Make the most of scholarships

Your education at IUPUI is one of the biggest investments you'll make in your adult life. Scholarships help you keep your education on track academically and financially.

Key dates to consider when applying for fall 2020:

  • November 15: Priority date for full merit aid consideration,
  • February 15: Deadline to apply for admission-based scholarships and competitive/diversity scholarships. In response to the COVID-19 situtation, the deadline for admission-based scholarships has been extended to June 1.

For early merit award notification, complete all necessary materials by the November 15 priority consideration date. 

The deadline for fall 2020 Jaguar Excellence Awards has been extended

The deadline for Fall 2020 Jaguar Excellence Awards has been extended until June 1, 2020. Additional consideration will be given to students who apply after this date on a case-by-case basis. 


At IUPUI, scholarships are broken into different categories:

  • Admission-based scholarships: IUPUI's Jaguar Excellence Awards are automatic scholarships that are awarded at the time you are admitted to IUPUI based on your high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores. No separate scholarship applications are required for these awards and are renewable during your studies at IUPUI. 
  • Honors College scholarships: competitive scholarships awarded to high-achieving incoming freshmen who apply to IUPUI and the IUPUI Honors College by November 15. 
  • Competitive scholarships, including diversity scholarships: scholarships that require a separate application, and may be based on your major, financial need, academic performance, or extracurricular activities. These awards may require an essay specific to the scholarship or the FAFSA, in addition to the application.

No matter which of these awards you explore, the first step is to apply for admission to IUPUI.

The IUPUI Honors College

The IUPUI Honors College offers high-achieving incoming freshmen the opportunity to apply to four competitive scholarship programs. Scholarship recipients are determined based on a variety of factors: the strength of academic curriculum in high school, standardized test results, grade trends, and qualities specified in each scholarship program. 

Applicants must apply for admission to IUPUI and complete the IUPUI Honors College Scholarship by November 15

Learn about IUPUI Honors College scholarships

Save with the MSEP award

If you live in a state that participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program, you could save more than $50,000 on tuition during your academic career at IUPUI. No separate application is needed for award consideration.

Participating states: Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Eligibility requirements: residency in participating state and 2.75 high school GPA.

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