University of Southern Indiana

Freshmen Scholarships 2015-2016

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Incoming Freshmen Scholarships (2015-2016)
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 - they are noted below.

David L. Rice Scholarship
The primary scholarship offered by the University of Southern Indiana. To qualify, students residing in Indiana or selected counties in Kentucky must be enrolled in the Indiana Academic Honors or Kentucky Pre-college Curriculum. For a complete set of scholarship rules and renewal criteria view scholarship guidelines. This scholarship ranges in value from $500 per year up to full yearly tuition. Individual award amounts are based on a student's SAT or ACT scores and cumulative GPA. A separate application in not required; the USI Undergraduate Application for Admission serves as the application for the David L. Rice Merit Scholarship.

Presidential Scholarship
Indiana students ranked first or second in their senior class may qualify to compete for Presidential Scholarships which cover full tuition and housing; in addition, a yearly stipend for books and board is provided. Applicants must attend a state-commissioned high school in Indiana and earn an SAT score of 1200 (without writing component) or 1800 (with writing component), or an ACT composite score of 27. For a complete set of scholarship rules and renewal criteria view scholarship guidelines. Qualifying students may receive a USI Presidential Scholarship application with initial acceptance.

Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Scholarship
Through a competitive interview process, the University of Southern Indiana provides a full tuition scholarship for four years of undergraduate study at in-state rate as well as provisional acceptance into the Indiana University Medical School. Qualifications include a minimum 3.5/4.0 high school GPA and an SAT score of 1200 (without writing component) or 1800 (with writing component), or an ACT composite score of 27. For a complete set of scholarship rules and renewal criteria view scholarship guidelines. The B/MD application, including related admission materials and most recent high school transcript, must be submitted by January 15.

Non-Resident Top Scholars Award 
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 GPA. 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. For a complete set of scholarship rules and renewal criteria view scholarship guidelines. Recipients are provided an opportunity to attend the University of Southern Indiana while essentially 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 Scholar Award.

Regional Academic Scholarship
A minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative high school GPA is required. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.75/4.0 cumulative college GPA. In addition to GPA, a minimum SAT score of 1500 (with writing component) or 1000 (without writing component) or 21 composite ACT is required. For a complete set of scholarship rules and renewal criteria view scholarship guidelines. Eligible recipients will receive a scholarship valued at over approximately $7500 per year compared to out-of-state tuition rates. Such students must reside in University-provided housing.Students must be residents of Kentucky or Illinois to receive this scholarship.

Non-Resident Grant
A minimum of 2.5 (4.0 scale) cumulative high school GPA is required. Transfer students must have a minimum 2.0 (4.0 scale) cumulative college GPA. Eligible recipients will receive a scholarship valued at over approximately $5,500 per year compared to out-of-state tuition rates. Recipients must enroll in the fall and spring terms following receipt of award notification. For a complete set of scholarship rules and renewal criteria view scholarship guidelinesStudents must be residents of Kentucky or Illinois to receive this scholarship.

Music Performance Scholarship
Music performance scholarships are available for members of the Chamber Choir and the Women's Choir in the College of Liberal Arts at 812-464-1736 for audition information.

Theatre / Drama Scholarship
Individuals interested in assisting with the production of theatrical events may contact the chair of Performing Arts at 812-465-1614 for information concerning theatre/drama scholarships.

Athletic Scholarship
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.

Twenty-First Century Scholars Textbook Award
Students who are eligible for the Twenty-First Century Scholars award from the State of Indiana are also eligible for a $200 per year textbook award from the University of Southern Indiana beginning in the second year of attendance. These awards are renewable and may be received for a total of three years as long as student eligibility for the Twenty-First Century Scholars program continues and the student is continuously enrolled at USI. (Note: This award is only available to first time, full-time, incoming freshmen.)

 

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.

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