University of Southern Indiana

Scholarships

USI students in the classroom

Students may receive scholarships from a number of different sources. 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 10 each year. Some scholarships require a separate application (noted).

University of Southern Indiana Scholarships and Grants

2015-2016 Scholarships

Freshmen Scholarships (Fall 2016-beyond)

Transfer Scholarships (Spring 2016-beyond)

Athletic 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 812-464-1846.

Graduate Scholarships
Graduate scholarships are available for students pursuing graduate degrees at USI. Visit Graduate Studies for more information about financing graduate school.

Student Spouse One-Course Option
The spouse of an eligible full-time student may enroll in his or her first USI undergraduate course at a cost of $25 plus incidental fees. Students enrolled under this option are limited to one class and must register during late registration on a space-available basis. Applications are available in Student Financial Assistance and must be completed at the time of enrollment. The spouse must have earned a minimum 2.0 GPA at USI. The one-course option may not be repeated.

Retired Individuals One-Course Option
Retired persons aged 60 or older may enroll in their first USI undergraduate course at a cost of $25 per semester plus incidental fees. Students enrolled under this option are limited to one class must register during late registration on a space-available basis. Applications are available in the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Proof of retirement may be required and the one-course option may not be repeated.

Academic Program Scholarships

In addition to University-wide scholarships, scholarships also are available for students depending on academic program. Some of these scholarships require a separate application, and some are available to current students only. Select the college in which your academic program falls to view a list of scholarships by program:

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

For more information on additional scholarship opportunities, choose a category:

Limitation on Participation

Certain scholarships may be tuition specific. These scholarships will be coordinated with other tuition specific assistance to ensure that the assistance does not exceed total tuition charges. Students cannot apply awards to payment of fees for which the award was not intended nor receive a cash refund from tuition-specific assistance.


University of Southern Indiana Foundation Scholarships

** Note: The scholarships below are NOT awarded by Student Financial Assistance. Please click the + icon for additional information regarding scholarship criteria and the selection of award recipients. ** 

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Name
# of Awards
Amount
Cash Award
Alan C. Rankin Distinguished Leadership Award
1
$850
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. One time award.
Aline Nunn Renner Non-Traditional Scholarship
12
$2500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Age 25 or older, employed, single/married with children, GPA 3.0. Not automatically renewable, but may apply a second year. For students who qualify for minimal or no financial assistance. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Aid must validate need.
Aline Nunn Renner Scholarship
33
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Financial need and scholastic ability; top 15 percent of high school class to qualify; full-time student for education major. 3.0 GPA to automatically renew. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate.
Alpha Omega Psi Alumni Memorial Scholarship
5
$500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: To be awarded to current USI student (to be used during sophomore, junior or senior year) who demonstrates exceptional commitment and involvement in USI student life and campus activities. Recipient is chosen by Student Life Advisory Committee. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Altrusa Foundation Scholarship
1
$650
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to male or female sophomore in need of financial assistance to be used during junior year. Automatically renewable for senior year if minimum 3.0 GPA is maintained. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Amelia Benson Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Financial assistance for students with minimum 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Renewable with a 3.0 GPA. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Andrea M. Fuquay Memorial Scholarship
3
$1200
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a student who has experienced the death of one or both parents, is a U.S. citizen and full time student majoring in education. Recipient should be in good academic standing and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Renewable for up to three additional years if 3.0 GPA is maintained. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Arthur G. & Elsie D. Kanzler Scholarship
6
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: For undergraduate or graduate - where need is the greatest - who demonstrates aptitude of willingness to obtain an education conducive to a meaningful career. Renewable with a 3.2 GPA up to 62 credit hours, and a 3.4 GPA thereafter. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
B. Russell & Helen G. Neathery West Side Optimist Scholarship
4
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Award to incoming freshman - one from Mater Dei and one from Reitz – who have a 2.8 to 3.8 GPA and is not receiving any other financial aid. Recipient must be active either in their high school community or church. USI will provide the West Side Optimist Club with stats on prospects to make the selection. Prospects will not be identified by name to ensure confidentiality. Automatically renewable with a 3.0 GPA for up to 124 credit hours. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Scholarships
24
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine (B/MD) Scholarships are awarded annually to six exceptional students who are residents of Indiana, entering in the fall as USI freshmen, scoring at least a combined score of 1800 (including writing) or 1200 (excluding writing) from one test date on the SAT or 27 composite score on the ACT, and earning a high school GPA of at least 3.5 (4.0). The scholarship offers full tuition waiver and a provisional seat in the Indiana University School of Medicine. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Barbara Corrigan Memorial Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Demonstrated financial need, renewable for 3 additional years with full-time status and 2.5 GPA first year, 2.75 GPA second year, 3.0 GPA third year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Bess C. & Elmer W. Halwes Memorial Deans Scholarship
1
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Deans Scholarship with preference to students majoring in Accounting or Finance. Renewable with a 3.2 GPA up to 62 credit hours, and a 3.4 GPA thereafter. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Betty Fordice Rice Scholarship
1
$850
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Indiana resident with preference to Park, Putnam or Montgomery county residents (or another rural county in west central Indiana). Student must have real financial need, have high school GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate interest in church, school or community activities. Automatically renewable with minimum 2.75 GPA. May be used for room and board or other needs as well as tuition, fees and books. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Bill Joergens Fifth Year Scholarship
1
$
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Award to a member of the men's basketball team returning fifth-year to complete degree. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Bill Mohler Education Scholarship
$
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Number and amount of awards varies. Must be a graduate of Boonville High School with a cumulative 3.0 GPA, planning to attend college on a full time basis, and have financial need. Must have SAT or ACT scores on file at Boonville High School. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Selection to be made by Boonville High School Guidance Office.
Bill Ross Scholarship
3
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit worthy students. Automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Bob and Mary Lue Russler Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Mater Dei High School graduate in top 15 percent of class who has demonstrated interest in extracurricular activities and involvement in church and community activities. Financial need. Automatically renewable with minimum 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Byron C. & Joanne B. Wright Scholarship
1
$550
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top business or science majors. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewable with 3.0 GPA.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Up to 8 awarded. Award to deserving graduate students with financial need. Application process.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Selection made by Center for Communal Studies.
Charles H. & Margaret A. Braun Scholarship
18
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Three sons or daughters of Industrial Contractors, Inc. (Skanska) and their affiliate company's employees who are entering USI as freshmen. Automatically renewable with a 2.5 GPA. Three new recipients to be added each year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Charles J. Bertram Memorial Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to a student athlete who excels in academics and athletics. Minimum 3.4 GPA to qualify. Athletics Board to select recipient, but may ask coaching staff for recommendations. Renewable if recipient continues to meet criteria. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Char-Ron Newman Scholarship
28
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Students with financial need from Evansville or Tri-State area. Special consideration to be given to children of non-supervisory employees of Old National Bank, especially those of single parents. Automatically renewable with a 3.0 GPA. Student Financial Assistance must validate need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Clifford A. and Ruth M. Kleymeyer Memorial Scholarship
10
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Posey or Vanderburgh County high school senior with minimum 3.0 GPA who demonstrates interest in school, church and community activities. Automatically renewable with USI minimum 2.5 GPA; preference to true financial need. Student Financial Assistance must validate.
David L. Rice Deans Scholarship
1
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Deans Scholarship requirements. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Renewable with 3.0 GPA up to 62 hours and 3.4 GPA thereafter. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Deans Scholarship
14
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit top level students who score a minimum of 1100 SAT or 25 ACT - not limited to valedictorians, salutatorians and Indiana students. Renewable with a 3.2 GPA up to 62 credit hours, and a 3.4 GPA thereafter. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Dewey R. & Lenore M. Watson Memorial Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To be used for the general scholarship fund. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Distinguished Scholar Award
38
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To provide full scholarships for National Merit Scholarship finalist and semifinalist. In years when no National Merit Scholarships are awarded. This funding may be used for the Distinguish Scholar Awards. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Doris & Al Grabhorn Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Recruit top student from Vanderburgh or Warrick county with financial need (may not meet federal financial need criteria). All qualifications being equal, award to Bosse High School graduate. Not an athletic scholarship. Renewable with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Admission to recruit incoming freshman. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Dr. James L. Fleck Memorial Athletic Scholarship
1
$1100
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Athletics to select. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Dr. Jeanne K. Barnett Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Must be a U.S. citizen and full time student in good academic standing and maintain a 3.0 GPA when the scholarship is awarded and received. Must have sophomore or junior status when considered for this scholarship, which is to be used in the following academic year. Must be studying abroad for at least one semester. Recipients to be selected by a team from the Pott College and Presidential Scholar advisors. Recipients will forfeit the scholarship if they withdraw or do not study abroad. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Dr. John A. & Grace Helfrich Eisterhold Scholarship
5
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: A merit scholarship to attract and retain an outstanding student with a high school GPA of 3.5 or better with preference to a Mater Dei graduate. Automatically renewable with a minimum 3.2 GPA. Add a new freshman every year until total of 4 recipients.
Dr. Z. Olen & Inez G. Pumphrey Foundation Scholarship
20
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit a freshman who demonstrates financial need; B or C student who is an achiever. Automatically renewable with 2.75 GPA. Student Financial Assistance must validate.
Dubois County Alumni Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Graduate of a Dubois County high school with a GPA of 3.0 enrolled at USI; must apply and attach high school transcript (and college, if applicable). A resume format providing information on scholastic awards and honors, extra-curricular activities in high school and community and employment history. Recipient chosen in fall by Dubois County Alumni Scholarship Committee and recognized at the following Honors Week as current year recipient. Not automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Dunbar Scholarship
3
$900
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Central High School graduate entering USI with an SAT score of 900 or ACT of 20. Must have minimum high school GPA of 3.0 and must have unmet need to receive full scholarship. Financial need with preference to a girl living in single-parent home or with guardian. Automatically renewable with 3.2 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
E. Donald and Mary Jane Elliott Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Incoming working freshman in any area of study with a high school GPA of 2.5 to 3.0. Need based. May be used for tuition and/or books. Renewable with 2.5 to 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate.
East Side Optimist Club Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Entering student. Decision to be based 20 percent on financial need, 60 percent on academics and 20 percent on involvement in school/church/community activities. To be used for recruitment. Automatically renewable over a four-year period with a 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate.
Edgar F. & Marie C. Santon Scholarship
2
$1400
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: One male and one female. Automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewable as long as recipient still meets criteria. Student Financial Assistance must validate.
Edgar W. & Lucile E. Schergens Merit Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award merit scholarship to students from Perry, Harrison and Spencer counties. Renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Elder & Cynderella McDowell Miller Memorial Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Where financial need is greatest. Automatically renewable if criteria is met. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
F. Leo Peyronnin Memorial Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain an incoming freshman in business, engineering, geology or nursing in the top 15 percent of high school class. Must demonstrate financial need. Automatically renewable if GPA of 2.5 is maintained as freshman, 2.75 as sophomore and 3.0 as a junior and senior. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Frances H. and Guy Q. Cornell, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
1
$1200
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Woman; American citizen from Warrick County; Priority to real financial need; Preference to a swimmer or participant in another minor sport, or dance team, cheerleading, choir (in that order); Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Frank F. McDonald Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Indiana resident not major specific. Commendable GPA. Emphasis on extracurricular activities. Renewable first year with 2.5 GPA, second year with 2.75 GPA and third year with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Frederich Wuetherich Family Endowed Memorial Scholarship
$2500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Number of awards varies. Award to an undergraduate considering his/her scholastic ability, and/or aptitude, and who has demonstrated financial need. At least one recipient must be a resident of Vanderburgh County who has graduated from a high school within Vanderburgh County. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Frederick B. Riechmann Deans Scholarship
2
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Deans scholarship requirements. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Renewable with 3.0 GPA up to 62 hours and 3.4 GPA thereafter. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Georgette Screaming Eagle Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Athletics Scholarship. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Georgia T. Schoeny Endowed Scholarship
9
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to a resident of Hillcrest Washington Home or to an individual with similar circumstances of the youth now being served by Hillcrest such as living in foster home. Recipient should have financial need and a reasonable chance to productively use the scholarship to obtain a degree at USI. May be used for tuition, fees, books, room and board. Automatically renewable for up to four years. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewable as long as recipient continues to meet criteria. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Gia Nicholson Stanonis Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To be awarded to a woman with strength of character and of non-traditional age, who needs financial assistance to return to school to prepare to re-enter the workforce or to prepare for a career change. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May be used for tuition, fees and/or books. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Greater Indianapolis Alumni Chapter Scholarship
4
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: One awarded annually, for a total of four. Incoming freshman from Indianapolis. Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Renewable for three additional years. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Harpole Music Scholarship
56
$300
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For members of the USI choir. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Harpole Scholarship
24
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Financial need for excellent, deserving students. Renewable with 3.0 GPA up to 62 credit hours and 3.4 GPA thereafter. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Harpole Theatre Scholarship
17
$300
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For theatre students. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Helen M. Bamberger Memorial Scholarship
8
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Enrolled full-time; completed two full semesters at USI; sophomore standing; and must have obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 out of 4.0; strong skills in written expression; interest in teaching; school and community activities. Not renewable but may be awarded for one additional year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Help Me Help You Textbook Scholarship
2
$200
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Current active member of the Black Student Union during academic year in which application is made and academic year in which award is received. Dues must be paid in full, must have completed at least 32 credit hours with minimum 2.75 GPA. Requires letter of recommendation from a USI employee attesting to the applicant's personal achievements, talents and potential. Letter may not come from the BSU advisor. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewable with resubmission of application.
Henry & Mary McDowell Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To be awarded where financial need is greatest. Automatically renewable with 2.5 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Henry J. & Hazel D. Bennighof Scholarship
$800
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Number of awards varies. Bright students from Indiana. Renewable with a 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Henry J. & Hazel D. Bennighof Scholarship
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Number of awards varies. Bright students from Indiana. Renewable with a 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Hubert R. and Louise S. Bruce Scholarship
3
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: For a bright and deserving graduate of Perry County High School who has demonstrated financial need. Automatically renewable with minimum 2.5 GPA for up to four years or for a second year if working toward an associate degree. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Integra Bank Corp Kentucky Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit top Kentucky students; automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Integra Bank Corporation Illinois Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit top Illinois students. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
James "Duke" Gibson Memorial Sigma Tau Gamma Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to an active dues-paying member of Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity with a minimum 3.0 GPA when scholarship is awarded and received. Applicants may apply during the junior year. Scholarship to be applied during senior year and is not renewable. Applications available online. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Jennings D. & Ann Y. Carter Scholarship
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Number of awards varies. Deserving students with financial need. Renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Jennings D. & Josephine K. Carter Scholarship
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Number of awards varies. Deserving students with financial need. Renewable. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Jenny Ann Memorial Scholarship
4
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Shoals High School graduate planning to attend USI. First preference to a student whose major is social work or social sciences. The award is to be used for text books and supplies. Renewable for three additional years with a 2.75 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Jerry W. Nicholson Memorial Scholarship
1
$1700
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Male or female varsity letter winner from Central High School. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Automatically renewable with minimum USI 2.5 GPA and completion of scholarship application. Demonstrate financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
John C. & Diane M. Schroeder Harlaxton Study Abroad Scholarship
3
$5000
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Sophomores and juniors planning to study for a semester at Harlaxton and have a minimum 3.2 GPA and financial need. Recipients must be willing to serve as study abroad ambassadors when they return to USI. Applications available by contacting the Center for International Programs, which will select recipient. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
John E. & Bettye B. McCutchan Scholarship
3
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Renewable award to an incoming freshman who is a Southern Indiana resident, has a high school GPA of 3.5 and evidence of extra curricular and community activities. Renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Kahn Memorial Scholarship
9
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top incoming students. Renewable for up to an additional 3 years with 3.0 GPA. Recipient must be enrolled in the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Kanzler Deans Scholarship
6
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit top level students who score a minimum of 1100 SAT or 25 ACT - not limited to valedictorians, salutatorians and Indiana students. Renewable with a 3.2 GPA up to 62 credit hours, and a 3.4 GPA thereafter. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Kappa Kappa Kappa Emergency Grant
1
$400
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Funds to be used for a student emergency. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Kelsey Jae Sautter Memorial Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to a graduate of Lawrence North High School who plans to attend USI the year following graduation. Recipient must demonstrate good character in school and the community. Students apply at Lawrence North High School. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Kenneth E. & Elizabeth J. McCoy Deans Scholarship
1
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Deans Scholarship criteria. To recruit a top student from Warrick County. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Renewable with a 3.2 GPA up to 62 credit hours, and a 3.4 GPA thereafter. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Kyle L. Parker '02 Memorial Scholarship
1
$4000
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Applications offered on the high school level to students who have lost a parent or guardian and are involved in community service. Must complete application and attach essay. May not be refunded. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
L. Bernard and Lena F. Powers Scholarship
3
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: For needy and worthy students. Automatically renewable with 2.5 minimum GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Lonzo & Vera Morgan Memorial Scholarship
1
$1200
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: A U.S. veteran who is a junior at USI with a minimum 2.5 GPA and unmet financial need. Automatically renewable if criteria is still met. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Loren D. Herrli Scholarship
2
$
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: One $1,600 award and one $1,200 award. To recruit and retain business or engineering students. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. Business major second preference. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Lucille A. Moutoux Scholarship
2
$1300
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Needy and worthy students. Automatically renewable with 2.5 minimum GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate.
Marlan & Pat Maidlow Scholarship
1
$850
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to an incoming freshman who is a Bosse High School graduate (min 2.8 GPA), either traditional or nontraditional age with financial need. Automatically renewable if the student is making good grades and is matriculating toward a bachelor's degree. May be applied to tuition, fees, and/or books. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Mary Hupfer Outstanding Mentor Leadership Award
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Requires application, essay and two letters of endorsement - one from USI employee and one from community member. Minimum GPA of 2.5 required, must be active in College Mentors for Kids program through the end of year banquet in April and must not be a prior recipient. Must be enrolled to take classes at USI in the coming year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Melvin Paul & Emma A. Gorby Deans Scholarship
4
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit top level students with same criteria as Presidential Scholarships, except not limited to valedictorians, salutatorians or Indiana students and covers tuition and fees. Renewable with a 3.2 GPA up to 62 credit hours, and a 3.4 GPA thereafter. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Midwest Ironworkers Advancement Program Scholarship
2
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Recipient must be a student of an ironworker family, must have a C average in high school to qualify and must maintain a C average at USI to be renewed. Preference will be given to student majoring in the construction industry, who plans to study architecture, structural engineering, construction management or business administration or management. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Norma E. Schuessler Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Junior and senior women with financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Northwestern Mutual Intern Scholarship
5
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Five or six awarded. Number of awards varies. For Northwestern Mutual interns. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Only awarded to people doing internship at the time it is received.
Ohlrogge - USI Foundation Music Scholarship
$300
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Up to 56 may be awarded. For members of the USI choir. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not automatically renewable, but may be re-awarded.
Ohlrogge - USI Foundation Theatre Scholarship
17
$300
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Number of awards varies. For theatre students. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not automatically renewable, but may be re-awarded.
Orthopaedic Associates Scholarship
2
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: For children of Orthopedic Associates employees. Consideration given to financial need and GPA. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Paul Hutchens Athletic Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
  • Other
Criteria: Award to a full-time, out-of-state student who will be a member of the men's soccer team. The recipient must be an underclassman or a transfer student, and must maintain a 3.3 cumulative GPA in their major. Selected by Men's Soccer coaching staff and the USI Athletic Department. Not automatically renewable, but may be awarded again if deemed the best candidate. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Paula Lyons Stegemoller Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a male or female cross county/track runner that has completed at least 62 semester hours at USI and attained a 2.5 GPA or above. Recipient must demonstrate a strong work ethic in athletics and academics and not currently be receiving a full tuition athletic scholarship. Selected by director of athletics and Dr. Jeannie Barnett in consultation with the head coaches of the cross country/track teams. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Posey County Chapter #36 Disabled American Veterans Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a resident of Posey County who is a Disabled American Veterans, a child of a DAV, a Veteran, or a child of a Veteran. Recipient must have completed 32+ credit hours toward a degree. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Presidential Scholarships
40
$
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: For a valedictorian or salutatorian from Indiana. Application and interview process. Covers full tuition and housing. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Renewable with 3.0 GPA up to 62 hours and 3.4 GPA thereafter. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Priscilla Boots Effinger Memorial Scholarship
1
$
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award amount varies. Typically unrecognized B or C students with promise who have financial need in various academic disciplines. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Can be re-awarded if the recipient still qualifies. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Richard E. Meier Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to incoming freshman from Southwestern Indiana with a minimum 3.5 high school GPA and a record of participation in extra curricular and community activities. Renewable first year with a 2.5 GPA, second year 2.75 GPA, and third year 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Robert L. Moore Memorial Scholarship
1
$650
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Nominated by student organizations to student who best demonstrates Bob Moore's commitment and involvement at USI. Recipient selected by the Student Life Advisory Committee and representative(s) of Alpha Omega Psi. Awarded at Student Life Banquet and not at Honors Week. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Rolland M. Eckels Scholarship
1
$400
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: African-American high school senior from Vanderburgh, Gibson, Posey or Warrick county with demonstrated leadership qualities through involvement in school/community activities. Automatically renewable with minimum USI GPA of 2.0 carrying minimum of 12 hours per semester. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Roy W. and Adelaide Daudistel Sanders Scholarship
13
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Student with disability who graduated from high school with above average GPA and SAT or ACT scores. Enrolled at least 9 hours per semester toward a degree with a minimum 2.75 GPA at USI. Must demonstrate financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Schergens Perry County Laurel Award
3
$8500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Presidential Scholar criteria for student from Perry County. Full tuition, fees, books and room/board. Automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Sean Weigand Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School who has a 2.9 or higher GPA. Recipient is not required to qualify for Pell Grants or state grants, but should have unmet need. Recipient should be able to substantiate involvement in community activities. Renewable with a 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Sherrianne Standley University Service Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a sophomore or junior status student with a minimum 3.0 GPA who has exhibited extensive university and/or community service. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Must reapply to be eligible for the following year.
Southern Indiana Higher Education Scholarship
4
$1200
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit top students with or without financial need. Renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Student Ambassador Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: 3.3 cumulative GPA and 215 Ambassador points by the end of the fall semester, be a member of Student Ambassadors for one year. Can only receive this award one time. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
The John & Kathryn Mosley Scholarship
1
$2500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: For a worthy Castle High School graduate. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Thelma Bouland Horton Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: For books and fees for any student enrolled at USI with financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Thomas & Sharon Ruder Bosse High School Scholarship
2
$750
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to a graduate of Bosse High School with a GPA no higher than 3.25 and no honor courses. Recipient must have financial need and must use funds for tuition, books or fees. Renewed with a 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Thomas A. & Sharon K. Ruder Foundation Eagle Scout Scholarship
3
$700
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to Eagle Scout Award recipients. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewed with a 2.0 GPA.
Three Arts Club Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Awarded by Three Arts Club every other year. Female upper-class student enrolled in field of education; school to select recipient. Recipient must have graduated from Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Possibly re-awarded.
Trustees Distinguished Merit Award
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Criteria established by and recipient chosen by Faculty Senate Student Academic Affairs Committee. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
USI Administrative Assistants & Associates Scholarship
2
$750
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Students may apply by completing application obtained from Administrative Assistants and Associates Club members. Recipient chosen by club members. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the academic year to which the scholarship applies in order to receive this scholarship. Must reapply in order to be considered for following year.
USI Alumni Association Faculty Recognition Scholarship
1
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Faculty Recognition Award recipient selects a student to receive the scholarship the following Honors Week. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
USI Alumni Association Grant
15
$500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Minimum 3.0 GPA, enrolled between 6 and 11 hours at USI (part-time), must have completed 12 hours at USI. Recipients selected by Alumni Committee. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
USI Alumni Association Leadership Award
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the academic year to which the scholarship applies in order to receive this scholarship.
USI Alumni Association Scholarship
15
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Minimum 3.0 GPA. Must be enrolled 12 hours or more at USI. Bachelor's candidates must have earned between 32 and 78 credit hours. Associate candidates must have earned at least 32 credit hours. Recipients selected by Alumni Committee. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
USI Black Alumni Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a student who is a member of the USI Black Alumni Society. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the academic year to which the scholarship applies in order to receive it.
USI Bookstore Scholarship
4
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: One awarded per college. For a bright and deserving junior to be used during his/her senior year. Chosen by the Dean. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled in the current academic year to receive this scholarship.
USI Foundation Annual Scholarship
1
$
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For one student from each academic school plus University Division who has had experience with disability (either personally or secondarily) AND who plans to help make a difference for people with disabilities. Application and essay to committee. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Virginia and Ed Fritz Scholarships
8
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: For students with demonstrated financial need as determined by FAFSA. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Virginia Bantle Cox Memorial Scholarship
3
$1100
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit a student with need. Student must file FAFSA and show need. Renewable with a 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
West Side Nut Club Scholarship
8
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award each year to a graduate of Mater Dei High School and Reitz High School with a cumulative GPA of 2.5, must have demonstrated community involvement and file the FAFSA form each year. Will be automatically renewed if minimum 2.0 GPA and full-time status is maintained. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
White County Illinois Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Graduate of any White County Illinois high school with demonstrated financial need with minimum 3.0 GPA or B average. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA until 130 hours are completed. For tuition, books or fees. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
William J. and Alda E. Moutoux Scholarship
9
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Financial need. Automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.

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