B.A. Scholarships

Scholarship Opportunities: Undergraduate Students

We offer the following scholarships to undergraduate students of philanthropy.

Thomasson Scholarship

Students applying to major in philanthropic studies are eligible to apply for this merit-based scholarship, open to both Indiana residents and out-of-state students. The gift will provide a scholarship equivalent to the cost of tuition and fees, room and board and books, as well as support for a semester of study abroad.

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COVID-19 Relief Scholarship

The COVID-19 health crisis has negatively impacted many people who want to pursue a degree from our school. The COVID-19 Relief Scholarship will provide $500 per class for Indiana residents and $1,500 per class for non-residents who have experienced some hardship. This scholarship is for the fall 2020 semester only.

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Internship Scholarship

We are proud to offer this scholarship to help offset the burden you face when completing an unpaid internship.

The scholarship is open to undergraduate students who are participating in their approved 150-hour internship in the summer 2020 or fall 2020 semester. Undergraduate scholarships are valued at $1,500. The deadline to apply is June 1 for summer distribution and August 1 for fall distribution.

You must have secured an approved internship before submitting an application for this scholarship.

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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.

Priority Deadlines:
• Spring Awards – January 17
• Summer Awards – May 1
• Fall Awards – August 1

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University scholarships

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.

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.