updated: 12/8/2010 11:10:47 AM
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis says it plans to double the value of its Chancellor's Scholarships for high achieving high school students. Eligible students will receive $8,000 per year for four years as long as they remain enrolled full-time at IUPUI.
Source: Inside INdiana Business
December 8, 2010
IUPUI has announced an early Christmas present for high achieving high school students in Indiana who choose to enroll at the Indianapolis campus: it will double to $8,000 the dollar value of the scholarship these students receive.
Beginning in the fall semester of 2011, IUPUI will award Chancellorís Scholarships to any incoming Indiana high school student who earned a grade point average of 3.75 and scored at least 1250 on the SAT or 27 on the ACT.
The students will receive $8, 000 a year for four years, for a total of $32,000, as long as they are enrolled full-time at IUPUI, regardless of their major, and maintain a grade point average of 3.3.
Further, Chancellorís Scholars are automatically admitted to the IUPUI Honors College. The Honors College provides access to specialized advising, state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities to conduct research and participate in leadership development.
The Chancellorís Scholarship is expected to attract more than 100 new scholars to IUPUI next fall. Previously, high achieving in-coming high school students at IUPUI were awarded a $4,000 annual scholarship.
Increasing the dollar value of the scholarship reflects the commitment of the campus to attracting and retaining high ability students and supporting the development of the Honors College, which opened in 2009, said Rebecca E. Porter, PhD, PT, Executive Director of Enrollment Services & Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Services.
The number of high achieving students increased by 15 percent and the number of valedictorian and Salutatorians attending IUPUI grew by 23 percent this fall, compared to a year ago.
Students interested in the scholarship should apply soon to meet a February 1, 2011 deadline for scholarship consideration.