Incoming Out-of-State Students
New students are encouraged to apply for admission no later than March 1 prior to their initial fall semester to ensure consideration for all scholarships. Many scholarships also require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 10th each year. Some scholarships require a separate application - they are noted below.
Non-Resident Top Scholar Award
This scholarship is designated for outstanding students residing outside the state of Indiana. Students must rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class or earn a 3.75/4.0 grade point average. In addition to GPA, or class rank, students must achieve a combined score of 1700 (with writing component) or 1100 (without writing component) on the SAT or earn an ACT composite score of 25. Recipients are provided an opportunity to attend the University of Southern Indiana while paying in-state tuition and fees. A separate application is not required; the USI Undergraduate Application for Admission serves as the application for the Non-Resident Top Scholar Award.
USI Foundation Scholarships
Students who apply for admission to USI by March 1 of their senior year of high school and complete the FAFSA by March 1 are automatically considered for one of approximately 50 merit-based USI Foundation Scholarships awarded each year. Awards range from $400 to $2,000 per academic year. Scholarship recipients are notified in mid-April.
Army ROTC at USI offers 2, 3, and 4 year scholarships. To apply for four-year ROTC scholarships please go to: www.GoArmy.com/rotc/scholarships.html. Students can choose to apply their scholarship funds to pay for tuition, or to pay for campus housing. Recipients of Army ROTC scholarships can serve on Active Duty, in the Army Reserve, or in the Army National Guard. Students wishing to apply should have a current academic CGPA of 2.5 or higher, and they should be prepared to complete the President's Fitness Test prior to awarding of a scholarship. A physical examination is also required, which is paid for by Army ROTC. Army ROTC scholarships pay 100% of a student's tuition (up to $17,000 per year) and mandatory fees, as well as reimburse students for the purchase of textbooks (up to $600 annually). Recipients of Army ROTC scholarships are paid a monthly stipend during the months they are enrolled in classes. Freshmen receive $250 per month; Sophomores receive $300 per month; Juniors receive $350 per month; Seniors receive $400 per month. Summer benefits are limited to $5,000 tuition, and $200 for books. For more information, contact Major Mark South at (812) 461-5304.
Music Performance Scholarship
Music performance scholarships are available for members of Mid-America Singers and Band. Contact the director of Mid-America Singers and Band in the School of Liberal Arts at 812/464-1736 for audition information.
Individuals interested in assisting with the production of theatrical events may contact the director of Theatre in the Communications Department at 812/464-1734 for information concerning theatre/drama scholarships.
Women's sports include basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, golf, and tennis. Men's sports include basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis, and cross country. Student athletes desiring information on athletic grant-in-aid scholarships may contact the director of Athletics at 812/464-1846.
It is recommended that students attach a list of extra-curricular activities and community service to their USI Admission Application. These scholarships, except as noted, are renewable based upon continued enrollment and maintenance of specific grade point minimums.