Spring 2021 Freshman Scholarships

Scholarship and Financial Aid EstimatorDavid L. Rice Merit Scholarship
This is the primary scholarship offered by the University of Southern Indiana to all eligible applicants (in-state and out-of-state) with permanent residency in the U.S. To qualify, students must achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and one of the following scores:  a combined Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math SAT score of 1030 or an ACT composite score of 20. Award amounts vary based upon academic merit and are renewable.  Qualified applicants automatically receive the Rice Scholarship based upon their admission to USI.

SAT 1030-1090 1100-1190 1200-1250 1260-1350 1360+
ACT 20-21 22-24 25-26 27-29 30+
4.0+ $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $5,000
3.9-3.99 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000
3.7-3.89 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500
3.6-3.69 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000
3.4-3.59 $750 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
3.0-3.39 $500 $750 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000

***All grade point averages above 4.0 are converted to 4.0.

Army ROTC Scholarships

Find out more about the Army ROTC Scholarship opportunities.

Freshman Out-of-State Scholarships

Out-of-State Top Scholar Award
University provides awards which pay the difference between non-resident and Indiana resident tuition.  The current value is approximately $10,242 annually for students taking 30 credit hours per year. To be eligible applicants must meet one of the following criteria and live on campus for the first year*:

  • Achieve a minimum 3.5/4.0 cumulative high school GPA
  • Rank in the top 25% of their class
  • Attain a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or a combined critical reading and SAT score of an 1160 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math)

Out-Of-State Scholarship

Provides a tuition discount for out-of-state students equal to 120% of the in-state tuition rate (currently valued at $8,833.20 per year). To be eligible, applicants must meet one of the following criteria and live on campus for the first year*:

  • Achieve a cumulative high school GPA in the range of 2.75-3.49/4.0
  • Rank in the top 26-50%
  • Attain an ACT composite score of 21-23 or a combined SAT score of a 1070-1150 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math)

Continue the Tradition Award

Provides tuition waiver which will net out-of-state tuition down to in-state tuition rates.  Non-Indiana residents who are admissible to USI and have a parent (biological or adopted) or grandparent that has earned a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate degree from USI are eligible for this waiver.

**There are caveats in place for students that live in Illinois and are close enough to commute, and processes in place should housing be at capacity.


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