University of Southern Indiana

Freshman Scholarships

Scholarship and Financial Aid EstimatorDavid 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 Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math SAT score of 1020 or an ACT composite score of 20. Award amounts vary based upon academic merit and are renewable.  Qualified students who apply by March 1 of their senior year automatically receive the Rice Scholarship based upon their application for admission.

SAT* 1020-1090 1100-1190 1200-1270 1280-1380 1390+
ACT 20-21 22-24 25-26 27-29 30+
4.0+ $2500 $3000 $3500 $4000 $5000
3.9-3.99 $2000 $2500 $3000 $3500 $4000
3.7-3.89 $1500 $2000 $2500 $3000 $3500
3.6-3.69 $1000 $1500 $2000 $2500 $3000
3.4-3.59 $750 $1000 $1500 $2000 $2500
3.0-3.39 $500 $750 $1000 $1500 $2000

  
***All grade point averages above 4.0 are converted to 4.0.
***Learn about renewal criteria for the Rice Merit scholarship.


Presidential Scholarship
Students ranked first or second in their senior class (or students who achieve a 4.0 GPA at a non-ranking high school) may qualify to compete for Presidential Scholarships, which cover full tuition, room and board and provide book stipends. Applicants must attend an accredited high school and earn a combined SAT score of a 1290 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math) or an ACT composite score of 27. Eligible students receive instructions on how to access the Presidential Scholarship application with their initial acceptance. The Presidential Scholar application deadline is December 2.

**Learn about renewal criteria for the Presidential scholarship.


Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Scholarship (B/MD)
The B/MD Scholarship is a competitive award for Indiana residents who plan to pursue medical school. Through an interview process, USI awards full tuition scholarships for four years of undergraduate study as well as provisional acceptance into the Indiana University School of Medicine. To apply for the scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.5/4.0 cumulative high school GPA and a combined composite SAT score of a 1290 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math) or an ACT composite score of 27. The B/MD application deadline is December 15th.

Additional B/MD information including the application.

*Learn about renewal criteria for the B/MD scholarship.


Multicultural Leadership Scholarship
The Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership Scholarship is a competitive award that provides an annual scholarship of $5,000 and is renewable for 4 years. Recipients also participate in an Inclusive Excellence Program that incorporates leadership, community service and cultural experiences throughout the academic year. Students who have a 3.0/4.0 cumulative high school GPA and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations are eligible to apply. The application deadline is January 6, 2017.

Additional Multicultural Leadership Scholarship information and application

*Learn about renewal criteria for the Multicultural Leadership Scholarship.


Army ROTC Scholarships

Find out more about the Army ROTC Scholarship opportunities.


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*:

  • Achieve a minimum 3.5/4.0 cumulative high school GPA
  • Rank in the top 25% of their class
  • Attain a minimum ACT composite score of 24 or a combined critical reading and SAT score of an 1160 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math)

 

**Learn about renewal criteria for the Out-of-State Top Scholar.


Out-Of-State Scholarship
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*:

  • Achieve a cumulative high school GPA in the range of 2.75-3.49/4.0
  • Rank in the top 26-50%
  • Attain an ACT composite score of 21-23 or a combined SAT score of a 1070-1150 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math)

**Learn about renewal criteria for the Out-of-State Scholarship.


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.

**Learn about renewal criteria for the Continue the Tradition Award.

**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.

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