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Freshman Scholarships

Freshman Scholarships

“Below are scholarships available directly from IU Northwest for the 2015-2016 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.

Freshman Scholarships
Early admission to IU Northwest is the best way to assure scholarship consideration. Generally within four weeks of admission, students meeting criteria will be sent notification concerning admissions- based scholarships. Applications for competitive scholarships are available below.  In order to be considered for competitive scholarships it is the student's responsitbility ro complete the application and submit it before the deadline indicated.

Important Notes:
To be eligible for consideration, student must be admitted to the university 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 2015 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.

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 March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 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 scheive a qualifying cumulative GPA or obtain qualifying SAT/ACT scores prior to the March 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 1100 (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 One (Deadline: Admitted by March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman who has a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1100 (ACT 24). Award is $5000 per academic year, renewable for three years with 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Special Academic Scholarship Tier Two (Deadline: Admitted by March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman who has a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1150 (ACT 25). Award is for a full tuition waiver for a maximum of 126 credit hours, renewable with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship (Deadline: Admitted by March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and SAT scores of 1000 (ACT 22).  Award is for $1,000.00 per academic year, renewable for three years with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Competitive Scholarships / Require additional application

High School Seniors who enroll directly from an Indiana state-accredited high school may be eligible for one of the following renewable scholarships:
  • Baccalaureate / Medical School (BMD) Scholarship (Deadline: January 15th)
    Incoming Freshman with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and SAT score of 1200 (ACT 27).  Preference given to high school seniors residing in or attending high school in an urban medically underserved area in northwest  Indiana.  Recipient must be willing to practice four years in a medically  underserved urban area of Northwest Indiana. Award is for undergraduate tuition and provisional admissions into Indiana University School of Medicine-Northwest. Financial need may be taken into consideration.  Print cover letter (for scholarship requirements) and application.
  • Chase Scholarship (Deadline: January 15th)
    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: January 15th)
    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.
  • 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.