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Scholarships

Indiana Tech offers a wide variety of scholarships, many of which have been established by our generous alumni. Most of them require no additional application forms — just apply for admission and file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Our office can give you a full list of Indiana Tech scholarships, but here are several that you should definitely know about.

Presidential Scholarship

Indiana Tech values leaders within communities and would like to recognize students who exhibit leadership potential while demonstrating the core values of the university. The Presidential Scholarship will recognize students for their achievements and encourage them to grow in their leadership abilities.

This is a full tuition scholarship.

Ideal candidates will have concrete examples of how they have led within their communities. Candidates should have an attitude of continuous improvement and seek to improve their leadership abilities while helping others. To encourage this, the university will require recipients of this scholarship to complete yearly leadership projects within the campus or local community.

In selecting recipients of the Presidential Scholarship, preference may be given to candidates who have established contributions within the Fort Wayne community, especially within the East Central neighborhood.

Recommended selection criteria

For incoming freshmen:

  • 3.0 GPA or higher (on a 4.0 point scale)
  • 1100 SAT (combined math and critical reading) or 24 ACT composite
  • Acceptance to Indiana Tech

For transfer students:

  • Would have qualified for the scholarship upon graduating high school
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA at their previous institution

Application process

The application process must be completed by March 14, 2014. To apply, you must complete:

  • An essay outlining how you have demonstrated leadership. The essay should be no more than two pages.
  • A professional résumé demonstrating key accomplishments and contributions.
  • A recommendation from a non-relative about how you demonstrate one of Indiana Tech’s core values: respect, commitment, honesty, passion, or integrity.
  • Interview, if deemed necessary.

Additional requirements

  • Applicants must complete the FAFSA and meet financial aid deadlines each year to be awarded the scholarship.
  • Deposits must be made by May 1.
  • Applicants who fail to complete leadership projects may not be awarded the scholarship in subsequent years.
  • Presidential Scholars must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. If the GPA is lower than 3.0 for two consecutive semesters, the student’s scholarship will be eliminated. However, if the student raises the GPA to the accepted level, the scholarship may be restored.
  • Only U.S. citizens/permanent residents will be considered for this scholarship.
  • The presidential scholarship will be applied to a maximum of 18 credit hours in a given semester and ONLY when the curriculum states that there are 18 credit hours required for the semester. You may refer to the Day School Catalog to view programs that fall under this guideline.

Please be sure you read the application process and rules. For more information, contact the financial aid office at 800.937.2448, ext. 2342 or at financialaid@indianatech.edu.

Engineering & Computer Sciences Scholarship

The Indiana Tech Engineering & Computer Sciences Scholarship awards up to $15,000 in scholarships every year. This scholarship is open to students pursuing a bachelor's degree with engineering and computer sciences majors.

Requirements

For incoming freshmen:

  • 3.0 GPA
  • 1100 SAT (combined math and critical reading) or 24 ACT composite
  • Acceptance to Indiana Tech

For transfer students:

  • 3.0 GPA at your previous college
  • 1100 SAT (combined math and critical reading) or 24 ACT composite
  • Acceptance to Indiana Tech

For more information, contact the financial aid office at 800.937.2448, ext. 2342 or at financialaid@indianatech.edu.

Additional Requirements:

  • Only U.S. citizens/permanent residents will be considered for this scholarship.

International Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to international students based on academic performance from previous educational institutions. The maximum award amount a student can receive is $11,000 USD each year. An international student must be accepted to Indiana Tech before the scholarship can be awarded.

For more information, please contact international admissions.

Outside Scholarships

There are numerous sources of scholarships beyond those offered by Indiana Tech. We have provided a few links that can help you find those scholarships, as well as some information on a few we've been made aware of recently.

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Degrees

Undergraduate Academic Award

A $1,000 academic award given to a student pursuing a degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Areas of study that will be considered include computer science, computer engineering, computer information systems, software engineering, database management, computer networking, computer programming and information technology management. More information

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Degrees

Undergraduate Academic Award

A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing any associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement. Areas of study that will be considered include criminal justice, law enforcement, homeland security, sociology with law/criminal emphasis, corrections, computer forensics, and forensic psychology, among others. More information

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees

Undergraduate Academic Award

A $500 academic award given to a student pursuing an associate or bachelor degree program emphasizing Liberal Arts, General Studies, or Humanities. More information

Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program

Applications are currently available for multiple scholarships under the Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program. Applicants for these scholarships must:

  • be Hispanic
  • maintain a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
  • currently reside in the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • be a current or rising undergraduate attending a college or university in the fall in either the U.S. or Puerto Rico
  • demonstrate financial need
Scholarship programs, as well as the applications, can be found on the Hispanic College Fund web site. Application receipt dates vary by scholarship.

The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund

The Sallie Mae 911 Education Fund was created in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The scholarship program is open to children of those who were killed or permanently disabled as a result of the terrorist attacks, and who are enrolled as full-time undergraduates at approved, accredited institutions. Scholarship awards of up to $2,500 per applicant, per school year, are available and may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to satisfactory academic progress. For application information, visit The Sallie Mae web site.

Charter One Scholarship Search

Use Charter One's online search engine to find scholarships for students like you. Our scholarship search function is a nationwide database of need - and merit-based scholarships. Search more than 1.68 million awards totaling $7.69 billion annually.

More information is available on the Charter One web site.

Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship

The Campus Explorer Exclusive Scholarship is a monthly $1,000 giveaway, designed to help students pay for their higher-education expenses. Every month, Campus Explorer will announce a new scholarship - and a new way to win. A winner will be randomly selected from the entrants.

The contest is open to legal residents of the United States and the District of Columbia who are at least 16 years old at the time of entry.

For more information, visit the Campus Explorer web site.

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Scholarship Opportunities

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne (CFGFW) has released their 2013-2014 scholarship opportunities. There are over 50 scholarship opportunities available this year from CFGFW. To learn more or apply for a scholarship, please visit the CFGFW website.

Legacy for Health "Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship"

Legacy for Health is pleased to announce the "Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations". Two scholarships are available in the amount of $5000 each. Please visit Legacy's scholarship website for more information or to apply for this scholarship.

Grahame and Thelma Somerville Scholarship

Information on the Grahame and Thelma Somerville Scholarship can be found on their website. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.

Indiana Women's Education Foundation Scholarships

The Indiana Women’s Education Foundation/IWEF is pleased to announce the following scholarships are available for the 2013-14 school year. All scholarships have financial need as a criterion.

Additional information can be found on the Indiana Women's Education Foundation Scholarships website.

Indiana Women in Public Finance Scholarship

In support of its mission, in 2014 the Indiana Women in Public Finance plans to award up to two $1,000 scholarships to a female college student with a Junior or Senior status by the fall of 2014 majoring in any of the following areas: finance, public finance, law, government accounting, public policy and public management, or any other closely related field. The applicant must be a permanent resident of Indiana and provide a college transcript, a letter of recommendation by the student’s academic advisor, department chair, or faculty member with which the student completed coursework, the completed application form and essays.

The application for the 2014 scholarship is available on the Indiana Women in Public Finance website and can also be downloaded here. Completed applications are due by March 31st. The award will be made by June 1, 2014.

Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana Scholarship

The Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to high achieving Hispanic students from Northeast Indiana. More information about how to apply can be found on the Hispanic Leadership Coalition of Northeast Indiana website.

Wells County Foundation Scholarships

The Wells County Foundation is offering scholarships for residents of Wells County and a few for Adams County. More information about how to apply can be found on the Wells County Foundation website.

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