Scholarships

Highly competitive scholarships for incoming freshmen

Honors scholarships reward students who have proven themselves academically and beyond. These programs are open only to incoming freshmen who meet rigorous academic standards and who have demonstrated leadership, extensive civic engagement, or interest in global citizenship.

Applications are open each year from early September through mid-November.

Freshman scholarships

The IUPUI Honors College offers high ability incoming freshmen the opportunity to apply for the Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program, the Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program, the Plater International Scholars Program, and the IUPUI Chancellor’s Scholars Program.

Our scholarship recipients are selected based on a variety of factors: strength of academic curriculum in high school, standardized test results, grade trends, and qualities specified in each scholarship program. 

Students must apply online and submit an essay. The Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program, the Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program, and the Plater International Scholars Program also require a scholarship résumé and two letters of recommendation. Semi-finalists for these three scholarship programs also must complete an interview as the final step of the application process.

Honors College scholarship amounts replace any admission-based scholarship for which a student may be eligible.

The Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program is designed for students who demonstrate integrity, dedication, leadership, and a commitment to service.

Students selected for this scholarship program receive undergraduate tuition up to the Indiana resident rate, fees, a $2,500 study abroad stipend, and books for four years of study. Bepko Scholars also receive two years of on-campus housing and are required to live in the Honors Residential Community their freshman year.

Bepko Scholars who attend IUPUI for graduate or professional study receive $5,000 per year for four years and are named Bepko Fellows.

Applicants must be Indiana residents.

The Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholarship is designed for outstanding Indiana high school seniors with extensive leadership experience.

Students selected for this scholarship receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, a laptop, a $2,500 study abroad stipend, and a $1,500 housing stipend freshman year for on-campus housing.

Applicants must be Indiana residents.

The Plater International Scholars Program is designed for exceptional incoming freshmen 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.

Students selected for this scholarship receive $12,000 per year for four years of study, a $2,500 study abroad stipend, and a $2,500 housing stipend for their freshman year.

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

The Chancellor's Scholarship is designed for highly motivated, well-rounded incoming freshmen who have excelled in high school and are committed to academic excellence. This competitive scholarship program offers Indiana residents $8,000 annually for four years. Nonresident students will receive $19,000 annually for four years. Students selected for this scholarship program also will receive $2,500 for a study abroad experience.

IUPUI is now a member of the Midwest Student Exchange Program. Beginning Fall 2016, IUPUI will grant an MSEP award to admitted students in specific majors who are legal residents of Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.

The MSEP award grants a tuition reduction equal to 150 percent of the in-state resident tuition rate to nonresidents from these states admitted to specific programs. MSEP awardees selected for a Chancellor’s Scholarship are eligible to receive $8,000 annually for four years.

Are you eligible?

All scholarship applicants must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.75 (weighted) and either a minimum ACT composite score of 28, or an SAT score of 1250 (taken prior to March 2016, combining SAT critical reading and math scores), or an SAT score of 1310 (taken March 2016 or later, combining evidence-based reading/writing and math scores).

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