University of Southern Indiana

Scholarships and Aid

View a list of University-wide scholarships in Student Financial Assistance.

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Name
# of Awards
Amount
Cash Award
Academic Achievement Award in Radiologic & Imaging Sciences
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full time second year radiologic and imaging sciences student with highest cumulative GPA. USI Program Director and Radiology Tech staff reviews GPAs to confirm recipient. 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.
Academic Achievement Award in Respiratory Therapy
1
$200
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Highest GPA for second year respiratory therapy student. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Alliance to the First District Society Scholarship
1
$300
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Faculty to select a single mother with the greatest financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Not renewable. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Allison Carter Memorial Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to an incoming freshman dental hygiene student with financial need. First preference given to a student who is an athlete. Second preference to community involvement. Scholarship may be renewed for an additional three years as long as full-time status and 2.5 GPA is maintained. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Amelia Harrington Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full time undergraduate nursing student with financial need. Preference to student planning to go into Pediatric Nursing. Renewable for one additional year with minimum 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Aid must validate need.
American Dental Hygienists' Association, USI Student Chapter Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Active member of SADHA, adheres to ADHA Code of Ethics, leadership, currently enrolled in dental hygiene program. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but may be re-awarded.
Andrea K. Bullock Memorial Scholarship
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Ava Marie Cook Memorial Scholarship
$
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Number and amount of awards varies. To recognize an imaging sciences student who exemplifies competent, compassionate patient care in clinical practice. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Barbara Jeanne Wertz Memorial Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate degree in nursing (associate, baccalaureate, or master's) with demonstrated financial need. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Bernard E. Schnacke Memorial Scholarship
2
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: 3.0 GPA required. Sophomore or junior seeking associate or bachelor's degree to be selected annually in January by Health Professions Committee and honored at the following Honors Week Convocation. Not automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Better Breathers First Year Academic Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Highest GPA for second year respiratory therapy student. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Beverly June Frederking Scholarship
2
$750
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Students enrolled in Master of Science in Nursing classes. Planning careers as nurse practitioners. Financial need. Merit recognition. Renewable as long as all criteria are still 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.
Charles E. Day & Nancy Day Farmer Memorial Scholarship
9
$750
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For an undergraduate nursing major (BSN) whose career goal is pain management or oncology nursing. May be used for tuition, fees and books. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Cheryl Hay Warren Family Scholarship
1
$900
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Award to a first year dental assisting major with financial need with preference to students from Warrick, Vanderburgh, Spencer or a surrounding county. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Claude Wertz, Sr. Memorial Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in nursing (baccalaureate or master's) with demonstrated financial need. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Connie G. Lockhart Hansert Memorial Nursing Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For nursing majors who are planning to pursue a career in pediatric nursing. Applicants must have financial need, a minimum 3.0 GPA and be classified as juniors to apply. Scholarship will be used during the senior year. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Deaconess Health System Health Professions Scholarship
6
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full-time students in good academic standing (3.0 GPA or higher) at USI who have been accepted into the diagnostic medical sonography, food and nutrition, or radiologic and imaging sciences program at the time of application and receipt of scholarship. Recipients must display professional attributes consistent with the mission of Deaconess Health System to provide health care service with a compassionate and caring spirit, and must have demonstrated financial need as validated by FAFSA. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Deaconess Hospital Medical Staff Nursing Scholarship
6
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full-time undergraduate nursing student. Cumulative GPA of 3.2. Preference to student with financial need. Automatically renewable if qualified. One for each class level. 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.
Dee Schmitz Respiratory Clinical Skills Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a senior respiratory therapy student who demonstrates outstanding clinical skills.
Donald & Ruth Whipple Memorial Scholarship
2
$1400
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to junior or senior undergraduate nursing student with financial need to be used in junior or senior year. Automatically renewable with 2.5 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Edward F. Harrison Scholarship
35
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: An undergraduate student who is health professions career-oriented with demonstrated need and who shows real commitment. Preference to nursing. Automatically renewable with 3.2 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Elizabeth Ann Metzger Memorial Nursing Scholarship
1
$300
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to an undergraduate nursing student who has completed at least one year of nursing classes. Financial need. Demonstrates clinical interest and ability in caring for elderly with kindness and sense of humor. May be renewed 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.
Ethel Mae Jenney Payne Scholarship
18
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Nursing students in good standing with financial need seeking bachelor's or master's degrees. Preference to graduates desiring to further their education in professional nursing. Automatically renewable with minimum GPA. Must complete degree. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
First District Dental Society Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Outstanding student in dental assisting or dental hygiene. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Food and Nutrition Academic Achievement Award
1
$75
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a food and nutrition major with an overall GPA of 3.7 and minimum of 90 cumulative earned hours. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Food and Nutrition Student Organization Scholarship
1
$50
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a food and nutrition major and a member in good standing of the Food and Nutrition Student Organization. Must participate in a minimum of three (3) FNSO meetings or activities during the current membership year. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Fred and Elise Moutoux Trautvetter Scholarship
2
$700
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a full-time undergraduate nursing major with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and financial need. Automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewed if still meet criteria. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Gordon and Gail Kelley Health Professions Award
5
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to Indiana resident, full-time student with 3.0 GPA and financial need. Written statement and evidence of volunteer service other than required by University. Not automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Graduate Studies Academic Excellence Nursing & Health Professions Scholarship
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Number of awards varies. Award to graduate students with financial need who have applied. Recipients selected by Graduate Studies office.
Health Professions Faculty Award
1
$200
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: A worthy student to be determined annually by Health Professions Faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Health Services Academic Achievement Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Health services major with an overall GPA of 3.7 and minimum of 90 cumulative earned hours. Selected by Health Services faculty. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Health Services Community Service Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Health Services Organization member who attends at least four HSO meetings or events each year and participates in community service projects. Must show leadership skills, positive attitude and the spirit of volunteerism. Renewable if recipient continues to meet criteria. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Health Services Organization Scholarship
1
$50
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Health services major with an overall GPA of 2.5 or better and attends at least three Health Services Organization meetings or events each year. Must write a letter about why they deserve the award, goals in 10 years and their participation in HSO. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Helen & Thomas Miller and Jennifer & Mark Browning Nursing Scholarship
1
$1100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For undergraduate students from Evansville, Indiana who demonstrate a commitment to nursing. Renewable if criteria is still met. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Hilda Higgs Nursing & Health Professions Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a first year undergraduate nursing major (first year accepted into the program) with preference to a student who has been a member of HOSA - Health Occupation Student Association. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year.
Houser Respiratory Disease Clinical Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Student recognized for demonstrating excellent clinical ability and dedication. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Indiana Center for Nursing Scholarship
$
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Number and amount of awards varies. For an Indiana resident admitted to the USI nursing program as a full time undergraduate or full time/part time graduate student. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need is considered. Recipient must demonstrate a commitment to working in nursing in the state of Indiana upon graduation.
Juanita Schisler Memorial Scholarship
1
$200
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To recognize a second year dental hygiene student who excels professionally and clinically. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Juanita Schisler Professionalism Award in Dental Hygiene
1
$200
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Senior dental hygiene student who displays professionalism in clinical and community activities. Must be an active member of the ADHA USI Student Chapter. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Judith Wertz Memorial Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to a student pursuing a degree in nursing (bachelor's or master's) with demonstrated financial need. Automatically renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Judy Benedict Hightower Memorial Scholarship
1
$750
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To a bright and deserving undergraduate student majoring in nursing with an interest in specializing in hospice or home care work. Award to be used in senior year. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but recipient may be re-awarded.
Kuhlenschmidt Clinical Skills Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Second year student demonstrating excellent clinical ability and dedication. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
L. Ray Stewart M.D. Memorial Scholarship
2
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: First year student working toward radiologic and imaging sciences degree with minimum GPA 2.75 at time of selection showing good potential as a radiologic technologist and demonstrating financial need. May be renewed if criteria is still met. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Lambda Nu Theta Chi Scholarship
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To recognize a Lambda Nu Theta Chi student member who demonstrates exemplary research or scholarship in the field of radiologic and imaging sciences as well as a commitment to professional and community service. Application process.
Leona Paul Shafer Nursing Scholarship
1
$700
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For nursing majors seeking BSN. Must be employed by a health service field like a nursing home, home health, but can have a broader interpretation. Decision based on unmet need and GPA. Applied to tuition, fees or books. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but can be re-awarded. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Lloyd R. Wallis Memorial Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. May be renewed with a 3.0.
Marjoria Springer Ogilvy & Charles Irvin Springer Endowed Nursing Scholarship
1
$1100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a U.S. citizen who is a full time undergraduate USI student majoring in nursing. Renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Mary Weiss Barnhart Scholarship
10
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Recipients must be accepted to the Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in Nursing program, enrolled in appropriate level courses, in good standing and enrolled during the academic year in which they receive the scholarship. Post master's certificates are eligible. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Melissa Faye Lawrence Endowed Memorial Nursing Scholarship
1
$7000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: The recipient must be a nontraditional, female nursing student with a B average. The student should be close to graduation and show true promise of becoming a nurse. A good candidate might be a single mother working hard to make ends meet as well as taking on the challenges of nursing courses. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. The scholarship is not automatically renewable, but the recipient may reapply.
Most Valuable Peer Award
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Second year student chosen by his/her peers as the individual demonstrating the greatest amount of emotional and academic support for other class members. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Ohio Valley Dental Hygienists' Association Scholarship
1
$400
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Continuing first year dental hygiene student, 3.5 GPA, excellent clinical aptitude, must meet ADHA Code of Ethics. Must be an active member of the ADHA USI Student Chapter. Scholarship may not be divided. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Opti-Mrs. Nursing Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: A bright and deserving undergraduate nursing student. Award to be used for tuition, fees or books and may be renewed with a minimum 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Patricia A. Schmidt Memorial Nursing Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For an undergraduate student majoring in nursing. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Penkava Radiologic Technology Scholarship
1
$250
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Second year Radiologic and Imaging Sciences student performing clinicals at Deaconess. Minimum 3.0 GPA with at least 20 hours completed at time of selections. Student must have demonstrated financial need and must show good potential. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
R. Jack Griffis Memorial Nursing Scholarship
1
$300
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Registered nurse returning to complete BSN. Renewable if recipient continues to meet criteria. Nursing faculty selects recipient. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Renewable with 3.0 GPA.
Radiology Student Alumni Scholarship
1
$100
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: A worthy radiology student to be determined by their peers. Nominations based on an essay about student who lends emotional/academic support to other class members. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Randall L. Haaff College of Nursing & Health Professions Scholarship
1
$750
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Annually awarded to a student from South Spencer High School in Rockport, Indiana, who is enrolled full-time and has a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. U.S. citizen and majoring in an undergraduate degree program offered by the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Automatically renewable for one year if recipient is in good academic standing and maintains a 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Robert & Sharon Hooper Respiratory Therapy Scholarship
2
$200
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded to two respiratory therapy students to help offset the cost of the Kettering Review. 1) Highest GPA. 2) For greatest financial need. Not renewable, but may be re-awarded (if they still have highest GPA or most need). May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Sigma Alpha Sorority Gamma Beta Chapter Scholarship
1
$700
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Female undergraduate majoring in nursing; automatically renewable with 2.5 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society Scholarship
1
$150
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Continuing Dental Hygiene student. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Southern Indiana Imaging Consultants Scholarship
2
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: First year student working toward Radiologic and Imaging Sciences degree with a minimum GPA of 3.25 at the time of selection showing good potential as a radiologic technologist and demonstrating financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
St. Mary's Nursing Scholarship
5
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full-time students who have been accepted into the undergraduate nursing program at time of application and receipt of the scholarship. Must be in good academic standing and maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA. Demonstrate financial need validated by USI Student Financial Assistance and completed FAFSA. Display professional attributes consistent with the values of St. Mary's Health. Renewable at discretion of nursing faculty.
USI Foundation Excellence in Learning Awards
2
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Academic achievement - minimum 3.0 GPA, leadership and service in health care and commitment to patient care excellence. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.  Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Selected by the Dean.
USI Nursing Alumni Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Students must be currently enrolled in the USI College of Nursing and Health Professions. Undergraduates must have completed 12 USI nursing credit hours and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership and service to the community and the nursing professions. Consideration will also be given to the number of hours the student is employed. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. May resubmit application, not automatically renewable.
USI Occupational Therapy Scholarship
1
$
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Amount varies. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
West Side Kiwanis Health Professions Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full-time student whose major falls within the College of Nursing and Health Professions and plans to specialize in the care of children. Automatically renewable with minimum 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
West Side Kiwanis Nursing Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Full-time nursing student entering his/her junior or senior year. For students who plan to specialize in the care of children. Automatically renewable with minimum 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
William H. and Trudy Mitchell Nursing Scholarship
2
$800
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: First or second year nursing major with financial need. Automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the upcoming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.
Winston & Marjoria Ogilvy Scholarship
1
$1400
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: 2.5 GPA, financial need, for tuition, fees or books. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Assistance must validate need.

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