In order to apply, each student must:
Students who enter the Online Bachelor of Science in Informatics degree through the IU Office of Online Education are not eligible to apply for the LiFT Scholars Program at IUPUI.
Students pursuing the associate’s degree in informatics from other Ivy Tech campuses outside of the Central Indiana region (e.g., Columbus, Anderson, Lafayette) are also eligible.
We are currently accepting applications for the Ivy Tech LiFT Scholars Program on a rolling basis for Fall 2018.
We are no longer accepting applications for the IUPUI LiFT Scholars Program for Fall 2018.
The priority application deadline for IUPUI LiFT Scholars Program applications for Fall 2019 is February 15th. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received. We will continue accepting applications on a rolling basis beyond this priority application deadline if space is still available. Continue to check our website for application updates.
Molly Morin, Program Manager
Informatics and Communications Technology Complex (IT), Room 475K
535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Please be as detailed as possible in your responses.
IUPUI LiFT applicants must 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Ivy Tech LiFT applicants are not required to submit a letter of recommendation at this time.
Once you submit your LiFT Scholars Program application and your letter of recommendation has been received, your complete application will then be sent to the LiFT Scholars Program selection committee for review. Below is the criteria that the committee utilizes when reviewing complete applications:
Eligible students may then be contacted for a follow-up interview. This interview will be scheduled for 30 minutes and conducted in-person or via phone/videoconference depending on a student’s geographic location. The goal of this interview is to provide members of the selection committee with an opportunity to learn more about your background, academic and career interests, and interest in being a part of the LiFT Scholars Program. After the interview is completed, students will receive an update about their selection status. Below are sample interview questions that we have asked LiFT applicants:
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:
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.