Scholarships and Awards
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Scholarships and Awards

The following are opportunities specifically for undergraduate learners in the IU School of Continuing Studies; however, additional scholarship opportunities are listed on the website of Scholarship Central: http://www.iupui.edu/~scentral/.

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Irving J. Levy Scholarship

$500
Deadline: March 31
The Irving J. Levy Scholarship was established in honor of Irving J. Levy who served as director of the General Studies Degree Program at IUPUI for several years. Undergraduate students in the General Studies Degree program who exhibit scholastic achievement as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale and demonstrable financial aid need are invited to apply.

The selection criteria include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Student must have financial need with a FAFSA on file at IUPUI
  • Student should be seeking their first bachelor degree

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • General Studies Degree seeking student
  • Clearly defined career goals and objectives
  • Specify the educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives
  • Be in good academic standing: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant must reside within the state of Indiana

An application form can be found here.

Jean C. and Gerald L. Bepko Lifelong Learner Award

$100
Deadline: March 15
The Jean C. and Gerald L. Bepko Lifelong Learner Award was established to recognize a graduating senior in General Studies who maintained a high GPA while demonstrating persistence in completing their degree against all odds. This award is named in honor of Chancellor-Emeritus Gerald and Jean Bepko. To apply for the award, please submit your essay on Overcoming Obstacles to Desiree Jaynes by March 15.

William Plater General Studies International Scholarship

up to $500
Deadline: May 30
This scholarship is named in honor of William M. Plater who is a major proponent for lifelong learning at IUPUI. The Scholarship will be given to IUPUI students enrolled in the General Studies Degree Program with an interest in adding an international educational experience to their portfolio during their undergraduate student years, who has a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4 point scale, who has submitted an application for the Scholarship, and been selected by the General Studies Faculty Advisory Committee ("GSFAC"). Should no applications for international experience be submitted by the posted deadline, the GSFAC may select a qualified candidate requesting domestic experience outside Indiana. For more information contact Susan Kigamwa at (317) 278-7600 or skigamwa@iupui.edu.

The selection criteria include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Student must have financial need with a FAFSA on file at IUPUI
  • Student should be seeking their first bachelor degree; specifically the Bachelor of General Studies
  • Desire to add international educational experience to their portfolio during undergraduate student years
  • Student must submit an application for the Scholarship

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • General Studies Degree seeking student
  • Clearly defined career goals and objectives
  • Specify the educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives
  • Be in good academic standing: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Applicant must reside within the state of Indiana

An application form can be found here.

Thomasina Childress Scholarship

Award Varies
Deadline: November 15th

Single parents who are enrolled in college often encounter barriers to completing their education. These barriers include earning money, raising children and managing a household. Many of these parents find the financial burden of staying in school too much to handle, and as a result either put their education on hold, or drop out completely. This scholarship program was developed to help these parents stay in college by providing financial support they may need to pay for these non-tuition related expenses, such as rent, childcare, books and school supplies, utilities (gas and electric). The Scholarship will be given to IUPUI students enrolled in the General Studies Degree Program, who have a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4 point scale, who have submitted an application for the Scholarship. For more information contact Susan Kigamwa at (317) 278-7600 or skigamwa@iupui.edu.

The selection criteria include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Student must have financial need with a FAFSA on file at IUPUI
  • Student should be seeking their first bachelor degree; specifically the Bachelor of General Studies
  • Responsibility for children or elder care

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • General Studies Degree seeking student
  • Clearly defined career goals and objectives
  • Specify the educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives
  • Be in good academic standing: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Applicant must reside within the state of Indiana

An application form can be found here.

Ronald M Lindle Adult Learner Scholarship

$500
Deadline: March 31

The Ronald M. Lindle Adult Learner Scholarship was established in honor of Ron Lindle, retired from the IUPUI Center for Adult and Lifelong Learning, who developed numerous continuing education programs for the benefit of adult learners. Undergraduate adult learners in the General Studies Degree program with a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4 point scale, have submitted an application for the scholarship, and been selected by the Community Learning Network’s Ronald M. Lindle Adult Learner Scholarship Committee will be awarded. For more information contact Susan Kigamwa at (317) 278-7600 or skigamwa@iupui.edu..

The selection criteria include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Student must have financial need with a FAFSA on file at IUPUI
  • Student should be seeking their first bachelor degree; specifically the Bachelor of General Studies

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • General Studies Degree seeking student
  • Clearly defined career goals and objectives
  • Specify the educational requirements to attain the above goals and objectives
  • Be in good academic standing: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Applicant must reside within the state of Indiana

An application form can be found here.

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