Campus Scholarships

We encourage you to apply for all scholarships for which you meet the eligibility criteria. Always apply as early as possible to ensure you receive full consideration for these awards, which are competitive based on the total number of applicants.

  • Ivy Tech Pathways Scholarship

    The Pathway Scholarship is a $500 or $1,000 award, renewable for three semesters, based on cumulative GPA from Ivy Tech Community College.  The award amount is broken down into two tiers:

    • 2.50 - 2.99 cumulative GPA from Ivy Tech Community College:  $500
    • 3.0+ cumulative GPA from Ivy Tech Community College:  $1,000

    To be eligible for the Pathways Scholarship, you must be enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours) in a degree program that can be completed at IUPUC (eligible programs include: business, communication studies, elementary education, English, general studies, mechanical engineering, nursing, psychology, and sociology) within one year of your Ivy Tech graduation.

    Priority deadlines for full consideration of the scholarship is July 1 for fall and November 1 for spring.

    This scholarship is renewable for three semesters (for a total of four awards over two years).

  • Diversity Enhancement Scholarship

    IUPUC's Diversity Enhancement Scholarship is made possible thanks to support from donors and friends of the university.

    • This is a one-time $1,000 academic year award ($500 in fall and $500 in spring).
    • To be eligible, you must be a resident of Indiana, a student of diverse ethnicity and multicultural background, enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credit hours at IUPUC, and enrolled in a degree program that can be completed in its entirety at IUPUC.
    • Diversity verification and essay must be submitted with application
    • Priority given to first-year incoming freshman, however, previous recipients and transfer students may apply
    • Only complete applications received by May 1 will be considered.
  • Early College Scholarship

    IUPUC offers $600 scholarships, based on merit and available funds, and priority to students taking early college courses at the IUPUC campus to high school students admitted into the Early College program. This scholarship is limited to 25 students per semester, one scholarship per student. Criteria include:

    • Have a minimum of 3.0 high school cumulative GPA
    • You must receive a minimum of 3.0 GPA in any course taken at IUPUC previously, if applicable.
    • You must apply every semester for which you take Early College courses at IUPUC.
    • Applications are due June 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.
  • IU Alumni Association Scholarship

    If one of your parents is a current (dues paid) member of the IU Alumni Association, you are eligible to apply for a scholarship of up to $1,000.

  • Student Ambassador Scholarship

    If you are selected to serve as an IUPUC Student Ambassador, you will receive a $1,400 scholarship awarded by the Office of Recruitment and Admissions for the academic year. To become a Student Ambassador, you must apply for the position, complete an interview with an admissions staff member, and meet eligibility requirements, including enrollment as a full-time student.

    • You must agree to complete a certain number of volunteer hours each semester to receive the award.
    • For more information, including an application form and the date by which the completed form is due, contact the Office of Recruitment and Admissions at or call 812.348.7390.
  • Peer Mentor Scholarship

    Peer mentors are IUPUC students who co-instruct a first-year seminar with a full-time staff or faculty member. First-year seminars help first-year IUPUC students develop knowledge and skills that help ensure academic success. Serving as a peer mentor is a leadership opportunity that enables you to build lifelong skills like effective communication, collaborative teamwork, group facilitation, and the ability to build positive relationships. If you are selected to serve as a peer mentor, you receive a $700 scholarship per semester of service. Peer mentors are selected annually in the spring, and serve during the following fall semester. To become a peer mentor, you must apply for the position, and complete an interview with a first-year seminar instructor. To be considered, you must:

    • Be enrolled as a full-time IUPUC student
    • Have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing
    • Have a minimum 2.85 cumulative GPA
  • Study Abroad Scholarship

    IUPUC offers competitive scholarships up to $1,000 for students who have been accepted for an IUPUC study abroad program or trip. To be eligible, you must be admitted to IUPUC and be pursuing a degree that can be completed in its entirety at IUPUC, submit a completed application, and provide documentation from your advisor confirming your study abroad experience.

    • You must be enrolled in at least six (6) credit hours if you are an undergraduate student or at least four (4) credit hours if you are a graduate student to be eligible.
    • Number of scholarships awarded and amount of awards are determined by the trip organizers and financial aid staff members.
    • Application due dates will be determined by the trip organizer and financial aid staff members.
  • International Student Scholarship

    IUPUC offers international students an $8,000 scholarship ($4,000 for fall semester and $4,000 for spring semester) per academic year. To be considered for an international student scholarship at IUPUC, you must:

    • Live outside of the United States
    • Want to attend IUPUC to earn your first undergraduate degree
    • Come to the United States for the sole intention of studying at IUPUC
    • Hold a student visa (F or J)
    • Be admitted to and enrolled as a full-time IUPUC student
    • Maintain a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA while attending IUPUC
  • IUPUC Honors Program Scholarship

    Students participating in the IUPUC Honors Program might be eligible to receive a scholarship for their participation.  Criteria for the scholarship include:

    • Continuing or transfer students with no other admission based scholarship are eligible for a $1,000 annual award if they are enrolled in 12 credit hours or higher or $500 annual award if they are enrolled in less than 12 credit hours at IUPUC.
    • Recipients must meet all of the criteria set by the Honors Program
    • Recipients participation will be verified every semester with the Honors Program Director
    • Recipients must volunteer once every semester they receive the scholarship (volunteer activities will be emailed to IU email account)
    • For questions about the Honors Program, please contact Vickie Welsh-Huston at
  • Robert Baird and Albert Kagel Science Education Travel Fund

    Faculty and/or students attending a science education conference can apply for this award to help cover expenses.

    Criteria for the award include: 

    • Award to support travel to science education conferences for students and/or faculty at IUPUC
    • Preference will be given to joint faculty and student presenters at a conference
    • A minimum of four (4) recipients annually will receive a maximum of $2,000 each
    • Number, amount(s), & recipient(s) of funding determined by committee consisting of faculty/staff at IUPUC
    • Funds will supplement travel & must be used for hotel/travel. Conference registration fees are not covered by this award. 
    • Applications must be completed and submitted by December 1 for requests needed the following academic year
    • Student and/or faculty must be attempting to present or confirmed to present at the conference.
    • Travel must be booked through IU Travel – students should work with a faculty member – and award monies will reimburse receipts for hotel and travel up to the awarded amount.
  • Robert G. Traylor Scholarship

    The Division of Liberal Arts, in partnership with the Traylor Writing Services Center, hosts an annual creative writing contest. The contest winner receives a $1,000 Robert G. Traylor Scholarship good toward tuition expenses at IUPUC for the fall semester. Acceptable genres for contest entries include: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, short story, novel excerpt, short shorts, flash fiction, memoir, and multimedia works.

    2016 Scholarship at a glance:

    • Award amount: $1,000
    • Application timeline: Wednesday, January 20 through Monday, February 29
    • Winner to be announced: Friday, March 11


    • Current IUPUC student taking 9+ credit hours
    • Enrolling in fall 2016-17 courses

    Submitting your creative writing

    To enter the creative writing contest please submit the following documents to the Division of Liberal Arts. You can email your submission to Vicki Kruse at (please include "IUPUC Liberal Arts Creative Writing Contest" in the subject line).

    1. Title page: Single page including your name, major, student ID number, title of work, date of submission, street address, email, phone number, and relevant personal URLs. 
    2. 100-word biography written in third person
    3. 15-30 pages of original creative manuscript in Microsoft Word.
      Style is in Times New Roman, double-spaced, 12-point font, one-inch margins, page numbers, and no identifying information.
    For more information, please contact Dr. Katherine V. Wills at or call 812.348.7215.