Scholarships

A gift for your education

A scholarship is a form of financial aid you don’t have to repay. It’s in your best interest to apply for as many scholarships as you’re eligible for—the more gift aid you receive, the less student debt you’ll have to carry.

In accordance with Title IV rules, we include the scholarships you receive when we calculate how much need-based aid you’re eligible for. As long as we’ve received your scholarship funds from your donor by the deadline, any adjustments to your financial aid will be made before your bill is due.

Admission-based scholarships

Admission-based awards: automatically awarded at the time you are admitted to IU Fort Wayne based on meeting eligibility standards.  No separate scholarship application is required for this award and is renewable during your studies at IU Fort Wayne. Admission-based awards require full-time, degree-seeking enrollment status.

February 15: Deadline to apply for Fall admission to be eligible for admission-based awards.

Please note, the deadline to apply to IU Fort Wayne for Fall 2021 freshman admission and be considered for an admission-based scholarship has been extended to Thursday, April 1, 2021.

December 1: Deadline to apply for Spring admission to be eligible for admission-based awards.

IU Fort Wayne Transfer Excellence Award

The IU Fort Wayne Transfer Excellence Award is an admission-based scholarship available to all incoming students transferring to IU Fort Wayne from another college or university outside of the IU system. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years, awarding $2,000 per year. This scholarship is automatically awarded to qualified students at the time of admission.

Requirements: A minimum 3.0 college cumulative GPA and a minimum of 26 college credit hours completed. Enrolled full-time and degree-seeking at IU Fort Wayne.

June 1: Deadline to apply for Fall admission to be eligible for the Transfer Excellence Award.

December 1: Deadline to apply for Spring admission to be eligible for the Transfer Excellence Award.

Find an other IU scholarship

Do you have a record of outstanding academic achievement? A passion to succeed? Do you need help paying for college? If you said yes to any (or all) of these, you may be eligible for a scholarship from Indiana University—check IU’s scholarship system for available scholarships. We also encourage you to contact your school for scholarship opportunities related to your field of study.

Scholarships outside of the university

Get advise on searching for external scholarships.

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Get rewarded with RaiseMe

Did you know high school students can earn IU Fort Wayne scholarship dollars just by completing common college-search tasks and preparatory goals? IU Fort Wayne has partnered with RaiseMe to help you be prepared for college by completing achievements, which are then rewarded with micro-scholarships. Scholarships earned through RaiseMe are not stackable with admission-based awards.

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Learn how to be MoneySmart

We want to help you make good financial decisions throughout your time at IU Fort Wayne and beyond. MoneySmarts, a university-wide financial literacy initiative, will show you how to get on the road to financial wellness even before you set foot on campus.

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