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.

Listed below are resources that may be helpful in locating outside scholarships.

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

Scholarship Search Tools

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.

  • BestColleges.com—visit this site for a list of scholarship opportunities specifically given to female students.
  • CollegeBoard.com—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
  • 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.
  • Fastweb.com—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
  • Finaid.org—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
  • Financial Aid for Minority Students—a comprehensive scholarship list that includes financial aid opportunities exclusively reserved for African-Americans, Hispanics, women, and other specific minority groups, as well as more generalized awards that are made available to applicants belonging to any underrepresented demographic
  • GoodCall.com—visit this site to search for scholarships and to access other helpful resources
  • 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
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund—scholarships for Latino students
  • IN.gov—grants and scholarships offered by the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
  • JW Surety Bonds Scholarship—this scholarship was created to give students a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward college tuition while providing an opportunity to showcase skills in their respective fields of study. With their applications, students will submit original content focused on a specific business category provided. Upon being reviewed, selected entries will be posted on JW Surety Bonds' corporate blog, and the student will be entered for a chance to win the $1,000 scholarship. Deadline is September 30, 2015.
  • Kids' Chance of Indiana—scholarships for children of Indiana's fatally and seriously injured workers
  • 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
  • Nursing—a list of outside scholarships compiled by the Nursing Program, Indiana State University.
  • Point Foundation Scholarships—scholarships for LGBTQ students
  • Scholarships.com—information, tips, and scholarship search tool
  • Scholarships 360—daily scholarship features
  • Scholarships for Women—information on scholarships for females, including undergraduate and graduate students
  • 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.
  • Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship—scholarships available to students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life science field. Deadline is July 27, 2015.
  • Wabash Valley Community Foundation—information, deadlines, and application instructions for a variety of scholarships
  • Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship—scholarships available to students majoring in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or a related life science field. Deadline is July 27, 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: 21 July 2015