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Top 44 Indiana Scholarships in February 2024

Written by Qiyam Stewart

Qiyam Stewart a former Scholarships360 writer who focuses on scholarships and financial aid. As an Admissions Fellow at Kenyon College, Qiyam has worked in the admissions office and interviewed prospective high school students applying to Kenyon. Qiyam currently attends Kenyon College as a Philosophy major and double concentration in Law & Society and African Diaspora Studies.

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Updated: February 21st, 2024

Between Ohio and Illinois lies Indiana, a state with a rich contribution to American History, including being the state Abraham Lincoln grew up in! If you are an Indiana resident or just want to go to college in the Hoosier state, there are a number of Indiana scholarships available to you!

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$10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Scholarships360

Exclusive
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Scholarships360

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The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

$2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application
1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

Offered by Sallie Mae

Easy Application

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

1 award worth $2,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
Apply

Co-Alliance Cooperative Scholarship Program

Offered by Co-Alliance

30 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior

Offered by Co-Alliance

Introducing the Co-Alliance Cooperative Scholarship Program, a golden opportunity for ambitious high school seniors with a passion for agriculture! This exclusive program aims to support…Show More

Introducing the Co-Alliance Cooperative Scholarship Program, a golden opportunity for ambitious high school seniors with a passion for agriculture! This exclusive program aims to support…Show More

Introducing the Co-Alliance Cooperative Scholarship Program, a golden opportunity for ambitious high school seniors with a passion for agriculture! This exclusive program aims to support college-bound students who are the offspring of Co-Alliance's esteemed local cooperative members. With a generous offering of 30 one-time scholarships worth $1,000 each, Co-Alliance is committed to empowering the next generation of agricultural leaders. Don't miss your chance to sow the seeds of success - apply and reap the rewards!Show Less

30 awards worth $1,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Senior
Get Started

$40,000 BigFuture Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application
Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by The College Board

Easy Application

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Open to US-based high school students in the classes of 2024, 2025, and 2026 - no essay, no minimum GPA, and no citizenship requirements.

Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Apply

Indiana Donor Network Foundation Scholarship

Offered by Indiana Donor Network

Mulitple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 18, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students

Offered by Indiana Donor Network

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student who is the family member of an Indiana organ/tissue donor, transplant recipient, or transplant candidate? If so,…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student who is the family member of an Indiana organ/tissue donor, transplant recipient, or transplant candidate? If so,…Show More

Are you a current or incoming undergraduate student who is the family member of an Indiana organ/tissue donor, transplant recipient, or transplant candidate? If so, you may be eligible for the Indiana Donor Network Foundation Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple relatives of Indiana organ/tissue donors and transplant recipients/candidates who submit the best 2-5-page essays describing their career goals, experience with organ/tissue donation and/or transplantation, and personal goals. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Mulitple awards worth Varies
Deadline Mar 18, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Students
Get Started

Niche $25,000 No Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Niche

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Niche

Easy Application

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships

Offered by Indiana Society of Professional Engineers

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

Offered by Indiana Society of Professional Engineers

The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships are open to Indiana college sophomores, juniors, and seniors pursuing a course of study in engineering. To be…Show More

The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships are open to Indiana college sophomores, juniors, and seniors pursuing a course of study in engineering. To be…Show More

The Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships are open to Indiana college sophomores, juniors, and seniors pursuing a course of study in engineering. To be eligible, applicants and their parents/legal guardian(s) must be Indiana residents, and applicants must either attend an Indiana educational institution or commute daily to a school outside the state. Selected recipients will receive $2,000 to go towards their post-secondary education. If you're an Indiana college sophomore or upperclassman, we encourage you to apply! Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity, and keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000
Deadline Mar 31, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
Get Started

Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation Scholarship

Offered by Indiana Retired Teacher's Association (IRTA)

10 awards worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Indiana Retired Teacher's Association (IRTA)

The Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation Scholarship annually awards $2,000 each to 10 rising college juniors and seniors (current college sophomores and juniors) who are pursuing…Show More

The Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation Scholarship annually awards $2,000 each to 10 rising college juniors and seniors (current college sophomores and juniors) who are pursuing…Show More

The Indiana Retired Teachers Foundation Scholarship annually awards $2,000 each to 10 rising college juniors and seniors (current college sophomores and juniors) who are pursuing a degree in education at an Indiana college or university. To apply, interested students must submit a completed application, an official transcript, and a faculty recommendation letter. If you're a rising college upperclassman at an Indiana university and are pursuing a degree in education, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

10 awards worth $2,000
Deadline Apr 1, 2024
Grade Level College Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

$25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application
1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels

Offered by Bold.org

Easy Application

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

1 award worth $25,000
Deadline Mar 1, 2024
Grade Level All Grade Levels
Apply

Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Twisted Pink

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Twisted Pink

The Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award is open to young adults who have lost a parent to metastatic breast cancer or have financial hardship…Show More

The Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award is open to young adults who have lost a parent to metastatic breast cancer or have financial hardship…Show More

The Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award is open to young adults who have lost a parent to metastatic breast cancer or have financial hardship due to a parent currently living with metastatic breast cancer who wishes to seek higher education as a post-high school graduate. At this time scholarship applications will be considered from individuals living in IN, KY, OH, or TN. To apply for the Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship, submit a written essay about the subject of your choice, no more than five pages in length. Applicants should include proof of nominee qualifications either in the form of an obituary, a copy of the death certificate, or a signed letter from the parents’ medical oncologist. Applications should be submitted to: Twisted Pink – Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award, 8016 Vinecrest Avenue #2, Louisville, KY 40222. Email applications can be sent to [email protected] with the Subject "Jennifer Casey Alderman Legacy Scholarship Award".Show Less

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Frank O’Bannon Grant Program

Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $12,400
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Are you an Indiana resident who plans to enroll in an in-state postsecondary institution? If so, the Frank O'Bannon Grant Program may be a great…Show More

Are you an Indiana resident who plans to enroll in an in-state postsecondary institution? If so, the Frank O'Bannon Grant Program may be a great…Show More

Are you an Indiana resident who plans to enroll in an in-state postsecondary institution? If so, the Frank O'Bannon Grant Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the program awards grants to multiple Indiana residents who (1) have been an Indiana resident by December 31st of the year before applying for aid and (2) enroll/plan to enroll in a post-secondary institution in Indiana. The amount of the award each recipient receives is dependent upon what type of school (e.g. private, public, proprietary) they'll be attending, as well as their EFC (Expected Family Contribution). Eligibility for the grant is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA, which students must complete every year for the possibility of renewal. If you're an Indiana resident who will be pursuing an in-state school, keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

Multiple awards worth $2,000 - $12,400
Deadline Apr 15, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

$10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application
1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students

Offered by CollegeXpress

Easy Application

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school students.

1 award worth $10,000
Deadline May 1, 2024
Grade Level High School Students
Apply

Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or…Show More

The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or…Show More

The Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund honors the legacy of Elaine Chapin by providing financial support to students impacted by multiple sclerosis, whether directly or as a family member. Applications are accepted from November 1st to April 30th, with scholarships up to $1,000 awarded to deserving students. To be eligible, applicants must be US citizens who are currently or will soon be enrolled in an accredited college, university, vocational, or technical school within 300 miles of Elaine Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund's St. Louis (Missouri) offices. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need, academic standing, and the impact of multiple sclerosis on their lives. If you're an eligible incoming or current post-secondary student whose life has been impacted by multiple sclerosis, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $1,000
Deadline Apr 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

21st Century Scholarship

Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jun 30, 2024

Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

The 21st Century Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for income-eligible Indiana middle schoolers to apply to receive up to four years of paid tuition at…Show More

The 21st Century Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for income-eligible Indiana middle schoolers to apply to receive up to four years of paid tuition at…Show More

The 21st Century Scholarship is an incredible opportunity for income-eligible Indiana middle schoolers to apply to receive up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university. Starting in seventh or eighth grade, students are connected to the Scholar Success Program and provided with resources to help them prepare for college and career success. Once in college, Scholars receive support to complete their degrees and connect with career opportunities. If you're a proud Hoosier looking to attend an in-state college, don't pass this opportunity up!Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Get Started

$1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Appily

Easy Application
Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore

Offered by Appily

Easy Application

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

Monthly awards worth $1,000
Deadline Feb 29, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshman, High School Sophomore, High School Junior, College Freshman & College Sophomore
Apply

Adult Student Grant

Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Multiple awards worth $750 - $2,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

The Adult Student Grant is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of working adults starting or completing a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech…Show More

The Adult Student Grant is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of working adults starting or completing a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech…Show More

The Adult Student Grant is specifically designed to meet the unique needs of working adults starting or completing a degree or certificate at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University by providing a $2,000 grant. The grant may be used toward tuition and regularly assessed fees. To be eligible, applicants must: (1) be an Indiana resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen, (2) be financially independent as determined by the FAFSA and demonstrate financial need, (3) be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a course of study leading to an associate, first bachelor's degree, or a certificate at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University, and (4) maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined by your institution. To apply, students must submit the FAFSA and an Adult Student Grant. If you're an adult student at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth $750 - $2,000
Deadline Jun 30, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Jenner AG Furthering AG Education Scholarship Program

Offered by Jenner AG

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jul 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Jenner AG

Are you a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior from Illinois or Indiana who has a passion for agriculture? If so, the…Show More

Are you a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior from Illinois or Indiana who has a passion for agriculture? If so, the…Show More

Are you a high school senior or college freshman, sophomore, or junior from Illinois or Indiana who has a passion for agriculture? If so, the Jenner AG Furthering AG Education Scholarship Program may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship is awarded to multiple Illinois and Indiana residents who are currently or will soon be pursuing an agriculture degree. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply and sow the seeds towards success! Keep on reading to learn more, and watch your dreams blossom.Show Less

Multiple awards worth Varies
Deadline Jul 31, 2024
Grade Level HS Seniors, College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Get Started

$5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application
1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

Offered by Christian Connector

Easy Application

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

1 award worth $5,000
Deadline May 31, 2024
Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
Apply

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
Deadline Aug 31, 2024
Grade Level College Students

Offered by Indiana Commission for Higher Education

The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is open to Black and Hispanic/Latine individuals from Indiana who are planning to teach in an accredited school…Show More

The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is open to Black and Hispanic/Latine individuals from Indiana who are planning to teach in an accredited school…Show More

The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is open to Black and Hispanic/Latine individuals from Indiana who are planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Applicants must be first-time undergraduate students and must agree in writing to apply for teaching positions in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years. To renew the scholarship for subsequent academic years, a recipient must reapply for the scholarship each year and maintain the cumulative grade point average (GPA) required for admission to the institution’s school of education or at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent if the school does not require a minimum GPA. If you're an aspiring Black or Hispanic/Latino teacher from Indiana, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

Multiple awards worth up to $4,000
Deadline Aug 31, 2024
Grade Level College Students
Get Started

Act Six

Offered by Act Six

7 awards worth up to Full Ride
Deadline Nov 28, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen

Offered by Act Six

Are you a college-bound high school senior, high school graduate, or current two-year college student with a passion for making your community and the world…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior, high school graduate, or current two-year college student with a passion for making your community and the world…Show More

Are you a college-bound high school senior, high school graduate, or current two-year college student with a passion for making your community and the world around you a better and more accepting place? Further, do you reside in and are willing to attend an Act Six Program College in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Tacoma-Seatlle, Yakima Valley, Portland-Salem, Spokane (WA), Chicago, or Indianapolis? If so, you may be eligible for Act Six! Act Six is a leadership and scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of young people who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home. Each year, they award multiple full-ride scholarships to help the top applicants thrive in college and beyond. To apply, interested students must complete the Act Six Interest Form, then add "Act Six" to their "My Colleges" List on the Common Application, and submit the Common Application. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

7 awards worth up to Full Ride
Deadline Nov 28, 2024
Grade Level High School Seniors & College Underclassmen
Get Started
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How to win Indiana scholarships

Indiana is home to diverse communities, excellent universities, and rich heritage. If you are a student interested in furthering your education in Indiana, there are many scholarships available. So, how do you win these Indiana scholarships? 

Connect with all that Indiana has to offer

Indiana offers a multitude of scholarships to support students who are pursuing degrees in high-demand fields such as STEM, healthcare, and education. These scholarships are designed to offer students the opportunity to gain valuable skills and expertise in areas where there is a strong demand for workers. 

To win Indiana scholarships, it is imperative to take advantage of these high-demand degree fields. Additionally, many Indiana scholarships are also merit-based, meaning it is important to have high academic achievement and extracurricular involvement for consideration. 

Scholarship application resources for Texas scholarships

In order to distinguish yourself and win Indiana scholarships, you may have to write an essay about yourself. Check out our Scholarships360 guides on how to write a 250 word essay, how to write a 500 word essay, and how to write a scholarship resume to help you through the application process.

Ultimately, the key to winning Indiana scholarships is to showcase your unique strengths and demonstrate your ability to make a positive impact within Indiana and the wider world.  

Indiana college loan debt snapshot

According to the Department of Education, Indiana residents owe $29.8 billion total in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe $32,874 each on average (those numbers do not include private loans). 51.7% of these loan borrowers are under the age of 35. When looking for ways to fund your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow you to take fewer loans. Be sure to apply for as many as you’re eligible. Keep on reading to learn more about top Indiana scholarships, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in Indiana!

Merit scholarships at Indiana colleges and universities

DePauw University

  • Eligibility: Awards are made to incoming first-year students based on academic achievement, leadership, community service and musical talent. Also based on other factors in the admission application such as ACT and SAT scores and GPA
  • Amount: Varies, up to the full cost of tuition 
  • Deadline: Apply for admission to DePauw University by February 1

Indiana University-Purdue University – Indianapolis

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to IUPUI. Must have a 3.5+ high school GPA
  • Amount: $1,000 to $5,000 per year
  • Deadline: February 15; November 15 for priority consideration

Indiana University – Bloomington

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Indiana University – Bloomington. Merit scholarships available for in-state, out-of-state, and international students. Scholarships are made based on high academic achievement shown in admission application
  • Amount: $1,000 to $11,000
  • Deadline: November 1 for in-state and out-of-state students; February 1 for international students

Purdue University

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Purdue University. Based on a review of the admission application
  • Amount: $500 up to full tuition
  • Deadline: November 1 annually

Ball State University

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to Ball State University. Awards are made based on talent, academics, service, or leadership
  • Amount: $4,000 per year for in-state students; $14,000 per year for out-of-state students
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to Ball State University

University of Indianapolis

  • Eligibility: Incoming first-year students to University of Indianapolis. Must show high academic achievement in admission application
  • Amount: $10,000 up to the full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Considered upon application to University of Indianapolis

University of Notre Dame

  • Eligibility: First-year Notre Dame students. Awards are made based on highly competitive academic records, demonstrated leadership, and service to your community
  • Amount: $10,000 up to the full cost of tuition
  • Deadline: Considered upon admission to University of Notre Dame

Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

In-state tuition is the rate that students pay to attend a public or state college in their state of residence. Public colleges receive state funding in order to lower the rates learners pay as well as they receive a majority of funding through taxes paid by in-state residents. This is why students who attend in-state institutions often pay much less than out-of-state students. 

Here are a few well-known Indiana universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:

Ball State University

  • In-state tuition: $8,434
  • Out-of-state tuition: $25,918

Indiana University – Bloomington

  • In-state tuition: $11,560
  • Out-of-state tuition: $39,510

Purdue University

  • In-state tuition: $9,992
  • Out-of-state tuition: $28,794

How do you get in-state tuition?

In-state tuition reduces the cost of Indiana tuition significantly. Therefore, you are probably wondering how you can qualify for in-state tuition in Indiana. 

Students must fulfill certain criteria, which include domicile, duration of residence, intent to remain, and financial independence. “Domicile” means that you must establish a permanent and primary residence in Indiana. The specific duration of residency required can vary by state, but you will need to reside in Indiana for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the start of the academic term. Then, you should demonstrate your intent to remain in Indiana beyond your education. This  can be done by obtaining an Indiana driver’s license and registering to vote in Indiana. Lastly, it is important to note that some institutions require that your parents or legal guardians establish residency in Indiana in order to qualify for in-state tuition.

Overall, it is important to verify with the institutions you are interested in to find out their specific requirements for establishing residency to receive in-state tuition in Indiana. 

Does Indiana have tuition reciprocity? 

Yes, the state of Indiana has tuition reciprocity as part of the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) through the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC). SARA intends to make it easier for students to take online courses offered by postsecondary institutions based in another state. 

Additionally, there is tuition reciprocity between Indiana and Ohio as well as Indiana and Kentucky. This means that Indiana is expanding education opportunities in both Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky while limiting the cost of such expansion to the taxpayers of these states. The intended outcomes of this tuition reciprocity is to increase the availability of programs to residents of all three states. 

Additional Indiana resources

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Browse a list of scholarships for Indiana residents of various backgrounds, skills, and areas of study.

College of Arts and Sciences Department of Art and Design scholarships

Scholarships for students studying Art and Design at Indiana State University.

EARN Indiana

EARN stands for “Employment Aid Readiness Network.” It is Indiana’s work-study program. Students with financial need have access to paid internships that build work experience!

FAFSA guide

On October 1st of every year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens nationwide. As soon as they are able, Arkansas students should complete the FAFSA to be eligible for federal student aid as well as some scholarships.

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Scholarships are one of the best ways to lessen tuition costs. Students should consider applying for scholarships that are specifically designed for their unique demographic. Women, high school seniors and Black students can take advantage of specific scholarship opportunities. Some scholarships require essays and applications, but others are no-essay scholarships, making the application process easier. Remember, Scholarships360 is here to provide valuable resources for students!

Frequently asked questions about Indiana scholarships

Does Indiana offer free college?

There are many full-tuition scholarships such as the 21st Century Scholars program. In addition, there are several other state-sponsored scholarships that award around $2,000 – $9,000. Be sure to browse around for full-tuition scholarships in Indiana!

How do I increase my chances of winning an Indiana scholarship?

Students can increase their chances of winning an Indiana scholarship by researching and applying for multiple scholarships, meeting all eligibility criteria and submitting a strong application.

Can out-of-state students receive scholarships to attend Indiana colleges?

Yes! Out-of-state students may be eligible for some Indiana scholarships. However, many Indiana scholarships are reserved for Indiana residents, so double-check the scholarship requirements.
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