Freshmen Scholarships

Recipients of IU Northwest scholarships cannot receive the scholarship in its entirety if the amount puts the student over his/her cost of attendance.

Early admission to IU Northwest is the best way to assure admissions-based scholarship consideration. Award notifications to selected recipients will begin going out after December 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 complete the application prior to the deadline for scholarship (in parenthesis). Students are encouraged to also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  before the priority deadline of April 15th. Scholarships are for first semester Freshman enrolling in the fall semester directly from high school and will be effective the fall 2020 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

High School Seniors who enroll directly from an accredited high school may be eligible for one of the following scholarships.  Students must meet the selection criteria, be admitted by December 1, and register for classes by June 1 in order to accept and receive the scholarship.

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.

Incoming full-time freshman ranked #1 or #2 (valedictorian or salutatorian) in their high school graduating class.  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.

Incoming full-time freshman who has a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1170 (ACT 24). Award is up to $2,000 per academic year, renewable for three additional years with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

New to IU student who is 24 years of age or older. Full- or part-time degree seeking. Award is up to $2,500 per academic year based on need.  High school diploma or GED.  No more than 12 previous transferable college credits. Must complete the FAFSA.

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.

The IU Northwest RaiseMe program assigns monetary values to your high school achievements as early as 9th grade! Create an online portfolio to log your GPA, classes and other college prep activities. RaiseMe profiles must be completed by November 15 of senior year with a minimum 3.0 GPA to begin earning. Award is renewable for three additional years with a 2.8 cumulative GPA. Visit IU Northwest RaiseMe for more information.

Competitive Scholarships