IUPUI Doubles Value of Scholarships for Incoming High Achieving High School Students
December 1, 2010
- Rich Schneider
View Related Releases:
IUPUI has announced an early holiday present for high achieving high school students in Indiana who choose to enroll at the Indianapolis campus. IUPUI will double to $8,000 the dollar value of the scholarship these students receive.
Beginning in the fall semester of 2011, IUPUI will award the Chancellor’s Scholarship to any incoming Indiana high school student who earned a grade point average of 3.75 and scored at least 1250 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT.
These students will receive $8,000 a year for four years, for a total of $32,000, as long as they are enrolled full-time at IUPUI, regardless of their major, and maintain a grade point average of 3.3.
Further, Chancellor’s Scholars are automatically admitted to the IUPUI Honors College. The IUPUI Honors College provides access to specialized advising, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities to conduct research and participate in leadership development.
The Chancellor’s Scholarship is expected to attract more than 100 new scholars to IUPUI next fall.
Previously, high achieving incoming high school students at IUPUI were awarded a $4,000 annual scholarship.
Increasing the dollar value of the scholarship reflects the commitment of the campus to attracting and retaining high ability students and supporting the development of the IUPUI Honors College, which opened in 2009, said Rebecca E. Porter, PhD, PT, Executive Director of Enrollment Services & Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services.
Chancellor’s Scholarship recipients will be encouraged to participate in the RISE (Research, International Study, Service Learning and Experiential Learning) to the Challenge IUPUI initiative which engages students more deeply in their learning and contributes to their intellectual and professional development in unique ways. Each student will be challenged to include at least two RISE experiences in their degree program .
The number of high achieving students increased by 15 percent and the number of high school valedictorian and salutatorians attending IUPUI grew by 23 percent this fall, compared to a year ago.
Students interested in the scholarship should apply soon to meet a February 1, 2011 deadline for scholarship consideration.