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/.
Irving J. Levy Scholarship
This annual $500 scholarship is awarded to a General Studies student who exhibits scholastic achievement and demonstrable financial aid need as defined by the FAFSA. This scholarship awarded in honor of Irving J. Levy who served as director of the General Studies Degree Program at IUPUI for several years. NOTE: Application specifications are listed on the web here. For more information contact the General Studies Office.
Deadline: March 15th
Jean C. and Gerald L. Bepko Lifelong Learner Award
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. Information and deadlines for this award will be sent via the General Studies e-mail list in early spring. To apply for the award, please submit your essay on Overcoming Obstacles to Jeremy Bohonos by March 31st.
Deadline: March 31st
Starting in 2011: William Plater General Studies International ScholarshipThis scholarship is named in honor of William M. Plater who is a major proponent for lifelong learning at IUPUI. It will be awarded to students enrolled in the General Studies Degree Program at IUPUI who have an interest in adding an international educational experience to their portfolio. Should no applications for international experience be submitted by the posted deadline, the Committee may select a qualified candidate requesting domestic experience outside of Indiana.
General Studies RISE to the IUPUI Challenge Scholarship
Deadline: April 30th
The General Studies Student Council is pleased to offer the RISE Scholarship. The RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative engages students with real-world experiences. A $1000 scholarships will be awarded to General Studies students who takes the RISE Challenge in two of the four categories - research, international, service learning, and experiential learning.
In order to be considered for the RISE scholarship, you must provide a statement of purpose that includes identifying:
a) Exposure to two of the four RISE categories. The categories include: research, international, service learning, and experiential learning (outline your plans, for examples, studying abroad in Haiti).
b) Include your educational and career goals
Once the RISE experience is completed, scholarship winners must provide a learning framework which includes the following information:
- knowledge—the concepts, facts and information acquired through formal learning and past experience;
- activity—the application of knowledge to a “real world” setting;
- reflection—the analysis and synthesis of knowledge and activity to create new knowledge;
- assessment—an appraisal of the extent to which the learning objectives identified for the educational experience and principles of undergraduate learning are met.
A formal record documentation will be noted on the transcript that the experience has been satisfactorily completed. The deadline for submission of this statement is due by April 30. Please submit your statement to Jeremy Bohonos at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thomasina Childress Scholarship
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 email@example.com.
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.