The Senior Academy at IU Indianapolis has established a scholarship program designed to partially support tuition and books for beginning freshmen who show the potential for academic excellence at IU Indianapolis. The scholarship will be awarded in the second semester of the awardee’s high-school senior-year for enrollment at IU Indianapolis in the following fall semester.

Amount: Up to $3,000 for the academic year

Deadline: February 15 (extended to April 15 for the AY 2021-2022 application)

Apply through the IU Indianapolis Scholarship Office. *A, E, T, R2.

Criteria and Selection

Applications are reviewed and the awardee selected by the Senior Academy Scholarship Committee.

Applicants must:

  1. Meet regular admission requirements to IU Indianapolis, 
  2. Have graduated from an Indianapolis Area Public School (Traditionally IPS or in the IPS district), and
  3. Have a high school grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

The applicant must also submit two letters of recommendation (must be from current or former high school teachers), and complete an essay on your academic objectives, community service, and career goals.

Applications without careful attention to the essay requirement will not rank highly. Work experience, including research if applicable and community service are carefully considered by the review committee as well.

*A= Application, E= Essay, T= High School Transcript, R2= two letters of recommendation (you may use the recommendation section of the application form or submit separate letters).

Click here to access the Office of Student Scholarships application.

(revised July 2022)