Harriet M. Ivey Student Capstone Award

Overview and Procedures


The Harriet M. Ivey Student Capstone Award was designed to support graduate students by providing funds to enable students to participate in or attend academic related programs that they would not otherwise have the financial means to do. It is intended to provide access and opportunity to students with financial need. Financial need is demonstrated through official financial documentation deemed acceptable by the school. The recipients must be students pursuing the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to candidates from a rural community or small town in Indiana. The award should cover 75 percent or more of the student’s anticipated expenses, up to a maximum of $2,500.

Expenditures may include but are not be limited to travel to national and international nonprofit sector conferences and related fees, participation in the school’s study abroad or international exchange programs, and internship opportunities outside of the Indianapolis area and related travel and housing expenses.


To be eligible for the award applicants are required to submit:

  1. A one-page proposal, which should include a detailed description of the proposed activity (conference, internship opportunity, capstone experience, etc.) and supporting information on the activity and use of funds. Please be as detailed as possible.
  2. A Budget Analysis that outlines your case for support. This section is very important and should provide enough information so that the sub-committee can fully and easily understand the full extent of your need. If you have any questions, please contact Student Services & Admissions at apsop@iupui.edu
  3. FAFSA Application on file at the Office of Student Financial Aid.


Eligible students must apply by December 1 to use funds for summer or May 15 to use funds for fall.