University of Southern Indiana

Scholarships and Awards

More information on university-wide scholarships and external scholarships at the University of Southern Indiana can be found in Student Financial Assistance.

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Name
# of Awards
Amount
Cash Award
Academic Achievment Award in Political Science
1
$100.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: The award is given to a student who is a senior political science major who ranks among those with the highest GPAs in the major as well as a high GPA overall. (The members of the department discuss the potential candidates and select the eventual winner by majority vote.) Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Albert C. and Doris S. Hitchcock Spanish Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For a Spanish Major with outstanding achievements. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but may be reawarded.
Amber Gosch Memorial Scholarship
1
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award amount varies. For an outstanding communication studies major. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Ann & Matthew Hanka Political Science Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Political science major who has attained 30 credit hours (sophomore standing), minimum GPA of 3.5, application must include 500 word essay discussing how the political science major will help the student succeed in his/her college career, and how coursework in the major will prepare the student for a career or for graduate school. Recipient selected by political science faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Ann & Matthew Hanka Public Administration Graduate Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Recipient must be a student in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with a minimum 3.5 GPA who has earned a minimum of 12 credit hours at the time the award will be used. The scholarship will be based on the best paper on a topic in the field of public administration. Recipient will be selected by the MPA program faculty. Submission deadline is February 1, 2014. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Association of French Students Award of Excellence
1
$100.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: French academic award; recipient selected by the Association of French Students. Not renewable, but may be awarded a second time if the recipient meets the 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 recipient(s)
Criteria: German academic award; recipient selected by the Association of German Students May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Ava Marie Cook Memorial Scholarship
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Number 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 and Howard Trockman Pre-Law Scholarship
1
$450.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Sophomore or junior student planning to attend Law School who demonstrates financial need to be used during junior or senior year. 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 if criteria is still being met.
Bill Sands Communication Studies Scholarship
7
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Preference given to a sophomore or junior Communications major; full-time but working student; 3.0 GPA; might not have achieved recognition through other awards; demonstrates great effort to improve academic skills. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Must reapply for this scholarship; not automatically renewable.
Bob & Carole Rust Art Travel Scholarship
2
$500.00
Selection Process:
Criteria: Award to an art student to apply to expenses to travel to study art. Strictly for travel; not renewable. May be reawarded if recipient is traveling again. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Bob & Carole Rust Foreign Language Scholarship
1
$600.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Award to a sophomore to be used during their junior year with financial need who is planning to teach a foreign language. Automatically renewable for senior 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.
Brooks Inns of Court Pre-Law Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Top student with 4.0 GPA or higher preparing for a career in law. Award to be made in student's junior and senior year (student selected after 3 semesters and announced at Honors Week) 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. Not renewable.
C. Richard & V. Louise Johnson Journalism Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to an outstanding first year journalism major to be selected by the Communications Department Scholarship Committee. Recipient should be actively involved in extra-curricular or community activities using their journalism skills.
Chad J. Fetscher Scholarship
1
$250.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: History or political science. For student that has graduated from the Randall T. Shepard Academy for Law & Social Justice. 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.
Charles E. Hirsch Endowed Scholarship
2
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: Award to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of North Posey High School with a minimum GPA of 3.25 who is majoring in art, music or theatre. Preference should be given to an art major. Automatically renewable with 3.25 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Charles E. Hirsch Fine Arts Scholarship
2
$1,200.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: Award to an incoming freshman who is a graduate of North Posey High School with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who is majoring in art, music or theatre and has financial need. Preference should be given to an art major. 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.
Clifford A and Ruth M Kleymeyer Liberal Arts Scholarship
1
$750.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Scholarship for the arts. Preference to art, music, or theatre students. May also be awarded to a creative writing or art history student. 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 a 2.5 GPA.
Connie Romain Music/Theatre Scholarship
1
$1,250.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top music and theatre students: 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.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Junior or Senior History student, who will be enrolled at USI the following academic year, who through courage and perseverance has overcome a significant obstacle - physical, financial or academic. Selection made by history department faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but possibly reawarded.
Dal and Donna Herring Communications Scholarship
1
$300.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Communications major who is graduate of Bosse High School. Renewable for 3 additional years if student remain in good academic standing.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: The History Dept. will select an outstanding student who shows great promise as history teacher/scholar. Typically awarded to a senior, so not renewable. May be considered for award again if criteria still fits and not graduated. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Daniel J. & Virginia D. Sharp Zutt Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For a outstanding female student studying English literature, Journalism and/or creative writing. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: History Student; may be renewed if recipient still meets criteria. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
David V. Deeg Music Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to a student working toward completing a music minor and participating in one of USI's auditioned musical performance groups. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Delores DeWitt & Charles H. Browning History Scholarship
1
$850.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: Recruit and retain a top incoming history major in top 15% of high school class from Evansville, Indiana. Scholarship will be renewable for 3 additional years with 3.0 GPA or higher. Scholarship may be used for tuition, fees or books. (USI Admissions Office would make selection) May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Denise Powers Memorial Communication Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Junior or senior (in semester when scholarship is applied to tuition) who demonstrates academic excellence and service to the University. Communications faculty selects recipient. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to an excellent American History student who has attained or nearly attained junior status. Preference to a student who shows interest and promise in one of the following areas: historic sites, museums, archives, diplomatic or humanitarian service, or secondary or university teaching. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Donald S. Wolfe Foreign Language Scholarship Award
3
$1,500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Students planning to teach German who are recommended by the German faculty, Dr. Silvia Rode. To be used for study abroad. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Douglas H. & Irene C. McDonald Scholarship
1
$1,200.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Promising theatre or music major May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Not renewable, but may be reawarded. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Dr. Salvatore F. and Rosamond L. Mirabella Achievement Award
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: The graduating senior demonstrating excellence in English, French, Spanish, History, Anthropology or the Fine and Performing Arts. Selection to be made by representatives of each above-named academic areas, preferably the dept chairs, with the Dean of the School of Liberal Arts as chair. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Duffus-Melvin Recognition Award in Anthropology
1
$75.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Outstanding achievement in Anthropology. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Duffus-Melvin Recognition Award in Sociology
1
$50.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Outstanding achievement in Sociology. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Edward J. Shovers Advertising Scholarship
3
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Award to the top two junior advertising majors with 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. To be used during senior year for tuition only. Not renewable-senior award. Possibly reawarded if student doesn't graduate. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the 2014/15 academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Elizabeth Zutt Art Enrichment Scholarship
1
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Number and amount of awards varies. For art-related national or international travel for art majors May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but can be reawarded.
English 101 Portfolio Award
1
$101.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For the winner of the English 101 portfolio. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Graphic Design Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For an art major who excels in graphic design, interactive media design or illustration. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: History Major with 3.5+ GPA or better. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Homer L. and Olive Carruthers Clifft Liberal Arts Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Student entering sophomore year with a major in College of Liberal Arts. Highly motivated student. Must demonstrate financial need. Automatically renewable for junior and senior years with min. 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.
International Studies Academic Achievement Award
1
$100.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Minimum 3.5 GPA to a junior or senior. Not renewable. May be reawarded. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
International Studies Merit Award
2
$100.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Minimum 3.5 GPA-any class rank May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Jenny Ann Memorial Social Work Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Award to a social work major who has a positive attitude and has a 3.0 GPA overall with financial need. Recipient must have been accepted into the Social Work Program and be in good standing. May be renewed for a second year if in good standing and 3.0 GPA is maintained. May not be awarded to graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled in the coming academic year to be eligible to receive this award. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Jim Sanders Gallery Fellowship
5
$600.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: To support one or more students interested in exhibition gallery through supervised applied training at the Kenneth McCutchan Art Center May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Must be in training at galleries, not renewable.
John W. McNaughton Award for Excellence in Woodworking
1
$300.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to a junior or senior art major (concentrating in wood working) who excels in woodworking & has potential to attend graduate school or to develop a career as a woodworker. Not renewable, but it may be reawarded to same recipient. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Joseph Sayyah Memorial Award
1
$100.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to a student with an interest in screenwriting. May be reawarded to the same recipient, but not automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Josephine D. & D. Bailey Merrill Scholarship
1
$950.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Political science major who has attained 60 credit hours, minimum GPA of 3.5, application must include 500 word essay discussing how their coursework has prepared them for a career or graduate school. Award determined by political science faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Students may reapply.
Lenora McCutchan and Richard Peva Memorial Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: Incoming freshmen with a high school gpa of 3.5 or higher who are majoring in English with Creative Writing emphasis or English with Rhetoric and Writing emphasis. Renewable for up to three additional years with a 3.0 GPA as long as the recipient's major does not change. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Macon Ray Theatre Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Theatre Student participating during summer May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. May be reawarded, but not automatically renewable.
Manuel Zapata Olivella Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For a Spanish major or minor of Hispanic heritage with outstanding achievement or plans to study abroad. Student must be enrolled during the academic year of the selection. Not automatically renewable but recipient may be reawarded. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Mary A. Schroeder Scholarship in Communication Studies
2
$300.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to outstanding communication studies major completing his/her sophomore year. The student must have a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.4-3.5 in courses of the major. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Oscar Ozete Spanish Scholarships
2
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For Spanish education students who plan to study abroad May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Must be used to study abroad, so not renewable. Possible reaward if student is going abroad again.
Patricia L. Aakhus International Studies Travel Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For students majoring in international studies. Students may apply providing a one-page essay outlining the intended use of the award and describing what the applicant hopes to gain from his/her international travel experiences. The successful recipient shall utilize the award exclusively for international travel the summer following selection. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Petranek Non-Traditional Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Award to a non-traditional student who is at least 25 years old or older who is majoring in sociology, psychology, political science or history and has a minimum 3.0 GPA. Scholarship to be used during junior or senior year and is not renewable, but may be applied for and awarded for a second year. Preference will be given to students with 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.
Phillip & Agnes Tzschoppe German Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to a top sophomore or junior German or German teaching major with the min 3.4 GPA and supports the promotion of German culture in the region. May be used for tuition, fees, books, or study abroad. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Philosophy Recognition Award
1
$200.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: To recognize outstanding work in Philosophy; junior or senior Philosophy major or minor with minimum 3.0 GPA; selected by the Philosophy faculty. Can be rewon if faculty selects same recipient. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Rice Kello Memorial Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Junior or Senior in Social Work program not receiving another scholarship with demonstrated financial need with minimum 3.5 GPA. Renewable for one additional year if criteria is still reached. Award 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.
Richard M. & Martha B. Brumfield Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For a deserving student whose major falls in the College of Liberal Arts. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Robert O. and Susan P. Baker Theatre Scholarship
2
$750.00
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Award to deserving junior or senior theatre students. Not automatically renewable but may be re-awarded for one additional year if recipient is most qualified. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive the scholarship.
Selection Process:
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
  • Other
Criteria: Awarded each year to an incoming freshman planning to major in Art, English, History, Philosophy, Theater, or Foreign Language w/min. 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need. See current brochure. Automatically renewable if recipient still meets criteria. Selected by Society for Arts & Humanities. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Robert W. Wallace Scholarship
1
$750.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: Financial assistance for College of Liberal Arts student from middle income family with more than one child in college. 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.
Ropewalk Advanced Creative Writing Award
2
$75.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Based on written submissions. Not renewable. May resubmit. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
SAC Department Academic Achievement Award (Formerly Duffus Melvin)
1
$75.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Full time Department student with highest academic success. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Scot A. Pinkstaff Memorial Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For a member of Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity who is a Liberal Arts Major. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but recipient may reapply for award.
Scott Michael Carr Political Science Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to a USI Political Science student who has or will volunteer in a local campaign race. Recipient must be enrolled during the academic year of selection and during the coming academic year in order to receive the scholarship. Not renewable.
Scripps Howard Scholarship
2
$1,100.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: Merit scholarship to recruit/retain highly qualified incoming freshmen who plan to major in Journalism/Computer Publishing, Public Relations/Advertising or Radio/Television. Appropriate activities required; 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.
Shannon R. Duke Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Second year full time Master of Social Work woman of color in the two year program with minimum GPA of 3.3 with financial need. Selected by Social Work faculty committee. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable.
Siegfried R. and Carolyn W Weng Art Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to a junior (to be used during senior year) art major who portrays an interest in studio art. Must be in good academic standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA when scholarship is awarded and received. Not renewable.
Sigma Tau Delta, Mu Phi Scholarship
3
$100.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
Criteria: Full-time English major: 1) must have 3.5 GPA after at least 30 hrs. 2) must have 3.5 GPA in major, at least 15 hrs. of English. 3) must have demonstrated excellence in writing & the study of literature. 4) must submit sample of writing. 5) other considerations- leadership ability & need. Must resubmit; not automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Social Work Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Student should currently be taking 9 hours per semester and enrolled in BSW program at USI and must have completed at least 60 credit hours. Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Must submit an application to the BSW faculty committee. May reapply, but 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.
Sol and Arlene Bronstein Art Scholarship
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Art major. Applications available; recruitment tool. Automatically renewable W//3.0 GPA. Brochure/Application. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the 2014/15 academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Sue & Jack Schriber Theater Award
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
Criteria: Incoming freshman, C average, tech theater major. Automatically renewable with 2.0 GPA May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
The Bill Johns Memorial Art Scholarship
1
$400.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: This scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional student majoring in Art. A sophomore or junior, who maintains at least a B average, works menial jobs to support him/her, and is at least 25 years old. They must also possess exceptional art skills and a vision that is not necessarily commercial. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but students may apply annually.
The Evansville Courier & Press Journalism Award
1
$1,000.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Outstanding Journalism & Computer Publishing major 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.
The Walter A. Hopkins Recognition Award in Criminal Justice
1
$50.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Outstanding achievement in Criminal Justice courses. Not renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: For a deserving history major. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Award to a social work graduate or undergraduate student who is enrolled in #699 (grads) or #392 Independent Study and who is planning to go on the Global Social Work trip during spring break. Not renewable.
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: For a bright and deserving junior to be used during their senior year. Chosen by the Dean.
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Nominees must be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) in current term, have completed two full semesters at USI prior to current term, have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (second semester renewal depends on meeting GPA requirement) and must have strong skills in written expression, interest in teaching, school and community activities. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
USI Political Science Club Award
1
$100.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: Full-time Political Science major with a 3.3 GPA after 63 credit hours. Demonstrate interest in clubs, organizations, and community involvement. Chosen by Political Science Department Faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Virginia McConnell Memorial Scholarship
2
$300.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Financial Aid Office must validate need
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: Award to a student whose major falls within the College of Liberal Arts with extreme financial need May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Not renewable, but may be reawarded. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Wallace C. & Kathleen Wardner Memorial Scholarship
1
$850.00
Selection Process:
  • Student Aid/Admissions to select
Criteria: Recipient must be a resident of Southwestern Indiana, have a high school minimum cumulative 3.5 GPA, a record of participation in extracurricular and community activities, and whose majors falls within the Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Political Science or Philosophy) 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 a 3.0 GPA.
Walter & Shirley Everett Literature Scholarship
1
$500.00
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select recipient(s)
Criteria: A junior or senior level student who is majoring in literature or English teaching and has an accumulative GPA of 3.0. The award is to recognize the student's outstanding performance in literature courses. Selection to be made by the English Faculty. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Not renewable, but can be reawarded if recipient still meets criteria.
William E. Schmidt Foundation Art Scholarship
1
$1,400.00
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Award to an incoming art or theatre major or student involved in music program at USI with a high school GPA of 2.5 or better and SAT score of 1500 (ACT 21) or higher. Renewable for an additional 3 years with a 2.5 or higher GPA. 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 recipient(s)
Criteria: A student with senior standing may submit a paper from a 300 or 400 level History course taken in the prior calendar year. Paper should be submitted to the department chair by the first day of spring faculty meeting. Student may submit paper more than one year, but not automatically renewable. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.

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