Herbert Presidential Scholars Program

The Indiana University system offers Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholarships to outstanding Indiana high school seniors with extensive leadership experience. This highly competitive scholarship program is designed to further develop scholars' leadership abilities by providing excellent academic and co-curricular opportunities. Students selected for this scholarship program receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, a laptop, $2,500 for a study abroad experience, and a $1,500 housing stipend freshman year for on-campus housing. Selection requirements vary by campus, and offers of an Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholarship on one IU campus do not automatically extend to all campuses of the university.

Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program Essay:

Leadership is an important characteristic of our Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars.

In a 1000-word typed essay, discuss the characteristics and skills of a successful 21st century leader. Describe a successful leadership experience you have had, and what traits make you a successful leader. How do you plan to enhance your leadership skills to help you accomplish your personal and professional goals at IUPUI?


Excellent SAT or ACT scores, outstanding performance in a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and leadership experience are required. Semi-finalists for the award must also complete an interview as the final step of the application process.

More Information:

Contact us at honors@iupui.edu or 317-274-2660.