Scholarships

If you are an incoming student, please view scholarships available for freshman and transfer students.

We offer several scholarships for current, full-time undergraduate students in all degree programs. These scholarships are not renewable. You must apply each year to be considered.

You must continue to be a School of Informatics and Computing major for the duration of the scholarship award period. If you switch to a major outside of SoIC at any time during the award period, your scholarship will be rescinded.

The scholarship committee meets after the application deadline to review applications. For most scholarships with a March 15 deadline, all students who meet the scholarship criteria will be moved to the next stage of the process and will be invited to submit a personal statement. The scholarship committee will determine the recipient from those who submit the personal statement. Scholarship recipients will be notified by email or through the online scholarship portal.

We also encourage you to check out the IUPUI Scholarship Search Engine.

Here’s how to get started

  1. Take a look at the opportunities and requirements listed for your major.
  2. Log in and complete the general application. Unless otherwise noted, students must complete the IUPUI general application by March 15. We will contact qualified applicants after March 15 and ask them to submit a personal statement in order to be fully considered for the scholarship.
  3. Then search for the opportunity for which you want to apply and complete the application for that scholarship. Submit all required information as noted in the application (FAFSA, letter of recommendation, essay, etc). Each scholarship may have different application requirements.

SoIC Scholarships

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Danita H. Forgey Scholarship in Health Information Management
$1,000 per year
  • 3.2 or higher GPA
  • Junior or Senior

Major(s)

  • Health Information Management B.S.

Description: This scholarship is open to full-time juniors or seniors in the Health Information Management program at IUPUI who are in good academic standing and have a current volunteer service commitment.

Apply by March 15
David R. and Dorotha W. Oliver Graduate Scholarship
$Variable amount per year
  • 3.5 or higher GPA

Major(s)

  • Master of Library and Information Science

Description: : This scholarship is awarded to Masters of Library and Information Science students with a record of academic excellence. It was established by the children of IU alumni David and Dortha Oliver, 1964 and 1967 graduates, respectively. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to returning students and/or students with interest in public school librarianship.

Other requirements (see application for details): Students are automatically matched and considered for the scholarship. There is no essay or letter of recommendation required.

Apply by March 15
Dean's Advisory Council Senior Scholarship
$1000 per year
  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Senior

Major(s)

  • Applied Data and Information Science B.S.
  • Artificial Intelligence B.A.
  • Biomedical Informatics B.S.
  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: Seniors for the next academic year that have a record of innovation, community service, or academic excellence, are encouraged to apply.

Apply by March 15
Health Information Management (Gertrude L. Gunn Memorial Fund) Scholarship
$1,000 per year
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Junior or Senior

Major(s)

  • Health Information Management B.S.

Description: Multiple scholarships are awarded annually to full-time Health Information Management students at IUPUI. Applicants must have completed a FAFSA and demonstrate financial need in order to be considered for this scholarship.

Other requirements (see application for details): Students who complete the IUPUI General Application will be automatically considered and matched for this scholarship.

Apply by March 15
Health Information Technology Scholarship
$1000 per year
  • 3.2 or higher GPA
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

Major(s)

  • Applied Data and Information Science B.S.
  • Artificial Intelligence B.A.
  • Biomedical Informatics B.S.
  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: Granted to encourage a full-time student pursuing a career in health information technology. Students interested in working in a health information technology field, and who show strong leadership qualities with a desire to pursue further education beyond an undergraduate degree, are encouraged to apply.

Apply by March 15
Industry Certification Scholarship
$500 (maximum; one-time) per year
  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Any class standing

Major(s)

  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: The fast-changing economy coupled with the rapid evolution of the informatics and computing fields require very agile upskilling and adaptation of competences for students. Industry certifications and credentials (such as the ones offered by IBM, Google, Amazon, CompTIA, Coursera, Unity, and other entities) offer opportunities for acquiring just-in-time, ad-hoc career-ready skills in ways that complement existing academic courses or internships.

Other requirements (see application for details): Completion of an industry certification or credential directly relevant to the student’s major in the semester when applying for this scholarship. Letter of support from a faculty member. Personal statement articulating how the credential fits into the student’s career goals and/or securing an internship. It is expected that up to 20 awards will be available each academic year to eligible students, based on resource availability and quality of the certification.

Apply
Jan Ashton Health Information Management Scholarship
$1,000 per year
  • 3.2 or higher GPA
  • Any (must have completed at least 12 credit hours)

Major(s)

  • Health Information Management B.S.

Description: Granted to a full-time Health Information Management student at IUPUI in good academic standing with a record of academic excellence.

Apply by March 15
John R. Gibbs Scholarship
$1,000 per year
  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Any class standing

Major(s)

  • Applied Data Science M.S.
  • Applied Data and Information Science B.S.
  • Artificial Intelligence B.A.
  • Bioinformatics M.S.
  • Biomedical Informatics B.S.
  • Data Science Ph.D.
  • Health Informatics M.S.
  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Human-Computer Interaction M.S.
  • Informatics B.S.
  • Informatics Ph.D.
  • Master of Library and Information Science
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science M.S.

Description: One award is granted annually either to a full-time undergraduate student or a full-time graduate student, to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. The student must have a record of academic excellence. Preference is given to those who have demonstrated or expressed a stated interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Apply by March 15
Keith C. Kuhn Tri-State Scholarship
$Variable amount per year
  • 3.0 or higher GPA

Major(s)

  • Master of Library and Information Science

Description: This scholarship is awarded to Masters of Library and Information Science students in the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI who are from the Tri-State area (southeast Indiana, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky). Keith C. Kuhn was a 1976 MLS graduate; he also served as President of the ILS Alumni Board for several years. He was the Head of Public Services in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH. The recipients will have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in the program and have an excellent record of academic achievement with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Other requirements (see application for details): Students are automatically matched and considered for the scholarship. There is no essay or letter of recommendation required.

Apply by March 15
Make your Mark Scholarship
$Variable amount per year
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

Major(s)

  • Applied Data and Information Science B.S.
  • Artificial Intelligence B.A.
  • Biomedical Informatics B.S.
  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: This scholarship is open to full-time students who are in good academic standing and have participated in at least one semester of internship, experiential learning, mentoring, or professional development. The goal of this scholarship is to identify and reward intrinsically motivated students who are passionate about making an impact in the field of technology by bringing their skills to the industry, creating new opportunities and solutions in technology, and introducing and inspiring others to engage in technology.

Apply by March 15
Media Arts and Science Capstone for Social Change Scholarship
$500 per year
  • Senior

Major(s)

  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: The IUPUI Media Arts and Science Capstone for Social Change Scholarship is open to senior undergraduate students in the IU School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI who are majoring in Media Arts and Science and have submitted (or will submit) a proposal for a video Capstone project encouraging social change, for presentation at the spring semester capstone event.

Other requirements (see application for details): Enrollment in Capstone course and personal statement

Apply by December 1
RJE Knoll Internship Scholarship
$400 (Fall/Spring); $450 (Summer) per year
  • 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Any class standing

Major(s)

  • Applied Data and Information Science B.S.
  • Artificial Intelligence B.A.
  • Biomedical Informatics B.S.
  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: The RJE Knoll Internship Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students in the School of Informatics and Computing in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.0, who are pursuing an internship that is not otherwise financially-supported. Students must be concurrently enrolled in an internship course through the school. The scholarship is applied to the recipient's bursar account at the end of the semester, upon successful completion of the internship (grade "C" or higher).

Other requirements (see application for details): The student must agree to be featured in a future SoIC communication as an internship highlight. Highlight will include a summary of the internship experience and a headshot. Apply by December 1 for Fall; April 1 for Spring; and June 1 for Summer.

Apply by December 1 for Fall; April 1 for Spring; and June 1 for Summer
Ruth Walker Health Informatics Scholarship
$800 per year
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Graduate Student

Major(s)

  • Health Informatics M.S.

Description: This scholarship is open to full-time students who have a record of academic excellence. Preference will be given to student who have an undergraduate degree in Health Information Management from Indiana University.

Apply by March 15
Samantha "Sam" Hale Study Abroad Scholarship
$1,250 per year
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Students who have completed their sophomore year

Major(s)

  • Applied Data and Information Science B.S.
  • Artificial Intelligence B.A.
  • Biomedical Informatics B.S.
  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: This scholarship is open to undergraduate students in good standing who have completed their sophomore year in the IU School of Informatics and Computing (SoIC) at IUPUI. Experience in at least one of the following areas is sought: digital storytelling; video documentation techniques and editing; 3D modeling; texturing and animation; digital photography; and sound recording and editing.

Other requirements (see application for details): Personal statement, letter of recommendation, and examples of work

Apply by March 15
Spectrum Scholarship
$5,000 per year

Major(s)

  • Master of Library and Information Science

Description: Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist individuals interested in obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the Library and Information Science profession and the American Library Association (ALA) organization.

Other requirements (see application for details): Apply at http://www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum/apply. The Department of Library & Information Science will match award amount in tuition remission.

Apply by March 1
The OfficeWorks/Tom O'Neill Scholarship
$1000 per year
  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • Any class standing

Major(s)

  • Applied Data and Information Science B.S.
  • Artificial Intelligence B.A.
  • Biomedical Informatics B.S.
  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: Granted to a full-time student to encourage worthy students, especially from underrepresented populations, to explore academic and professional opportunities in the technology field. The student must have a record of academic excellence. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented students, including but not limited to financially challenged students and students of Hispanic background. Applicants must have completed a FAFSA.

Other requirements (see application for details): Students are automatically matched and considered for the scholarship. There is no essay or letter of recommendation required. Students who complete the IUPUI General Application will be automatically considered and matched for this scholarship.

Students will be automatically considered and matched for this scholarship.

The Perseverance Scholarship
$750 per year

Major(s)

  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: This scholarship supports undergraduate students enrolled in the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI who have an interest in the study of Informatics or Media Arts and Science. The student must be in good standing who can demonstrate success during a challenging life event—or upon returning to the School of Informatics and Computing after enduring a difficult life event.

Other requirements (see application for details): Personal statement

Apply by March 15
Tyler R. Stull Memorial Scholarship
$1,500 per year
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Senior

Major(s)

  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: Granted to a senior who demonstrates significant talent and future career potential in graphics or sound design. The recipient will have an excellent record of academic achievement. Preference will be given to Indiana residents who demonstrate financial need.

Apply by March 15
Vukovitz iDEW Scholarship
$1,000 per year
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior

Major(s)

  • Applied Data and Information Science B.S.
  • Artificial Intelligence B.A.
  • Biomedical Informatics B.S.
  • Health Information Management B.S.
  • Informatics B.S.
  • Media Arts and Science B.S.

Description: Open to full-time undergraduate students who completed the iDEW program in their high school and will be a sophomore, junior or senior in the IU School of Informatics and Computing in the fall. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including, but not limited to, financially-challenged students and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

Apply by March 15