High school seniors in northwest Indiana now have a new chance to help their success in college, by qualifying for the latest scholarship offering at Indiana University Northwest. University officials announced the inception of the IU Northwest Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship, which pays $1,000 each academic year toward tuition for qualifying students. Awards to local students could total as much as $50,000 annually beginning next spring.
This newest addition to IU Northwest’s diverse array of academic scholarships will be available to full-time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and either a combined math and verbal SAT score of 1000 or a combined math and verbal ACT score of 23. The Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship is intended to assist academically qualified students who are not eligible for other IU Northwest scholarships, but whose work clearly demonstrates the potential for collegiate success, according to Joseph Pellicciotti, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management.
“We are very excited about this new scholarship opportunity for students enrolling at our campus in the fall 2007,” Pellicciotti said. “IU Northwest offers several scholarship opportunities that support students in need and also recognizes students who apply to our school with records of academic excellence. Individuals considering applying to our campus are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for information on this and all of our scholarship opportunities.”
Recipients of the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship must be IU Northwest students who are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. The scholarship, which is applied in $500 increments toward the fall and spring semesters, is renewable for up to three additional academic years for students who maintain a 3.0 GPA, but is not applicable to summer sessions. It is valid only for IU Northwest and is not transferable to any other IU campus.
The first awards for IU Northwest’s latest scholarship will be made available to students entering IU Northwest for the fall 2007 semester. The Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship reflects a similar program at the IU South Bend campus and represents IU Northwest’s ongoing commitment to educating northwest Indiana’s young people, Pellicciotti said.