Chancellor's Merit Award
The Chancellor’s Merit Award is intended to promote the enrollment of high ability students at IU South Bend pursuing their first bachelors degree. To determine award eligibility, entering students will have their admissions application reviewed once they are fully admitted to the university. A limited number of awards are available each year and will continue to be awarded until exhausted. Students are not required to submit a separate application for this award. Awards will be based on the following criteria.
To be eligible for this award, incoming freshman must meet the following:
Graduate from a U.S. high school or state recognized home school program with a college preparatory curriculum,
Have a minimum 3.3 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale,
An SAT critical reading and math combined score of 950 or higher (21 or higher composite score on the ACT), and
be formally admitted without condition (students will not be reviewed until they have been granted full admission status).
To be eligible for this award, transfer students must meet the following:
Transfer from a U.S. college outside the state of Indiana with at least 26 transferable credit hours, and
Have earned a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in previous collegiate coursework.
Note: Transfer students with fewer than 26 transferable credit hours are required to meet the high school record and test score requirements listed above. Priority will be given to students pursuing their first bachelors' degree.
The Chancellor’s Merit Award will provide approximately half of the difference in tuition between the in- and out-of-state tuition rate. Awards require continuous enrollment in fall and spring semesters, full time enrollment during the fall and spring semesters, and the completion of at least 30 credit hours during the academic year (Fall, Spring and Summer).
The Chancellor’s Merit Award is automatically renewable if students meet the following criteria:
Maintain a cumulative B average,
Maintain a minimum of full time enrollment in each of the fall and spring semesters, and
Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours during the academic year (an academic year consists of Fall, Spring and the following Summer Sessions).
A limited number of awards are available. Please click here to review the specific criteria and download the application, which pertains to both of the following awards. Applications are due no later than the beginning of the term you are entering IU South Bend.
The Michiana Economic Development Merit Award
- Available for tuition purposes to graduate students who are legal U.S. citizens but are non-residents of Indiana. This scholarship allows a limited number of qualified students to receive a scholarship of $300 per credit hour, with a maximum of 45 credit hours per student.
The Articulation Grant for Graduate Students
- Available to students who reside in Southwestern Michigan pursuing one of the following academic goals: a master’s degree in a graduate program offered by IU South Bend; a graduate certificate program; coursework (undergraduate or graduate) required for admission to or in conjunction with a graduate degree program; or a teacher certification program. Award amounts vary depending on the program and the number of credits in which a student is enrolled. Students receive $178 per credit hour for undergraduate courses, $200 per credit hour for graduate courses in the Master of Social Work program, $221 per credit hour for graduate courses in the School for Business and Economics, $265 per credit hour for graduate courses in Nursing, and $187 per credit hour for graduate courses in other schools or colleges.
Application deadline is March 1.