorial Scholarship

The University's Music Department awards these scholarships to deserving music students.

Phylis Lan Lin Scholarship in Social Work

The faculty annually selects students to receive this award, an endowment created by Dr. Phylis Lan Lin. Recipients are selected on the basis of community service, leadership in the community, grade point average, or other forms of demonstrated scholarship.

Helen J. and J. Louis Martens Scholarship

Orvall G. and Dorothy McCleary Scholarship

Preference for this award is given to one or two students majoring in religion or displaying an orientation toward service to others.

Frank M. McHale Scholarship

Graduates of Logansport or other Cass County (Indiana) high schools are eligible for this award.

Bishop and Mrs. Paul W. Milhouse Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Bishop and Mrs. Milhouse in memory of their parents.

Andrew and Joan Miller Endowed Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to students who maintain satisfactory achievement levels. This scholarship was established by Zane G. and Frances Todd.

Jerry Ann Motley Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to outstanding seniors majoring in biology.

Arthur H. and Nettie Nye Scholarship

At least two scholarships are awarded each year from earnings on a fund contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Nye. Preference in making the awards is given to members of the First United Methodist Church of Marion (Indiana) and then to Marion High School graduates. These scholarships are open only to students majoring in nursing who are Grant County residents.

C. S. Ober Scholarship in Business

Several awards are given to academically talented students. Preference is given to business students.

Sylvia Hardesty Parks Scholarship

Several awards are given to outstanding students in memory of the donor.

Verna W. Percifield Education Scholarship

Mrs. Percifield provided for several scholarships to needy students through her bequest to the University. These scholarships are awarded to students who have an interest in the human services field.

Joan V. Persell Scholarships

The School of Business selects recipients for this scholarship, which honors Joan V. Persell, longtime director of Extended Programs and educational advisor for the American Institute of Banking, Inc.

Clara Proctor Reynolds Scholarship

These awards are restricted to residents of Daviess County (Indiana), who demonstrate financial need and outstanding academic performance.

Dr. Mildred M. Reynolds '52 Scholarship

Scholarship(s) is awarded to students based on financial need with preference given to students majoring in social work.

Thomas R. Richter Memorial Scholarship

Full-time pre-ministerial students who will serve the United Methodist Church are eligible to apply for the scholarship, which was established by Dr. Arthur Richter in memory of his son. The recipient must intend to enroll at a United Methodist seminary upon graduation from the University of Indianapolis and must be recommended by the Philosophy and Religion Department. Preference is given to students with financial need. Four scholarships of $1,000 are awarded.

George B. Riley Scholarship

Two to three scholarships are given to students each year on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

M. Helen Roberts Scholarship

Through a bequest from Mrs. Roberts, several scholarships are provided to outstanding students, with preference being given to students majoring in music education.

Helen E. Rusk Scholarship

Scholarship(s) is awarded to students majoring in elementary education, ranked in the top 25% of their class. Preference will be given to freshman from St. Joseph County.

Marjorie R. and Marie Schoch Scholarship

Scholarship is awarded to junior or seniors who maintain a 3.2 GPA with preference given to students majoring in humanities.

School of Business Faculty Scholarships

Several scholarships of $500 each are awarded to entering freshmen each year by the School of Business.

Richard E. Schrier Student Athlete Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded for graduate work on basis of undergraduate academic achievement, performance in varsity athletics, and graduate goals.

Kenneth and Hallie Sidebottom Endowed Scholarship

With contributions from the Sidebottom family, this scholarship provides financial assistance to students majoring in mathematics or physics or pursuing a career in the ministry.

Robert A. and June K. Simon Scholarship

Merit scholarships are awarded from earnings on funds contributed by Robert A. Simon. Preference is given to students who are members of Southport Presbyterian Church of Southport (Indiana). Students must be graduates of Perry Meridian, Southport, or Center Grove high schools to be eligible for this award.

Herbert W. and Marjorie Anson Smith Special Academic Scholarship

Education majors who have graduated from Southport and Perry Meridian High Schools may receive these funds donated by Herbert and Marjorie Smith.

Gladys S. Swearingen Scholarship

One or two scholarships are given each year to students on the basis of academic and financial merit.

Donald W. and Nita Tanselle Scholarships

Two to three scholarships are awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and financial need.

Dorothy ’34 (Tohill) and Charles Taylor Endowed Scholarship

Created by a generous gift from Randy and Sue Taylor in honor of Randy's parents, this scholarship provides support to student(s) enrolled in classes for training and education related to the Christian ministry as clergy or in lay positions.

Marysnow Todd Scholarship

A scholarship from an endowment fund established by Dr. Zane G. Todd and friends in honor of his wife, Mrs. Marysnow Todd.

University of Indianapolis Jazz Scholarship

Funded by the generous donations of a friend of the University, this scholarship was established to assist those students who are majoring in music with a concentration in jazz.

Jeanne Wade Watkins Scholarship

Michael J. Watkins, graduate and trustee of the University, established this scholarship in tribute to his wife, Jeanne Wade Watkins. This scholarship, for graduates of high schools on the south side of Greater Indianapolis, is targeted to students who are pursuing degrees in education, preferably elementary education.

Dr. Sibyl Weaver Memorial Scholarship

Several awards are given to students showing high academic performance and financial need.

Dr. James A. Weber Scholarship

Through a bequest from Dr. Weber, a former professor of theology, several scholarships are awarded. Preference in selection is given to a pre-theology major.

Virgil and Phyllis Webster Scholarship

Lawrence G. D. and Ruth Wertz Scholarship

Several scholarships are awarded to students based on academic merit and financial need.

Susanna Wesley Scholarship

Earl B. and Marie C. Whitecotton Scholarship

Several scholarships are provided on the basis of academic and financial merit. Descendants of the donors are given preference over other recipients.

Blaine H. Wiseman Scholarship

Two to three scholarships are awarded from this fund in honor of the donor to a student demonstrating superior academic achievement.

Dr. Randall M. and Julia M. Wolfe Scholarship

Through a bequest from Ms. Wolfe, daughter of former University president I. J. Good, several scholarships are awarded.

Effie Topping Gott English Scholarship

Michael Molchan Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who embodies the spirit of Michael Molchan's applied method of teaching by demonstrating an interest in the applied aspects of marketing and/or entrepreneurship.

Harvey M. and Henrietta L. Rider Showalter Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is established in loving memory of Harvey and Henrietta Showalter, recognizing their contribution to the University of Indianapolis and everything they stood for. This scholarship fund is created to give financial assistance to qualified students majoring in music, history, art, or education.

Jean Barnett Scholarship

Edith B. Carmony Scholarship

Walter and Barbara Brown Scholarship

Russell and Lorene Youngblood Scholarship

Church-Named Scholarships

Endowment funds that have been contributed under the Church-Named Scholarship Program generate several scholarships for deserving United Methodist students. Under this plan, the church agrees to establish an endowment fund that will be built, usually over a period of years, to a total of $25,000. The church may then recommend students from the congregation for the scholarships generated from this fund. If recipients are not recommended by the church, the University selects another United Methodist student to receive the scholarship. The following churches are participating in the Church-Named Scholarship Program:

Christ United Methodist Church Scholarship

Christ United Methodist Church, Crawfordsville, Indiana

Heedlie Cobb Scholarship Fund

United Methodist Church, New Castle, Indiana

A. Hunter Colpitts Scholarship

High Street United Methodist Church, Muncie, Indiana

Nellie Glick Scholarship

Brookside United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Reverend Robert P. and Melissa Hawkins Scholarship

Otterbein United Methodist Church, Washington, Indiana

Kokomo District of United Methodist Church Scholarship

Stanley and Kathryn Linkel Scholarships

Rosedale Hills United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

University Heights United Methodist Church Scholarship

University Heights United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, Indiana

The Reverend Harold E. Williams Scholarship

St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Kokomo, Indiana