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WPCI Hortense Myers Scholarship

The Women's Press Club of Indiana (WPCI) offers the Hortense Myers Scholarship of $1,000 to college junior students to further their education in journalism degree in Indiana.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
February 12, 2024
Application Deadline
April 12, 2024
Open
$1,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$4,000
1 Award Winner

American Electric Power Scholarship

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) offers the American Electric Power Scholarship to an eligible student enrolled in an ABET-accredited school who demonstrates an interest in power engineering.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Junior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2022
Application Deadline
February 18, 2023
Closed
$4,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$10,000
3 Award Winners

Eli Lilly & Company Make Life Better Scholarship Program

The Eli Lilly & Company Make Life Better Scholarship Program awards up to $10,000 to seven college sophomore students in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore
Application Open Date
August 4, 2022
Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
Closed
$10,000
3 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000
6 Award Winners

La Plaza Scholarship Fund

The Central Indiana Community Foundation offers La Plaza Scholarship Fund to six deserving students from across Indiana pursuing four-year undergraduate degree programs. Hispanic and Latino students are given preference.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
November 2, 2022
Application Deadline
March 2, 2023
Closed
$2,000
6 Award Winners
Closed
$3,500
30 Award Winners

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – College Students

The Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to undergraduate students who live in states with Regions' full service and are enrolled in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Closed
$3,500
30 Award Winners
Closed
$5,000
30 Award Winners

Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Contest – High School Seniors

The Scholarship Contest awards 30 scholarships to high school senior students who live in states with Regions' full service and plan to enroll in undergraduate programs of their choice.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
March 31, 2023
Closed
$5,000
30 Award Winners
Closed
$500–$1,000
10 Award Winners

IUYA Scholarship

The Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance offers the IUYA Scholarship of $1,000 to 10 undocumented high school senior and graduate students in Indiana to pursue higher education at accredited institutions.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
April 23, 2023
Closed
$500–$1,000
10 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner

Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships

Indiana Society of Professional Engineers offers the ISPE-EF Scholarship of $2,000 to college students in Indiana to complete their engineering studies. Applicants must be based in Indiana.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
February 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 1, 2023
Closed
$2,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
2 Award Winners

Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarship

Kaufman & Stigger Injury Lawyers offers two Alberta C. Kaufman Scholarships of $1000 per recipient to high school seniors and undergraduate students to pursue an undergraduate degree.

Eligible Grades
High School Junior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
March 10, 2023
Application Deadline
May 10, 2023
Closed
$1,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners

¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program

The ¡Lánzate!/Take Off! Higher Education Travel Award program offers 185 $1,500 flight e-passes to undergraduate and graduate students who travel away from home to study.

Eligible Grades
Undergraduate – Postgraduate
Application Open Date
March 1, 2023
Application Deadline
May 15, 2023
Closed
$1,500
185 Award Winners
Closed
$650–$9,200
1 Award Winner

Frank O’Bannon Grant

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education offers the Frank O'Bannon Grant to high school graduate and undergraduate students in Indiana who require financial support to further their education.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
February 15, 2023
Application Deadline
May 20, 2023
Closed
$650–$9,200
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
15 Award Winners

Indiana Latino Institute Academic Scholarship

The Indiana Latino Institute awards the Academic Scholarship To 15 high school graduates and undergraduate students to further their education in the fields of their choice at specified universities and colleges.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
November 5, 2022
Application Deadline
May 31, 2023
Closed
$1,000
15 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
8 Award Winners

Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship

Busey Bank Bridge Scholarship program offers eight $1,000- scholarships to high school graduates and undergraduate students to further their education. Applicants must be residing in Florida, Indiana, or Northern Illinois.

Eligible Grades
High School Graduate – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
May 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 30, 2023
Closed
$1,000
8 Award Winners
Closed
$500–$5,000
32 Award Winners

KASF Midwestern Regional Chapter Scholarships

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation offers scholarships for all academic levels ranging from $500 to $5,000 to eligible students to complete their desired degrees. Applicants must demonstrate financial need.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Graduate
Application Open Date
April 1, 2023
Application Deadline
June 30, 2023
Closed
$500–$5,000
32 Award Winners
Closed
$6,000–$40,000
1 Award Winner

Fund Your Future Scholarship for Hospitality Students

There’s no need to sweat it out when you can apply for a hospitality student's scholarship in Chicago.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
July 1, 2023
Closed
$6,000–$40,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$1,000
10 Award Winners

Indiana Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) offers Section One AWWA Operator Scholarship of $1,000 to 10 current water operators in Indiana to further their education and advance their careers.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
July 12, 2023
Closed
$1,000
10 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000–$4,000
1 Award Winner

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education offers the William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $4,000 to minority students who intend to become teachers in Indiana.

Eligible Grades
College Freshman
Application Open Date
January 1, 2023
Application Deadline
August 31, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$4,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$20,000–$60,000
1 Award Winner

Evans Scholars Program

The Evans Scholars Foundation, administered by the Western Golf Association, offers up to $60,000- scholarships to deserving caddies to pursue undergraduate degrees in Ohio.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – College Freshman
Application Open Date
August 1, 2023
Application Deadline
October 15, 2023
Closed
$20,000–$60,000
1 Award Winner
Closed
$500
30 Award Winners

Study.com November Scholarships

The Study.com November Scholarships offer 30 students in any field of study from the United States or 25 specific states a $500 scholarship each to pursue their undergraduate studies.

Eligible Grades
All
Application Open Date
May 2, 2023
Application Deadline
November 1, 2023
Closed
$500
30 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
2 Award Winners

First Amendment Freedoms Art & Essay Contest

The Anti-Defamation League offers the First Amendment Freedom Art & Essay Contest with awards between $1,000 and $5,000 to two high and middle school students to further their education.

Eligible Grades
Middle School – High School Senior
Application Open Date
September 10, 2023
Application Deadline
December 31, 2023
Closed
$1,000–$5,000
2 Award Winners
Closed
$2,000
28 Award Winners

InspirASIAN Scholarship Program

The InspirASIAN Scholarship Program awards $2,000 to qualifying high school senior and graduate students and undergraduate student in one of 18 states of InspirASIAN Chapter to complete their degrees.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
November 15, 2023
Application Deadline
January 31, 2024
Closed
$2,000
28 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000
25 Award Winners

InspirASIAN Scholarships

InspirASIAN National Scholarships and InspirASIAN State Scholarships are annual programs offering $2,000 and $1,000 to selected high school students for college studies.

Eligible Grades
High School Senior
Application Open Date
November 1, 2023
Application Deadline
January 31, 2024
Closed
$1,000
25 Award Winners
Closed
$1,125
2 Award Winners

American Transmission Co. Scholarship

The American Transmission Co. Scholarship, administered by the Society of Women Engineers, supports female students from Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana enrolled in engineering-related majors.

Eligible Grades
College Sophomore – College Senior
Application Open Date
December 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 1, 2024
Closed
$1,125
2 Award Winners
Closed
$1,000–$6,000
1 Award Winner

Lynn E. and Carol Arnold Memorial Endowed Scholarship

The scholarship is for a high school senior or undergraduate student seeking a degree in manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, fabrication, welding, metal working, and other related engineering fields

Eligible Grades
High School Senior – Undergraduate
Application Open Date
November 1, 2023
Application Deadline
February 1, 2024
Closed
$1,000–$6,000
1 Award Winner

About Indiana Scholarships

Indiana is home to a variety of scholarship opportunities for both incoming and current college students. Private organizations, corporations, foundations, and the state government provide these scholarships which range from need-based to merit-based awards. In addition to these private scholarships, Indiana also offers several state programs such as the Higher Education Award Program, 21st Century Scholars Program, and the Frank O’Bannon Scholarship Grant Program to assist students with their education costs. Regardless of whether a student is an incoming or current college student, Indiana has numerous resources available to help give them the opportunity for higher education success.

Many of these scholarships are extremely competitive, so it is important for applicants to do their research and prepare a strong application. Additionally, most scholarships require students to demonstrate financial need or maintain a certain GPA; therefore, it is crucial to understand the eligibility requirements before applying. With the right preparation and dedication, Indiana college students can take advantage of these scholarship opportunities and gain access to a high quality education at an affordable cost.

Why study in Indiana

Indiana boasts more than 130 public and private colleges and universities, offering a variety of options for students looking for the right fit from large public institutions such as Purdue University and Indiana University Bloomington, to smaller liberal arts schools such as Wabash College and DePauw University. The state also features numerous technical, vocational, and career-focused schools that can provide students with hands-on learning in specific fields. Additionally, higher education in Indiana is affordable; many universities offer tuition discounts or grants to in-state students who demonstrate financial need.

When it comes to work, Indiana enjoys a low cost of living, good infrastructure, and access to major cities such as Chicago and Indianapolis. It is believed that Indiana is becoming increasingly attractive to employers looking to locate their businesses in the Midwest. In fact, Indiana has been ranked one of the top 10 states for doing business by CNBC and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Indiana offers a great quality of life, with jobs in many different industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, technology, and finance. The state has numerous tax incentives and resources to help them thrive. Indiana also has an educated population with a high rate of college graduates, which is attractive to employers looking to hire talented employees.

Cost of College in Indiana

The cost of college in Indiana can vary widely based on the type of school, its location and other factors. Generally speaking, tuition for a two-year public college or university in the state averages $6,974 per year for in-state students, while four-year public schools average $8,744 annually. Private colleges and universities can range from an average of $22,512 per year and upwards to $50,000. The three most affordable schools in Indiana are the University of Southern Indiana ($6,976), Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington ($4,064), and Vincennes University ($8,744). While these schools offer quality education, prospective students should make sure that their chosen school offers the programs and services they are seeking. Ultimately, only you can decide which college or university is right for you based on your individual needs and preferences.

Best colleges in Indiana

Indiana is home to some of the best colleges in the nation. According to US News & World Report, Indiana University – Bloomington is the top-ranked college in Indiana, coming in at No. 88 nationally. Purdue University – West Lafayette follows close behind, ranking at No. 93 nationally and No. 2 in the state of Indiana. Other well-known universities in the state, including Indiana Wesleyan University and Butler University, rank in the top 200 nationally. For students looking for a quality education in Indiana, these universities offer world-class academics and an array of extracurricular activities. Each university has its own unique culture, allowing students to find their perfect fit for college. With so many universities to choose from, Indiana is a great place for students to pursue their academic dreams.

Best 5 scholarships in Indiana 2023

There are a lot of scholarships available in Indiana – so we gathered five of the best value ones- from our list of 25 scholarships that have the easiest application process. These scholarships are open to Indiana students, some are open to students across the U.S., and have minimal application requirements.

ScholarshipAward Amount
Fund Your Future Scholarship$6,000-$40,000
Frank O’Bannon Grant$650-$9,200
Lynn E. and Carol Arnold Memorial Endowed Scholarship$1,000-$6,000
Bechtel Corporation Scholarship$5,000
Study.com September Scholarships$500

Indiana scholarships for high school seniors 2023

Scholarships for high school students in Indiana are essential for helping young people achieve their dreams and empowering the Indiana communities with the power of higher learning. For students and families, scholarships provide much-needed financial assistance that opens doors to higher education opportunities. The Regions Foundation sponsors the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Competition of $5,000 to honor the achievements of Black Americans who motivate others to make a difference in their communities. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation also sponsors the Lynn E. and Carol Arnold Memorial Endowed Scholarship of up to $5,000 to support students seeking a degree in mechanical engineering, manufacturing engineering, metallurgical engineering, fabrication, welding, metal working, and other closely related engineering fields.

Indiana scholarships for women 2023

Unfortunately, women face a multitude of challenges in Indiana, from gender-based pay disparities to lack of access to reproductive health care. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, full-time female employees in Indiana earn only 82 cents for every dollar earned by their male counterparts. This leads to an annual wage gap of nearly $13,000 per year. Women also lack access to health care providers offering comprehensive reproductive health services and information, due to limited funding for family planning programs and restrictions on insurance coverage. In addition, many women in the state experience workplace discrimination based on their gender or race. These challenges are compounded by a lack of economic opportunity and support for women in the state, which make it difficult for them to get ahead and secure a brighter future.

All this adds to further barriers when it comes to higher education. Scholarships are vital for many women across the state to continue their higher education and pursue their dreams. Scholarships for women break the barriers of access to higher education, especially those from disadvantaged communities, for they face a number of financial and cultural obstacles. Educational institutions along with governmental entities and private organizations fund a lot of female students to help break the gender gap in the workplace. The Society of Women Engineers offers the Bechtel Corporation Scholarship of $5,000 to support young female engineers. The same organization also funds the American Transmission Co. Scholarship of $1,125 to support women enrolled in engineering, engineering technology, or computer science.

Tips for Winning Indiana Scholarships

1. Start Early: Scholarship deadlines vary, and some may come up quickly during the academic year. Begin researching and applying for scholarships as soon as possible to give yourself the best chance of being awarded a scholarship.

2. Know Your Resources: Indiana college students have access to numerous resources when searching for scholarships. Utilize online and print resources, such as the Indiana Student Financial Aid site and campus-specific scholarship databases to explore all of your options. Additionally, reach out to college counselors and financial aid officers who may be able to guide you in the right direction.

3. Stay Organized: With so many scholarships available, it’s important to stay organized by creating a spreadsheet to track deadlines and other important information. Additionally, don’t forget to follow up with the scholarship committees after submitting your applications in order to ensure that they received the necessary documentation.

By following these tips, Indiana college students can increase their chances of being awarded scholarships and achieving financial success. Good luck!

Frequently asked questions

What are the top schools in Indiana?

The University of Notre Dame ranks 18th among the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for a scholarship here, check out the La Plaza Scholarship Fund. Purdue University–West Lafayette ranks around 51st on the list of the top national universities in the United States. Frank O’Bannon Grant is a great way to fund your studies at the university.Indiana University–Bloomington ranks 72nd on the list of the top national universities in the United States. If you’re looking for financial help, try the Indiana Society of Professional Engineers Scholarships.

Where does Indiana rank in education?

Indiana ranks 30th on a list of most educated states and 28th in terms of the best public school systems. Read our reports on 2022 Most & Least Educated States and States with Best & Worst Public School Systems for more.

Are there any scholarships for minorities in Indiana?

Most of the scholarships available in Indiana are open to all students across the state without any prejudices. Some of these are created for students of minorities like the Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Competition, for example.

Are there scholarships in Indiana for college students?

There are 25 Indiana scholarships that call for applications from college students. Most of the scholarships in Indiana are for those already enrolled in a college or university, or those who will be soon.

Are there college-specific scholarships that I can apply for?

Yes! If you are a graduating high school student or attending college for the first time, you will find that some colleges offer scholarships for freshmen. These scholarships are usually automatically awarded based on academic merit, so you do not have to specifically apply for the scholarship. You just have to apply to college or university and perform well in high school. If you study towards a STEM degree, there are plenty of college-specific scholarships to freshmen and other college grade levels in this field too.