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 freshman admission and awards:

  • November 15: Priority date for full merit aid consideration,
  • February 15: Deadline to apply for admission-based scholarships and competitive/diversity scholarships. 

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

 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 . 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 are admitted to IUPUI and complete the IUPUI Honors College. These scholarships have early deadlines. 
  • 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.

Please note, all scholarships are reviewed on an annual basis and may change from year-to-year. The information provided below is applicable for 2023-2024 academic year (Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 terms) only.

Automatically be considered for a Jaguar Excellence Award when you apply for admission to IUPUI

If you apply to IUPUI for a fall term by February 15, and have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher, you will automatically be awarded a Jaguar Excellence Award, when you are offered admission. Jaguar Excellence Awards range from $1,000 per year to $5,000 per year, based on your residency and high school grade point average.

How much you'll pay after scholarships

Curious about how much your education will cost once scholarships and grants are applied? Using our net price calculator is a great way to estimate your out-of-pocket costs.

Estimate your costs

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. 

To be considered, Honors applicants must apply to IUPUI by November 1 and submit the IUPUI Honors College Scholarship by 5 p.m. (Eastern) on  November 15

Learn about IUPUI Honors College scholarships

Save even more with our out-of-state student programs

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

Some undergraduate residents from certain states or territory who are admitted to IUPUI for the fall 2022 term (or later) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will receive our Student Excellence Award. Similar to the Midwest Student Exchange Program, 

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

Student Excellence Awards: Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Puerto Rico

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