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Office of Admissions

Freshmen Scholarships

Below are scholarships available directly from IU Northwest for the 2014-2015 academic year. These scholarships are to be used to cover costs associated only with IU Northwest courses. These scholarship awards are not transferable to any other IU campus or other institutions. 

For information, please contact the Office of Admissions at 219-980-6991.

Freshmen Scholarships
Early admission to IU Northwest is the best way to assure scholarship consideration. Generally within two weeks of admission, students meeting criteria will be sent notification concerning admissions- based scholarships and, when applicable, an application for any competitive scholarships (pending deadlines). Applications are also available online.

Important Notes:
To be eligible for consideration, student must be admitted to the university prior to the deadline for scholarship (in parenthesis). Scholarships are for first semester freshmen enrolling in the fall semester directly from high school.

  • SAT total refers only to Critical Reading and Math score total. 
  • ACT score refers to composite score.
  • GPA is based on a 4.0 scale.
  • Rank is based on 7th semester.
  • Be a full-time (> 12 credit hours) student.

Admissions-based Scholarships / No additional application is required

High School Seniors who enroll directly from a state accredited high school may be eligible for one of the following renewable scholarships.  Awardees must meet the selection criteria and be admitted by March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 1)

  • Valedictorian Scholarship (Deadline: Admitted by March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 1)
    Incoming freshmen ranked #1 in their high school graduating class. The creiteria for the scholarship is under review and a decision will be made soon.  Please check back.
  • Special Academic Scholarship Tier One (Deadline: Admitted by March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman who has a 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1100 (ACT 24). Award is $5000 per academic year, renewable for four years with 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Special Academic Scholarship Tier Two (Deadline: Admitted by March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman who has a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum SAT score of 1150 (ACT 25). Award is for a full tuition waiver for a maximum of 126 credit hours, renewable with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
  • Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship (Deadline: Admitted by March 1 and accept the scholarship by May 1)
    Incoming full-time freshman with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and SAT scores of 1000 (ACT 22).  Award is for $1,000.00 per academic year, renewable for four years with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Competitive Scholarships / Require additional application

High School Seniors who enroll directly from a state accredited high school  may be eligible for one of the following renewable scholarships:
  • Baccalaureate / Medical School (BMD) Scholarship (Deadline: January 15th)
    Incoming freshmen with a 3.5 cumulative GPA and SAT score of 1200.  Preference given to high school seniors residing in or attending high school in an urban medically underserved area in northwest  Indiana.  Recipient must be willing to practice four years in a medically  underserved urban area of Indiana. Award is for undergraduate tuition and provisional admissions into Indiana University School of Medicine. Financial need may be taken into consideration.  Print cover letter (for scholarship requirements) and application.
  • Chase Scholarship (Deadline: January 15th)
    Preference will be given to African-American or Latino students, who reside in Lake or Porter County in Indiana, and have demonstrated financial need. To compete for this award, students should rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and demonstrate leadership ability. Performance on the SAT shall be given consideration. Award amount to be determined. Print cover letter (for scholarship requirements) and application.
  • Chase Fellows Scholarship (Deadline: January 15th)
    To compete for this award, students should have demonstrated leadership skills, a composite SAT score of 1100 or higher, in critical reading and math, and rank in the top 33% of their graduating class. Award amount to be determined. Print cover letter (for scholarship requirements) and application.
  • Barden Gary Scholarship (Deadline: June 19)
    Incoming freshman ranked in the top 20% of their graduating class or have a 3.3 cumulative GPA and SAT scores of 1000 or a 22 ACT composite score.  Candidate must be a Gary resident.  Scholarship is a one-time award of $5000 covering a period of two academic years (payable in two installments of $2500 each in the fall semester of each year within the Scholarship period with the condition that the student maintains eligibility in order to receive the second installment). Financial need may be taken into consideration. Print cover letter (for scholarship requirements) and application.
  • IUN Theatre Patron Scholarship (Deadline: June 1)  This scholarship is to be awarded to any incoming freshman at IUN with a high school grade point average of "B" or better from Lake or Porter County.  The scholarship will be a minimum of $500.00 per year, funds permitting, and will be awarded by a committee of IUN faculty based on student's audition and/or portfolio presentation. For additional information please contact the office of admissions (219)980-6991.