Graduate Articulation Grant

This grant assists residents of southwestern Michigan who are enrolled in selected graduate programs at IU South Bend by providing a need-based nonresident tuition grant. Award amounts vary depending on the program and the number of credits in which a student is enrolled. Awards are reviewed and awarded on a semester by semester basis as funds allow. To be considered, the following criteria must be met:

  • Must be a legal U.S. citizen residing in southwestern Michigan
  • Must be pursuing one of the following academic goals: a master’s degree in one of the graduate programs offered by IU South Bend, a graduate certificate program, prerequisite coursework (undergraduate or graduate) required for admission to or in conjunction with a graduate degree program, or a teacher certification program.
  • Must have and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA. (If at any time a student’s semester and/or cumulative GPA falls below 3.0, the student is ineligible to receive the award.)
  • Must submit the Articulation Grant Application and the FAFSA on an annual basis.

For more information, please contact Malissa Ayala, Financial Aid Administrator & Scholarship Coordinator, at 520-4483 or

To apply, please visit the IU South Bend Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships homepage at and select “IU South Bend Paper Applications.” While at the homepage, you can find a link for the Online Scholarship Application, which enables students to be considered for over 200 scholarship opportunities! Also provided is a link to a list of other outside scholarships available to students.