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Below are scholarships available directly from IU Northwest for Indiana residents only for the 2017-18 academic year. These scholarships are to be used to cover costs associated only with IU Northwest courses. These scholarship awards are not transferable to any other IU campus or other institutions. 

For information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 219-980-6991.

Early admission to IU Northwest and completion of the Freshman Scholarship Interest Form, is the best way to assure admissions-based scholarship consideration.  Award notifications to selected recipients will begin going out February 1st.

To be considered for competitive scholarships it is the student's responsibility to complete the application and submit it before the deadline indicated. Applications for competitive scholarships are available below.

Important Notes:
To be eligible for consideration, student must be admitted to the university and completed the Freshman Scholarship Interest Form and/or application prior to the deadline for scholarship (in parenthesis). Scholarships are for first semester Freshman enrolling in the fall semester directly from high school and will be effective the fall 2017 semester.

  • SAT total refers only to Critical Reading plus Math scores. 
  • ACT score refers to composite score.
  • GPA is based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Rank is based on 7th semester.
  • Be a full-time (> 12 credit hours) student, per semester.

Admissions-based Scholarships / No additional application is required

High School Seniors who enroll directly from a state accredited high school may be eligible for one of the following scholarships.  Students must meet the selection criteria and be admitted by December 1 and accept the scholarship by March 1.

In order to be reevaluated for scholarship eligibility after admission, it is the student's responsibility to contact the Office of Admissions if they achieve a qualifying cumulative GPA or obtain qualifying SAT/ACT scores prior to the December 1st deadline.

  • Valedictorian Scholarship
    Incoming full-time freshman ranked #1 in their high school graduating class, with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1170 (ACT 24). Award is for tuition and fees for a maximum of 126 credit hours, renewable with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.  The number of awards is based on available funding.
  • Special Academic Scholarship Tier Two (Deadline: Admitted by December 1 and accept the scholarship by March 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman who has a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1220 (ACT 25). Award is for $5,000 per academic year, renewable for three additional years with a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Special Academic Scholarship Tier One (Deadline: Admitted by December 1 and accept the scholarship by March 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman who has a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1170 (ACT 24). Award is $4,000 per academic year, renewable for three additional years with a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship (Deadline: Admitted by December 1 and accept the scholarship by March 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and SAT scores of 1080 (ACT 22).  Award is for $1,000 per academic year, renewable for three additional years with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Competitive Scholarships / Additional Application Required

High School Seniors who enroll directly from an Indiana state-accredited high school may be eligible for one of the following renewable scholarships:


  • Chase Scholarship (Deadline: February 1)
    Preference will be given to African-American or Latino students, who reside in Lake or Porter County in Indiana, and have demonstrated financial need. To compete for this award, students should rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and demonstrate leadership ability. Performance on the SAT shall be given consideration. Renewable with a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Award amount varies. Print cover letter (for scholarship requirements) and application.
  • Chase Fellows Scholarship (Deadline: February 1)
    To compete for this award, students should have demonstrated leadership skills, a composite SAT score of 1000 or higher, in critical reading and math, and rank in the top 33% of their graduating class. Award amount vaires.  Renewable with a 3.3 cumulative GPA. Print cover letter (for scholarship requirements) and application.
  • National Science Foundation Scholarship (Deadline: March 1) This scholarship is to be awarded to students who are academically qualified (Cumulative GPA of 3.2 and SAT combined Verbal and Math score of 910), demonstrate financial need, and are interested in pursuing a B.S. in biology, chemistry, geology, computer information systems (CIS), actuarial science, or mathematics full-time at IU Northwest. The scholarship will award up to $10,000 per year for four years, covering the cost of tuition and living expenses, based on Indiana resident tuition rates. Incoming freshman are eligible to apply.
  • IUN Theatre Patron Scholarship (Deadline: June 1)  This scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming freshman at IUN with a high school grade point average of "B" or better from Lake or Porter County.  The scholarship will be a minimum of $500.00 per year, funds permitting, and will be awarded by a committee of IUN faculty based on student's audition and/or portfolio presentation. For additional information please contact the office of admissions (219)980-6991.
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