Fall 2021 Indiana Freshman Scholarships
Scholarships are awarded based upon application for admission. Scholarship criteria are subject to change. Scholarships are evaluated each June, at which time criteria and values are confirmed for students who will begin applying in August.
David L. Rice Merit Scholarship
This is the primary scholarship offered by the University of Southern Indiana to all eligible applicants residing in Indiana or qualifying counties in Kentucky and Illinois based on academic performance. Qualified applicants automatically receive the Rice Scholarship based upon their admission to USI.
Award amounts: $1,000 - $4,000
Scholarships that require additional applications:
Students ranked first or second in their senior class (or students who achieve a 4.0 GPA at a non-ranking high school) may qualify to compete for Presidential Scholarships, which cover full tuition, room and board and provide book stipends. Applicants must attend an accredited high school and earn a combined SAT score of a 1280 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math) or an ACT composite score of 27. Eligible students receive instructions on how to access the Presidential Scholarship application with their initial acceptance. The Presidential Scholar application deadline is January 8, 2021.
Baccalaureate/Doctor of Medicine Scholarship (B/MD)
The B/MD Scholarship is a competitive award for Indiana residents who plan to pursue medical school. Through an interview process, USI awards full tuition scholarships for four years of undergraduate study as well as provisional acceptance into the Indiana University School of Medicine. To apply for the scholarship, students must have a minimum 3.5/4.0 cumulative high school GPA and a combined composite SAT score of a 1280 (Evidence-Based Reading/Writing + Math) or an ACT composite score of 27. The B/MD application deadline is January 8, 2021.
Additional B/MD information including the application.
Multicultural Leadership Scholarship
The Harolyn Torain Multicultural Leadership Scholarship is a competitive award that provides an annual scholarship of $5,000. Recipients also participate in an Inclusive Excellence Program that incorporates leadership, community service and cultural experiences throughout the academic year. Students who have a 3.0/4.0 cumulative high school GPA and have demonstrated leadership in multicultural school or community activities or organizations are eligible to apply. The Multicultural Leadership Scholarship deadline is January 8, 2021.
Admitted students can take advantage of AwardSpring, a unified scholarship application that faculty and staff utilize to award Foundation scholarships. This one application serves as the application to all Foundation scholarships for which a student is eligible. Students can click on the AwardSpring icon throught MyUSI (available in late September) and begin completing a single application. The software will automatically match potential recipients to scholarships based on the information provided on the application. The AwardSpring application deadline is January 15, 2021.
Alumni Association Scholarships
The USI Alumni Association provides scholarship opportunities to incoming freshmen annually including a Leadership Scholarship, Legacy Scholarship and Alumni Chapter Scholarships. Application deadlines are in March.
Learn more about Alumni Association scholarship opportunities and submit your application.
USI Art Scholarships
The USI Art Department awards four-year renewable scholarships in amounts ranging from $500-$2,500 to incoming students majoring in art or art education to be used towards tuition. Deadline to apply is February 5, 2021
Learn more and apply for the USI Art Scholarships.
Army ROTC Scholarships
Find out more about the Army ROTC Scholarship opportunities.