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David L. Rice Merit Scholarship
This is the primary scholarship offered by the University of Southern Indiana to all eligible applicants (in-state and out-of-state) with permanent residency in the U.S. To qualify, students must achieve a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and one of the following scores: a combined Critical Reading and Math SAT score of 940 or a combined Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math **RSAT score of 1020 or an ACT composite score of 20. Award amounts vary based upon academic merit and are renewable. Qualified applicants automatically receive the Rice Scholarship upon acceptance to USI.
*SAT is combination of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math Scores (began March 2016)
***All grades above 4.0 are converted to 4.0.
***Learn about renewal criteria for the Rice Merit scholarship.
Out-of-State Top Scholar Award
University provides awards which pay the difference between non-resident and Indiana resident tuition. The current value is approximately $10,242 annually for students taking 30 credit hours per year. To be eligible applicants must meet one of the following criteria and live on campus for the first year*:
*RSAT = redesigned SAT as of March 2016 testing date
Provides a tuition discount for out-of-state students equal to 120% of the in-state tuition rate (currently valued at $8,833.20 per year). To be eligible, applicants must meet one of the following criteria and live on campus for the first year*:
*RSAT = Redesigned SAT as of March 2016 testing date
Continue the Tradition Award
Provides tuition waiver which will net out-of-state tuition down to in-state tuition rates. Non-Indiana residents who are admissible to USI and have a parent (biological or adopted) or grandparent that has earned a Bachelor’s, Masters or Doctorate degree from USI are eligible for this waiver.
**There will be caveats in place for students that live in Illinois and are close enough to commute, and processes in place should housing be at capacity.