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At a Glance

Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

University of Indianapolis academic scholarships and grants are awarded to full-time students regardless of financial need. With the exception of the Legacy Award, the highest award will take precedence over lesser awards. Depending on the amount awarded, some departmental and special interest awards may be added to the merit scholarships. 
See Awarding Guidelines for Merit Scholarships.  

Please note: The dollar amounts listed below are based on the 2018-19 academic year and are subject to change. Graduate students should explore Financial Aid for Master's & Doctoral Students for information about available aid.

All first-year students that apply for admissions will be considered for one of the following merit scholarships. No additional application is required unless noted.

NameAmountEligibility Criteria

Dean's Scholarships

$16,500 annually

  • Minimum GPA: A or above for consideration.
  • Minimum SAT total of 1270 or ACT composite of 29
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Evidence of leadership potential
  • Renewable based on 3.0 college grade point average and full-time attendance

Engineering Scholars Award

$14,500 to $17,500 annually

  • Engineering Major
  • Based upon a combination of grade point average and test scores
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Renewable based on 2.3 to 3.0 college grade point average depending upon amount awarded and full-time attendance.

Richard G. Lugar Academic Recognition Award

$13,500-$16,000 annually

  • Strong college preparatory curriculum based upon combination of grade point average and test scores
  • Renewable based on 2.3 to 2.7 grade point average depending upon amount awarded and full-time attendance
Horizon Grant $8,000-$10,000 annually
  • Strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Based upon combination of grade point average and test scores
  • Renewable based on 2.3 to 2.7 grade point average and full-time attendance

NameAmountEligibility Criteria
Art Scholarships

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$1,000-$5,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time art majors
  • Portfolio review required
  • Award based upon academic potential and artistic merit

School of Business Scholarships

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$1,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Available to full-time business majors
  • Recipients chosen by the School of Business faculty
  • Award based upon demonstrated financial need and academic merit
  • 2.7 GPA or higher required to receive and renew
  • Submit the School of Business Scholarship application by February 1, 2018 for priority consideration.

Bohn Chemistry Scholarships

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Up to quarter tuition scholarships
(stackable)
  • Available to full-time chemistry and medical laboratory science majors
  • Recipients chosen by Chemistry Department faculty
  • Award based upon excellent college preparatory background, strong academic records, extracurricular activities, and solid SAT/ACT scores
  • Submit the Bohn Chemistry Scholarship application by February 1, 2018 for priority consideration.

Speech Team Scholarships 

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$500–$5,000 annually
(stackable)
  • Available to any student interested in participating on the speech team
  • Recipients chosen by communications faculty committee
  • 2.5 GPA to receive and renew
  • Complete and submit the scholarship application by February 1, 2018 to receive priority consideration. As part of the application, you will need to write a 400-word essay justifying why you should receive this scholarship, as well as submit two letters of recommendation.
  • Submit scholarship application by November 15, 2017 for priority consideration.

Music Scholarships

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$2,000–$12,500 annually
(stackable)
  • Scholarships available for music majors and non-music majors
  • Audition before music faculty is required
  • Awards based upon performance ability and sight reading

LeAlice Briggs Nursing Scholarships

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Up to $1,500 per academic year
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time nursing candidates
  • SAT scores of at least 1180 or a composite ACT score of at least 24
  • 2.7 GPA required to renew
  • Submit scholarship application and essay by November February 1, 2018 for priority consideration.

 Theatre Scholarships

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Up to one-quarter tuition
(stackable)
  • Available to new, full-time theatre and theatre education majors
  • Theatrical audition/interview required before theatre faculty
  • Award based upon demonstrated talent

United Methodist Youth Leaders Scholarship

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$2,000 annually
(stackable)

  • Applicants must be a member of a United Methodist Church
  • Provide notable leadership roles within church and youth group
  • Submit scholarship application and by February 1, 2018 for priority consideration.

United Methodist Scholarships

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$500 annually
(stackable)

  • Must apply for admission by January 15
  • Award based upon United Methodist Church minister recommendation
  • Complete the recommendation form and return it by February 1.
NameAmountEligibility Criteria
Alumni Scholarships

Referral information
and nomination form

$14,500 annually
(not stackable with
merit scholarships)

  • Minimum GPA B+ or above
  • Challenging college preparatory curriculum
  • Minimum combined SAT of 1180 or ACT composite of 24.
  • Demonstrated leadership potential
  • Scholarship applications will be reviewed monthly until February 2018.

University of Indianapolis Freedom Award

Up to full tuition annually

Legacy Award

$1,500 annually (stackable)

  • Entering freshmen
  • Submit application verifying a parent or grandparent holds a degree from the University of Indianapolis
  • Renewable based on 2.0 college GPA and full-time attendance

We also offer substantial financial aid assistance to our transfer students. The following awards and scholarships are available and can be renewed for up to two years. 

Transfer Academic Award $8,000–$11,500
  • Based on transferable, college-level credit hours and college GPA. All admitted students are reviewed for eligibility.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
  • Renewable for up to two years based on full-time enrollment with a GPA of 2.7 or higher. 

Financial Aid Notes

  • Athletic grants are available and are awarded by the coaching staff.
  • UIndy does not offer need-based aid to international students based on their financial situation.
  • UIndy gives the largest scholarships possible to incoming students; therefore, we are not able to increase scholarships to enrolled students.
  • With the exception of athletic grants, which are awarded yearly, most UIndy scholarships are awarded for four academic years as long as the student remains enrolled full-time and meets the minimal renewal requirements set for the particular scholarship.
  • UIndy scholarships are only for students working on their first bachelor’s degree.