Diversity Scholarships

Scholarship programs that lead to your success

Like you, more than one in four newly-admitted Jaguars identify as coming from a diverse background. IUPUI is committed to providing you with the resources to enhance your future as a Jaguar. Scholarship programs are more than dollars that help fund your education - they're the tools you need to make the most of your education. Whether they provide mentorship, research, or hands-on work within the community, these programs provide you with what you need to succeed at IUPUI.

Types of scholarship programs

At IUPUI, scholarship programs are generally broken up into two categories: general scholarships, which are available to students regardless of what they're studying, and major-based scholarships, which are only available to students in a designated major or field of study. You can learn more about these scholarships, and how to apply, by exploring your options below.

Major-based scholarship programs for diverse populations

  • Business majors

    Michael Williams Endowed Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1

    Amount:  $2,000 

    The Michael Williams Endowed Scholarship will be given to juniors or seniors enrolled in the IUPUI Kelley School of Business at IUPUI major in Accounting or Finance.  Preference will be given to residents of Marion County, Indiana, or any of its seven contiguous counties.  In keeping with Indiana University’s commitment to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including, but not limited to, financially challenged or first-generation students.

    For more information, contact the Kelley School of Business Office of Academic and Professional Development at: 317-274-2147 or ksbischo@iupui.edu.

    Carey Lykins Diversity Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1

    Amount:  $500

    Recipients of the Carey Lykins Diversity Scholarship must be residents of the State of Indiana and in good academic standing with the IU Kelley School of Business.  In keeping with Indiana University’s commitment to diversity, special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to, financially challenged or first-generation students.

    For more information, contact the Kelley School of Business Office of Academic and Professional Development at 317-274-2147 or ksbischo@iupui.edu.

    Sam H. Jones Diversity Scholarship

    Deadline:  February 1, admission and application

    Amount: $3,000

    The Kelley School of Business Sam Jones Diversity Scholarship was established to encourage and promote students from diverse backgrounds to study in a degreed curriculum in the IU Kelley School of Business. Recipients must be directly admitted to the Kelley School of Business. Students who are first-generation college students and/or are from diverse backgrounds, whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at IUPUI, are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact Kelley School of Business Office of Academic and Professional Development at 317-274-2731 or ksbischo@iupui.edu.

  • Education majors

    William A. Crawford Minority Scholarship

    Deadline: September 14

    Amount: Equal to the lesser of the remaining balance of students' cost of attendance, or $4000.

    The Commission offers scholarships for minority students (defined asBlack and Hispanic) planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Student must agree in writing to apply for teaching positions in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years.

    To renew thescholarship for subsequent academic years,studentsmust reapply for the scholarship each year and maintain the cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for admission to the institution’s school of education or at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent if the school does not require a minimum GPA.

    Applicant must:

    • be a minority student
    • be an Indiana resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen
    • be admitted or already attending an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student
    • pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student, upon graduation, to teach in an accredited school in Indiana
    • agree in writing to apply for a teaching position at an accredited school in Indiana following that student's certification as a teacher and, if hired, to teach for at least three years
    • be a full-time student, or plan to enroll as a full-time student
    • be a first-time undergraduate student
    • maintain the cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for admission to the institution’s school of education 
    • meet any other minimum criteria established by the Commission

    How to apply:

    Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

    Deadline: Applications will be available September 1 and will close November 30

    Amount:  Up to $7500

    The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.

    Program requirements:

    • Must be an Indiana resident
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
    • Must be a current high school senior or college student in Indiana
    • Must have graduated or will graduate from an Indiana accredited high school or non-accredited nonpublic high school
    • Must be able to utilize the scholarship for at least two full academic years (effective for Fall 2017-2018 applicants)
    • Must rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class or have a top 20% ACT or SAT score
    • Must currently attend or plan to attend an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student
      • In some cases, degree-seeking students may use the scholarship during the summer while enrolled part-time. Refer to the specific guidelines for using the scholarship during summer terms.
    • Must pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student to teach at eligible Indiana school after college graduation
    • Must obtain a license to teach in Indiana and serve as a teacher in an eligible Indiana school for five consecutive years after college graduation
    • Must maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, complete 30 credit hours per year or their equivalent and meet all other requirements established by their program to renew the scholarship
    • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Must not be in overpayment or default on a federal student loan or grant
    • Must complete the service requirement or have all funds provided converted to a loan that must be repaid

    Applications are available through the Indiana Commission on Higher Education website.

  • Art and Design majors
    Shared Heritage Scholarship
    Deadline: February 1
    Amount:  Up to $3000, renewable

    The Shared Heritage Scholarship was established in 1996 in conjunction with the Shared Heritage exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in recognition of four African-American artists: John W. Hardwick, William Majors, William E. Scott, and Hale Woodruff. Incoming freshmen or transfer students applying to be full-time students to Herron School of Art and Design are eligible for this scholarship. Preference will be given to minority students. This scholarship is renewable for students who maintain good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students that add to the diversity at Herron are encouraged to apply. For more information, call (317) 278-9400 or herron4u@iupui.edu .

  • Informatics and Computing majors

     Leading Informatics for Tomorrow (LiFT) Scholars Program

    Deadline: March 1

    Amount: Up to a maximum of $7,500

    The LiFT Scholars program is a multi-institutional program offered at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana. Beginning in Fall 2017, LiFT will support 20 students each year who are pursuing their bachelor’s degree in informatics from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and 20 students each year who are pursuing an associate’s degree in the School of Information Technology at Ivy Tech. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program seeks to increase the quality and quantity of information technology (IT) professionals by offering scholarships and programmatic support to high school graduates who demonstrate unmet financial need and a commitment to pursuing a career in IT upon graduation.

    All selected LiFT Scholars are eligible to receive an additional unmet-need scholarship award up to a maximum of $7,500/year at IUPUI and up to $2,500/year at Ivy Tech. This unmet-need scholarship is renewable for students who meet program requirements and continue to meet eligibility criteria.

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received, with a priority application deadline of March 1st for IUPUI applicants. However, if space is still available at IUPUI, we will continue accepting applications beyond this priority application deadline. Continue to check our website for updates. Go to https://soic.iupui.edu/lift-scholars/ for more information or contact Molly Morin, Program Manager mfmorin@iu.edu or 317-278-2385

    Inclusive Informatics Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1

    Amount: $3,500(resident) and $4,500 (nonresident)

    Awarded to incoming freshmen who meet the School of Informatics and Computing Undergraduate admission requirements and contribute to a diverse learning environment in the school. Students from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years. Recipients are expected to make reasonable progress to be considered for renewal.

    To be eligible for the award and renewal of the scholarship, students are expected to complete at least 12 credit hours each semester and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

    For more information, contact Rosiel Marasco at rmarasco@iupui.edu or 317-278-4866.

    School of Informatics and Computing Freshman Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1

    Amount: $1000

    The scholarship is awarded to students who are winners in the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing competition and are admitted directly to the School of Informatics at IUPUI. This scholarship is available to incoming female freshman for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their: computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The scholarship is automatically renewed for up to four years of study with a GPA of 3.2 and continuous full-time enrollment. 

    For more information, contact Rosiel Marasco at rmarasco@iupui.edu or 317-278-4866.

    The Office Works/Tom O’Neil Scholarship

    Deadline:  March 15

    Amount: $1000

     The Office Works/Tom O’Neil Scholarship is to be awarded to full-time undergraduate continuing students enrolled in a School of Informatics and Computing program at IUPUI. Recipients will have an interest in the study of Informatics and have a record of academic excellence as determined by the Scholarship Committee of the School. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations.

     For more information, contact Rosiel Marasco at rmarasco@iupui.edu or 317-278-4866.

  • Philanthropy majors

    Hearst Undergraduate Scholarship

    Deadline: June 20

    Amount: $5000 (in-state) and $10,000 (out-of-state scholarships)

    The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is pleased to offer the Undergraduate Hearst Scholarship. Two in-state scholarships ($5000) and one out-of-state scholarship ($10,000) will be awarded each academic year. This scholarship is designed for underrepresented minority students with demonstrated financial need, who also plan to reside in the United States upon completion of their philanthropic studies degree. For more information visit https://philanthropy.iupui.edu or contact Pamela Clark at (317) 278-8927 or email pamelac@iupui.edu

    Make a Difference Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1

    Amount:  $500

    The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers a $500 scholarship for students who have participated in school or community service and want to continue to be involved in helping others. Its purpose is to further develop leadership skills and connect the recipient with a network of other students with similar service interests. The recipient must agree to enroll as a full-time student during his/her freshman year and maintain a 2.5 GPA.  For more information visit https://philanthropy.iupui.edu or contact Pamela Clark at (317) 278-8927 or email pamelac@iupui.edu

  • Tourism, Convention, Event Management majors

    Bo L. Hagood Scholarship

    Deadline: February 1, admission and application

    Amount: $1000

    This scholarship is for an incoming freshman or current freshman majoring in tourism, conventions, and event management with at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. The recipient must be working in the industry, whether in hotels, tourism, restaurants, or other hospitality and tourism fields. Diverse students are encouraged to apply and submit the following: 

    • A scholarship application 
    • A one-page outline of your high school activities
    • A brief statement about your career interests
    • A certified letter from the student's sovereign tribal nation indicating the student's active enrollment,

    For more information please go to go.iupui.edu/petmscholarships or contact petmaid@iupui.edu

  • Engineering and Technology majors

    Schumacher Scholarship for Mechanical Engineering

    Priority Date: February 1, admission and application

    Amount: $500 - $4,000, Renewable (3.0 GPA)

    The Schumacher Scholarship is available for all traditional, full-time students that are admitted directly into the Mechanical Engineering program. Preference given to male students that graduated from a Central Indiana High School, but female students will also be considered. Awardees must maintain a 3.0 GPA and 6 hours of service per semester. For more information please contact Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch at 317-274-8703 or ttalbert@iupui.edu.

    Commitment to Engineering Excellence

    Deadline: February 1

    Amount: $2,200 per academic year

    This is a scholarship gives preference to women and minority students whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity in the School of Engineering and Technology. Students must be directly admitted to the School of Engineering and Technology in an engineering or engineering technology program. Students may re-apply for this scholarship each year. Students will also have opportunities for paid undergraduate research. Students are required to work in a research lab for five hours per week and attend research and leadership related workshops throughout the semester. For more information please contact Dr. Terri Talbert-Hatch at 317-274-8703 or ttalbert@iupui.edu.

How to apply to these programs

The first step to being considered for any of these programs is to submit an application for admission to IUPUI. Once you have applied for admission, you'll be eligible to create your IU computing account. You can then apply to scholarship programs using our general application:

  1. Go to One.IU.
  2. Search scholarships.
  3. Click on the scholarships task and log in using your IU computing account. If you have not yet created your IU computing account, you can learn more on the IU Knowledge Base. Creating this account requires you to input your 10-digit University ID. If you do not know your University ID, you can look it up using the Self-Service University ID Lookup, or email apply@iupui.edu
  4. If you are new to the Indiana University scholarship system, be sure to complete your General Application to see a list of recommended scholarship opportunities.
  5. Once your General Application is completed, click Ours under Opportunities in the dark gray navigation bar along the top and search with the keyword “IUPUI”. This will generate a list of IUPUI scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply for through AcademicWorks.

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