Donor-Funded Scholarships

Available scholarships

Each donor-funded scholarship at IUPUC has its own unique criteria for eligibility. Please review the eligibility criteria listed.

  • Blue & Company Scholarship

    The $500 scholarship established by Blue & Company is for IUPUC students who want to pursue careers in accounting.

    About the donor

    Blue & Co., LLC, ranked as the 54th largest CPA firm in the U.S. by INSIDE Public Accounting, has grown from a startup in 1970 to eight offices in three states (Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio). Specialties include auditing, business planning, financial controls, mergers and acquisitions, employee benefits, and litigation support. Blue & Co. enjoys a reputation for providing candid, accurate business advice that helps clients succeed. It includes a group of professionals grounded in Midwest values who serve clients with enthusiasm, dedication, and responsiveness.

    Award

    $500

    Eligibility

    • Junior or senior
    • Accounting major
  • Brooke Tuttle Scholarship

    his $1,000 scholarship, established by friends of the late Mr. Brooke E. Tuttle, supports IUPUC students who want to pursue careers in mechanical engineering. The award is renewable for four years for recipient who is progressing through the program and meeting the minimum GPA requirement.

    About the donor

    Mr. Brooke E. Tuttle was an executive at Cummins Inc. and president of the Columbus Economic Development Board. He was also an adjunct professor in economics at IUPUC for more than 20 years. This scholarship was established by friends of the late Mr. Tuttle in acknowledgement of his deep belief that education is integral for individual and collective success.

    Award

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    • Mechanical engineering major
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Charles Bantz Scholarship in Communication Studies

    This scholarship was established by donors who wish to honor Dr. Charles Bantz for his support of IUPUC. This scholarship supports undergraduate students who are either majoring or minoring in communication studies.

    Award

    $TBD

    Eligibility

    • Communication studies major or minor
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester
    • Completed a minimum of 48 credit hours
    • Demonstrate involvement in the IUPUC campus community either through campus employment or student life
  • Faurecia Technologies LLC Scholarship

    Faurecia Technologies LLC makes one $1,000 scholarship available for an IUPUC student each year.

    About the donor

    A global player in the automotive industry, Faurecia Technologies LLC Scholarships specializes in designing, developing, manufacturing, and delivering automotive equipment in four key areas: automotive seating, emissions control technologies, interior systems, and automotive exteriors. Faurecia employs 75,000 people in 33 countries and supplies the world’s leading automakers to ensure the highest standards in operational performance.

    Award

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    • Business or mechanical engineering major
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours
    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Gerald & Sarah Armstrong Scholarship

    The scholarship established by Gerald & Sarah Armstrong is for IUPUC students who is from Jackson County. This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years if criteria is met.

    Award

    $TBD

    Eligibility

    • Jackson County resident
    • Preference given to first generation students
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • IUPUC Alumni Association Scholarship

    The Alumni Association Scholarship is a $1,000 award.

    About the donor

    The IUPUC Alumni Association connects alumni and helps build lifelong relationships that serve the university, our students, and our graduates. It strives to improve the lives of students and alumni through education, personal development, and opportunities for camaraderie and fellowship. It facilitates communications and sponsors a variety of programs designed to actively engage IUPUC graduates in the continued success, growth, and development of the university.

    Award

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a faculty/staff member
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from a community member
    • Provide proof of involvement in the community and campus
    • Submit an essay answering the following questions:
      • As a future graduate what would your expectations be of your IUPUC Alumni Association?
      • What would your contributions be for IUPUC?
      • Why did you choose IUPUC?
  • IUPUC Scholarship

    IUPUC awards five $1,000 scholarships to deserving students each year.

    About the donor

    Founded in 1970, IUPUC served nearly 1,700 full-time and part-time students in 2011-12. One of the state’s best educational values, IUPUC offers online, hybrid, evening, and day classes. It also offers off-site courses taught at the Jackson County Learning Center and the Greensburg Learning Center. With small class sizes and personal attention, you can complete Indiana University and Purdue University undergraduate and graduate degrees on our convenient Columbus campus.

    Award

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    • Degree-seeking undergraduate student
  • Jay Howard Scholarship

    The $500 Jay Howard Scholarship supports IUPUC students who are majoring or minoring in sociology.

    About the donor

    Dr. Jay Howard served as interim vice chancellor and dean at IUPUC from 2006-09. This award was established by IUPUC’s Board of Advisors in recognition of Dr. Howard’s contributions to the community and the university and for serving the university with excellence and distinction.

    Award

    $500

    Eligibility

    • Sociology major or minor
    • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Submit a 500-word essay describing your contributions to the IUPUC campus and/or local community
  • Jodi and Mike Engelstad Nursing Scholarship

    The $1,000 Jodi and Mike Engelstad Nursing Scholarship is available to undergraduate IUPUC nursing students.

    About the donor

    TBD

    Award

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    • Nursing major
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Demonstrate financial need
  • Harold & Jackie McConnell Scholarship

    The Harold & Jackie McConnell Scholarship supports IUPUC students who graduated from Jennings County High School.

    About the donors

    TBD

    Award

    TBD

    Eligibility

    • Jennings County High School Alumnus
    • Preference given to applicants with a background in Indiana history, music, or volunteer
  • Marvin Rytting Scholarship

    The Marvin Rytting Scholarship supports psychology majors at IUPUC who have already completed at least 75 credit hours toward their bachelor’s degree. The award amount is determined by IUPUC's Scholarship Committee.

    About the donors

    This scholarship was established by alumni and friends of IUPUC in honor of Dr. Marvin B. Rytting, who served with distinction as associate professor of psychology for nearly 30 years. During his tenure at IUPUC, Dr. Rytting also served as assistant dean for academic affairs.

    Award

    TBD

    Eligibility

    • Psychology major
    • Must have completed at least 75 credits toward your psychology degree*
    • Pursuing your first bachelor's degree
    • Submit a short essay with your completed application that describes:
      • Your academic accomplishments or service to the university and local community;
      • Your long-term career goals after graduation;
      • How receiving this award will help you meet financial obligations associated with completing your degree.

    Note: You may apply the spring semester of your junior year if you will be considered a senior the next fall.

  • National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

    The National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) Scholarship supports IUPUC students who are majoring in finance or accounting.

    About the donor

    TBD

    Award

    TBD

    Eligibility

    • Finance or accounting major
    • Minimum CGPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
    • Submit a 250 word essay on the value of financial services
    • Preference given to students from: Dearborn, Franklin, Ripley, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, or Shelby counties who financial need
  • Kristen Schildmier Scholarship

    The Kristen Schildmier Scholarship is comprised of two $1,000 awards. Preference is given to IUPUC students who have previously earned an associate’s degree from Ivy Tech.

    About the donor

    Columbus residents Kenneth and Phyllis DeLap established a $40,000 endowment in honor of their granddaughter, Kristen Schildmier. Kristen is an IUPUC graduate who completed her degree in 2006. The DeLaps were inspired to make their gift after learning about the financial needs of a single working mother who became close friends with their granddaughter when both were IUPUC students.

    Award

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    • Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours
    • Pursuing first bachelor's degree
    • Must be employed at a part- or full-time job
    • Demonstrate financial need
  • Robert and Cynthia Hendershot Scholarship

    The $1,000 Robert and Cynthia Hendershot Scholarship is available to an IUPUC nursing student.

    About the donor

    TBD

    Award

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    • Nursing major
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Preference given to single parents
    • Employment status will be considered
  • Taylor Brother Construction Co. Inc Scholarship

    If you are pursuing your first undergraduate degree, you may be eligible for a $1,000 Taylor Brothers Construction Co., Inc., Scholarship. One award is made each year.

    About the donor

    Columbus-based Taylor Brothers Construction Co., Inc., has a 60-year tradition of high-quality general construction, construction management, and maintenance services. Specializing in industrial, commercial, and institutional projects, the company utilizes the latest construction technologies to ensure projects are delivered on time and on budget.

    Award

    $1,000

    Eligibility

    • Pursuing your first bachelor's degree
  • Vujovich Scholarship in Engineering

    The Vujovich Scholarship in Engineering* supports IUPUC students, especially women, who want to enter the engineering field. One award is made every four years paying tuition and fees up to $4,000. If you are an enrolled IUPUC student who is progressing in an engineering degree program offered at IUPUC and meeting the minimum GPA requirements.

    About the donor

    This scholarship was established thanks to a $50,000 gift from Columbus residents Tom and Christine (Tina) Vujovich and a matching $50,000 gift from the Community Education Coalition, forming a $100,000 endowment for IUPUC engineering students. It is intended to help meet regional employment needs for engineering professionals in advanced manufacturing operations. It is also intended to help students throughout the region become educated in a well-paying profession.

    Award

    $4,000

    Eligibility

    • Mechanical engineering major
    • Resident of one of the following Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Jackson, Decatur, Jennings, Ripley, Dearborn, Ohio, Franklin, Jefferson, or Switzerland
    • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Preference giben to women who demonstrate financial need. If no qualified female student apply, male students with need will be considered

    *Note: The Vujovich Scholarship will cover tuition and fees with an amount chosen by IUPUC's scholarship committee. The award amount is up to $2,000 per semester.

  • Wafa Family Scholarship

    Established by the members of the IUPUC community to honor former Vice Chancellor and Dean Dr. Marwan Wafa to further the university’s mission by supporting a deserving IUPUC student, this scholarship award will be determined by the IUPUC scholarship committee based on available funds.

    About the donor

    Dr. Marwan Wafa served as vice chancellor and dean at IUPUC from 2008 to 2015. Before joining Indiana University, Wafa was dean of the College of Business and Management at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan and dean of the School of Business & Technology at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. In addition, he was a top administrator at the University of Southern Indiana for 14 years, serving as associate dean and director of USI’s MBA program and chair of the Department of Management and Marketing, among other positions. Dr. Wafa earned a master’s degree in management and a Ph.D. in industrial management from Clemson University and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kuwait University.

    Award

    TBD

    Eligibility

    • Undergraduate student
    • Submit a letter of recommendation from an IUPUC full-time faculty member
    • Demonstrate financial need and academic promise
  • Zonta Club Scholarship

    The $500 Zonta Club of Columbus Scholarship assists a deserving IUPUC student.

    About the donor

    Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 clubs in 63 countries, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents, and support for scholarship programs and much more. This scholarship was established by the Columbus chapter, part of the organization’s Area 4 in Indiana.

    Award

    $500

    Eligibility

    • Undergraduate female residing in Bartholomew County
    • Sophomore, junior, or senior
    • Science, engineering, aeronautics, or mathematics major
    • Minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
    • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours
    • Demonstrate financial need