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Plater International Scholars Program

The Plater International Scholars Program is designed for outstanding incoming freshmen who are committed to combining academic excellence with global citizenship. This competitive scholarship program is for students with an interest in international affairs and cross-cultural experiences. Plater International Scholars will be actively involved in international programming, both off and on campus. In close cooperation with the Office of International Affairs, recipients of the Plater International Scholarship will be exposed to high profile international visitors, international seminars, and lectures. Indiana residents selected for this scholarship program receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, $2,500 for a study abroad experience, and a $2,500 housing stipend for their freshman year. Please note this scholarship amount is inclusive of any admission-based scholarship for which the student may be eligible.

Plater International Scholars Program Essay:

Plater International Scholars possess a strong interest in international experiences and global awareness.

In a 1000-word typed essay, discuss the importance of globalization and cross-cultural competency. How have you improved your global awareness and understanding of different cultures? As a Plater International Scholar at IUPUI, what international experiences would you like to pursue and why?

One international Non-Resident student will be selected for the Plater International Scholarship. This individual is eligible to receive the amounts listed above as well as the admission-based IUPUI Outstanding Scholarship.

Questions? Contact us at or 317-274-2660.