Other State Scholarships
New students are encouraged to apply for admission no later than
March 1 prior to their initial fall semester to ensure
consideration for all scholarships. Many scholarships also require
completion of the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 10th each year. Some
scholarships require a separate application - they are noted
This scholarship is designated for outstanding students residing
outside the state of Indiana. Students must rank in the top 10
percent of their high school class or earn a 3.75/4.0 grade point
average. In addition to GPA, or class rank, students must achieve a
combined score of 1700 (with writing component) or 1100 (without
writing component) on the SAT or earn an ACT composite score of 25.
Recipients are provided an opportunity to attend the University of
Southern Indiana while paying in-state tuition and fees. A separate
application is not required; the USI Undergraduate Application for
Admission serves as the application for the Non-Resident Top
Students who apply for admission to USI by March 1 of their senior
year of high school and complete the FAFSA by March 1 are
automatically considered for one of approximately 50 merit-based
USI Foundation Scholarships awarded each year. Awards range from
$400 to $2,000 per academic year. Scholarship recipients are
notified in mid-April.
Army ROTC at USI offers 2, 3, and 4 year scholarships.
Students can choose to apply their scholarship funds to pay for
tuition, or to pay for campus housing. Recipients of Army ROTC
scholarships can serve on Active Duty, in the Army Reserve, or in
the Army National Guard. Students wishing to apply should have a
current academic CGPA of 2.5 or higher, and they should be prepared
to complete the President's Fitness Test prior to awarding of a
scholarship. A physical examination is also required, which is paid
for by Army ROTC. Army ROTC scholarships pay 100% of a student's
tuition (up to $17,000 per year) and mandatory fees, as well as
reimburse students for the purchase of textbooks (up to $600
annually). Recipients of Army ROTC scholarships are paid a monthly
stipend during the months they are enrolled in classes. Freshmen
receive $250 per month; Sophomores receive $300 per month; Juniors
receive $350 per month; Seniors receive $400 per month. Summer
benefits are limited to $5,000 tuition, and $200 for books. For
more information, contact Major Mark South at (812) 461-5304.
Music performance scholarships are available for members
of Mid-America Singers and Band. Contact the director of
Mid-America Singers and Band in the School of Liberal Arts at
812/464-1736 for audition information.
Individuals interested in assisting with the production
of theatrical events may contact the director of Theatre in the
Communications Department at 812/464-1734 for information
concerning theatre/drama scholarships.
Women's sports include basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer,
cross country, golf, and tennis. Men's sports include basketball,
baseball, soccer, golf, tennis, and cross country. Student athletes
desiring information on athletic grant-in-aid scholarships may
contact the director of Athletics at
It is recommended that students attach a list of
extra-curricular activities and community service to their USI
Admission Application. These scholarships, except as noted, are
renewable based upon continued enrollment and maintenance of
specific grade point minimums.