University of Southern Indiana

Scholarships and Aid

Scholarships, grants, awards, loans, and work-study programs, available through the USI Student Financial Aid Office, make an education affordable. USI Presidential Scholarships offer full four-year scholarships to qualified Indiana high school valedictorians and salutatorians.

Pott Engineering Scholarships are awarded solely on the basis of interest in the engineering career field and demonstrated academic ability.

Recipients of Pott Engineering Scholarships may receive other forms of academic recognition and financial assistance for which they are qualified without jeopardizing their eligibility.

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Name
# of Awards
Amount
Cash Award
Alcoa Foundation Endowed Engineering Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Recruit & retain top engineering scholarships. 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.
Alcoa Project Lead The Way Scholarship
1
$1062
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Recruit and retain top engineering students who have participated in Project Lead The Way classes at the high school level. Renewable with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Biagi Chance Cummins London Titzer Endowed Engineering Scholarship
2
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top Engineering students. Automatically 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.
Bob & Carole Rust Engineering Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top engineering students with financial need. 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 Aid must validate need.
Brock Babb Memorial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Incoming freshman from Reitz High School with a 3.0 GPA who is enrolled full-time in the Engineering program and has financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Not renewable but if recipient still fits criteria they may be awarded again. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship. Student Financial Aid must validate need.
D. J. Angus Scientech Recognition Award
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Engineering student entering sophomore or junior or senior year when presented the "Most Improved Student" award to serve both as an award and as impetus for continued excellence. Recipient shall have shown the greatest improvement in GPA from 1 year/semester to the next and who displays good citizenship. 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
Dennis '82 and Martha Geisser Engineering Scholarship
1
$350
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to a worthy sophomore or junior out of state engineering major to be used during junior or senior year. Renewable one additional year with 3.2 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Dr. Z. Olen & Inez G. Pumphrey Engineering Scholarship
3
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retrain top engineering majors. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Fritz & Henrietta Zurstadt Engineering Scholarship
1
$550
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For engineering 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. Renewable with a 3.0 GPA. Student Financial Aid must validate need.
G. Kent & Evelyn Schonberger Memorial Engineering Scholarship
1
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain a top engineering 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 3.0 GPA.
Hafer Associates Engineering Scholarship
2
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top engineering 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.
Henry Ruston Engineering Scholarship
1
$600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top engineering student. 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
IMI Engineering Scholarship
1
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Recruit and retain top engineering students. 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.
Jeffrey S Deering Memorial Scholarship for Engineering
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Engineering Student; preference to civil engineering; can be awarded based on need or merit. *Validate need with SFA if award is based on need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the current academic year in order to receive this scholarship. This scholarship is not renewable, but it can be reawarded if the recipient still qualifies. Student Financial Aid must validate need.
John G. Esarey '86 Engineering Excellence Scholarship
1
$250
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to the most deserving engineering student based on academic performance, financial need and potential for success in their career. Not 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 Aid must validate need.
John G. Esarey '86 Excellence in Mechanical Engineering Scholarship
1
$250
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to the most deserving mechanical engineering student based academic performance, financial need and potential for success in their career. Not 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 Aid must validate need.
Kenneth Schnautz Engineering Scholarship
1
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For a sophomore or junior engineering major involved in an outreach activity or student group in a leadership role. Preference given to financial need. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Koch Enterprises Engineering Scholarship
1
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top engineering student. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Lilly Endowment Engineering Coop Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Engineering students who successfully complete an internship 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.
Nan & Keith Benedict Engineering Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Engineering student with the most realistic attitude toward engineering and the role of engineering in improving society. Recipient should be of good moral character who has strong sense of personal ethics and shows aptitude/interest in applied engineering. Not need based or on GPA. Recipient must be in good standing with the Engineering program. Engineering faculty will have sole responsibility for the selection process. Not automatically renewable, but may be re-awarded if faculty decides student is worthy. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Nan & Keith Benedict Industrial Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Industrial Supervision student with most realistic attitude. I.S. and the role of I.S. in improving society. Recipient should be of good moral character who has strong sense of personal ethics and shows aptitude/interest in I.S. Not need based or on GPA. Recipient must be in good standing with the Engineering Program. Engineering faculty will have sole responsibility for the selection process. Not automatically renewable, but may be re-awarded if faculty decides student is worthy. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Nan & Keith Benedict Manufacturing Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Manufacturing technology student with the most realistic attitude toward manufacturing and the role of manufacturing in improving society. Recipient should be of good moral character who has strong sense of personal ethics and shows aptitude/interest in manufacturing. Not need based or on GPA. Recipient must be in good standing with the Engineering program. Engineering faculty will have sole responsibility for the selection process. Not automatically renewable, but may be re-awarded if faculty decides student is worthy. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Peabody Energy Engineering Scholarship
1
$2000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain a top engineering student. Renewable for up to three additional years with 3.0 GPA. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Robert A. & Sara B. Davies Endowed Engineering Scholarship
1
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Other
Criteria: Engineering major May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Renewable if recipient continues to meet criteria. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Robert and Elaine Pott Foundation Scholarship
20
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: Engineering majors; demonstrated academic ability; 3.0 high school GPA; Recruitment; Automatically renewable if qualified May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the 2014/15 academic year in order to receive this scholarship.
Robert and Suzanne Calvert Engineering Scholarship
1
$1000
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Award to top junior engineering major to be used during his/her senior year. 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.
Thomas H. & Beatrice Colvin Dunning Scholarship
1
$850
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: Scholarship for engineering students. Based on financial need and merit. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Student Financial Aid must validate need.
Three i Design Engineering Scholarship
1
$500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For any concentration of engineering - must be a resident of Vanderburgh, Posey, Gibson, Warrick or Pike Counties renewable with GPA of 3.0 for three additional years.
Toyota Endowed Engineering Scholarship
13
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top engineering 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.
Tri-State Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship
1
$1500
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: For an engineering major who plans a career in plastics. May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Vectren Engineering Scholarship
3
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain top engineering students May not be awarded to a graduating senior.
Victor A. Barnett Memorial Engineering Scholarship
1
$1600
Selection Process:
  • Admission to select
Criteria: To recruit and retain a top Engineering student. 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.
William F. Bennett Memorial Scholarship
2
$700
Selection Process:
  • Faculty to select
Criteria: To be awarded in recognition of academic excellence to a full-time junior majoring in Engineering to be used during the senior year. Not renewable. Student to be selected by Engineering faculty with emphasis on student's GPA and attitude toward studies. May not be awarded to a graduating senior. Recipient must be enrolled during the coming academic year in order to receive this scholarship.

Guidelines

Who is eligible?
Entering freshman may be considered if their high school GPA is 3.5 or better and earn a minimum SAT score of 1200 or ACT score of 27 on one test. Full-time students with a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale pursuing a major in Engineering at USI. Transfer students must have a minimum college transfer grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. What is the Pott Engineering Scholarship worth? For selected scholars, the University provides awards that pay $1,500 per academic year (fall and spring).

Is the scholarship renewable?
The award may be renewed automatically if the student enrolls full-time, continues to major in engineering, and earns a minimum 3.0 USI cumulative grade point average after two semesters of enrollment. Subsequent GPA evaluations will take place at the end of each academic year (at the conclusion of spring semester). A full-time student is defined as one who enrolls in at least 12 official semester hours each fall and spring.

Can this scholarship be cancelled?
This scholarship will be cancelled if renewal criteria are not met, and the scholarship ordinarily will not be reinstated.

How do I apply?
Interested persons must first apply for admission to USI as an Engineering major by March 1, prior to academic year of initial enrollment as a degree-seeking student. Scholarship applications are available from the Student Financial Aid Office. Applicants who are selected to receive the Pott Engineering Scholarship must enroll in the next regular semester (fall or spring) following the notification of award. 

 


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