In-Person Freshman and Transfer Student Scholarships

We offer several scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students. You’ll be considered automatically for many of them when you apply to IUPUI.

Many of the scholarships are renewable. To maintain eligibility, you must continue to be an SoIC major and maintain full-time status by taking 12 or more credit hours each semester. If you switch to a major outside of the SoIC at any time during the award period, your scholarship will be rescinded.  Your cumulative GPA at the end of each semester must meet the requirement for your particular scholarship (listed below).

Beyond our scholarships there are opportunities for federal grants and loans for which you may qualify by completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA will also help determine your eligibility for work study. IUPUI also offers scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students.

DACA students are not eligible for these scholarships and should visit daca.iu.edu for additional information on tuition residency and scholarship information.

Scholarships

School of Informatics and Computing Freshman Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Majors: All SoIC majors
GPA: 3.2
Class standing: Incoming freshmen; renewable up to 4 years
Other requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student to retain this award.

Aspirations in Computing Freshman Scholarship

Amount: $1,000
Majors: All SOIC
GPA: 3.2
Class standing: Incoming freshmen; renewable up to 4 years
Other requirements: Awarded to students who won the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing competition and are admitted directly to the School of Informatics and Computing. Students must maintain a 3.2 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student to retain this award.

Inclusive Informatics Scholarship

Amount: Variable, depending on need (maximum $3,500)
Majors: All SOIC
GPA: 3.0
Class standing: Incoming freshmen; renewable up to 4 years
Other requirements: Students from historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student to retain this award.
Apply:

  1. Login and complete the general application.
  2. Click on Opportunities and select Ours, then search for SOIC in the Keywords field.

Innovate WithIN Scholarship

Amount: One-time award of $500, $1,000, or $1,500
Majors: All SoIC majors
GPA: N/A
Class standing: Incoming freshman, one-time award.
Other requirements: Students who participate in the InnovateWithIN competition and enroll at the IU School of Informatics and Computing are eligible for a one-time scholarship depending on how far they progressed in the competition. Phase 1: $500, Phase 2: $1,000, Phase 3: $1,500.

Transfer Student Scholarship

Amount: $1,000 (in-state and MSEP, and nonresident beneficiaries); $3,000 (out-of-state)
Majors: All SOIC
GPA: 3.0
Class standing: Transfer student with 15 credit hours; renewable up to 3 years
Other requirements: Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student to retain this award.

For more information, please contact us at soicindy@iupui.edu.

Reduced tuition for nonresidents

Midwest Student Exchange Program

The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) significantly reduces out-of-state tuition—to 150% of in-state tuition—for students from participating states. The program automatically covers all entering and current out-of-state students. A similar program, the Michigan Student Excellence Award, applies to undergraduate Michigan residents.

Student Excellence Awards for Illinois, Kentucky, and Michigan residents
Undergraduate residents of Illinois, Kentucky, and Michigan who are admitted to IUPUI for the fall 2022 term (or later) with a minimum GPA of 3.0 will receive our Student Excellence Award. Similar to the Midwest Student Exchange Program, these will be automatically awarded at the time of admission, and provide students with an award accounting for a 55% reduction in nonresident tuition.

Learn more about these programs

Informatics and Computing Nonresident Award

The Informatics and Computing Nonresident Award Program will allow certain nonresident SoIC students currently seeking an undergraduate baccalaureate degree who meet the following requirements and residency restrictions to study at IUPUI for no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate. The estimated tuition rates for this award program can be found on the IUPUI Cost of Attendance page.

Residents of the following states are eligible for this award: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

To be eligible, the student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.

Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be enrolled as a full-time student to retain this award.

To be considered for this award, a student must submit the IUPUI General Scholarship application prior to the deadline of Feb. 15.