Outside Scholarships


In addition to scholarships offered by Indiana State University and the ISU Foundation, a variety of awards and scholarships are offered by outside sources, including state, regional, and national organizations.

Students who have been awarded outside scholarships should follow these procedures for reporting outside scholarships to Indiana State University.

Listed below are resources that may be helpful in locating and applying for outside scholarships. Before beginning a scholarship search, please read this scam alert from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

  • Custom Furniture Scholarship—a $1,000 scholarship with a submission deadline of December 15, 2015.
  • Custom Jewelry Scholarship—a $1,000 scholarship with a submission deadline of December 15, 2015.
  • Drug Reporter Disability Scholarship—a $1,000 scholarship to help a student who has overcome physical and learning disabilities in the quest to attend law school. To be eligible, the student must be accepted at or attending a 4-year college program or accepted at or attending law school within the U.S. All candidates must have a medically-documented physical disability or learning disability, verified by a doctor. Deadline is December 31, 2015.
  • Frank L. Greathouse Government Accounting Scholarship—two scholarships ($8,000 each) for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time in a university or college preparing for a career in state and local government finance in the United States or Canada. Undergraduate students must be in the process of completing at least their junior year by the time the scholarship is awarded. Deadline is February 19, 2016.
  • GoodCall Scholarship—a $2,500 scholarship that is open to all undergraduate and graduate students. The deadline is July 31, 2015. Students should write a 400-500 word personal statement detailing an important decision they've made in their life. This award is also open in the Fall / Winter timeframe with a December 31 deadline. Students can apply for this scholarship at www.goodcall.com/scholarship
  • Jeffrey Wayne Johnson Scholarship—this scholarship is open to Owen County residents who are pursuing post-secondary education. Applicants must be enrolled in undergraduate studies at Indiana State University. Deadline is January 15, 2016.
  • Learn.org—academic scholarships ranging from $500 - $1,000 for students looking to pursue degrees in various areas, including nursing and medical assisting, art and design, computer technology and information systems, social sciences, business, communications and journalism, information systems and technology management, psychology and counseling, and education and teaching. Selection is based on academic history, extracurricular activities, and employment history. Deadline is April 1, 2016.
  • Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Scholarship—a $4,000 scholarship to be awarded to a student whose life has been impacted by cancer (not limited to mesothelioma). The deadline for the spring 2016 award is December 1, 2015.
  • Mesothelioma Center Scholarship Essay Contest—scholarships for students who bring awareness to asbestos-related cancers
  • Minorities in Government Finance Scholarship—four scholarships ($8,000 each) for minority students of public administration, (governmental) accounting, finance, political science, economics or business administration (with a specific focus on government or nonprofit management) at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate level. Deadline is February 19, 2016.
  • Shear Comfort Scholarship—a $1,500.00 scholarship for a student enrolled either in an engineering program related to the development of vehicles (mechanical engineering, automotive, aerospace, production, electrical, etc.), Automotive Technology, or a similar program related to the automotive industry at an accredited college or university in Canada or the United States. Two scholarships are awarded per year. Deadline for fall semester 2015 scholarship is October 15. Deadline for spring semester 2016 scholarship is April 15.
  • Store Coach eCommerce Entrepreneur Scholarship—a $1,000 scholarship to help fund students who are interested in successfully running their own online businesses in the future. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full or part time at an accredited university during the 2015-2016 school year. Deadline is December 1, 2015.

Outside Scholarship Procedures

Many students are awarded scholarships by local community organizations to be used towards their educational expenses. Any scholarship that is from a source besides Indiana State University or the federal or state governments is what we call an "outside scholarship." These awards are a component of your total financial need and in calculating your eligibility for financial assistance.

You must follow these procedures to report an outside scholarship to Indiana State:

  1. Complete the Scholarship Notification Form.
  2. Submit outside scholarship checks to:

    Office of the Controller
    Parsons Hall
    Indiana State University
    Terre Haute, IN 47809

    Make sure that the student's full name and student ID number are written on the check and that the check is signed.

Last updated: 29 October 2015