Outside Scholarships

In addition to scholarships offered by Indiana State University and the Indiana State University Foundation, a variety of awards and scholarships are offered by outside sources, including state, regional, and national organizations. Students who have been awarded outside scholarships should follow these procedures for reporting outside scholarships to Indiana State University.

Listed below are resources that may be helpful in locating and applying for outside scholarships.

  • ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention, Inc. Academic Scholarship-—One (1) award of $1,000 will be granted to the top essay submitted, and up to nine other students may receive awards for their submissions. Funds may be used for tuition, academic projects, medical expenses, housing, living expenses, transportation, or other education-related costs. This scholarship was created by Urban Wildlife Manager Rebecca Fyffe, an entrepreneur who is unique in her industry as a female business owner, as only 3% of pest control and management firms are owned by women. Fyffe credits her business acumen and cutting edge research-based methods to her STEM background and wishes for more women to have the opportunity to engage STEM programs and science-based education.
  • ACLS Scholarship for Healthcare Providers—a $1,000 scholarship to the author of the winning essay, and complimentary access to any of our courses for three runner-ups. Our courses include ACLS, BLS, PALS and monitor technician certification. The deadline is August 20, 2017.
  • AffordableColleges.com—this website features scholarship opportunities for minority students at the high school and college level. There are many different scholarships for various amounts of grant money. The deadlines vary depending on the scholarship.
  • Apriorit Computer Science Scholarship ProgramApriorit offers an educational technology grant for high school seniors and graduate students in the USA who have been enrolled at a college or university for a computer engineering or computer science program this year. The deadline is July 1, 2017.
  • Catherine Elizabeth Grimes Memorial Scholarship—this scholarship benefits outstanding female student athletes at Terre Haute North Vigo High School who embody the spirit and determination with which Cathy lived her life.  Application deadline is February 1, 2017.
  • Charles Holt Scholarship offered by Indiana Wildlife Federation Endowment—a $1,000 scholarship awarded to one student. Applicants must be Indiana residents and already enrolled in the Fall 2017 semester as a full-time undergraduate as a sophomore or above in an accredited college or university. Applicants should be taking coursework to major or minor in a field related to resource conservation or environmental education. The deadline is June 15, 2017.
  • Focus Indiana Scholarship Program—these $1,000 scholarships support targeted internship experiences that will develop students’ understanding of themselves and a meaningful career path, provide employers with capable interns, contribute to economic development, and promote employment of Indiana State University graduates in Indiana. The summer deadline is April 7, 2017. This scholarship is offered in the fall and spring as well as annually so check back every year to apply.
  • Frances & Earl Perry Memorial Veterans Scholarship—a $5,000 scholarship for veterans and children of veterans. Scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, books, and related educational expenses at qualifying undergraduate institutions, and in the curriculum of their choice. The deadline is April 30, 2017.
  • Indiana Latino Institute Scholarships—the Indiana Latina Institute awards about 20 needs-based scholarships to students who show academic excellence and community service involvement. Preference is given to applicants who are Latino first generation college students.  Deadline is May 26, 2017. For further information and to apply, download this application.
  • Indiana State Federal Credit Union Scholarships—two $8,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen at Indiana State University or Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College.  The stipend will assist with paying for tuition, books, and/or fees. Deadline is April 7, 2017.
  • National CPR Association Scholarship—this scholarship program is open to all college students who are currently enrolled in a nationally accredited institution providing medical education. They simply have to submit an essay outlining a past experience with lifesaving techniques or how to use these techniques in a future lifesaving situation. The deadline is November 30, 2017.
  • Open Education Database: African-American Grants—to help bridge funding gaps, the college planning experts at OEDB.org developed a list of scholarships and grants specifically for African-American students. This resource provides context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while offering a listing of 15 scholarship and grant opportunities.
  • OEDb-Open Education Database—this resource, which was developed by college planning experts at OEDB.org,, includes an extensive list of grants for various student groups. The goal is to provide context for how students can best take advantage of available resources while keeping college affordable. Visit the following links for further information.
    -  Federal Grants
    -  Need-Based Grants
    -  Getting Grants for Graduate School
    -  Grants for Women
    -  National SMART Grant
  • Out-of-State Internship Scholarship Program—President Daniel J. Bradley created this scholarship for students who have an internship outside of the state of Indiana to help lower the costs while increasing partnerships with organizations outside of Indiana. Internships must be overseen by an instructor and can be for credit or non-credit. The summer deadline is April 7, 2017. This scholarship is offered in the fall and spring as well as annually so check back every year to apply.
  • Rex Breeden Internship Scholarship Program—a scholarship for worthy students graduating from Columbus East High School, Columbus North High School, or Springs Valley High School and enrolled at Indiana State University. The summer deadline is April 7, 2017. This scholarship is offered in the fall and spring as well as annually so check back every year to apply.
  • U.S. Department of Education Grants—a grant is a type of student aid that is essentially free money. Unlike a student loan, a grant doesn’t need to be paid back unless a student violates a condition of the grant, such as if they withdraw from school. There are numerous federal college grants available for a wide variety of students. The U.S. Department of Education offers four types of grants: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant for students who plan on becoming teachers in a high-need field in a low-income school. Also available is an Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant for students whose parent or guardian died as a result of military services in Iraq or Afghanistan.

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