Scholarships 2016-2017

for Entering Freshmen


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  1. $2,500 * award for fall semester
  2. Fifteen (15) awards available
  3. Not renewable, but funded research positions may be available for subsequent semesters
  4. Admission deadline: February 1
  5. Requirements (listed below) must be satisfied by February 1
  6. Open to Indiana and out-of-state residents
  7. Not open to international, online-only, or returning ISU students
  8. All incoming freshmen who are admitted to the University by February 1 and meet the criteria listed below will be eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  9. To be awarded this scholarship, students must be entering ISU in the fall semester.

The Sycamore Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) enables students to work alongside faculty doing hands-on research. To be eligible for consideration, students must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA and 1000 SAT (combined math and critical reading) or 22 ACT (composite). In addition, students must attend an on-campus research day in February.

* Students selected for this award will enroll in a special section of UNIV 299, guaranteeing them a semester-long research experience. In addition, students will have opportunities for continued research during the summer between their freshman and sophomore years.

To view the rules and regulations governing this scholarship, see rules and regulations.

Note:  Students who qualify for the SURF may qualify for other awards. See combining.

The University reserves the right to change scholarships, policies, and award amounts. The right to correct errors is also reserved.

Last updated: 8 October 2015