Outside Scholarships

 


In addition to scholarships offered by Indiana State University and the ISU Foundation, a variety of awards and scholarships are offered by outside sources, including state, regional, and national organizations.

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

Students who have been awarded outside scholarships should follow these procedures for reporting outside scholarships to Indiana State University.


Scholarship Search Tools

Listed below are resources that may be helpful in locating and applying for outside scholarships. Before beginning a scholarship search, please read this scam alert from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • BestColleges.com—visit this site for a list of scholarship opportunities specifically given to female students.
     
  • CollegeBoard.com—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
     
  • College Answer—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
     
  • DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes undergraduate students who draw upon their cultural heritage to shape their vocational aspirations, add creative value to their future employers, and serve their communities. The scholarship application deadline is May 1, 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year.
     
  • EmergencyLights.net Scholarship—a $1,000 scholarship with a submission deadline of December 15, 2014
     
  • Fastweb.com—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
     
  • Fifth Third Bank Scholarship Sweepstakes—a $10,000 scholarship open to all legal residents of the United States except residents of New York and Rhode Island. Entrants must be 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and meet other eligibility requirements.
     
  • Finaid.org—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
     
  • Financial Aid for Minority Students—a comprehensive scholarship list that includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic
     
  • GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program —In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient). Applications for this scholarship will be accepted online until January 8, 2015.
     
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund—scholarships for Latino students
     
  • HomeInsurance.com Scholarship—a $1,000 scholarship with a submission deadline of December 31, 2014
     
  • IN.gov—grants and scholarships offered by the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
     
  • John Nuttall Memorial Education Scholarship—a scholarship for Crawford County high school graduates who are college juniors or seniors working toward a four- or five-year program leading to a degree or certification in education or school administration. Deadline is August 1, 2014.
     
  • JW Surety Bonds $25,000 Scholarship Giveaway—this scholarship was created to give students, both undergraduate and graduate, a chance to win up to $25,000 toward college tuition while providing an opportunity to showcase skills in their respective fields of study. With their applications, students will submit original content focused on a specific business category provided. Upon being reviewed, selected entries will be posted on JW Surety Bonds' corporate blog and the student will be entered for a chance to win the $25,000 scholarship at year end. The application deadline is September 30, 2014.
     
  • Kids' Chance of Indiana—scholarships for children of Indiana's fatally and seriously injured workers
     
  • Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship—a $1,500 scholarship with a submission deadline of December 15, 2014
     
  • Nursing:  A list of outside scholarships compiled by the Nursing Program, Indiana State University.
     
  • Scholarships.com—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
     
  • Scholarships 360—daily scholarship features
     
  • Scholarships for Women—information on scholarships for females, including undergraduate and graduate students
     
  • Wabash Valley Community Foundation—information, deadlines, and application instructions for a variety of scholarships
     




Outside Scholarship Procedures

Many students are awarded scholarships by local community organizations to be used towards their educational expenses. Any scholarship that is from a source besides Indiana State University or the federal or state governments is what we call an "outside scholarship." These awards are a component of your total financial need and in calculating your eligibility for financial assistance.

You must follow these procedures to report an outside scholarship to Indiana State:

  1. Complete the Scholarship Notification Form.
     
  2. Submit outside scholarship checks to:

    Office of the Controller
    Parsons Hall
    Indiana State University
    Terre Haute, IN 47809

    Make sure that the student's full name and student ID number are written on the check and that the check is signed.





Last updated: 16 October 2014