Scholarships

Indiana University Kokomo awards more than 400 scholarships annually to qualified students. The Early Scholars Program (ESP) and the Student Academic Recognition (STAR) Scholarship are distinctive merit scholarship programs for high school seniors who have outstanding academic records and demonstrate potential for college success. 

Recipients of the IU Kokomo ESP, STAR, ASIST, Transfer, Pre-professional, or Direct Admit scholarship cannot recieve the scholarship if the amount puts the student over his/her cost of attendance.

Many of the scholarships awarded by IU Kokomo are funded by private donors, such as local service and charitable organizations, business and industry, and friends and alumni of Indiana University. Recipients are selected based on specific criteria, including academic performance and various levels of financial need.

In order to be considered for any scholarship, new students must be admitted to IU Kokomo by March 1, and continuing students must be registered for fall classes by May 1. Students are also encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online by March 10.

In addition, the School of Business, Division of Education, and School of Nursing award scholarships to students in those majors. Applicants for those scholarships should contact the school for additional information and application procedures.

IU Kokomo Scholarships

FRESHMAN

Herbert Scholarship
Awarded to one incoming freshman who demonstrates outstanding academic excellence with SAT score of 1300 and is in the top 10% of their graduating class.  The scholarship is renewable for additional 3 years where cumulative 3.3 GPA is maintained while seeking their  degree at IU Kokomo.
Sarah Blossey Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman who demonstrates potential to succeed in his/her educational objective, who have 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale or higher, and has financial need.
Josephine Bryon Scholarship
Awarded to a degree seeking incoming freshman or continuing student in good academic standing.
Bucheri, McCarty and Metz Scholarship
Awarded to a Howard County resident studying business at IU Kokomo with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
Brown Family Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman who graduated from a Howard County High School who is enrolled full time, have a minimum of 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale and have financial need.
Bryan Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman with 1100 SAT, top 10% graduating class, must demonstrate high scholastic ability, leadership and promise of future usefulness.
Cole Family Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman residing in Cass County, 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and has financial need.
Cora and Franklin Breckenridge Scholarship
Awarded to incoming or continuing student enrolled at IU Kokomo with either full or part time enrollment with minimum 2.3 GPA.
Cabot Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman seeking any 2 year or 4 year degree with 2.5 GPA or higher and need is a consideration.
Della Evans Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman or continuing IU Kokomo student with SAT 1300/ACT 30, top 10% graduating class, who contributes to community, school or work experience.
Robert and Frances Freed Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman from Howard County High School, preference given to business major with minimum 3.15 GPA on 4.0 scale.
Ken and Shirley Herrick Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman who commits to 4 year degree, attend full time, have 1100 SAT, top 10% graduating class. Renewable if maintains 3.3 GPA while at IU Kokomo.
William and Susannah B Hough Scholarship
Virgil and Elizabeth Hunt Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman seeking science degree with 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale.
Key Bank Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman from Howard County or Cass County, attending full time, seeking business degree, with 1000 SAT, top 20% graduating class.
Jane Wilden Manly Scholarship Fund
Awarded to Indiana resident, prefer non-traditional female with 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale, attending full-time, with financial need.
McHale Scholarship Fund
Awarded to incoming freshman who is a Cass County high school graduate with a 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale.
Miami County Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman who resides in Miami County for all four years attending IU Kokomo with 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale, with financial need.
Jeffrey and Lisa Smeltzer Scholarship
Awarded to a first generation college student from Howard County resident.
Mildred Stanley Scholarship at Kokomo
Awarded to incoming freshman with 1000 SAT and top 10% of their graduating class who demonstrate financial need.
June Stout Endowed Scholarship
Awarded to incoming IU Kokomo freshman who demonstrate academic excellence.
Sycamore Recreation Association Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman who demonstrate academic excellence with 1000 SAT score and rank in top 20% of graduating class and attends IU Kokomo full time.
Thompson Minority Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman with preference given to minorities with 4-year commitment who have SAT score of 850 and are top 20% of class.
Earl W. Turner Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshman from Howard County demonstrating academic excellence while preference is given to non-traditional female students.

CONTINUING STUDENTS

Beauchamp Scholarship
Awarded to students who have completed 26 college credit hours with superior academic achievement and demonstrates financial need.
Richard Bowling Scholarship
Awarded to continuing students studying nursing or medical degree who demonstrate good academic standing with preference given to African Americans.
Cream and Crimson Scholarship
Awarded to students who demonstrate excellent academic standing who are enrolled at IU Kokomo either full or part time.
Chancelor Person
Awarded to a continuing student at IU Kokomo who demonstrates excellent academic progress in their chosen field of study.
Amal & Betty Das Scholarship
Awarded to a continuing student with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale with field of study in medical, allied health or biology who demonstrates financial need.
Delphi Automotive Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman who demonstrates academic excellence with a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale seeking IU Kokomo degree.
Douglas A. Fraser Scholarship
Awarded to full time IU Kokomo student who resides in Howard County with 2.5 GPA on 4.0 scale and preference is given to a UAW member or a dependent student of a UAW member who demonstrates financial need.
Giesecke Family Scholarship
Awarded to any IU Kokomo student seeking a degree in Arts or Science departments towards Humanities, Social Sciences or Science fields who demonstrates good academic standing and demonstrates financial need.
Stuart and Janine Green Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate seeking student at IU Kokomo with good academic standing.
Lois Hathaway Memorial Scholarship

ESP and STAR Scholarships

Have you worked hard in high school to prepare for college and wonder whether your academic record will be recognized? Indiana University Kokomo has distinctive merit scholarship programs to recognize high school seniors who have an academic record that demonstrates potential for college success.The Early Scholars Program (ESP) and the Student Academic Recognition (STAR) program provide four-year scholarships to students who meet and maintain academic criteria. In order to be considered for the ESP or STAR Scholarships, students must complete the application for admission, provide an official high school transcript, and provide SAT or ACT test scores. Following is a summary of requirements:

ESP Scholarship

 $2,500 ESP Scholarship (renewable for three years)*

  • High School*** class rank in the top 10 percent
  • Combined SAT score (critical reading and mathematics only) of 1150 (ACT = 25)
  • Attainment of an Academic Honors Diploma
  • Admission by November 15
    • Freshman year
      • Choice of Windows or Macintosh Laptop Computer
      • Computer Software

STAR Scholarship

$1,250 STAR Scholarship (renewable for three years)**

  • High school*** class rank in the top 20 percent
  • Combined SAT score (critical reading and mathematics only ) of 1000 (ACT = 21)
  • Attainment of an Academic Honors Diploma or Core 40 Diploma
  • Admission by March 1
  • Limited funds available; priority given to early admits

* ESP scholarships are renewed for three additional years when satisfactory academic progress is achieved. Upon entering IU Kokomo, recipients of an ESP Scholarship must be enrolled full time, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3, and complete 24 or more credit hours each aid year to qualify for renewal.

**STAR scholarships are renewed for three additional years when satisfactory academic progress is achieved. Upon entering IU Kokomo, recipients of a STAR scholarship must be enrolled full time, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, and complete and complete 24 or more credit hours each aid year to qualify for renewal. Students must be full-time each semester to renew their ESP or STAR scholarship. Students must successfully complete at least 24 credit hours to be eligible for a second year scholarship, 48 hours for a third year scholarship, and 72 hours for a fourth year scholarship.

***"High school" is defined as an accredited high school commissioned by the state of Indiana. Students attending unaccredited high school, should inquire about other scholarship opportunities.

Recipients of the IU Kokomo ESP, STAR, ASIST, Transfer, Pre-professional, or Direct Admit scholarship cannot recieve the scholarship if the amount puts the student over his/her cost of attendance.

Adult & Transfer Student Scholarships

Adult Students in Successful Transition Scholarship (ASIST)

IU Kokomo offers $500 scholarships to first time adult students

Requirements:

• Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to March 1
• Students must be admitted by March 1 for fall awards.
• Students must submit an essay answering the question; Why did you choose IU Kokomo and how do you expect your experience here to    enrich your life?   Essays must be no more than 1000 words and be submitted by March 1 to the admissions office.

Transfer Scholarship

IU Kokomo offers full and part-time scholarships. The $500 and $1,000 scholarships are for students who are currently attending or have attended an accredited institution in the past two years. Students should complete their A.S. or A.A. degree or have 45 or more hours with a 3.0 GPA or above.

Requirements:

• Students must be admitted by March 1 for fall awards.
• There is no application. A committee will review all students who meet the requirements and have been admitted by the deadline.
• Priority will be given to early admits.
• No previously admitted degree-seeking IU students are eligible.
• The scholarship is renewable for an additional year if the requirements are met.

Recipients of the IU Kokomo ESP, STAR, ASIST, Transfer, Pre-professional, or Direct Admit scholarship cannot recieve the scholarship if the amount puts the student over his/her cost of attendance.

Outside Scholarships available for IU Kokomo students

FastWEB (Financial Aid Search Through the WEB) is the largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. It provides access to a searchable database of more than 600,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and student loans. Used by schools across the United States, FastWEB is now available to you FREE through the World Wide Web.

To use FastWEB, a student fills out a detailed profile through a series of online forms. After the forms are complete, FastWEB responds within a few minutes with a list of matching awards. Each entry in this list includes information about deadlines, eligibility requirements, award amounts, and contact information for the award provider.

Outside links to financial aid information

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