School of Education Scholarships

How to apply

Step 1:
Review the scholarship applications and determine for which one(s) you want to apply.

Step 2:
Gather all required materials based on the general eligibility and criteria, in addition to any additional criteria specified for each scholarship. Complete the corresponding online application form by Monday, February 13, 2017, with the exception of the Chism Travel Scholarship and the HESA Travel Scholarship which are due in October (see their individual descriptions for more information).

NOTE: Most scholarships require the submission of recommendation letters from two individuals. If you are applying for more than one scholarship, the same recommendation letters may be used for each application even though you will submit through separate application forms.

What happens next?

  • The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and select finalists by March 1, 2017.
  • The Scholarship Committee will notify the finalists selected to receive the scholarships by March 6, 2017.
  • Finalists are required to attend the Honors Convocation Dinner to accept the scholarship on April 27, 2017.

Please contact either Erin Cassity (ecassity@iupui.edu) or Monica Medina (mmedina@iupui.edu) if you have any questions.

Awarded to a junior or senior student enrolled in the School and pursuing teacher certification who can demonstrate financial need. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Special consideration shall be given to minority students. Students who receive the scholarship for their junior year shall be eligible to apply again for their senior year, so long as they remained qualified.

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For one elementary and one secondary education graduating senior with a cumulative 3.0 GPA who exhibited outstanding service and/or leadership in the teacher preparation program and who worked to support their education at IUPUI. This award is announced at the School’s annual commencement convocation. Students who graduate in December 2016 and May 2017 are eligible to apply.

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Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Education at IUPUI who has a record of academic excellence, leadership, and demonstrated commitment to urban education, with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, students with diverse cultural experiences, and students pursuing dual certification in teacher education and special education.

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Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled in the School with an interest in teaching in public schools in the state of Indiana. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preference will be given to students of Muslim faith, when possible.

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Awarded to students demonstrating academic excellence, leadership, and services.

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Awarded to an undergraduate student who has been accepted into the teacher education program with a secondary education major pursuing certification in Social Studies or Language Arts. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Special consideration shall be given to an undergraduate, non-traditional, returning adult student. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated:

  1. a commitment to social justice and diversity in human relations and
  2. knowledge and understanding of the history of the Jewish Holocaust through individual study, university assignments, or public school classroom activities.

Additional Criteria:
Write a brief essay (500 words or less) on either of the following topics:

  1. “Describe your personal and professional commitment to social justice and diversity in public education.”
  2. “Why is it important to teach the history of the Jewish Holocaust to youth in Indiana?”

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Awarded to an undergraduate student who is enrolled in the School and is interested in becoming teachers in a public school. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to, financially challenged students and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Special consideration given to students of Latino descent and who have been engaged with the Latino community.

Additional Criteria:
Describe the nature of your civic engagement with the Latino/a community (500 words or less).

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Awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the School with an interest in teaching in public schools in the state of Indiana. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preference will be given to students of Muslim faith, when possible.

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Awarded to undergraduate students in the SoE or graduate students enrolled in a teacher preparation program. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preference will be given to African American students who intend to teach in traditional public schools.

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Awarded to a full-time undergraduate students accepted into the Teacher Education program majoring in elementary education with a demonstrated interest in special education, literacy, or early childhood. Must have a 3.0 GPA. Special consideration shall be given to non-traditional, returning female students.

Additional Criteria:
Describe in one paragraph your interest in special education, literacy, or early childhood.

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Awarded to a full or part-time undergraduate student enrolled in school who has achieved the status of either sophomore or junior standing, majoring in elementary education, reading, or language arts, who has a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a G.P.A. of 3.0 on a 4 point scale, and demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be giving to recipients who have been in the upper half of their high school graduating class. In addition, recipient’s participation in extracurricular and service activities will be given consideration. Students who receive the scholarship for their junior year shall be eligible to apply again for their senior year, so long as they remained qualified.

Additional Criteria:
Write a brief essay (500 words or less) describing your intentions to pursue teaching as a profession and indicate how you plan to enhance the education of  young people in Indiana.

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Awarded to students enrolled in the School and admitted into Teacher Education program. Must have a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate financial need. Special consideration shall be given to applicants who will be student teaching during the 2017-18 academic year.

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Awarded to a student (undergraduate, graduate or graduate non-degree certification) pursuing mathematics education with demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students from New Castle, IN or Henry County. Must have a 3.0 GPA.

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Awarded to a graduate student in the transition to teaching program who has an interest in urban education.

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International travel RISE scholarships for undergraduate students, in the SoE at IUPUI, to countries with Muslim populations. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Recipients will be required to learn about Islam, Islamic art and Islamic architecture, encompassing all three, during their international travel and make a presentation on these subjects to fellow SoE faculty and students within 6 months of their return.

Additional Criteria:
Write a brief essay (500 words or less) regarding the country you plan to travel to, and how you will learn about Islam, Islamic art and Islamic architecture, encompassing all three during your international travel. Include a plan for developing a presentation to fellow SoE faculty and students demonstrating this learning.

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