Scholarships 2015-2016

for Entering Freshmen


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  1. $4,000 * award for fall semester
  2. Ten (10) awards available
  3. Not renewable, but funded research positions may be available for subsequent semesters
  4. Admission deadline: December 1
  5. Requirements (listed below) must be satisfied by December 1
  6. Open only to Indiana residents
  7. Not open to out-of-state, international, online-only, or returning ISU students
  8. All incoming freshmen who are admitted to the University by December 1 and meet the criteria listed below will be considered for this scholarship. No additional application is required.
  9. To be awarded this scholarship, students must be entering ISU fall 2014 semester.

The Sycamore Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Award will enable students to work alongside faculty in hands-on research. To be eligible for consideration, students must from be from Indiana and have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 1000 SAT (combined math and critical reading) or 22 ACT (composite). In addition, students must attend an on-campus research day on Saturday, February 22, 2014.

* Students selected for this award will receive a $2,500.00 merit-based scholarship at the beginning of the fall semester applied to their student account. Up to an additional $1,500.00 can be earned by doing hands-on research. A typical research experience would require 10-15 hours weekly. In addition, students will have opportunities for continued research during the summer between their freshman and sophomore years.

Note:  Students who qualify for the SURF Award may qualify for other awards. See combining.

The University reserves the right to change scholarships, policies, and award amounts. The right to correct errors is also reserved.

Last updated: 29 September 2014