Freshman Scholarships

Below are scholarships available directly from IU Northwest for Indiana residents only for the 2019-20 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. 

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

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.  Note: You must Create your IU Account first to complete the Freshman Scholarship Interest FormAward 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 completed the Freshman Scholarship Interest Form and/or 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 2019 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 Indiana state accredited high school and are Indiana residents may be eligible for one of the following scholarships.  Students must meet the selection criteria,be admitted by December 1, completed the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by April 15, and registered 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.

Competitive Scholarships