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LiFT Scholars Program Requirements and Application

In order to apply, each student must:

  • Be a current graduating high school senior at the time of application.
  • Be a first-time undergraduate student accepted at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI or Ivy Tech Community College on the Indianapolis campus.
  • Plan to be enrolled full-time (a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester) in college-level coursework.
  • Pursue the bachelor’s degree in Informatics at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI or any associate degree in the School of Computing and Informatics at Ivy Tech.
  • Plan to pursue a career in informatics.
  • Be a U.S citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined for undergraduate students by the U.S. Department of Education’s criteria for need-based federal financial aid.

Program Requirements

In order to receive and maintain their awarded scholarships, LiFT Scholars will sign a Scholars Commitment, agreeing to the program’s requirements.

LiFT Scholars are expected to:

  • Be enrolled full-time (minimum of 12 credit hours each semester) in college-level coursework.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by your institution.
  • Pursue a bachelor’s degree in informatics at the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI or pursue an associate’s degree within the School of Computing and Informatics at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis.
  • Foster a sense of community among LiFT Scholar peers.
  • Conduct themselves in the manner of a scholar. Behavior violating campus codes of conduct is prohibited.
  • Attend two check-in meetings with the LiFT Scholars program manager each semester.
  • Attend and participate in co-curricular activities for the LiFT Scholars program (e.g., community meetings, workshops, industry visits)
  • Complete evaluation of all LiFT Scholar program activities.

Living on the IUPUI campus

IUPUI LiFT Scholars will also have the opportunity to live on campus during their four years at IUPUI with other LiFT Scholars in an on-campus student housing community. Ivy Tech students who transfer to IUPUI will also have the opportunity to live on campus in this community.

How to Apply

We are currently receiving applications for IUPUI and Ivy Tech LiFT Scholars for Fall 2017. However, please note we do not have any more spaces available in the SoIC Residence Based Learning Community at IUPUI for students who have not already applied to the LiFT Scholars Program as of June 7, 2017.

LiFT Scholars program application

The application can be completed online or it can be downloaded and submitted via email or postal mail to:

Molly Morin, Program Manager
mfmorin@iu.edu
(317) 278-2385
Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT), Room 475K
535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Please be as detailed as possible in your responses.

Letter of recommendation

Submit one letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor. Select the person who can write the strongest letter of support for you. Refer your letter of recommendation writer to the Letter of Recommendation Form.

Completed recommendation forms and letters of recommendation can be sent to mfmorin@iu.edu.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants may then be contacted to schedule an interview with members of the LiFT Scholars Selection Committee.