Scholarships & Awards
The School of Informatics offers several scholarships in all degree programs. Most scholarships are available only to undergraduate students. Financial assistance for master’s students is generally given to a select number of students in the form of a graduate assistantship.
Available to all School of Informatics Students:
The John R. Gibbs Scholarship/Fellowship for Innovation is available to both undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Informatics at IUPUI who have demonstrated or show interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.
School of Informatics Freshman Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen students who graduated in the top 25% of their class and have received a minimum SAT score of 1070 or ACT of 23. Students must plan to enroll in the Informatics or Media Arts and Science program. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.2 and continuous full-time enrollment.
The Aspirations in Computing Freshman Scholarship is available to incoming female freshmen for their computing-related achievements and interests. Awardees are selected for their computing and IT aptitude, leadership ability, academic history, and plans for post-secondary education. The scholarship is awarded to the student(s) who won the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing competition and is admitted directly to the School of Informatics at IUPUI. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a GPA of 3.5 and continuous full-time enrollment.
Scholarships available to Juniors or Seniors:
The Health Information Technology Scholarship is available to a junior or senior with an interest in health information technology. The scholarship may be given to a student with a strong affinity for working in a health field whether through study of informatics and the health sciences, health information administration, bioinformatics, or media arts and science. Preference will be given to a student demonstrating strong leadership qualities and a desire to pursue further education beyond the undergraduate degree. Recipients are selected in the spring of their sophomore or junior year.
Scholarships available to Seniors:
The David M. Ratts Scholarship is available to senior students in the School who have a record of academic excellence and a minimum GPA of 3.5. Recipients are selected in the spring of their junior year.
The Tyler R. Stull Memorial Scholarship is available to senior students in the School majoring in Media Arts and Science who demonstrate significant talent and future career potential in the area of graphic or sound design, and who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to students who are residents of Indiana and demonstrate financial need. Recipients are selected in the spring of their junior year.
The Dean’s Advisory Council Senior Scholarship is available to senior students in the School who have a record of innovation, community service or academic excellence. Recipients are selected in the spring of their junior year.
Scholarships available to Juniors or Seniors in the Health Information Administration (HIA)
Gertrude L. Gunn Memorial Fund Scholarship, established in memory of the founder of the program, are awarded to students in HIA. They are based on scholarship and demonstrated financial need.
The Mary L. McKenzie Scholarship is awarded to a student in Health Information Administration (HIA). It is based on scholarship and demonstrated financial need.
The Elton T. Ridley Minority Scholarship is awarded to a student in HIA. It is based on scholarship and demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is awarded to a student who is a member of a classification of individuals who are traditionally underrepresented in the HIA program.
Based on superior performance and policies, the program faculty will recommend that qualified students be awarded degrees with distinction.