University of Southern Indiana

Scholarship Application and Instructions

Deadline: January 30

The Epi-Hab Scholarships are for USI students only and are awarded each year during college Honors programs. Six awards of $1,000 are available, with efforts made to spread the awards across all USI colleges and divisions. Any student meeting the minimum requirements is invited to apply. The essay is the critical factor in the scholarship application process.
Contact Andrea Sinnett at 812-464-1829 or email for additional information.

Eligibility: USI students who meet the following qualifications are invited to apply:

  • Must have a minimum of 12 hours completed at USI or accepted for transfer to USI
  • Must be enrolled in at least three hours each semester of the application/award year (example: award announced spring 2017; funds available fall 2017 and thereafter)
  • minimum GPA for undergraduates is 2.7; graduates 3.0

Those with disabilities are encouraged to apply; however, scholarships are often awarded to students whose experience with disability involves family or friends rather than themselves.

A complete application packet includes:

  • The completed, signed and dated application form.
  • One completed essay of not more than 1,000 words. Your name should appear on each page. See below for further instructions on the essay.
  • Two letters of recommendation, with at least one of them from a USI faculty or staff member. Include the name, address and contact information for the writers.

Submit your application by email or bring to the Outreach and Engagement office, Room 2208, University Center East by the deadline on the application form.

1,000 Essay: Describe your proposed field of study and future career plans; include how these plans will support our mission to help advance the knowledge and understanding of disability in America and within our community. Explain how you will use your education or experience to make a difference for people with disabilities. Essays are judged upon quality of content and ideas.

Selection Process:  All applications are reviewed for minimum standards.  A committee composed of USI faculty, staff, and students, as well as community resources, then meets to select recipients based primarily on essays and recommendations.

Download Application: 2017-2018 Epi-Hab Application

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