We offer the following scholarships to undergraduate students of philanthropy.
Johnson Family Scholars Award
The Johnson Family Scholars Award will provide $4,500 for one academic year to one Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy undergraduate student majoring in philanthropic studies. Underrepresented populations and students with financial need are strongly encouraged to apply.
Undergraduate philanthropic studies students enrolled in a RISE designated course, or enrolled in a course while participating in the RISE to the IUPUI challenge program, are eligible to apply for an IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy RISE scholarship. Scholarships ($1500) are available each semester for students who meet eligibility requirements.
Hearst Undergraduate Scholarship
We are pleased to offer the Undergraduate Hearst Scholarship. Two in-state scholarships ($5000) and one out-of-state scholarship ($10,000) will be awarded each academic year. This scholarship is designed for underrepresented minority students with demonstrated financial need, who also plan to reside in the United States upon completion of their philanthropic studies degree.Learn more about the Undergraduate Hearst Scholarship and Apply
Emily Student Book Scholarship
This award is for Indianapolis students in a philanthropic studies program (undergraduate or graduate, including Ph.D.). International students studying in Indianapolis are eligible to apply. Students must be in good academic standing.
The award is for the purchase of books required for philanthropic studies courses up to $300 per semester.
• Spring Awards – January 17
• Summer Awards – May 1
• Fall Awards – August 1
Make a Difference Scholarship
We are pleased to offer a $500 scholarship for students who have participated in school or community service and want to continue to be involved with helping others. Its purpose is to further develop leadership skills and connect the recipient with a network of other students with similar “service interests.” The recipient must agree to enroll as a fulltime student during his/her freshman year and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program
A program designed for students who demonstrate integrity, dedication, leadership, and a commitment to service. This highly competitive scholarship program provides financial, academic, and programming support to academically motivated and civically engaged students throughout their undergraduate and post-graduate years.
Students selected for this scholarship program receive undergraduate tuition (up to the Indiana
resident rate), fees, a $2,500 study abroad stipend, and books for four years of study. Bepko Scholars also receive two years of on-campus housing and are required to live in the Honors Residential Learning Community their freshman year.
Bepko Scholars who attend IUPUI for graduate or professional study receive $5,000 per year for four years and are named Bepko Fellows.
The Bepko Scholarship’s focus on community service and civic engagement has meshed seamlessly with my interests and my work in the philanthropic studies program.Erin Crowther, B.A. student
Sam H. Jones Scholarship Program
The Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship Program recognizes IUPUI students for previous service to their high school, campus, or community, and supports their continued involvement in educationally meaningful service, leadership, and social advocacy.
The Freshman Service Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a commitment to voluntary service through high school and/or community-based organizations. Freshman Service Scholars agree to enroll in at least nine credit hours per semester, including a required service learning class, volunteer three hours per week and participate in planned community service activities during the year. The Freshman Service Scholarship is $3,000.
Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Scholar Programs
This scholarship is offered due to the generosity and philanthropy of Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox. Applicants must be enrolled as full-time undergraduate students (carrying 12 or more credit hours) on the IUPUI campus, pursuing their first undergraduate degree and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Additionally, the applicant must be a resident of the state of Indiana, demonstrate a commitment to funding his or her own education by working to contribute at least 25 percent of the standard cost of attendance, and be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing upon receipt of the scholarship. The scholarship is approximately $16,000 and renewable up to three years.
Through the Cox Scholarship, I am able to achieve my dreams of a career in the social justice field in the nonprofit sector through an education from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The training from this school is one that continues to help me understand how philanthropy works in the United States and abroad.Stephanie Fulk, B.A. student